Despite his fluffy appearance, the playful and easily trained Soft Coated Wheaton Terrier doesn't shed hair, which may make him a good companion for owners subject to allergies. This book is a title in Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals series. Concentrating on the basics of pet care, Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals are written primarily for prospective and inexperienced pet owners. They are also helpful manuals for older children who are looking for information and advice. The wide selection of titles that make up this series includes every popular dog and cat breed, bird varieties, hamsters and other small caged animals, fish varieties for aquarium hobbyists, terrarium pets, and even reptiles, amphibians, and exotics. Each title features approximately 70 color photos and offers advice on acquiring an animal, housing, feeding, health care--and where applicable, grooming and training.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Wheaten is the Peter Pan of dog breeds. These dogs will charm their way into your heart. This book deals with the joy of owning a dog from this special breed. A breed such as this requires a book worthy of it. I hope you'll find mine to meet those high standards. Although I've written this book for the novice Wheaten Terrier owner in mind, I think even the advance Wheaten owners will enjoy the helpful information. This book is completely written for the Wheaten owner -- it is not a cookie cutter book, like you see with some other books in this price range. I cover extensively the following topics: purchasing a Wheaten from a reputable breeder, adopting a Wheaten, genetic diseases, the Wheaten personality, is the Wheaten hypoallergenic?, grooming (includes trimming!), nutrition, caring for the Wheaten when you bring him or her home, training, and health care. It also has an extensive web reference -- something I haven't seen in other books. I've been 'in dogs' since 1987 and I am a professional dog writer with articles published in Dog Fancy, Pet Life, Pet View, Dog and Kennel, Natural Pet, Mushing Magazine, among others. I am currently a columnist with Dog and Kennel. This is my first book, which I am very proud of. I hope you enjoy this book. This book will be available March 2000. Maggie Bonham
It was a very easy read and it helped to cover the basics. The most important aspect of this bread is their coat. Owners really need to brush and groom them regularly. This book will give you some good pointers.