Encyclopedia of the Dog

Encyclopedia of the Dog

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Owning a happy and healthy dog is one of the most rewarding pleasures in life, but no dog will be happy and healthy unless it is properly cared for. This comprehensive guide tells you everything you need to know about owning a dog, from basic care to choosing the right breed for your home and lifestyle. A history of the dog and their affinity with man explains why dogs behave the way they do, resulting in a more understanding, fulfilling relationship between you and your pet. 10,000 dogs are regularly entered in six or seven British shows each year. All aspects of dog shows and trials are covered here and the encyclopedia of over 120 dog breeds give information for those interested in showing their dog. Practical advice on exercise, training and grooming, as well as hints and tips on quarantine, breeding and medical care makes this an absolute essential for any dog owner.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 216 x 270 x 18mm | 879.98g
  • Octopus Publishing Group
  • Hamlyn
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 250 colour photographs, glossary, index
  • 060060652X
  • 9780600606529

Table of contents

Introduction; Part 1: The Development of the Dog; theories of evolution; the first domesticated dogs; development of breeds and breeding; Part 2: The Breeds; introduction; hounds; gundogs; terriers; utility; working; pastoral; toy breeds; Part 3: Physiology and Behaviour the musculoskeletal system; the digestive, respiratory and circulatory systems; genetics; social instincts; senses; play and aggression; Part 4: Care of the Dog; choosing a puppy; caring for a new puppy; exercise; training; sensible ownership; feeding your dog; grooming; going on holiday; shipping and quarantine; breeding from your dog; pregnancy and whelping; breeding and food; Part 5: Sickness and Medical Care; detecting illness; common ailments; visiting the vet; veterinary treatment; hospitalization; Part 6: Shows and Trials; showing your dog; show judging; producing a champion; field trials; working and obedience trials; Part 7: The Dog at Work; pastrol work; hauling; utility; dogs for the disabled; Glossary; Index; Acknowledgmentsshow more