Whip-smart and eager to please, Herding Dogs want nothing more than to work by your side. Like the Maxwell Award-winning Toy Group volume, "Color Me Canine (Herding Group)" has details about each breed, from energy level to life expectancy, from coat care to trainability. Where do they come from? Do they shed? It's all in there. Each breed has a distinctive, non-copyrighted coloring page. Try to find the name of the breed somewhere on each page! All the artwork has been done by me, a multiple Maxwell award-winning artist. I love detailed, realistic, yet whimsical work and I hope you do too. On the inside back and front covers are precise full-color renditions of each breed. That way, you can either duplicate the actual colors or go wild; the inspiration (and the fun) will be all yours'. The plethora of breeds in the world never ceases to amaze me - there really is one for every circumstance and situation. I love the variety available and am astounded by the dedication of breeders who have worked so hard to create, maintain and improve our canine best friend. This is the second volume of my adult coloring book series "Color Me Canine", which will eventually have all the AKC breeds.
You must have commitment, unconditional love, and loyalty when taking the leap to canine adoption. When you adopt an animal, you become their sole provider. In Jump-Start Your Canine Care, author V. Nunley provides a guide to help dog lovers move in a more liberal and positive direction in regard to companion animals’ treatment and care. Focusing on a shift from mere pet ownership to companionship and guardianship, Nunley explores the many issues involved in the long-term care and protection of your canine companion. Jump-Start Your Canine Care offers advice in many subject areas to include: • deciding whether or not to adopt a dog; • choosing between a shelter or a store; • selecting the right companion animal; • considering doggie daycare or a boarding kennel; • picking a groomer; • understanding preventive measures; • handling holidays, traveling, and neighbors; • making contingency plans; • hound-proofi ng your home. Bringing a loyal canine companion into your home is a life-altering move, but it’s also one that—with careful preparation, planning, and training—provides many joys and rewards. “Never compromise on companion care”
Mankind's relationship with the dog can be traced back for thousands of years. Indeed, the dog is probably our oldest non-human companion. Excavations of Middle Eastern fossils, believed to be at least 12,000 years old. Interestingly, for an animal that has been so important to us for so very long, there is uncertainty as to the exact way in which domestication of the dog occurred. We cannot even be absolutely sure of the evolutionary route by which the dog itself came about- although most experts are in agreement that the wolf is the most probable ancestor. Man's best friend takes center stage in this lavish, full-color depiction of nearly every breed in existence. Mankind's association with the domestic dog can be traced back thousands of years. Celebrated in art and extolled in legend, the dog has proved to be perhaps our most valuable and best-loved animal friend. When the first wolf-like ancestors of the domestic dog began to scavenge from the settlements of early human beings, there began an alliance which is unique among our relationships with the other animals around us. The Ultimate Guide to Dog Breeds first describes the origins and nature of the dog, and provides valuable advice and guidance concerning all aspects of dog ownership and care, including choosing and keeping your animal healthy - whether it be a pedigree or a crossbreed.
Dogs For Dummies (9781119609070) was previously published as Dogs For Dummies (9780764552748). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. These days, people's dogs have become bona fide members of the family. Moving from the kennel to the couch, they share our beds, family rooms, and holidays; and they are recipients of our kindest and utmost concern. A pet partnership is a lifetime commitment. Do it right, and your dog will become an important and valuable part of the family for many years. Do it wrong, and you've broken a sacred covenant between humankind and another living being. Dogs For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is for you if you are looking to adopt a dog, trying to improve the relationship with the one you have, or attempting to come up with fun things to do with your canine companion. This book is also for people who want to Choose the right veterinarian Explore the dog-breeding business Find breed-rescue groups Identify canine health problems Look for a purebred It's a "doggy-dog" world, and this easy-to-use guide will help you navigate it. Improve your chances at pet success by knowing how to raise and live with your dog properly. Discover which breed best suits your lifestyle, and if a puppy or adult dog is best for you. Dogs For Dummies, 2nd Edition, also covers the following topics and more: Caring for an aging dog Choosing collars, harnesses, halters, and leashes Considering euthanasia Feeding Fido the right way House training puppies and adult dogs Keeping up appearances with good grooming Participating in canine competitions Preparing your dog for a disaster Traveling with your dog Award-winning author Gina Spadafori says the lack of accurate information — not the lack of effort or concern — is often the reason for doomed people-pet pairings. With her help, you can avoid the agony. Dogs For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is full of useful tips, how-to advice, illustrations, and photographs (both color and black-and-white). You deserve a healthy, happy, and well-mannered canine companion; and you'll be the owner every pet wants and deserves — informed, responsible, and loving.
Beautiful illustrations of 5 dog breeds from the Toy group: Chihuahua, Japanese Chin, Pug, Shih Tzu, and Yorkshire Terrier. Chart also contains general information on the group itself and basic information (height, weight, grooming and exercise requirements, appetite and lifespan) about each breed. Also included is a complete list of the breeds within each group (as recognised by the American Kennel Club). Printed on high quality heavy paper. Size is 20 W by 26 H
Epilepsy is one of the most familiar chronic neurological diseases and is a common yet challenging presentation in veterinary surgeries. This book covers seizure pathogenesis, classifications, diagnostic investigations, emergency treatments and longer term treatments, with a large section on pharmacological intervention. Filling a considerable gap in the veterinary literature, it includes tables and charts for quick reference during emergencies. Seizures can be very distressing to animals and owners, yet not all seizures are the result of epilepsy, a neurological condition. This book discusses how to distinguish between epileptic and non-neurological seizures, and provides case studies to illustrate different occurrences of epilepsy.
Beautiful illustrations of 5 dog breeds from the Toy group: Chihuahua, Japanese Chin, Pug, Shih Tzu, and Yorkshire Terrier. Chart also contains general information on the group itself and basic information (height, weight, grooming and exercise requirements, appetite and lifespan) about each breed. Also included is a complete list of the breeds within each group (as recognised by the American Kennel Club). Flexible lamination with metal eyelets in each top corner for hanging. Write-on, wipe off. Size is 20" W by 26" H.
From fluffy Pomeranians to tiny Chihuahuas, the toy dog group has a lot of fun breeds. These dogs may be small, but they have a lot of personality! In this book, readers explore the history and characteristics of the American Kennel Club’s toy dog group. Leveled text and engaging photos introduce the basics of the group, while special features highlight top breeds, breed sizes, and a champion dog. Four two-page profiles give readers a closer look at some of the toy group’s most popular breeds. Dog lovers are sure to enjoy this fun book!