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.
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!
Are you crazy about Chihuahuas? Chihuahuas For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is fully updated to show you how to find the one you’ll love most and make him or her part of your family. This one-stop guide gives you all the information you need to raise and care for your plucky little pooch. You’ll find expert advice on everything from feeding and healthcare to housebreaking, grooming, training, and more. Plus, you’ll learn the ins and outs of selecting the right vet, handling emergencies, and even entering your little darling in a dog show. You’ll find out about the ups and downs of living with a pet, get familiar with the Chihuahua’s classic physical characteristics, and find help in deciding whether you’d prefer a dog with a long coat or a smooth coat. Discover how to: Choose your ideal Chihuahua Prepare your home for your new arrival Manage your puppy’s nutrition and health Prevent common behavior problems Teach your Chihuahua fun tricks Build a strong and loving bond with your pet Train children to get along with your Chihuahua Choose Chihuahua toys and accessories Select a crate and bedding Introduce your little dog to other pets Teach your little dynamo manners and good behavior You know that bringing a Chihuahua into your home will be a happy and joyful experience. Chihuahuas For Dummies, 2nd Edition, makes it easy, too!
The first "doglopedia" ever written includes a wide array of information for dog lovers, including how to say dog in 133 languages, advice on how to photograph dogs, tips on evaluating a litter, and much, much more. Original.