This Comprehensive Owneras Guide to the Basset Hound serves as a complete introduction to the noble and adorable hound dog recognized around the world for his long pendulous ears, his short powerful legs, his elongated body, and that sweet and somehow sad expression. Franceas most famous scenthound, the Basset Hound wins fans for his easygoing personality, demanding very little of his owners, while providing affectionate companionship, his silly daily antics, and a booming sonorous bark to protect his home and loved ones. Written by hound judge, Betty Ann Stenmark, this volume begins with an informative chapter on the breedas beginnings in France in the Middle Ages, tracing the its development in England and America. The author continues with chapters on characteristics and the breed standard encapsulating all of the virtues of the noble Basset Hound, offering sound advice about which owners are best suited to the breed. New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a breeder and selecting a health, sound puppy. Chapters on puppy-proofing the home and yard, purchasing the right supplies for the puppy as well as house-training, feeding, and grooming are illustrated with handsome adults and puppies bursting with attitude and personality! In all, there are over 135 photographs in this compact, useful, and reliable volume. The authoras advice on obedience training will help readers better mold and train their dogs into the most socialized, well-mannered dog in the neighborhood. The extensive chapter on healthcare provides up-to-date detailed information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, parasites, infectious diseases, and more. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as vaccines, toxic plants, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and more. Fully indexed.Clean around the Basseta#39;s eyes with a cotton ball to remove any tear stains or residue. Bassets have ... A good rule of thumb is that if you can hear your doga#39;s nails clicking on the floor when he walks, his nails are too long. Before you startanbsp;...
|Author||:||Betty A. Stenmark|
|Publisher||:||i5 Publishing - 2011-11-15|