One of Italyas most ancient gun-dog breeds, the Bracco Italiano is a celebrated pointing dog prized for its versatility and working ability. As this Comprehensive Owneras Guide reveals, the Bracco is also an exceptional companion dog that makes an intelligent and affectionate family pet. The history chapter is followed by a chapter devoted to the characteristics of this Continental hunting breed, offering sound advice about which owners are best suited to this vigorous and active canine. New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a reputable breeder and selecting a healthy, 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 photographs of handsome adults and puppies. In all, there are over 135 full-color photographs in this useful and reliable volume. The authoras advice on obedience training will help the reader better mold and train into the most well-mannered dog in the neighborhood. The extensive and lavishly illustrated chapter on healthcare provides up-to-date detailed information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, preventing and dealing with parasites, infectious diseases, and more. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as historical dogs, breeders, or kennels, toxic plants, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and parasite control. Fully indexed.Regardless, it is best to get your dog accustomed to the nailtrimming procedure at an early age so that he is used to it. ... Your Bracco should be accustomed to having his nails trimmed at an early age since nail clipping will be a part of your maintenance routine throughout his life. ... A good rule of thumb is that if you can hear your doga#39;s nailsa#39; clicking on the floor when he walks, his nails are too long.
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