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The worlda€™s most intelligent dog is also the worlda€™s most glamorousa€”the Poodle is the epitome of brains and beauty. A superlative companion, show dog, competition dog, service dog, circus dog, hunting dog, etc., etc., the versatile and highly trainable Poodle enjoys popularity in every dog-loving country of the world. This Comprehensive Ownera€™s Guide traces the breeda€™s origins in Europe, where it excelled as a huntera€™s companion for waterfowl and a tracking dog for highly prized truffles, to its arrival on American shores where it became a fashionable companion dog and a show dog beyond compare. The chapter devoted to the breeda€™s characteristics discusses the virtues of all three sizes of Poodlesa€”Toys, Miniatures, and Standardsa€”as well as the owner qualifications, health concerns, and the physical traits of the breed. The Poodlea€™s voluminous coata€”the most impressive in dogdoma€”requires specialized care and trimming; the care of the Poodlea€™s coat is discussed in detail as are the breeda€™s exercise, training, and socialization requirements. 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 obedience 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 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.Also, along nail has a better chance of ripping and bleeding, or of causing the feet to spread. Agoodrule of thumb is thatif you ... applied tothe end ofthe cutnail. Do not panic ifthis happens, just stop the bleeding and talk soothinglyto your dog.

Author:S. Meyer Clark
Publisher:i5 Publishing - 2011-08-16


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