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Selecting a Breed

ADOPTING A GREAT DOG
Nona Bauer
Includes chapters on shelter & rescue dogs, should you adopt, shelters & rescue organizations, what kind of dog should you adopt, the adoption process, much more. Loaded with practical tips and extensive resources.
  Are You My Dog? How to Find Your Best Friend
Dr. Janet Ruckert; 1989; paperback
CHOOSING A DOG FOR DUMMIES
Chris Walkowicz
Adding a pet to the household is an exciting time but one where you need to coast, exploring the pros and cons, rather than zooming full speed ahead. Presents a wealth of information, including advice from long-time owners.
CHOOSING A DOG FOR LIFE
Andrew De Prisco & James Johnson
Choose your next canine companion using first-hand experience and advice from breeders and owners. Information on suitable owners, health concerns. Excellent color photos!
Choosing a Dog: A Guide to Picking the Perfect Breed
Nancy Baer, Steven Duno; 1995; paperback
Is a Springer Spaniel too high-strung for an apartment? Is a Golden Retriever the best choice for a family with young children? This easy-to-use, A-Z guide profiles the behaviors of all breeds recognized by the AKC, as well as a cross-section of mixed breeds. The authors also discuss how to choose the right breeder, how to select a puppy and prepare for its homecoming, and more. Line art.
Choosing the Perfect Dog For You and Your Family
Mordecai Siegal; 1994; paperback
An essential guide to selecting the dog of your dreams. Mordecai Siegal details the personalities, physical characteristics, and histories of 45 of America's favorite breeds--as well as their training, grooming, and housebreaking needs. 65 black-and-white photos.
COMPLETE GUIDE TO MUTTS
Margaret Bonham
Addresses all the special needs of owning a mixed breed, providing comprehensive, reliable information on everything from health and training to behavior issues.
COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO GETTING AND OWNING A DOG
Sheila Boneham
Tips on figuring out which breed is best for you, advice on finding a responsible breeder, valuable insights into what to expect at every stage of your dog's life, more.
DOGOLOGY. WHAT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR DOG REVEALS ABOUT YOU
by Vicki Croke and Sarah Wilson
Authors Vicki Croke and Sarah Wilson, experts on the complex bond between dogs and their owners, use quizzes, psychological insights, and humor to analyze why dog owners gravitate toward certain breeds as pets--and to explain what owner's choices reveal about their character and emotional makeup.
Dogs and Kids: Parenting Tips
Bardi McLennan; 1993; hardcover
The authors of Good Owners, Great Dogs offer advice on picking the best breed for a family dog, avoiding common dog/toddler problems, training an older dog to accept an infant, and other topics.
Dogs: Selecting the Best Dog For You
Chris Nelson; 1997; hardcover
DOGS. THE ULTIMATE DICTIONARY OF OVER 1000 DOG BREEDS
by Desmond Morris
From household pets to wild dogs, hunting hounds to sheep-herders, cattle-herders, even fish-herders, this comprehensive survey provides the history, qualities, and characteristics of each breed.

A superb reference for those needing the latest information on the growing population of dog breeds.

DOGSMART
Myrna Milani
Explore your orientation toward dogs. Then apply what you've learned about yourself, your dream dog, your environment and your leadership style to training, exercise, nutrition, health care, and lifestyle programs that best suit you and your new friend!
ESSENTIAL CARE IN THE FIELD: A FITNESS MANUAL FOR WORKING DOGS
by Jackie Drakeford & Mark Elliott
Full of sound, practical advice, it describes how to start with the right dog in the first place, how to keep it in top condition, how to achieve and manage peak fitness, and the best methods of dealing with health problems in the field.
EVERYTHING DOG BOOK. LEARN TO TRAIN AND UNDERSTAND YOUR FURRY BEST FRIEND 2ND EDITION
by Carlo DeVito
From breed-specific details to information on pet health insurance, you'll learn everything you need to know about dog care. You'll be equipped to handle any situation-and your pup will thank you!
GREAT DOG ADOPTIONS: A GUIDE FOR SHELTERS
Sue Sternberg
Practical, step-by-step directions that do not require more space, more people, or miracle dogs or owners. Includes reproducible handouts that shelters can customize and give out, including tips for the first few weeks, information for adopters with children, warning signs, and more.
LIVING WITH YOUR DOG DVD
by Jack & Wendy Volhard
The Volhard's "Motivational Method" is a holistic approach that stresses positive reinforcement as a means to enable owners to communicate effectively with their pets.

An excellent DVD for anyone welcoming a new puppy or adult dog into their home, it includes chapters on the basics, such as leash manners, door manners, jumping up, sit, stand, down, sit stay, recall, leave it and the long down. An excellent DVD for anyone welcoming a new puppy or adult dog into their home, it includes chapters on the basics, such as leash manners, jumping up, sit, stand, down, sit stay, recall, leave it and the long down.

The Volhard's also share their knowledge on equipment, crate training, puppy development, canine socialization, grooming and nutrition.

NORTHERN BREEDS, COMPLETE PET OWNER'S MANUAL
Margaret Bonham
Information on health care, feeding, and housing, as well as grooming and training. Specific information about temperament of Northern breeds.
PAWS TO CONSIDER
Brian Kilcommons & Sarah Wilson
Considering adding a four-footed member to your family? Choose wisely! This new book provides information on genetic health problems, exercise needs, temperaments for nearly 100 breeds, lifestyle matches, more.
PERFECT MATCH: A DOG BUYER'S GUIDE
Chris Walkowicz
Helps you choose your ideal canine companion. Highlights each breed's unique qualities along with great information on who should NOT own the breed.
PLEASE OH PLEASE CAN WE GET A DOG?' PARENTS' GUIDE TO DOG OWNERSHIP
by Cheryl Peterson
Helps you give the right answer to one of the most dreaded questions children ask - even if the answer is "no." Get off to a good start so you and your kids can experience the joys of dog ownership for years to come!
PUREBRED RESCUE DOG ADOPTION: REWARDS AND REALITIES
Liz Palika
An inspiring, realistic guide to adopting purebred rescues. Complete with a list of up-to-date Internet resources.
RESCUE ME! - YOUR GUIDE TO SELECTING, ADOPTING AND CARING FOR A SHELTER OR RESCUE DOG
by Bardi McLennan
Rescue Me! addresses the selection of the right dog from a source, the expectations of both parties (the family and the dog), the care an adopted dog may require, and the special training and behavior needs of rescue dogs.
SMALL DOGS, BIG HEARTS
by Darlene Arden
A guide to caring for your little dog! Advice on important topics like socialization, behavior, healthcare, housetraining, nutrition, and pampering your pint-sized pooch.
SNEEZE-FREE DOG BREEDS: ALLERGY MANAGEMENT & BREED SELECTION FOR THE ALLERGIC DOG LOVER
by Diane Morgan
Take heart! With the right information and preparation, just about anyone can manage their allergies and find the perfect canine companion for a sneeze-free life.
SPORTING SPANIEL HANDBOOK
by Loren Spiotta-DiMare
If you are considering adding a spaniel to your family, this is the book for you! History of the sporting spaniel breeds, the current breed standards, personalities, training, exercise, and grooming requirements, as well as breed-specific health concerns.
SUCCESSFUL DOG ADOPTION
Sue Sternberg
Gentle, expert guidance on how to find and adopt an exceptional canine companion. From popular author, trainer and shelter owner Sue Sternberg.
THE BEST FINISH: ADOPTING A RETIRED RACING GREYHOUND
Carolyn Raeke
A straightforward, comprehensive guide to adopting and caring for the retired racing Greyhound.
THE CITY DOG. THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE FOR CITY DWELLERS AND THEIR DOGS
by Sarah Whitehead
For the urbanite on the market for the perfect pet, the book provides a guide to the dogs who are most compatible with city life and small living spaces. Since city dwellings can cause specific stresses for dogs, a personalized socialization program is included to help acclimate your dog to the sights, sounds, and smells of urban living.
THE EVERYTHING SMALL DOGS BOOK
by Kathy Salzberg
An all-inclusive resource for selecting and caring for the small dog.
The IRREPRESSIBLE TOY DOG
Darlene Arden
From neonate to old companion, look at the special problems and joys of owning a Toy dog! Emphasizes the importance of training and socialization; special section discusses each Toy breed.
THE ORIGINAL DOG BIBLE - DEFINITIVE SOURCE FOR ALL THINGS DOG
by Kristin Mehus-Roe, Editor
The essential canine compendium - a complete and comprehensive view of dogs! The ultimate resource for new owners and seasoned breeders alike, packs a wealth of information into 9 sections and 30 pages of resources.
The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Choosing and Training a Dog
Sarah Hodgson; 1997; paperback
Lack of proper training will leave you with a hard-to-handle pet. Now you can have complete advice on choosing the right dog, along with easy training tips, all in a convenient pocket-sized handbook. This entertaining step-by-step guide includes lots of practical tips for quick and easy training that will put you on your way to having a well-behaved and well-adjusted pet.
THE PUREBRED PUPPY
by Miriam Fields-Babineau
Explains the pros and cons of living with the top-registered dog breeds and discusses how to find a reputable breeder of purebred dogs. It also offers tips on how to care for each breed.
The Right Dog For You
Daniel Tortora; 1983; paperback
WHY WE LOVE THE DOGS WE DO
Stanley Coren
Learn the secrets to finding a loving match with your new canine companion! Use tests matching human personality types with canine characteristics.
WOMAN'S BEST FRIEND: CHOOSING AND TRAINING THE DOG THAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU
Babette Haggerty-Brennan
This unique guide offers advice and suggestions specifically for women, whose needs and nature require special consideration. Topics include: Choosing a family dog, using effective commands, dealing with embarrassing dog behavior, avoiding being overpowered by the dog, more. Even how to use a dog as date bait!
YOUR PUREBRED PUPPY, A BUYER'S GUIDE
Michele Welton
Discover how to select the right breed of dog for you and your family, locate a good breeder, and choose the puppy that suits your family best. Revised edition evaluates 200 breeds, including 20 new ones. Honest, thorough.


 
 
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