Goldie's Guide to Caring for Your Goldfish


Author: Anita Ganeri

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406250597

Category: Goldfish

Page: 32

View: 5605

Join Goldie the goldfish as he reveals everything you need to know about caring for a new pet goldfish. Topics covered include how to choose a pet goldfish, what supplies goldfish owners will need, how to make a new goldfish feel at home, and how to care for the new arrival, including feeding and keeping a goldfish tank clean.

American Eskimo Dog

A Comprehensive Guide to Owning and Caring for Your Dog


Author: Richard G. Beauchamp

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1621870111

Category: Pets

Page: 158

View: 7346

The magnificent snow-white coated American Eskimo Dog is the focus of this Comprehensive Owner’s Guide, a book that celebrates the appealing personality, unmistakable intelligence, and captivating beauty of this made-in-America spitz breed. Serving as a complete introduction to the breed, long recognized by the United Kennel Club and more recently by the American Kennel Club, this book discusses the breed’s evolution in the United States, the special characteristics of the breed, and both the AKC and UKC breed standards. New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a 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 handsome adults and puppies bursting with attitude and personality! In all, there are over 135 photographs in this compact, useful, and reliable volume. The author’s advice on obedience training the smart (but not too eager to please) American Eskimo will help readers better mold and train their dogs into the most socialized, well-mannered Eskie 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. Chapters on showing and participating in dog sports as well as solving common behavior issues (such as barking, aggression, digging, etc.) will prove informative and helpful to the new owner. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as historical kennels, toxic plants, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and parasite control. Fully indexed.

The Complete Guide to Chiweenies

Finding, Training, Caring for and Loving your Chihuahua Dachshund Mix


Author: Adriana Rodrigues

Publisher: LP Media Inc


Category: Pets

Page: 107

View: 5718

With such short legs and tiny paws, you might be surprised just how much energy a Chiweenie can hold. But just like how the tantalizing combinations of a Mexican Hotdog or a German Taco leave your ears perked, this perfect blend of a Dachshund and a Chihuahua is always trying to constantly grab your attention—and succeeding. Regardless of its short stature, the big heart of the Chiweenie is what helped this breed become recently popular in the U.S. and also gain its (unofficial) title of one of the cutest mixed breeds around. Whether you are researching backgrounds for this toy breed or this pup has already found his or her way into your home (and right into your heart), you might be in the market for some guidance. Topics covered include: Is a Chiweenie the right dog for me? Should I buy from a breeder or adopt from a rescue? I brought my Chiweenie home. What now? How can I best train my Chiweenie? What are some common mistakes should I avoid? Whether you are a veteran or novice Chiweenie owner, there will be something for everyone in this book. Chapters include all the basics such as: Chiweenie History Choosing your Chiweenie Preparing your Home for your Chiweenie Bringing Chiweenie To His or Her Forever Home Being a Puppy Parent House-Training Socializing with People and Animals Chiweenies and Your Other Fur-Babies Keeping Your Chiweenie Fit: Physical and Mental Exercise Nutrition Tips for Your Chiweenie Grooming Your Chiweenie Caring for Your Chiweenie Every dog owner wants to give your dog his or her best life. But being an owner of this mighty and mini breed is not all smooth sailing (especially since most Chiweenies are water-shy). This guide can also help you through the ruff times and with the obstacles that come along with raising a pup of your own. Whether it was your Chiweenie’s floppy ears that won you over or its almond-shaped eyes, a life with this mixed breed can be full of love, laughter, and a whole lot of wiener jokes!

Storey's Guide to Raising Pigs, 3rd Edition

Care, Facilities, Management, Breeds


Author: Kelly Klober

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426868

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 374

View: 5070

Learn how to successfully raise your own pigs. Stressing the importance of sustainable and environmentally friendly farming practices, Kelly Klober provides expert tips on making your hog operation more efficient and profitable. Storey’s Guide to Raising Pigs will give beginners the confidence they need to succeed, while inspiring experienced farmers to try new techniques and experiment with new breeds.

The Keeshond

A Complete and Comprehensive Owners Guide To: Buying, Owning, Health, Grooming, Training, Obedience, Understanding and Caring for Your Keeshond


Author: Michael Stonewood

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781093715408


Page: 111

View: 9526

The Keeshond is a medium sized breed of dog that originates from Germany. The breed is commonly also known as the 'Dutch Barge Dog' and the 'Smiling Dutchman.' The breed is known for its unique plush two-layered coat, curled tail and its silver and black fur with a ruff around its neck. The breed is closely related to other breeds within the Spitz typing such as the Mittelsplitz, Kleinspitz and Pomeranian. The breed was originally called the 'German Spitz,' but the breed's name was changed in 1926 to the Keeshond. The first breed standard for the Keeshond was posted at a dog show in Berlin in 1880. The breed is sturdily built with a wedge-shaped head, a medium-sized muzzle, a tightly curled tail and a pair of small pointed ears. The Keeshond's ruff is a good way to guess the dog's gender: males tend to have a much thicker and more pronounced ruff than females. The temperament of dogs is normally affected by the following factors: individual personality, heredity, training and socialization. It is therefore important to make sure that you meet the puppy's mother before purchasing a Keeshond. It is also important to make sure to thoroughly socialize your Keeshond with strangers, children and other animals during its puppyhood. Generally speaking, the Keeshond is known to be an extremely playful breed with a love of physical exercise and athletics. The breed as a whole seems very eager to please humans, which actually leads to the Keeshond being a highly trainable breed. Their intelligence and trainability has led to the Keeshond being used as a guide dog. The Keeshond makes an excellent family dog as they love human contact and get along very well with children and other household pets. The breed is also known to be incredibly empathetic as was actually the first choice for 'comfort dogs' to help the rescue works after the tragedy of 9/11. It is important to note that as a working and sporting breed, the Keeshond has a high amount of energy which needs to be expended. If the Keeshond has a buildup of energy it is likely to develop destructive behaviors due to boredom or hyperactivity. Before purchasing any pet it is important to understand that as a pet owner you are responsible for the care and wellbeing of your pet. It is important to try and learn as much as you can about the animal you are considering to keep as a pet to make sure that your lifestyle, household and financial status are suited to provide your pet with the best possible care. This guide has been designed to provide you with both precise and concise information about a Keeshond's basic needs to help you provide your pet with the best quality care practices. This guide will give an in-depth explanation on training your Keeshond, raising your Keeshond from a puppy, grooming, health care and everything in between! "The Keeshond: A Complete and Comprehensive Owners Guide to: Buying, Owning, Health, Grooming, Training, Obedience, Understanding and Caring for Your Keeshond," by Michael Stonewood is the perfect purchase or gift for a first time Keeshond owner. This guide includes sections on caring for a puppy, breeding, health care, training, the basic cost of owning a Keeshond and much more. This book is the second edition - the first edition was published by 'Dog Care Professionals.'

Guide to Owning a Chihuahua

Puppy Care, Grooming, Training, History, Health, Breed Standard


Author: Roberta Sisco

Publisher: Tfh Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9780793818761

Category: Pets

Page: 64

View: 4247

Discusses choosing a chihuahua, the history of the breed, puppy care, grooming, training, and more.