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    Shih Tzu For Dummies

    To know a Shih Tzu is to love a Shih Tzu . . . they’re irresistible, coy, flirtatious, and passionately devoted companions. They love the good life, and though they can be shrewd (or selectively deaf, or consciously naïve), the Shih Tzu is so endearing that even “big dog” lovers find themselves swooning over this adorable breed. But is the Chinese Charmer the right match for you? Shih Tzu for Dummies answers all of your questions, like:

    • What is a Shih Tzu really like?
    • Can I get a Shih Tzu if I have children or other pets?
    • How difficult is grooming? Can I do it myself or should I get a professional?
    • How do I find a good breeder? What about a good vet?
    • What should my Shih Tzu eat?
    • Do small dogs really need that much training?
    • How can I teach my Shih Tzu some basic commands?

    The Shih Tzu is built for one job and one job alone: to be your close personal friend for life. A dog bred for companionship must be allowed to do its job, and its job is to be with you. So, if you have the time (for grooming), dedication (for training), and room (on your lap and in your heart), the Shih Tzu is a small dog with a lot of love just waiting for a new best friend.

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    Training Your Shih Tzu

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    BARRON’S Training Your Dog Series

    Books in this series speak exclusively to the task of dog training and tell you what you need to know about the distinctive traits of individual breeds. You’ll find information on virtually every aspect of training, starting with house training, then progressing to basic obedience, walking your dog on a leash, teaching obedience through verbal commands and hand signals, and much more. Special behavior problems are also covered. You’ll learn humane methods of eliminating canine bad habits such as begging, jumping on visitors, nipping, and unnecessary barking.

    Filled with instructive illustrations and full-color photos
    Training Your Shih Tzu

    Here’s practical instruction that will give you a well-trained Shih Tzu. You’ll learn how to establish leadership and understand the ideas behind the training methods as you take the first steps in teaching your dog to be a terrific housedog and companion for life. New owners are invariably charmed by the friendly Shih Tzu, a little dog who delights in pleasing his master. With positive, reward-based training–and patience and understanding on the owner’s part–the Shih Tzu can be taught an amazing number of commands, tricks, and good behavior habits, including excellent housetraining skills.

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    Shih Tzu

    Your Happy Healthy Pet

    The authoritative information and advice you need, illustrated throughout with full-color photographs–now revised and redesigned to be even more reader-friendly!

    Once the favorite pet of the Chinese imperial court, the Shih Tzu today is a perennially popular companion dog–playful, affectionate, and irresistibly cuddly. This updated guide gives you all the information you need to understand, select, train, and care for a Shih Tzu, including:
    * An in-depth look at the Shih Tzu temperament
    * The fascinating history of the breed
    * Tips for selecting a Shih Tzu puppy or adult dog
    * Pointers on feeding, grooming, and health
    * Savvy advice on housebreaking and basic training
    * Bonus chapters available on companion Web site

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    Shih Tzu Dogs – The Complete Owners Guide From Puppy To Old Age. Buying, Caring For, Grooming, Health, Training And Understanding Your Shih Tzu

    Shih Tzu – The Complete Owners Guide is a must-have book for any responsible owner. Written by an expert dog whisperer, trainer and owner, Alex Seymour, who writes in a fun and entertaining way about Shih Tzu dogs while packing the book full of useful hints and tips. In addition, many top breeders make contributions, including a Westminster dog show best of breed Shih Tzu winner, who writes a special bonus chapter about showing Shih Tzu. Just some of the subjects covered include: origins and history of the Shih Tzu, different types and colors, buying a dog or puppy, male or female, pros and cons, rescue, adoption, breeders, personality, socialization, spaying, neutering, house/potty training, bringing your puppy home, grooming, combing, bathing, shows, health, vaccinations, training, understanding your Shih Tzu, play and toys, what food and nutrition, old age and what to expect, and much more… “Fun, informative and an entertaining read as well as containing plenty of useful facts and tips I didn’t know.” – Penelope Kenhope “Just what I was looking for when I was looking for my new Shih Tzu puppy. Helped me enormously.” – Melanie Schwartzer

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    Training Your Shih Tzu

    (back cover)
    BARRON’S Training Your Dog Series

    Books in this series speak exclusively to the task of dog training and tell you what you need to know about the distinctive traits of individual breeds. You’ll find information on virtually every aspect of training, starting with house training, then progressing to basic obedience, walking your dog on a leash, teaching obedience through verbal commands and hand signals, and much more. Special behavior problems are also covered. You’ll learn humane methods of eliminating canine bad habits such as begging, jumping on visitors, nipping, and unnecessary barking.

    Filled with instructive illustrations and full-color photos
    Training Your Shih Tzu

    Here’s practical instruction that will give you a well-trained Shih Tzu. You’ll learn how to establish leadership and understand the ideas behind the training methods as you take the first steps in teaching your dog to be a terrific housedog and companion for life. New owners are invariably charmed by the friendly Shih Tzu, a little dog who delights in pleasing his master. With positive, reward-based training–and patience and understanding on the owner’s part–the Shih Tzu can be taught an amazing number of commands, tricks, and good behavior habits, including excellent housetraining skills.

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    Shih Tzu

    Each title in Barron’s brand-new Dog Bibles Series for dog lovers and prospective dog purchasers discusses a specific dog breed in detail, describes the title breed’s physical traits, history, and behavior characteristics, and instructs owners on training methods. Important topics covered include–

    • What to look for when choosing a puppy
    • Living with a dog and understanding breed-specific traits
    • Everyday care, grooming and exercise
    • Nutrition, health maintenance, and potential breed-specific health problems
    • Training and play activities

      Extra features include sidebars with breed facts and helpful hints, quick tips on training, and 150-to-200 attractive color photos. A hidden spiral binding ensures that the book will stay open and flat at any desired page. A DVD is enclosed with each book. It presents an informal dog training course for new owners, describing methods for house training, walking dogs on a leash, and teaching obedience to hand signals and vocal commands.

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    Shih Tzu

    Your Happy Healthy Pet

    The authoritative information and advice you need, illustrated throughout with full-color photographs–now revised and redesigned to be even more reader-friendly!

    Once the favorite pet of the Chinese imperial court, the Shih Tzu today is a perennially popular companion dog–playful, affectionate, and irresistibly cuddly. This updated guide gives you all the information you need to understand, select, train, and care for a Shih Tzu, including:
    * An in-depth look at the Shih Tzu temperament
    * The fascinating history of the breed
    * Tips for selecting a Shih Tzu puppy or adult dog
    * Pointers on feeding, grooming, and health
    * Savvy advice on housebreaking and basic training
    * Bonus chapters available on companion Web site

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    Shih Tzu Dogs – The Complete Owners Guide From Puppy To Old Age. Buying, Caring For, Grooming, Health, Training And Understanding Your Shih Tzu

    Shih Tzu – The Complete Owners Guide is a must-have book for any responsible owner. Written by an expert dog whisperer, trainer and owner, Alex Seymour, who writes in a fun and entertaining way about Shih Tzu dogs while packing the book full of useful hints and tips. In addition, many top breeders make contributions, including a Westminster dog show best of breed Shih Tzu winner, who writes a special bonus chapter about showing Shih Tzu. Just some of the subjects covered include: origins and history of the Shih Tzu, different types and colors, buying a dog or puppy, male or female, pros and cons, rescue, adoption, breeders, personality, socialization, spaying, neutering, house/potty training, bringing your puppy home, grooming, combing, bathing, shows, health, vaccinations, training, understanding your Shih Tzu, play and toys, what food and nutrition, old age and what to expect, and much more… “Fun, informative and an entertaining read as well as containing plenty of useful facts and tips I didn’t know.” – Penelope Kenhope “Just what I was looking for when I was looking for my new Shih Tzu puppy. Helped me enormously.” – Melanie Schwartzer

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    Bulldog

    In 2007, this affectionate, easy-going breed finally made it to the top ten on the American Kennel Association’s list of America’s most popular dogs, capping a decade of rapid growth for the breed.

    Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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    The Bulldog – A Complete Anthology Of The Dog –

    The Bulldog – A Complete Anthology of the Dog gathers together all the best early writing on the breed from our library of scarce, out-of-print antiquarian books and documents and reprints it in a quality, modern edition. This anthology includes chapters taken from a comprehensive range of books, many of them now rare and much sought-after works, all of them written by renowned breed experts of their day. These books are treasure troves of information about the breed – The physical points, temperaments, and special abilities are given; celebrated dogs are discussed and pictured; and the history of the breed and pedigrees of famous champions are also provided. The contents were well illustrated with numerous photographs of leading and famous dogs of that era and these are all reproduced to the highest quality. Books used include: My Dog And I by H. W. Huntington (1897), Dogs Of The World by Arthur Craven (1931), Hutchinson’s Dog Encyclopaedia by Walter Hutchinson (1935) and many others.

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    Bella The Bulldog

    Bella is a bulldog…or is she? This playful pup will show you her answer! Through this beautifully written and illustrated book Bella (inspired by the one and only Bellasaurus Rex) has many similarities to other animal friends…such as a tiger, cheetah, and rabbit…just to name a few.

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    Bulldogs For Dummies

    Find out how to select, train, and care for your Bulldog

    Though originally bred for bull baiting, today’s Bulldogs are calm, dignified, and courageous – and make great pets. Whether you’re already a Bulldog owner or you’re thinking about becoming one, this friendly guide will answer your questions and help you and your Bully live happily ever after. From choosing your dog to training, diet, and health, it’s just what you need for Bulldog success!

    Discover how to
    * Understand the breed and its history
    * Buy or adopt a healthy Bulldog
    * Housetrain your Bulldog and teach basic commands
    * Keep your Bulldog well-groomed and active
    * Watch for breed-specific health problems

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    Bulldog

    One of the world’s most recognizable mugs graces the face of the Bulldog! Although the Bulldog’s ancestors were fierce and formidable fighting bullies, today’s breed is a docile, mild-mannered companion dog categorized in the AKC’s Non-Sporting Group. Author Michael Dickerson traces the evolution of today’s Bulldog, from the bloody baiting arenas of the nineteenth century to the show rings and living rooms of the twenty-first. The chapter devoted to the characteristics of the breed gives potential owners an excellent summary of the breed’s qualities to help them determine whether this unique purebred dog is right for their home and lifestyle.

    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 author’s 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.

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    What Dog Are You?

    Do you have the face of a Golden Retriever, with the determination of a Bloodhound, the heart of a Husky and the voice of a Chihuahua? Take these three easy quizzes to learn what dog, out of a 100, best shares your physical features, choices in life, and personality. Each score will account for one component of your “puppy genetic makeup.” Will you end up being a purebred, mixed or mutt? Do you want to be the same breed as your family and friends? Manipulate your answers and score to end up as your favorite dog.

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