Top Dog, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 075669986X
  • ISBN-13: 9780756699864
  • DDC: 636.7
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 352 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released October 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Combining dog breed profiles, behavior, care, and training in one easy-to-reference volume, Top Dog contains everything you need to know about our canine companions. At the core of the book is an extensive, exquisitely photographed catalog of more than 400 dog breeds, with the 50 most popular breeds given extended, double-page treatment. Dogs can be seen performing the tasks they were bred to perform-whether herding sheep, retrieving prey, or pulling sleds in the bitter cold-as well as the new roles they have adopted for modern life, such as guide dogs and sniffer dogs, to name but two. A clear and practical section on care covers all aspects of looking after a dog, from handling, grooming, and nutrition to breeding, exercise, and health. The training program is fully illustrated with step-by-step photographic sequences, offering complete basic obedience training to help both the novice and experienced owner nurture the model hound. With expert advice on how to identify and prevent common behavioral problems, this all-encompassing new handbook offers a fascinating insight into the canine world.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Intoduction to Dogs.
2: What is a Dog?.
3: Choosing the Right Dog.
4: Guide to Breeds.
5: Primitive Dogs.
6: Working Dogs.
7: Spitz-Type Dogs.
8: Sight Hounds.
9: Scent Hounds.
10: Terriers.
11: Gundogs.
12: Companion Dogs.
13: Crossbreeds.
14: Care and Training.
15: Preparing for Arrival.
16: Food and Feeding.
17: First Days.
18: Handling Your Dog.
19: Grooming.
20: Good Behavior.
21: Socialization.
22: Training Your Dog.
23: Health.