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Poodles For Dummies von Ewing, Susan M. (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 04.05.2011
  • Verlag: For Dummies
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Poodles For Dummies

The Poodle is known for her keen intelligence, excellent trainability, and, most notably, those signature curly locks, But there's more to the Poodle than meets the eye (like, say, those expensive grooming bills), So, to Poodle or not to Poodle? That is the question,

With an overview of the breed's history, an exploration of all three varieties (Standard, Miniature, and Toy), and 8 pages of full-color photos detailing the colors available and tips and techniques for grooming, Poodles for Dummies is filled with all the meaty information and enlightening morsels you need to decide if this refined beauty is a good match for you, You'll get answers to your most important questions, including:

  • Which size Poodle is best for me? Which color?
  • How do I know if a Poodle breeder is reputable?
  • What are the pros and cons of shelters and rescue groups?
  • What do I look for in choosing a healthy Poodle?
  • How can I Poodle-proof my home and yard?
  • What's the best way to introduce my Poodle to kids and other pets?
  • How often does my Poodle need grooming?

No matter which size, color, or gender you own, Poodles are not a 'wash 'n' wear' breed, But if you have the time, passion, and dedication to give her the training, exercise, and upkeep she needs, you and your curly companion will have a happy and rewarding life together,

Susan M, Ewing has been 'in dogs' since 1977 and enjoys showing and trying various performance events, with an emphasis on 'trying,'
She holds a master's degree in Television/Radio from Syracuse University in New York and has attended canine seminars at Cornell University, She's a member of the Dog Writers Association of America, as well as the Cat Writers' Association, and is listed in the 2005 edition of Who's Who in America,
Ewing has been writing professionally since she was 16 and is the author of several books: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi: Family Friend and Farmhand (Howell); A New Owner's Guide to Pembroke Welsh Corgis, The Pug, The Dachshund, and German Shepherd Dogs (all TFH Publications); and Bulldogs For Dummies (Wiley), Her column, 'The Pet Pen,' appears in The Post-Journal (Jamestown, New York) every Saturday, One of her essays is a part of the book Cats Do It Better Than People,
Other articles of Ewing's have appeared in AKC Gazette, Family Dog, Bloodlines, German Shepherd Dog Review, Good Dog!, Pet Odyssey, Dog Fancy, Dog World, Puppies USA, the national Schipperke Club newsletter, ASPCA's Animal Watch, Bird Talk, Kittens USA, Cats USA, and Cats Magazine,


    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Seitenzahl: 288
    Erscheinungsdatum: 04.05.2011
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781118068120
    Verlag: For Dummies
    Größe: 5770 kBytes
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Poodles For Dummies




About This Book

Conventions Used in This Book

What You're Not to Read

Foolish Assumptions

How This Book Is Organized

Icons Used in This Book

Where to Go from Here

Part I : Picking the Poodle of Your Dreams

Chapter 1: Making a Match with a Poodle

Understanding the Poodle Breed

To Poodle or Not to Poodle: Is One the Best Dog for You?

Selecting the Perfect Poodle for You

Adjusting to Life with a Poodle

Training and Enjoying Your Poodle

Keeping Your Poodle Healthy

Chapter 2: Unwrapping the Whole Poodle Package

Walking through the History of the Breed

Picturing a Poodle's Physical Traits and Personality

Surveying Breed Standards

Chapter 3: Deciding Whether a Poodle Is Right for You

Asking Yourself a Few Important Questions Upfront

Considering the Costs of Poodle Ownership

Chapter 4: Choosing the Best Poodle for You

Selecting the Traits You Want in a Poodle

Deciding Where to Find Your Poodle

Choosing a Healthy Poodle

Registering Your Poodle

Part II : Living Happily with Your Poodle

Chapter 5: Preparing for Your Poodle's Homecoming

Outfitting Your Home with Crates, Gates, and Ex-pens

Buying Comfortable Bedding

Staying Attached with Collars and Leads

Securing Proper ID for Your Poodle

Beautifying Your Poodle with the Right Grooming Tools

Savoring the Details of Food and Bowls

Getting the Scoop on Cleanup Tools

Finding Toys for Toys (And, Yes, Miniatures and Standards)

Poodle-Proofing Your Home

Choosing Special Spaces for Your Poodle

Scheduling a Checkup with Your Vet

Chapter 6: Welcoming Your Poodle Home

Picking Up Your Poodle

Giving Your Poodle the Grand Tour

Meeting Other Family Members

Surviving the First Night

Anticipating Possible Problems and Planning Sensible Solutions

Chapter 7: Providing Your Poodle with a Nutritious Diet

Knowing the Nutrients that Your Poodle Needs

Dishing Out Main Meals

Giving Snacks and Treats Smartly

Establishing a Feeding Routine

Changing Your Poodle's Diet as He Grows

Avoiding Certain Foods

Chapter 8: Keeping Your Poodle Clean and Attractive

Drawing Up a Grooming Schedule

Deciding between Professional and Personal Grooming

Getting to the Root of Hair Care

Clipping Your Poodle

Fresh from Head to Toe: Tackling Other Gro

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