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Schnauzers : everything about purchase, care, nutrition, and diseases
Frye, Fredric L.
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Hauppauge, NY : Barron's, [2002]

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95 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm.
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SF429.S37 F78 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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These robust canines originated in Germany as herding dogs and ratters many centuries ago. Today, Schnauzers are popular pets worldwide. Miniatures, standards, and giants--they're all here. All Complete Pet Owner's Manuals are heavily illustrated with color photos and line art, and are filled with reliable, easy-to-understand information on pet care. The many titles in this series show and tell pet owners how to care for dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, gerbils, hamsters, and virtually every other animal that is kept as a pet. The books give advice on purchasing and otherwise acquiring a pet, maintaining health care, housing, proper feeding, and where applicable, grooming and training. Clear, straightforward text comes with high-quality, full-color photos and anatomically accurate line art, as well as helpful tables and charts.

Table of Contents

Understanding Schnauzersp. 5
History of the Breedp. 5
The Nature of the Schnauzerp. 6
Characteristic Behavior Patternsp. 6
The Sense Organsp. 9
From Puppy to Adult Dogp. 10
Contact with the World and Other Dogsp. 11
Behavioral Disturbancesp. 11
Considerations Before You Buyp. 13
Is a Schnauzer the Right Dog for You?p. 13
Giant, Standard, or Miniature?p. 13
A Puppy or a Mature Dog?p. 14
Male or Female?p. 14
Where to Obtain a Schnauzer Puppyp. 15
What Traits to Look For in Selecting a Puppyp. 16
The Age of the Puppy at the Time of Selectionp. 17
How to Choose a Mature Schnauzerp. 18
Must the Tail Be Docked and Ears Be Cropped?p. 18
Costs of Purchase and Maintenancep. 19
Supplies and Housingp. 21
Availability of Fresh Waterp. 21
Proper Toysp. 21
Sleeping and Feeding Areas in the Housep. 22
An Outdoor Run?p. 23
Keeping and Caring for Schnauzersp. 25
Helping Your Puppy Get Startedp. 25
What Your New Puppy Must Learn Nowp. 26
HOW-TO: Taking Care of Your Schnauzerp. 30
Daily Life with Your Schnauzerp. 33
Lifting and Carrying the Dogp. 33
Dogs and Childrenp. 33
Dogs and a New Babyp. 35
Dogs and Other Petsp. 35
A Second Dog?p. 36
Travel by Automobile, Train, and Airp. 38
Items to Be Included in the Luggagep. 39
Travel Abroadp. 39
When Your Female Is in Heatp. 41
The Estrus Cyclep. 41
False Pregnancy: Explanation and Solutionsp. 43
The Proper Dietp. 45
Schnauzers Require Nutritious Dog Foodp. 45
Feeding a Puppyp. 46
Feeding a Mature Dogp. 47
General Feeding Tipsp. 50
Simple Trainingp. 53
Adjusting to Collar and Leashp. 53
Correcting Bad Habitsp. 53
Teaching Some Practical Commandsp. 57
Staying at Home Alonep. 59
Training for Guard Dutiesp. 60
The Responsible Dog Ownerp. 61
HOW-TO: Housebreakingp. 62
In Sickness and in Healthp. 65
Disease Prevention Measuresp. 65
Procedures You Should Masterp. 72
To Spay or Not to Spayp. 73
Diseases and Disordersp. 74
Exercise for You and Your Dogp. 86
A Veterinarian's View of Euthanasia: A Last Act of Lovep. 87
Dealing with the Loss of a Much-Loved Petp. 87
Characteristics of Schnauzersp. 89
Informationp. 92
Indexp. 94