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The American Kennel Club dog care and training
American Kennel Club.
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Hungry Minds, [2002]

Physical Description:
vii, 216 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Introduction -- Before you get a dog -- Selecting and registering your puppy -- Puppy care basics -- Living with your dog -- Training your dog -- Competitions for you and your dog -- Breeding -- Illness : signs and symptoms -- First aid -- All about the AKC -- The dog's external and skeletal anatomy -- Appendix I. Clubs -- Appendix II. Titles and abbreviations -- Glossary -- Index.
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SF427 .A655 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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This book contains chapters that take the new or experienced dog owner through the most fundamental and necessary information on raising, training and caring for a pure bred dog (including common signs of illness and emergency). It includes a primer on how to enter pure bred dogs into competitions and shows and  has helpful sidebars, full-color photographs, plus 20 comic strips to illuminate text.

Author Notes

The American Kennel Club has been the dog breed expert since 1884. For more information on the AKC, please visit their website at

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Library Journal Review

The American Kennel Club (AKC), the most influential dog club in the United States, registers purebred dogs, supervises dog shows, and is concerned with all dog-related matters including public education. This book educates. It describes the dog's basic needs and the owner's responsibilities. The message is clear: people who cannot fulfill these obligations should not buy a dog. Topics discussed include ``think'' before buying, care, showing, training, breeding, and illness. While general dog and breed books have most of the same information, AKC's The Complete Dog Book (Howell. 1985. 17th ed.) has it all. Sections pertaining to dog care and training were selected, edited, or expanded for this new book. If The Complete Dog Book is in reference, this could circulate. For libraries with limited funds, the price is right.--Helen Sondrol, Lincoln Univ. Lib., Pa. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

1 Before You Get a Dog
2 Selecting and Registering Your Puppy
3 Puppy Care Basics
4 Living with Your Dog
5 Training Your Dog
6 Competitions for You and Your Dog
7 Breeding
8 Illness: Signs and Symptoms
9 First Aid
10 All About the AKC
The Dog's External and Skeletal Anatomy
Appendix I Clubs
Appendix II Titles and Abbreviations