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Title:
The Dachshund handbook
Author:
Coile, D. Caroline.
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Publication Information:
Hauppauge, NY : Barron's, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
161 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 20 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780764126734
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The Dachshund, originally bred as a hunting dog is found in longhaired, smooth, and wirehaired varieties. They are intelligent animals and make friendly, energetic companions. Titles in the Pet Handbooks series are filled with detailed pet-care advice and feature vivid color photos as well as instructive line art. All Barron's Pet Handbooks are written by experienced breeders, trainers, and veterinarians. They focus on all major aspects of owning and caring for a pet, including acquiring, proper feeding, housing, health care, breeding, and where applicable, training, exercise, and grooming.


Table of Contents

1. Long Agop. 1
Stretching the Truthp. 1
German Rootsp. 2
Blue Bloods and Blue Ribbonsp. 4
The Dachshund Conquers Americap. 5
The Dachshund Becomes a Hot Dogp. 8
2. Dachshund Demeanor and Designp. 9
True to Formp. 9
Doxie Moxiep. 10
Dachshunds as Companionsp. 11
3. Dachshund Decisionsp. 17
Dachshund Optionsp. 17
Looking for Troublep. 24
Rescue Me!p. 29
4. Raising Havocp. 31
Playing It Safep. 31
The Dachshund Welcome Wagonp. 32
Saving the Carpetsp. 34
Hello World!p. 35
Dachshund Pediatricsp. 36
5. Dachshund Dietsp. 41
The Nature of Nutritionp. 41
Natural Versus Commercialp. 44
Feeding Time!p. 46
Weight Problemsp. 47
6. The Dapper Dachshundp. 49
Basic Coat Carep. 49
Grooming the Smooth Coatp. 51
Grooming the Long Coatp. 52
Grooming the Wire Coatp. 54
Coat and Skin Problemsp. 56
External Parasitesp. 57
Maintenance Carep. 60
7. Dachshund Delinquentsp. 63
House Soilingp. 63
Home Destructionp. 64
Bad Mannersp. 65
Fearfulnessp. 68
Aggressionp. 69
8. The Educated Dachshundp. 73
Tools of the Tradep. 74
New Dogs, Old Tricksp. 77
Higher Educationp. 81
Class Actsp. 82
Dachshund Good Citizensp. 83
Obedience Trialsp. 83
Mind Gamesp. 86
9. Dachshunds Down and Dirtyp. 93
Trackingp. 93
Blood Trailingp. 95
Field Trialsp. 96
Earthdog Trialsp. 97
Huntingp. 102
10. Built to Orderp. 105
The AKC Dachshund Standardp. 106
Conformation Showsp. 112
11. The Dachshund Doctorp. 115
Signs of a Healthy Dachshundp. 115
The Five-Minute Checkupp. 117
Common Signs of Illnessp. 119
Intervertebral Disk Diseasep. 128
First Aidp. 133
12. Breeding Dachshunds of Distinctionp. 137
Why Breeding Is a Bad Ideap. 137
Dachshund Geneticsp. 138
Breeding and Whelpingp. 141
Postnatal Care of the Damp. 144
Neonatal Carep. 145
13. Long Livesp. 151
Venerable Veteransp. 151
Senior Healthp. 152
A Promise Keptp. 154
Dachshund Resourcesp. 157
Indexp. 160