Right Dog For You

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 31, 1983 - Pets - 384 pages
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How to find the perfect match for you...

Here is a systematic and enjoyable way to choose a dog. This highly informative and useful book will take the guesswork out of choosing a dog while leaving in the fun. It will tell you about more than 110 breeds and help you to select a dog compatible with your personality, family, and lifestyle. Choosing a dog can become easy and enjoyable as you learn everything there is to know about the breeds, including:

-physical characteristics—height, weight, strength, coat color and texture, tendency to shed, and food requirements

-temperamental characteristics—indoor/outdoor activity level, emotional stability, sociability, training potential, and watchdog/guard-dog ability

-popularity, background, and unique qualities of each breed

-This fully illustrated guide includes easy-to-read tables and pages of practical advice, plus a miniquestionnaire to help you narrow down your selection to the perfect match for you, your family, and your lifestyle.
 

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An essential book to read before buying a dog. It will help you find the Perfect Dog resulting in happiness for both you and the dog. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
15
BREED BEHAVIOR AND TEMPERAMENT
21
The Members of a Dogs Family Canidae
23
THE SPORTING DOGS
42
THE HOUNDS
67
THE WORKING DOGS
87
THE TERRIERS
123
THE TOY DOGS
145
Natural Periods of Development in Dogs
261
Appendix A
271
Appendix B
304
table b1 Temperamental Characteristics of the 24 Breeds That
305
table b2 Potential Behavior Problems in Sporting Dogs
311
table b4 Potential Behavior Problems in Hounds
318
table B6 Potential Behavior Problems in Working Dogs
329
table B9 Temperamental Characteristics of the 17 Breeds That
342

THE NONSPORTING DOGS
166
SELECTING A DOG
183
Distribution of Purebred Dogs by Number of Grooming
186
Potential Daily Food Requirements for Different
195
Sociability of Female Dogs Given the Sociability
226
EACH DOG IS AN INDIVIDUAL
258
Appendix C
354
table c1 Movement Matrix
356
table c4 WatchGuard Matrix
370
INDEX
375
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Page 4 - Acknowledgments This book could not have been written without the help of many people.

About the author (1983)

Daniel F. Tortora, Ph.D., is an animal psychologist and nationally known expert in canine behavior.

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