Meet the German Shepherd
Publication date: January 2012
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)
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The first official American Kennel Club publication on this versatile breed, Meet the German Shepherd offers first-time and experienced owners a useful and reliable guide that offers up-to-date information about raising and training a German Shepherd.Look inside the cover of Meet the German Shepherd, and you will find A German Shepherd design dossier, including all the characteristics that have made the GSD one of the world’s most popular and recognizable dogs, at once a companion, a protector, and a hero dog. An owner’s manual, providing user-friendly instructions for selecting the right breeder and puppy for you, registering your German Shepherd with the AKC, and keeping him happy, healthy, and obedient. A training primer, outlining tried-and-true methods and applicable shortcuts for house-training and obedience training the young German Shepherd.
A diet guide, discussing the essentials of feeding and maintaining the German Shepherd at his optimal weight; keeping your dog active for his whole life. A health plan, detailing what an owner needs to know to keep his German Shepherd healthy and hardy, from the selection of the most qualified and well-informed veterinarians, to decisions about vaccinations and health care options, and purchasing the best veterinary health insurance policy. An activity planner, introducing owners to ways for the active, well-trained GSD to participate in AKC events (such as dog shows, obedience and agility trials, and herding tests and trials), as well as everyday fun activities, such as hiking, outdoor games, and volunteering as a therapy dog.The American Kennel Club, the most trusted and recognized dog organization in the United States, is excited to team up with BowTie Press to bring readers a new dog breed series called Meet the Breeds. The Meet the Breeds series is the ultimate resource for dog care and training, and the only breed series ever endorsed by the AKC. From choosing a puppy to feeding and training, the series encompasses life with your dog from beginning to end. Down-to-earth advice and colorful photos help owners learn how to raise and care for their purebred dog. As an official publication of the American Kennel Club, the books in the series also include details on dog registration, various AKC programs such as Canine Good Citizen® and S.T.A.R. Puppy®, dog agility, showing, and many other opportunities to get your dog involved with the AKC. Each book in the series is reviewed and endorsed by the national parent club for the breed, ensuring the quality of the photos and the accuracy of the information within each title.