Adding a pet to the household is an exciting time but one where you need to coast, exploring the pros and cons, rather than zooming full speed ahead. The decisions you make now will affect you for the next decade or longer," cautions Chris Walkowicz, author of Choosing a Dog For Dummies. "People put more research into buying a lawn mower than choosing a dog. To be responsible, you need to examine facts, facilities and finances."
In Choosing a Dog For Dummies, Chris does much of the necessary homework for you. She presents a wealth of information, including advice from hundreds of long-time owners who care deeply about their dogs. "By hearing owners tell all (the good, the bad, and the ugly) about their breeds," says Chris, "a prospective buyer knows up front what to expect." Neatniks know which types shed. Allergy sufferers can sort through less sneeze-provoking groups. And couch-potatoes know who will be demanding a walk each evening.
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"This book is a winner." Esme Treen, editor emeritus, The Spotter Quarterly Praise for Choosing a Dog For Dummies "This is a living reference work for both the new and the long-time dog lover." — Robert J. Berndt, DVM "Before you even think about getting a dog ... you have to read this book." — Jacklyn E. Hungerland, PhD, author, dog breeder, and judge
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"This is a book for everyone — prospective puppy buyers, breeders, and owners." Blackie H. Nygood, contributor, Dog News A mind-boggling number of dog breeds exists, and choosing the right dog for you may be confusing. No worries! This book provides a simple, straightforward guide to selecting the best breed for your lifestyle.About the Author:
Chris Walkowicz, author of The Perfect Match and other books, is president of the Dog Writer's Association of America. She has raised numerous champion show dogs.
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