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Yorkshire Terriers for Dummies (Paperback)

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    So you want to adopt or are thinking about adopting a Yorkshire Terrier. The 6th most popular dog in the U.S., Yorkies are energetic, playful, and loving companions—and they’re cute as a button! But it’s wise to know enough about the breed......more

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So you want to adopt or are thinking about adopting a Yorkshire Terrier. The 6th most popular dog in the U.S., Yorkies are energetic, playful, and loving companions—and they’re cute as a button! But it’s wise to know enough about the breed to determine whether or not a Yorkie is the right dog for you. This fun, friendly guide helps you decide if a Yorkie suits your lifestyle and gives you expert advice on keeping your dog healthy and content.

Yorkshire Terriers For Dummies is for you if you’re thinking about getting a puppy or adult Yorkie and want to know the best way to take care of this perky little pet. This guide gives you the straight facts on everything you need to know about the health and well being of your Yorkie, featuring expert guidance in:

  • Finding the right Yorkie for you
  • Preparing your home for the new arrival
  • Managing nutrition and health
  • Exercising and entertaining your Yorkie
  • Handling behavioral problems

From feeding and training to socializing, you’ll see how to meet a Yorkshire Terrier’s special needs and develop a long and positive relationship with your dog. You’ll discover the most important questions to ask a breeder and how to select the perfect Yorkie, as well as choose the right supplies. Then, you’ll see how to acclimate a Yorkie to your home and your family, housetrain him, and set up a daily routine that works for both of you. You’ll also find savvy tips on:

  • Making it through the first night with your Yorkie
  • Finding a veterinarian
  • Teaching the most important commands
  • Grooming your Yorkie’s gorgeous long coat
  • Spotting symptoms of common health problems in Yorkies
  • Breeding or showing your Yorkie

Complete with an immunization schedule, a guide to puppy-proofing your home, a list of online resources, and an 8-page full-color insert, Yorkshire Terriers For Dummies is the fun and easy way® to keep your little Yorkie happy and healthy!

Tracy Barr has been part of the Dummies phenomenon for over a decade. In that time, she has served as editor, editorial manager, writer, and consultant to folks who write and edit For Dummies books. Most recently, she coauthored Adoption For Dummies and wrote Cast Iron Cooking For Dummies. A dog lover and owner her whole life, she is especially fond of the littlest terriers.

Peter F. Veling, DVM, a 1981 graduate of the Purdue University Veterinary School, owns Caring Hands Pet Hospital in Indianapolis. He is married to Jane Veling and has three children, Rob, Drew, and Caitlin. They share a home with a variety of four-footed family members including dogs Ruby and Jade, and cats Mungo, Tiger, Nellie, and Bob.

Author:
Barr, Tracy L.
Genre:
PETS / Dogs / Breeds
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
272
Language:
English
Publisher:
For Dummies
Publish Date:
08/20/2004
Copyright Year:
2004
ISBN:
9780764568800
Height:
9.0 in
Wdth:
6.0 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.85 lb
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    I purchased this book before we got our Yorkie so I could study up on what all I needed to look for while searching for my dog and what to watch out for it. It helped in having what I needed in going to pick him up and taking care of him thereafter and when we thought he may not be feeling well. It covers a lot of different information, and even some tidbit information too. I also like the way the book is divided so that you don't have to read up from front to back and you can just look up exactly what you need to. This was a must have and we are glad we got it before and plan to keep refering to it. Thanks Overstock!

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