This is the No. 1 bestselling information book on the breed. The Bulldog Handbook is packed full of up-to-date & information specifically about Bulldogs There are more than 200 breeds registered with the Kennel Clubs & all are different – but there is something extra special about the Bulldog. The distinguished, wrinkled head & powerful body are unmistakable & despite his rugged exterior, the Bulldog is a sheep in wolf’s clothing. He is gentle & placid, loves children & being part of the family; he makes you laugh & is extremely affectionate. But there is a price to pay for owning one of these rewarding dogs with the giant personality. More than any other breed, the Bulldog requires a special kind of owner - one prepared to give him the extra care & attention he needs for a happy life. Bulldogs aren’t like other dogs; they have certain sensitivities & specialised needs. They can have health issues & be expensive to keep, so anyone thinking of owning one should do so with their eyes wide open. If you have got or are thinking of getting one of these striking dogs, then this is the only reference book you will ever need - & it makes a great gift for any Bulldog fan. This hefty manual is full of invaluable insight & guides you through the pitfalls & highlights of Bulldog ownership. Written by specialist canine author Linda Whitwam, The Bulldog Handbook provides answers to many frequently-asked questions from owners, including: How to pick the right breeder & the ones to avoid Bulldog temperament, typical traits & behaviour Bringing home a new puppy Housetraining and crate training for a house & apartment Basic obedience training – & how NOT to do it with a Bulldog Bulldog history & breed standard What type of food to feed, how much, how often & all about a raw diet Exercise, how long you can leave a Bulldog alone and dealing with separation anxiety Grooming & personal care Whether & when to spay or neuter Bulldog allergies & skin conditions Where to find a rescue Bulldog & what adoption involves It’s packed full of tips you won’t find elsewhere, like: 12 Tips for Choosing a Healthy Bulldog Puppy, 14 Tips for Training your Bulldog, 16 Bulldog Feeding Tips, 14 Tips to Avoid Separation Anxiety, and 14 Tips to prevent a Bulldog Overheating. The Handbook covers Bulldog health issues & how to tell if all is not well. You might not know it, but your dog CAN talk to you. A change in behaviour or habits can be a sign of something amiss. Learn to spot The 13 Signs of a Healthy Bulldog and The 5 Vital Signs of Illness. Recognising ill health early & taking swift action can improve your Bulldog’s chances of a good outcome. If you're lucky, you can even prevent a chronic condition & save a fortune in vet bills. There’s feeding charts for puppies, adults & seniors, info on behaviour & character traits, true stories & a Bulldog quiz. Too many Bullies end up in rescue centres or living short lives. Choosing the right one & knowing how to properly care for him is the best way of ensuring many years of joy with this handsome, lovable & extremely rewarding breed. Reviews for The Bulldog Handbook: "Remarkable book - very informative and comprehensive. It is not to be missed, even seasoned bulldoggers could stand to learn a few things from this book,” W. SHOPLAND, of EXTREMEBULLS, MIDDLESEX, UK “Well written guide for the new bulldog owner. Covers things most people don't think about when deciding on the right breed and when purchasing a bulldog puppy. A must have for the new bulldog owner, whether pet or show bound,” K. JACOBSEN, of RELYABULL BULLDOGS, NEW JERSEY, USA "Looking for the definitive bulldog handbook? Then here it is. Linda Whitwam has produced an 'everything you need to know' book - it's written in an accessible, affectionate style, full of humour, and provides sound advice for prospective and existing bully owners. If you're not sure a bully is the dog for you, then this handbook is a 'must read'. This noble breed needs specialist care and understanding - you will find that knowledge contained here. Highly recommended," S HANSON, of WEST YORKSHIRE, UK. “Having owned and bred bulldogs for over 10 years I found this book very informative with loads of useful information on bulldogs from puppy to adult, it covers loads of topics with a really good health section. I would strongly recommend this book to anyone thinking of buying a puppy or to top up your knowledge on the breed,” LEE, UK "Looking for the definitive bulldog handbook? Then here it is. Linda Whitwam has produced an 'everything you need to know' book - it's written in an accessible, affectionate style, full of humour, and provides sound advice for prospective and existing bully owners. If you're not sure a bully is the dog for you, then this handbook is a 'must read'. This noble breed needs specialist care and understanding - you will find that knowledge contained here. Highly recommended," S HANSON, WEST YORKSHIRE, UK “It has everything you need to know about bulldogs!” PAPANASTASIOU IOANNIS, USA “This is an extremely informative and interesting book. It covers everything from the history to the care of Bulldogs. Anyone who owns or is thinking of getting a Bulldog will find this book helpful,” S BAKER, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, UK “An excellent, well written and hugely informative book on the popular bulldog. I have yet to find another book on the market as good as this one,” JANE ROGERS, KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES, UK “Everything I needed to know about the bulldog was in there, so was very happy with it,” ELLENA SPERRING, UK
Author: John H. Cooper
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Release Date: 2016-12-09
BULLDOGS AND BULLDOG BREEDING BY H. ST. JOHN COOPER A VINTAGE DOG BOOKS CLASSIC REPRINT. Originally published in 1905, this extremely rare early work on the bulldog is almost impossible to find in its first edition. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS have republished it, using the original text and photographs, as part of their CLASSIC BREED BOOKS series. The author was a highly respected breeder of the day. The book's 164 pages cover all aspects of the Bulldog. Beginning with the history of the breed, it moves on to discuss buying, breeding and showing amongst many other topics. It also features over 60 photographs of champion bulldogs of the day. Included in the original text are a number of adverts featuring stud dogs and dog food - all with additional photographs of bulldogs. This is a fascinating read for any Bulldog enthusiast or historian of the breed but also contains much information that is still useful and practical today. Many of the earliest breed books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s, are now extremely scarce and very expensive. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS are reprinting these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions. These editions are republished using the original text and artwork CHAPTERS: I: BUYING A BULLDOG - THE MARKET VALUE OF BULLDOGS - SALE AND EXCHANGE ADVERTISMENTS - PROTECTION FROM FRAUD - THE CANINE PRESS. II: THE BULLDOG CLUB OF ENGLAND - A DESCRIPTION OF THE BULLDOG - DEFECTS - DUDLEY NOSES - BUTTON EARS - EXPRESSION. III: THE BROOD BITCH - SHOW BITCHES AND BROOD BITCHES - SUITABLE MATING - THE AGE AT WHICH TO BREED - PEDIGREE - THE STUD DOG. IV: WHELPING - PERSONAL ATTENDANCE - THE NEED FOR A FOSTER-MOTHER - EXCHANGING PUPPIES - FOOD AND EXERCISE FOR THE SUCKLING BITCH V: FEEDING - EXERCISING - TEACHING PUPPIES TO EXERCISE - THE WHIP. VI: KENNELING AND DISINFECTING. VII: SOME DISEASES OF DOGS. VIII. SOME PROMINENT DOGS OF THE DAY. IX. CONCLUSION.
One of the world’s most recognizable mugs graces the face of the Bulldog! Although the Bulldog’s ancestors were fierce and formidable fighting bullies, today’s breed is a docile, mild-mannered companion dog categorized in the AKC’s Non-Sporting Group. Author Michael Dickerson traces the evolution of today’s Bulldog, from the bloody baiting arenas of the nineteenth century to the show rings and living rooms of the twenty-first. The chapter devoted to the characteristics of the breed gives potential owners an excellent summary of the breed’s qualities to help them determine whether this unique purebred dog is right for their home and lifestyle. New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a reputable breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy. Chapters on puppy-proofing the home and yard, purchasing the right supplies for the puppy as well as house-training, feeding, and grooming are illustrated with photographs of handsome adults and puppies. In all, there are over 135 full-color photographs in this useful and reliable volume. The author’s advice on obedience training will help the reader better mold and train into the most well-mannered dog in the neighborhood. The extensive and lavishly illustrated chapter on healthcare provides up-to-date detailed information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, preventing and dealing with parasites, infectious diseases, and more. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as historical dogs, breeders, or kennels, toxic plants, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and parasite control. Fully indexed.
Author: Muriel P. Lee
Publisher: i5 Publishing
Release Date: 2012-07-24
The first title in the exciting new Kennel Club Classics series is French Bulldog, an elaborate photographic celebration of one of the dog world's most beloved breeds. Written and compiled by Just Frenchies editor Muriel P. Lee, this 200-page hardcover volume features articles on the breed's history by Anne M. Hier, breed health by Janice Grebe, judging by Virginia Rowland, the breed in England and France by Penny Rankine-Parsons, the breed in Australia and New Zealand by Michael Rosser, and working dogs by Bette and Manda Kaplan. No Frenchie lover will live without this volume on their coffee table!
Author: Terry Albert
Release Date: 2016-01-12
Your Golden Retriever Puppy Month by Month provides new pet owners with everything you need to know and do at each stage of development to make sure your playful, energetic puppy grows into a happy, healthy, and well-adjusted companion. A veterinarian, a trainer, and a breeder team up to cover all the questions new owners tend to have, and many they don't think to ask, including: * What to ask the breeder before bringing your puppy home * Which vaccinations your puppy needs and when to get them * How to make potty training as smooth (and quick) as possible * What to do when your puppy cries at night * Why and how to crate train your puppy * When socialization should happen and how to make sure it does * When your puppy is ready to learn basic commands--like Sit, Stay, and Come--and the best way to teach them * When and how to go about leash training * How much exercise your puppy needs to stay physically and mentally healthy * What, how much, and when to feed your puppy to give him the nutrition he needs without the extra weight he doesn't * When your puppy is ready for obedience training and how to make sure it works * How and how often to bathe your puppy, brush his coat, clip his nails, and brush his teeth * How to know when a trip to the vet is needed * What causes problem behaviors, when to expect them, and how to correct them
Author: Susan M. Ewing
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-03-03
Find out how to select, train, and care for your Bulldog Though originally bred for bull baiting, today's Bulldogs are calm, dignified, and courageous - and make great pets. Whether you're already a Bulldog owner or you're thinking about becoming one, this friendly guide will answer your questions and help you and your Bully live happily ever after. From choosing your dog to training, diet, and health, it's just what you need for Bulldog success! Discover how to * Understand the breed and its history * Buy or adopt a healthy Bulldog * Housetrain your Bulldog and teach basic commands * Keep your Bulldog well-groomed and active * Watch for breed-specific health problems
Author: George Hoppendale
Release Date: 2015-02-05
The Miniature English Bulldog Complete Owners Manual has the answers you need when researching this squat, smaller-sized, short-nosed canine that would not exist but for the intervention of humankind. Learn about this scaled down, iconic, friendly and loyal canine and find out whether or not this snuffling, snoring companion will be the best choice for you and your family. This manual contains all the information you need, from birth to the Rainbow Bridge, including transitioning through house breaking, care, feeding, training and end of life, so that you can make a well-informed decision about whether or not the Miniature English Bulldog is the breed for you. If you already have a Miniature English Bulldog, this book will teach you everything you need to know to make your dog a happy dog and to make you a happy dog owner. The author George Hoppendale is an experienced writer and a true animal lover. He enjoys writing animal books and advising others how to take care of their animals to give them a happy home. Co-Author Asia Moore is a professional Dog Whisperer, Cynologist and Author, living on Vancouver Island, off the west coast of British Columbia, in Canada, who believes that all humans and dogs can live together in harmony. She and her dog whispering team, which includes an 8-year-old Shih Tzu named Boris, teach dog psychology to humans, to help alleviate problem behaviors that arise between humans and their canine counterparts so that everyone can live a happy and stress-free life together. Covered in this book: - Breeding - Temperament - Vital statistics - Before you buy - Choosing the right dog - Health - Daily care - Feeding - House training - Medical care & safety - Grooming - Training - Poisonous Foods & Plants - Caring for your aging dog .... and much more.
Author: Oliver Henri
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2015-12-05
The French Bulldog Training Book is a truly informative and unique training guide, full of reliable and tested information - written for the admirers of this wonderful breed. This is an easy-to-read, and in-depth text which you will thoroughly enjoy. It contains a wealth of interesting facts and reliable information, along with detailed advice for owners. Contributed to by a series of French Bulldog dog trainers, this book is certainly a must have addition to your collection.
French Bulldogs - The Owners Guide from Puppy to Old Age is a must-have book for any responsible Frenchie owner. Expert dog whisperer, trainer and owner, Alex Seymour, writes in a fun and entertaining way about French Bulldogs while packing the book full of useful hints and tips. In addition, many top breeders make contributions, including a Westminster dog show best of breed winner, who writes a special bonus chapter about showing Frenchies. Just some of the subjects covered include: origins and history of the French Bulldog, different types and colors, buying a dog or puppy, male or female, pros and cons, rescue, adoption, breeders, personality, socialization, spaying, neutering, house/potty training, bringing your puppy home, grooming, combing, bathing, shows, health, vaccinations, training, understanding your Frenchie, play and toys, what food and nutrition, old age and what to expect, and much more... "Entertaining book, I especially liked the guest contributions from breed experts. Added to the fun style of writing and good, solid info." - Adam Swanton "The best French Bulldog book I have read and I tend to buy every one I can, as I love and adore these dogs. Fun and comprehensive." - Alana Wright
The French Bulldog ranks #26 in dog registrations by the American Kennel Club (AKC) and makes an ideal family dog with his loving, even temperament and attentive, dynamic demeanor. This comprehensive guide explains everything you need to know about the care, training, and health needs of your Frenchie and how to make the most of this cherished canine companion. The Breed Lover's Guide|™ provides the next level in dog care and training for very special breeds of dogs. Written specifically about those less common breeds, this series includes key subjects like breed characteristics, feeding, groom.
Author: Kathy Dannel
Publisher: Howell Book House
Release Date: 2000-07-01
Adorable! Spelled the same in French and English, this word sums up the petite French Bulldog. Similar in build to the very popular Pug, the French Bulldog is a roly-poly lotta-lovin' dog -- avec un attitude! While still ranked in the middle of the AKC registrations list at #76, the Frenchie is becoming tres popular.
The French Bulldog Owners Guide has the answers you need when researching this small and sturdy purebred canine with the big ears. Learn about this playful companion dog and find out whether or not this stubborn and loveable breed will be the best choice for you and your family. This guide contains all the information you need to make your French Bulldog a happy dog and you a happy dog owner. The author Edward Ealing is a true dog lover and has been a dog owner all his life. He enjoys writing dog books and advising others how to take care of their dog to give them a happy home. Co-Author Asia Moore is a professional Dog Whisperer, Cynologist and Author, living on Vancouver Island, off the west coast of British Columbia, in Canada, who believes that all humans and dogs can live together in harmony. She and her dog whispering team, which includes an 8-year-old French Bulldog named Boris, teach dog psychology to humans, to help alleviate problem behaviors that arise between humans and their canine counterparts so that everyone can live a happy and stress-free life together. Covered in this book: - Temperament - Vital statistics - Before you buy - Choosing the right dog - Health - Daily care - Feeding - House training - Medical care & safety - Grooming - Training - Poisonous Foods & Plants - Caring for your aging dog .... and much more.
Once a well-kept secret in the United States, the American Bulldog is now one of the nation's most celebrated canine exports, establishing a devoted following around the globe. This Comprehensive Owner's Guide is dedicated to the American Bulldog, a breed that was once used as a ranch and farm dog but today excels as a companion and protection dog. Author Abe Fishman provides a controversial but wholly candid retelling of the breed's history and its re-creation in the United States. The history chapter is followed by a chapter devoted to the characteristics of this exceptional working breed, offering sound advice about which owners are best suited to this vigorous and active canine. New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a reputable breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy. Chapters on puppy-proofing the home and yard, purchasing the right supplies for the puppy as well as house-training, feeding, and grooming are illustrated with photographs of handsome adults and puppies. In all, there are over 135 full-color photographs in this useful and reliable volume. The author's advice on obedience training will help the reader better mold and train into the most well-mannered dog in the neighborhood. The extensive and lavishly illustrated chapter on healthcare provides up-to-date detailed information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, preventing and dealing with parasites, infectious diseases, and more. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as historical dogs, breeders, or kennels, toxic plants, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and parasite control.