The Bulldog Handbook

The Bulldog Handbook

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There are more than 200 breeds registered with the Kennel Clubs and all of them are different a€“ but there is something extra special about the Bulldog. Line up 100 non-dog lovers, show them a variety of breeds and everyone would instantly recognise the Bulldog. The huge distinguished, wrinkled head and powerful body are unmistakable. And what other dog has three names a€“ the Bulldog, the English Bulldog and the British Bulldog? Not to mention Bully and Sourmug. Nothing could be further from the truth with these last two; despite his rugged exterior, the Bulldog is a sheep in wolfa€™s clothing. He is gentle and placid, loves children and being part of the family; he makes you laugh and 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 and attention he needs for a happy life. Bulldogs arena€™t like other dogs; they have certain sensitivities, predispositions, and specialized needs. They can have health issues and 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 - and it makes a great gift for any Bulldog fan. There's simply nothing else with so much practical information and so many tips specifically for Bulldog owners. This 236-page manual is packed full of invaluable insight on how to pick a good breeder and choose a healthy Bulldog with a good temperament, then how to care for, feed a train him. It separates fact from fiction, helps explain your dog's behaviour a needs, a guides you through the pitfalls and highlights of Bulldog ownership. Journalist a specialist canine author Linda Whitwam has written the book in an easy-to-read style suitable for anybody aged 10 to 100. The Handbook provides answers to many frequently-asked questions from owners, including: How to pick the right breeder a puppy - and the ones to avoidBulldog temperament, typical traits a behaviourBringing home a new puppyHousetraining in a house and in an apartmentCrate trainingBasic obedience training a€“ and how NOT to do it with a BulldogBulldog history a breed standardWhat type of food to feed a Bulldog, how much a how oftenHow much exercise and how long you can leave a Bulldog aloneGrooming a personal careWhether a when to spay or neuterBulldog allergies and skin conditionsWhere to find a rescue Bulldog a what adoption involves Ita€™s packed full of tips you wona€™t find elsewhere, like: 12 Tips for Choosing a Healthy Bulldog Puppy14 Tips for Training your Bulldog16 Bulldog Feeding Tips14 Tips to Avoid Separation Anxiety14 Tips to prevent a Bulldog Overheating The Handbook covers Bulldog health issues a 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 BulldogThe 5 Vital Signs of Illness Recognising symptoms of ill health early a taking swift action can improve your Bulldoga€™s chances of a good outcome. If you're lucky, you can even prevent a chronic condition developing a save a fortune in long-term vet bills. Therea€™s feeding charts for puppies, adults a seniors, info on behaviour a character traits, true stories a even a Bulldog quiz. Too many Bulldogs end up in rescue centres or living short lives. Choosing the right one a then knowing how to properly care for him is the best way of ensuring many years of joy with this handsome, lovable a extremely rewarding breed.Leave your dog a a€œsecurity blanketa€ such as an old piece of clothing you have recently worn which still has your scent on it. 5. ... the dog needs a thorough history and medical examination to rule out any other behavioral problems or illnesses.

Title:The Bulldog Handbook
Author:Linda Whitwam
Publisher:Canine Handbooks - 2014-09-07


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