Golden Retrievers: A Practical Guide for Owners and Breeders

Golden Retrievers: A Practical Guide for Owners and Breeders

by Elana Rose


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Books in the A Practical Guide for Owners and Breeders series explore in detail all aspects of owning and caring for individual breeds of dog. Written in an accessible style, this book focuses on providing practical information about caring for your Golden Retriever, and will be an essential resource for all dog owners and professionals. Topics covered include breed standard; choosing a puppy or rescue dog; care at every stage of life, puppy through to elderly dog; diet and training; healthcare and breed-specific health issues; breeding and whelping; and showing.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785000379
Publisher: Crowood Press, The
Publication date: 04/01/2016
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Elana Rose is an experienced dog trainer and breeder. She owns a dog training company running training classes and consultation. Having previously worked at The Kennel Club, Elana has a vast knowledge base of showing, trials, and all aspects of dog ownership.

Table of Contents

1 What's in a Name? 6

2 A Golden Retriever for You 19

3 Finding Your Golden Retriever 26

4 The New Addition 31

5 Puppy Love 43

6 Learning The Ropes 51

7 Training 62

8 Basic Commands 67

9 Caring For Your Dog 85

10 Healthier Dogs Are Happier 100

11 Signs of Illness 108

12 Hereditary Health 113

13 First Aid 116

14 Showing 134

15 Other Activities 139

16 Field Trials 146

17 Breeding 152

Conclusion 188

Acknowledgements 189

Index 190

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