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|Named for the peculiar ridge on his back,
the Rhodesian Ridgeback is a handsome
and strong working dog originating from
southern Africa, where he was used for
big-game hunting. His clean, musculature,
symmetrical outline and distinctive
sighthound body endow the Ridgeback
with impressive speed, power and
endurance. This is a dog graced with
intelligence, patience and a keen sense of
humor, making him a delightful
companion, brilliantly adapting to life as a
pet and weekend sports dog.
The author's discussion of the breed
standard and the breed's characteristics
will prove useful to the novice and
experienced owner alike. Comprehensive
in its scope and up-to-date in its content,
this book offers expert advice on the
selection of a puppy, breed-specific health
concerns, house-training and obedience
training as well as everyday care
maintenance, including feeding, grooming,
exercise and safety considerations.
Whether you are a newcomer to the
Rhodesian or a committed fancier showing
and/or racing your dogs every weekend,
this new breed guide promises to be an
indispensable addition to your library.
|The go-to resource for keeping pups
healthy and happy...Takes the guesswork
out of caring for any kind of dog.
An indispensable medical reference for
every dog-owning household. Written by
a veterinarian with a gift for presenting
complex information in a lively, accessible
way, this book covers everything from
choosing the right puppy (or adopting the
perfect adult) to caring for the senior dog.
Thoroughly discusses more than 100
canine illnesses, and includes the most
up-to-date information on pet food safety,
"designer" dog breeds, homemade diets,
vaccine protocols, obesity and heart
disease, pet insurance, and more.
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