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Bulldog: Your Happy Healthy Pet, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-39054-2
144 pages
November 2008
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In 2007, this affectionate, easy-going breed finally made it to the top ten on the American Kennel Association's list of America's most popular dogs, capping a decade of rapid growth for the breed.

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Table of Contents

Part I: The World of the Bulldog.

Chapter 1: What Is a Bulldog?

English or American?

The Bulldog’s Physical Appearance.

The Bulldog’s Character.

Bulldog Mythology.

Chapter 2: The Bulldog Yesterday and Today.

Origins of the Breed.

The Evolving Bulldog.

Bulldogs in North America.

The Bulldog Today.

How Popularity Harms.

Breed-Specific Legislation.

Chapter 3: The World According to Bulldogs.

Are You Ready for a Dog?

The Pet Bulldog.

Problem Bulldogs.

If Bulldogs Could Choose Their Owners.

Chapter 4: Choosing Your Bulldog.

Breeder, Rescue, Shelter, or Free?

Finding Your Bulldog.

Choosing Your Bulldog Puppy.

Puppy Temperament Test.

Choosing an Adult Bulldog.

Part II: Caring for Your Bulldog.

Chapter 5: Bringing Your Bulldog Home.

Safety Is Important.

When to Bring Your Puppy Home.

Puppy Essentials.

Choosing Pet Professionals.

Puppy-Proofing Your Home.

Crate Training.

Chapter 6: Feeding Your Bulldog.

Nutritional Building Blocks.Commercial Dog Foods

Reading Dog Food Labels.

Homemade Diets.

Feeding Your Dog.

Five Mistakes to Avoid.

Chapter 7: Grooming Your Bulldog.

The Daily Ritual.

Bath Time.


Making Your Environment Flea Free.

Mouth and Gums.

Chapter 8: Keeping Your Bulldog Healthy.

Internal Parasites.

Spaying and Neutering Your Bulldog.

Common Health Problems.

Problems Particular to Bulldogs.

When to Call the Veterinarian.

How to Make a Canine First-Aid Kit.

Part III: Enjoying Your Bulldog.

Chapter 9: Training Your Bulldog.

Understanding Builds the Bond.

Practical Commands for Family Pets.

Training for Attention.

Teaching Cooperation.

Chapter 10: Housetraining Your Bulldog.

Your Housetraining Shopping List.

The First Day.

Confine Your Pup.

Watch Your Pup.

Accidents Happen.

Scheduling Basics.

Appendix: Learning More about Your Bulldog.

Some Good Books.


Clubs and Registries.

On the Internet.


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Author Information

Liz Palika is an award-winning author with more than 40 books to her credit, including All Dogs Need Some Training, The Ultimate Dog Treat Cookbook, Purebred Dog Rescue Adoption, Senior Dogs For Dummies®, and several titles in the Your Happy Healthy Pet series.

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