German Shepherds For Dummies

By D. Caroline Coile   |   Published On: Sep 1, 2000
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Get a crash course on the intriguing and intelligent German Shepherd with the Wiley German Shepherds For Dummies. A fascinating breed that is protective and oftentimes confusing, there’s more to the German Shepherd than most any other dogs, and this book covers it all. It’s perfect for anyone who is thinking about adopting a German Shepherd or who already lives with one, answering all your questions in an easy-to-read manner.

In this book, you’ll learn everything you need to know, starting with understanding how to communicate with the German Shepherd personality, how to find reputable breeders, and how to find a good trainer and attend classes. It also covers what you’ll need to feed him, how to exercise him, common behavioral issues and how to address them, grooming, recognizing and preventing health issues, and fun things to do with your loyal pal. Using expert knowledge and personable language, this book answers all of your questions and then some with fun facts, tips and amusing anecdotes.

About the Author

D. Caroline Coile, Ph.D., is an enthusiastic dog breeder and exhibitor. She is the author of 17 dog books and many dog-related magazine articles.

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  • Dimensions
    9 x 7.2 x 1 inches
  • Weight
    1.2 pounds
  • ISBN-13


  • Series

    For Dummies

  • ISBN-10


  • Subject

    Dog Breeds

  • Pages


  • Dog Breed

    German Shepherd

  • Format


  • Author

    D. Caroline Coile

  • Publication Date

    Sep 1, 2000

  • Publisher


  • Made in

    United States

Table of Contents


Part I: Getting to Know German Shepherds

  • Chapter 1: Making the Decision of a Lifetime.
  • Chapter 2: Setting the Standard for the Breed.

Part II: Finding the German Shepherd for You

  • Chapter 3: Looking for Love in All the Right Places: Breeders and Shelters.
  • Chapter 4: Picking the Perfect Puppy.

Part III: Bringing Up Baby

  • Chapter 5: Shopping for Dog Stuff.
  • Chapter 6: Welcoming Your Dog Home.
  • Chapter 7: Feeding Your German Shepherd.
  • Chapter 8: Training Your Dog.
  • Chapter 9: Dealing with a "Bad Dog".
  • Chapter 10: Grooming Your Dog.

Part IV: Keeping Your Dog Healthy

  • Chapter 11: Working with Your Dog's Other Best Friend: His Veterinarian.
  • Chapter 12: Dealing with GSD Hereditary Health Problems.
  • Chapter 13: Taking Care of a Sick Shepherd.
  • Chapter 14: Caring for an Aging Shepherd.

Part V: Having Fun with Your German Shepherd

  • Chapter 15: Exercising Your Dog.
  • Chapter 16: Showing Off Your Dog.
  • Chapter 17: Putting Your Shepherd to Work.

Part VI: The Part of Tens

  • Chapter 18: Ten Tips for Traveling with Your Dog.
  • Chapter 19: Ten Fun Games You Can Play with Your Shepherd.

Appendix A: Glossary

Appendix B: Resources

Appendix C: The Official AKC Breed Standard for the German Shepherd Dog

Appendix D: GSD Abbreviations


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