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Beagle: A Comprehensive Guide to Owning and Caring for Your Dog (Comprehensive Owner's Guide) [Kindle Edition]

Evelyn Elizabeth Lanyon
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The experts at Kennel Club Books present the world's largest series of breed-specific canine care books. Each critically acclaimed Comprehensive Owner's Guide covers everything from breed standards to behavior, from training to health and nutrition. With nearly 200 titles in print, this series is sure to please the fancier of even the rarest breed!

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Amongst the most endearing of the all dogs known to man, the Beagle has captured the hearts and fancies of dog lovers everywhere. A simple straightforward soul who desires nothing more than to please his master, this is a hound dog who can make a genuine best friend for any owner. From his origins as a hunting scent hound in Britain to his current-day role as a pet, show dog and part-time working dog, the Beagle proves to be talented, intelligent and determined. This book provides the much-needed factual information about the Beagle and its ancestry, character and standard, as well as the proper selection, feeding, training, preventative health care and behaviour of the breed. The new owner will welcome advice about puppy-proofing the home, preparing for the pup's arrival and preventing puppy problems. In addition to an extremely authoritative text, this book presents over 135 photographs in full colour, which prove to be as informative as they are attractive. Helpful hints and important information are highlighted to provide easy access to everything the reader needs to know about life with a Beagle. Whether it's toilet training problems, allergies or fleas, this book is the way to prevention, providing the reader with the necessary guidance an owner needs from puppyhood through the senior years. Recommended by top breeders and trainers, this book is the responsible first choice of every new owner of a Beagle. Topics discussed include: History of the Beagle; Characteristics of the Beagle; The Beagle Breed Standard; Your Beagle puppy; Everyday care of your Beagle; Housebreaking and training your Beagle; Health care of your Beagle; When your Beagle gets old; Showing your Beagle; Understanding the behaviour of your Beagle.

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The origin of the Beagle, like most other hound breeds, cannot be positively traced; it appears buried in antiquity. In the second century AD, Onomasticon, a Greek dictionary in ten books by Iulius Pollux, mentions the dog being used by man for hunting purposes about 1300 BC. The ancient Greek author Xenophon made references in his writings of about 450 BC to small hounds used to hunt hare on foot. While no formal name was given to these small hounds, they were undoubtedly the prognosticators of the dog we have come to know today as the Beagle. Early man hunted animals for survival itself, but down through the centuries hunting evolved from a means to sustain life into a sport. The landed gentry and nobility of England, as early as the fourteenth century, participated in blood sports as a social activity. They used horses and large and small hounds, along with small terriers, in the pursuit of deer, fox, badger and hare.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6626 KB
  • Print Length: 158 pages
  • Publisher: Kennel Club Books (23 Aug. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005DB8634
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #164,327 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful
This book is an excellent book for pet owners and newcomers to the breed. The content includes information on raising, training and looking after beagles from pups to adults. Also a good book for breeders to recommend to new beagle owners who would like to find out about the breed and raise a happy family pet. There are helpful tips on feeding,crate training and health too. No beagle pet owner should be without it.
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beagle by Elizabeth Lanyon 8 April 2003
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This book was recommended to me by the breeder from which I am getting my Beagle puppy. I found the book very helpful in giving me information and tips on how to look after this loveable breed. Is good because it focuses on Beagles as a pet rather than showing, which other dog books tend to do.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Beagle information 22 July 2009
A brilliant book packed full of relevant information and useful tips. Starts with the history of the beagle, preparing and choosing a pup, settling the pup in, how to train the dog, also deals with some of the difficult bits eg toilet training, crate training. Moves on to beagle health and then onto the senior beagle. This one book gives you all the information you need for the mischievous but brilliant breed. In a word 'excellent'.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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This book was and is great, it has all the information you could possibly need for caring for your Beagle, from puppy to senior, its all there!
It covers bringing your Beagle home, to feeding, bathing, grooming, TRAINING! etc etc.
Great purchase, I am sure I will be re reading it as our puppy gets older !
Recommended must have for anyone thinking on getting a Beagle of any age!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good book 20 Sept. 2010
By gilly
read reviews of this book before purchase & it lived up to expectations. I am happy with my choice & would recommend it to other beagle owners
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars who needs more? 31 Aug. 2011
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Totally comprehensive guide - def. recommend for anyone in the build up to bringing a Beagle puppy home. This book gave us confidence, ideas and great training tips.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beaglelicious! 20 Jan. 2013
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Having owned a beagle some time ago and looking forward to again this year( after the sad demise of our beloved labrador) I brought this book as an update. I was not is clear concise and informative.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 23 Feb. 2014
By Glenn
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Very informative book which taught me everything I needed to know about getting and owning a beagle. I now feel more confident in having one.
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