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Description - Shih Tzu by Jo Ann White

In this title, the authoritative information and advice you need, illustrated throughout with full-color photographs - now revised and redesigned to be even more reader-friendly! Once the favorite pet of the Chinese imperial court, the Shih Tzu today is a perennially popular companion dog - playful, affectionate, and irresistibly cuddly. This updated guide gives you all the information you need to understand, select, train, and care for a Shih Tzu, including: an in-depth look at the Shih Tzu temperament; the fascinating history of the breed; tips for selecting a Shih Tzu puppy or adult dog; pointers on feeding, grooming, and health; and, savvy advice on housebreaking and basic training. Bonus chapters available on companion Web site.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780764583841
ISBN-10: 0764583840
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 139mm x 14mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jo Ann White

Jo Ann White acquired her first Shih Tzu in 1967, before the breed was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club. Thus began her ongoing love affair with this delightful breed. Her first champion, who did not want to stop going to dog shows when she retired from the conformation ring, became the first Shih Tzu bitch in the United States to earn both a show championship and an obedience title. Jo Ann has bred and/or owned about twenty champions and several obedience titlists under her Heavenly Dynasty kennel name. She is the former president of the American Shih Tzu Club, which awarded her a lifetime membership for extraordinary service to the breed in 2004, and is vice president of the Shih Tzu Fanciers of Central Florida. Jo Ann is the author of several other books, including The Official Book of the Shih Tzu, and numerous magazine articles about dogs. She has been the Shih Tzu breed columnist for the AKC Gazette since 1988. A freelance reference book writer and editor with particular interest in the Third World, she now lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida with two retired and very spoiled Shih Tzu. Many of the photographs in this book were taken by her late husband, Richard Lawall.