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Written primarily for prospective and inexperienced pet owners, as well as for older children who are learning about responsible pet care, Barron s Complete Pet Owner s Manuals present basic pet care information. The many titles in this series cover all popular dog and cat breeds, bird varieties, hamsters and other small caged animals, aquarium fish varieties, terrarium pets, and even reptiles, amphibians, and exotics. Each title features approximately 70 color photos and advises on acquiring an animal, housing, feeding, health care and where applicable, grooming and training

Information and advice to help you take good care of your Great Dane The typical Great Dane:origins, temperament, physical traits, and moreExpert advice:adoption, feeding, health care, training, grooming, and moreUnderstanding your Great Dane: specific dietary and exercise needs, its vocal and body language, more

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  • PDF | 96 pages
  • Joe Stahlkuppe(Author)
  • Barron's Educational Series Inc.,U.S.; 2nd Revised edition edition (25 Oct. 2012)
  • English
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  • Science & Nature

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  • By Deborah Toft on 15 April 2013

    I was hoping for a book which would give advice and information specific to the quirks of a Great Dane. Whilst there were some useful generalised points (they like to lean on people and don't like leaving on their own too much) I was very disappointed that there was little in the way of information from experienced owners who had trained Danes and/or adopted or taken in a rescue case.

  • By J. Tunstall on 14 December 2012

    Good manual but do not like the pics of Danes with cropped ears. It is barbaric and commonplace in USA. It was present for husband and he found photos quite upsetting.

  • By N. STEVENS on 24 August 2009

    A well written book with lots of information about Great Danes that is not always included in puppy books. I would say it is very Americanised.

  • By Shaz on 11 December 2013

    Quick delivery. A very useful book to read prior to purchasing this breed, however it is aimed at the American market so not all etails are relevant

  • By Ashtar Command on 27 August 2011

    I have my fair share of Boxer, Schnauzer and even Irish Wolfhound experience, but none with Great Danes. (Known as Grand Danois here in Sweden.) Perhaps it's just as good that I don't. I couldn't stand that Boxer, and the Great Dane somehow reminds me of a Boxer - except that it's much, much larger!The two most famous Great Danes are both cartoon characters: Scooby-Doo and Marmaduke. The cursed hellhound in "Hound of the Baskervilles" is also a Great Dane, at least in the movie and TV adaptations. But what are real Great Danes like?According to Joe Stahlkuppe, the "real" Grand Danois is a calm, well disposed and even sensitive dog. Like Scooby, they can be clownish and fun-loving. However, Great Danes are suspicious of strangers and can be trained to become guard dogs, or even aggressive attack dogs. The latter option, however, is not really in keeping with the dog's authentic character. The author of this book angrily suggests that maladapted dog owners who turn their Great Danes into vicious aggressors need therapy. A more serious piece of advice is to get a Rottweiler or Doberman - breeds better adapted for aggressive defence.A well trained and well behaved Great Dane should be a great family pet, get along with both children and other dogs in the household, while nevertheless guarding the property against intruders. This dog is big enough to physically make an adult male fall over, and probably sit on him, too, until the police arrives!"Great Danes" is a great (!) introduction to this particular breed. The book is directed at people who never had a dog or Great Dane before, and gives an overview of both obedience training, where to buy a Great Dane puppy, health problems, food issues, and - more than once - warnings not to turn your Dane into a monster. More humorous problems, at least to an outsider, includes the dog's "leaning" behaviour, a sign of affection that can be problematic if an adult Dane leans on a little old lady, child or even you. Letting the pup sleep in your bed is another no-no, since the adult dog might not want to break the habit. The wagging tail of a Great Dane can knock down a toddler or destroy your china. And so on...The colour photos of Great Danes in this book are excellent, including several of the black variety, which does indeed look like a hellhound. I would think twice before entering a yard with two of *those* hanging around. Another variety is the Harlequin, which looks like an over-sized Dalmatian (it would have made Cruella De Vil more well-behaved). The funniest photo shows a Great Dane with a zebra-striped toy bone. The toy bone is large enough to be used as a weapon, in case your dog flunks!OK, I admit I'm somewhat sceptical to the idea of a jumbo-sized Boxer. I wouldn't feel safe around a muscular doggie larger than myself. Something Big Slick Fido would probably spot, and then things would go downhill from there.But that's me. ;-)If you like dogs, and want to upsize, this little book might be a good way to start.


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