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JAPANESE CHIN, THE, Dog from the Land of the Rising Sun
978-1-57779-098-3

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Author: Elisabeth Legl
 
Revised (2nd Edition)

The 2008 revised edition includes a NEW color photo section, new section on evaluating show puppies, new health information, and the latest top winners and producers. All new photographs and updates throughout make this the most complete book on the Japanese Chin available anywhere! The book’s international flavor will make it a favorite anywhere in the world.
 
 
8 1/2 x 11, illustrated, softcover, 184 pages
 
LEARN ABOUT:
 
Character of the breed
Top winners worldwide
The breed standards, U.S.. and abroad
Grooming, training and care
Hereditary problems in the breed
Showing and breeding
Noted kennels in the U.S. and abroad
History of the breed from its ancient Chinese roots to current breeders
And lots more.
 

AUTHOR’S BIO

 
Elisabeth Legl has been involved with dogs most of her life, and since the 1960’s, she has focused on the Asiatic breeds, who’s history fascinates her. As an author, she has published several books on various dog breeds, including The Lapphund, The Chow Chow, The Pekingese and The Tibetan Breeds. She is also a judge in her native country of Sweden, as well as in England.
 
 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
CHAPTER 1 MEET THE JAPANESE CHIN
The Chin Mystique—The Chin’s Personality
COLOR SECTION
CHAPTER 2 THE ORIGINS OF THE JAPANESE CHIN
The Chin in Asia—Buddhism—Japan
CHAPTER 3 THE CHIN MOVES WESTWARD
Early History of the Chin in England—Further Development of the Chin in
England—Noted English Kennels—Ireland—The Continent—Scandinavia—
Canada—Australia—New Zealand—South Africa
CHAPTER 4 THE CHIN IN NORTH AMERICA
Early History in the United States—Further Development of the Chin in the
United States—Noted American Kennels—Canada
CHAPTER 5 UNDERSTANDING THE BREED STANDARD
Interpretation of the Standard—The American Kennel Club Standard—The
Japanese Kennel Club Standard—Canadian Kennel Club Standard—English Kennel Club Standard
CHAPTER 6 CARING FOR YOUR NEW CHIN PUPPY
Choosing Your Chin—Bringing Your Chin Home—Grooming—Nutrition—
Feeding Puppies—Feeding the Adult Chin—Feeding the Older Dog—Feeding for Special Situations
CHAPTER 7 KEEPING YOUR CHIN HEALTHY
Symptoms of Illness—Accidents and Injuries—Bacterial and Viral Diseases—
Dietary Deficiency Diseases—External Parasites—Internal Parasites—Skin Problems—Other Health Problems—Hereditary Defects—Care of the Ailing or Injured Dog
CHAPTER 8 MANNERS AND TRAINING
House Manners—Leash Training—Housebreaking—Obedience Training
CHAPTER 9 SHOWING YOUR CHIN
Shows—Obedience Competition—Other Competitions
CHAPTER 10 BREEDING YOUR CHIN
Genetics—The Brood Bitch—The Stud Dog—Pregnancy and Whelping—
The Chin Puppy—Selecting a Chin Puppy for Show or Breeding
CHAPTER 11 THE CHIN HALL OF FAME
APPENDIX
JSCA/JCCA Specialty Winners—Sire of Distinction—Dam of Distinction
GLOSSARY
BIBLIOGRAPHY
OTHER SOURCES OF INFORMATION
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