Author - Geeson - Publisher - Ringpress
In this book the Poodle's ancient origins are traced, from its role as a water-retriever, to its appeal as one of the most glamorous of show dogs. In a special section, there is unique coverage of the versatile Standard Poodle, highlighting its talents in many different spheres - Obedience and Agility, as a guide dog for the blind and a therapy dog - and, most surprisingly of all, as a racing sled dog.
There is an in-depth analysis of the Breed Standard, plus detailed information on colours and trims, and preparing the Standard Poodle for the show ring. For the first-time owner, advice is given on choosing a puppy, training, exercise, coat care and nutrition, and for the specialist, there is comprehensive coverage of breeding and rearing a litter. Illustrated with more than 150 top-quality colour and black and white photographs, this book is essential reading for all Poodle enthusiasts.