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Product Details

  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 2 edition (December 5, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470229683
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470229682
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #112,298 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Tips for grooming smooth, wirehaired, or longhaired Dachshunds

The must-have guide for you and your Dachshie

Thinking about owning a Dachshund? Whether you choose a standard or miniature, this updated guide gives you expert guidance on everything from housing and diet to exercise and health care. You get expert advice on training your Dachshund, handling their common back problems, and just having fun with this clever, lively dog.

Discover how to:

  • Choose the right Dachshund for you

  • Prepare your home for your Dachshund

  • Manage nutrition and health

  • Conquer training problems

  • Show your Dachshund

About the Author

Eve Adamson has been a Dachshund fan since childhood and a contributing editor for Dog Fancy magazine. Eve has written or coauthored over 45 books, including Adopting a Pet For Dummies, Shih Tzu For Dummies, and Labrador Retrievers For Dummies. She has won many dog writing awards and is a member of the Dog Writer’s Association of America. Eve lives in Iowa City with her family, which includes her dogs, Jack and Sally.

More About the Author

Eve Adamson is a New York Times Best Selling author and freelance writer who lives, works, parents, cooks, practices yoga, and obsesses about food in Iowa City. Find out more at www.eveadamson.com.

Customer Reviews

Lots of helpful information on here and its a very easy read.
damian okun
If you are about to adopt/buy your first Dachshund, I highly recommend picking up this book.
Wes
The book was very informative on everything I wanted to know.
Karen Evans

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79 of 81 people found the following review helpful By Benny Archuleta on April 16, 2001
Format: Paperback
As the owner of The Dachshund Rescue Web Page, I have long been seeking a book that would be helpful to those individuals who have chosen to add a dachshund to their lives through rescue.

This book is it!

Written in a clear and understandable format, Ms. Adamson has captured the idiosyncracies of this special little breed in a manner that will prove valuable not only to the new dachshund owner, but to the person who has been owned by a dachshund for years.

I've placed the link to this book on the front page of The Dachshund Rescue Web Page, encouraging people that are considering being owned by a rescued dachshund to pick up a copy and read it first. It's that valuable a resource!
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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on April 24, 2001
Format: Paperback
Eve Adamson's Dachshunds For Dummies is the most "reader friendly" introduction to Dachshunds available today. Adamson shows how to choose the right Dachshund for you, how to maintain your Dachshund's good health; feed your Dachshund properly; exercise and entertain your Dachshund; and handle behavioral problems common to the breed. The text is an entertaining as it is informative and a "must" for anyone who owns a Dachshund, or aspires to having one as their own personal animal companion.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 6, 2002
Format: Paperback
Until I bought this book, I didn't realize that taking care of my new Dachshund wasn't just like taking care of any other dog. This book tells you all the unique and individual things you need to know to keep your Dachshund healthy, happy, and to train him, plus it's got a lot of great general dog information, too. This is the only Dachshund book you'll ever need!
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58 of 66 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 25, 2002
Format: Paperback
There are several inaccuracies in this book, pertaining to genetic defects and a few pictures. But one in particular is DANGEROUS. Please beware, the author recommends feeding grapes as a treat to your dog. The ASPCA has issued a warning regarding grapes (and raisins). In part:
"In response to reports of dogs developing kidney failure after eating large amounts of grapes or raisins, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) conducted a review of all related cases in its database. Veterinary toxicologists found that all of the companion canines developed vomiting within six hours of ingestion; the estimated amounts of grapes or raisins eaten ranged from nine ounces to two pounds. Other commonly reported signs included diarrhea, anorexia, lethargy and abdominal pain, and all of the dogs developed evidence of kidney disfunction. Adds APCC's Charlotte Means, DVM, "Whether the ingested grapes were purchased fresh from grocery stores or grown in private yards didn't seem to matter, nor did the brand eaten." Clinical signs lasted for several days--sometimes even weeks. And after aggressive treatment, which included intravenous fluids and medications, half of the dogs recovered, while the others died or had to be euthanized."
Visit the ASPCA website for more info. Please do not feed grapes or raisins to your dog.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 8, 2002
Format: Paperback
This book is a must if you are thinking of getting a dachshund or already lucky enough to own one. Ms. Adamsom is true to mark in her bright, funny descriptions of these terrific little dawgs. (Remember dachshunds don't know they're d--s.) I laughed out loud when she said" If i see it it's mine, if I touch it , it's mine, if I think it's mine-- it's mine" just like my dachshund. This is his house, yard,, street etc,etc, And yes he's very particular about his food-- he doesn't know he has poor taste buds. Thanks to Ms. Adamson, I have a much better understanding of my dawg--- now if only he could understand me!!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By ILoveMyDachshund on January 19, 2005
Format: Paperback
Shortly after getting my first dog, a smooth-haired black and tan dachshund boy in February 2003, I purchased this book and it has anything and everything you need to know about this incredible breed. I was a little worried that it might just be a generic dog book with "Dachshunds" slapped on the cover, but it only took a few pages to realize I was wrong. The "Dummies" series of books are amazing. They really tell you anything you could possibly ever need or want to know. If you are thinking about or already have a "weiner dog", then I highly recommend this book! New owners and experienced owners alike can learn something new from "Dachshunds for Dummies"!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By L. Bernstein on November 28, 2004
Format: Paperback
When I picked up this book, I fully expected it to be one of those "canned" dog care books -- written with "Dachshund" haphazardly inserted in the title, only to find a generic book about all dogs, any breed.

I was wrong.

Actually, I should have known better. I tech edited a Dummies book a few years back, and it taught me just how dedicated the Dummies publishers are to providing their readers with the finest information . . . but the book I worked on was more specialized, and hey, I couldn't help but ask myself, "How easy it might it be for the Dummies people to take the same book and do 'Pugs for Dummies,' 'Poodles for Dummies,'" etc.-- all with the same, redundant information?"

How delighted I was to find that Eve Adamson has written a loving book from a Dachshund lover's true perspective, including the REAL traits exhibited by Dachshunds, along with tips on how to manage them.

I own two Dachshunds -- a mini chocolate & tan and a tweenie black & tan dapple, and if they could read this book, they would agree: This is a real Dachshund book for real Dachshund owners, written by a woman who REALLY understands the breed. (The only complaint I have is that the book recommends feeding grapes to dogs. I've been told by breeders that grapes are a NO NO and not good for dogs, do not feed.)

Thank you, Eve for writing this helpful, heartfelt book, and thank you to the Dummies folks for not being so dumb after all.
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