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Publisher Description

The 264-page FULL COLOUR Poodle Handbook is the most up-to-date and in-depth book on Toy, Miniature and Standard Poodles. 

This is essential reading for anyone getting a Poodle puppy, adult or rescue dog & the only reference book you’ll ever need. It guides you from Day 1 right through to caring for your dog in old age.

British canine author Linda Whitwam has teamed up with accredited Poodle experts to answer the dozens of questions every new & potential owner has. Together they provide a blueprint for a rewarding lifelong partnership between you & your new arrival.

Poodles are complex dogs. Packed full of insider tips from established breeders and over 100 colour photos, this book helps you understand what makes your Poodle tick, then how best to respond & take care of him or her.

Puppies - Learn:

Getting Through the First Few Days & Nights
Where Should Puppy Sleep?
Typical Poodle Traits
The Differences Between the Standard, Toy & Miniature
Understanding Your Puppy & Building a Bond
Crate Training & Housetraining
Obedience Training, incl. Sit, Stay, Recall, Lead & Clicker Training
Dealing with Unwanted Behaviour
Puppy Biting
What Poodles DON’T like
How Often to Bathe & Groom Your Poodle
Feeding a Puppy, Adult & Senior Dog
Exercise – How Often & How Much?

If you haven’t got your puppy yet, save money & potential heartache by following our guidelines:

Where NOT to Buy a Poodle From
How to Spot a Poorly-Bred Pup
How to Find a Good Breeder & Questions to Ask
How to Pick a Healthy Pup or Adult Dog
Choosing the Right Temperament
Male or Female?
Puppy-Proofing Your Home
Finding & Caring for Rescue Poodles

Poodle Health is covered in depth, including Ailments which can Affect Poodles, Allergies, Ear Infections, Skin Issues, Spaying, Neutering, Vaccinations, Worming & De-Fleaing. Recognising symptoms of ill health early on can prevent a chronic condition & save a fortune in vets’ bills.


“Fantastic informative book bursting with information about poodles of all sizes. We’ve only had our 8 month old poodle for 3 months and are first-time dog owners. So the book is perfect for us as it is full of information from grooming to training and everything in between!” G. WILCOX, CHESHIRE, UK

 “What a wonderful book! My husband and I have been reading it and have so far loved all the useful information. I find it easy to reference topics that I want to learn more about right away. As well as causally reading just for pleasure. All in all a great book,” K. WINDLER, USA

“Brilliant first-time owner manual. I have just got my first puppy, a toy poodle. This book has got lots of information and tips, written very clearly and easy to understand. It covers all ages from puppy to old age and any topic you can think of to help bring up a well behaved and healthy dog. I have already picked up some great tips for my puppy Maple!” N. HARPER, WARWICKSHIRE, UK

“Excellent reference manual. Very enjoyable read! Concise and informative for both experienced and novice poodle owners. Highly recommend this Handbook. In fact have ordered a second one for my daughter as don't think I would get mine back,” B. YOUNG, HAMPSHIRE, UK

“I have been lucky enough to have dogs all of my life and had rather thought that bringing up a poodle pup would be a similar experience to my other pups! How wrong could I have been! I now realise that I was not at all ready for the level of intelligence, sensitivity and incredibly loving nature of my little man - all, I now realise, typical of poodles! 

“I have found this book extremely informative, well written and, obviously, hugely well researched. The book covers every question I have had and will, I am confident, be able to help me with as my pup grows to maturity and settles himself into my little 'pack'. I can thoroughly recommend it to anyone considering embarking on the joyous journey of poodle ownership!” G. HARVEY-JONES, HEREFORDSHIRE, UK

Lifestyle & Home
September 18
Linda Whitwam
Linda Whitwam

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