ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Susan Ewing has been “in dogs” since 1977 and enjoys showing and trying various performance events, with the emphasis on “trying.”
She holds a Master’s degree in Television/Radio from Syracuse University and has attended canine seminars at Cornell University. She is a member of the Dog Writers Association of America and of the Cat Writers’ Association and is listed in the 2005 edition of Who’s Who in America.
Ewing has been writing professionally since she was 16 and is the author of several books: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi: Family Friend and Farmhand; The New Owner’s Guide to Pembroke Welsh Corgis; The Pug; and The Dachshund. Her column, “The Pet Pen,” is in The Post-Journal (Jamestown, NY) every Saturday. One of her essays is a part of the book, Cats Do It Better Than People.
Her articles have appeared in AKC Gazette, Family Dog, Bloodlines, German Shepherd Dog Review, Good Dog!, Pet Odyssey, Dog Fancy, Dog World, Puppies USA, the national Schipperke Club newsletter, ASPCA’s Animal Watch, and Bird Talk.
She has been a radio copywriter, owned and operated a boarding kennel, and served as the director of the Lucy-Desi Museum in Jamestown, NY.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Part I: A Bully for You 7
Chapter 1: Bulldog: A Tough Name for a Big Softy 9
Chapter 2: Acquainting Yourself with the Bulldog Package 15
Chapter 3: Deciding on a Bulldog 37
Chapter 4: Finding the Best Bulldog for You 41
Part II: Living with Your Bulldog 53
Chapter 5: Preparing for Your Bulldog 55
Chapter 6: Bringing Your Bulldog Home 67
Chapter 7: Feeding Your Bulldog 75
Chapter 8: Grooming Your Bulldog 89
Part III: Training, Working, and Traveling: The Busy Bulldog 105
Chapter 9: Housetraining Your Bulldog 107
Chapter 10: Mastering Good Manners and Basic Commands 119
Chapter 11: Showing and Showing Off Your Well-Trained Bulldog 139
Chapter 12: On the Go: Taking, Leaving, or Looking for Bully 161
Part IV: Keeping Your Bulldog Healthy 179
Chapter 13: Knowing Your Veterinarian, Vaccinations, and Common Treatments 181
Chapter 14: Recognizing and Tackling Bulldog Health Issues 195
Chapter 15: Familiarizing Yourself with Fido First Aid 215
Chapter 16: Caring for Your Senior Bulldog 229
Part V: The Part of Tens 241
Chapter 17: Nine Great Resources for Bulldog Owners 243
Chapter 18: Ten Good Reasons for Not Breeding Your Bulldog 249
Chapter 19: Ten Important Things to Do for Your Bulldog 255