No matter what qualities you're looking for in a dog, there's a breed out there for you, and "Choosing a Dog ForDummies" can help you find it. Written by Chris Walkowicz, President of the Dog Writer's Association of America, thisfriendly guide fills you in on what you need to know to: Figure out whether or not you really want to share you lifewith a dogDecide which pet qualities you value mostSelect and buy the perfect pet for you and your familyGive your canine pal the care it deservesFind out about breed rescueSelect a kid-friendly dog
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