Dachshunds

by Eve Adamson

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Dachshunds For Dummies®, 2nd Edition

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About the Author

Eve Adamson has been a Dachshund fan since childhood and a contributing editor for Dog Fancy magazine. Eve has written or co-authored 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.

Dedication

To Sally, who taught me more about dogs than any book.

Author's Acknowledgments

Many people assisted in helping to bring this book to fruition. First and foremost, thanks to Dr. Carey Wasem for providing knowledge, enthusiasm, information, and for tech-editing the manuscript. Thanks to Adrian Milton for providing wonderful pictures. Damian must be proud! Thanks to Darryl E. McDonald, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS of the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center in Dallas, Texas, for his expertise on Dachshund orthopedics. Thanks to the Dachshund Club of America for lending expertise via its excellent illustrated breed standard; informative Web site (www.dachshund-dca.org); its Canine Intervertebral Disk Disease booklet (available on the Web site) prepared for the DCA by Patricia J. Luttgen, DVM, MS, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Specialty of Neurology, in Denver, Colorado; and via the friendly and helpful efforts of Andra O'Connell, Ann Gordon, and Jan Oswald. Thanks to Bob Brennert up in Canada, who, along with his wonderful Wiener Dogs Web site (www.wienerdogs.org), was also a great source of information and support. And thanks, of course, to all those smooths, longhairs, and wirehairs out there, mighty, mini, and in-betweeny, for inspiring such great love and devotion in their two-legged human servants.

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