Complete Dog Breed Book (2nd Edition)
This book is packed full of information that would be very helpful when trying to find the breed of dog that would work well with your family and lifestyle. Includes facts, pictures, statistics and more on a multitude of different dog breeds. The book is divided into categories by dog type. Type categories are as follows: Primitive Dogs, Working Dogs, Spitz-type Dogs, Sight Hounds, Scent Hounds, Terriers, Gundogs, Companion Dogs, and Crossbreeds. Also included is some basic training and preparation information for new dog owners. This could also make a wonderful guide to dog breeds for young and old dog-lovers alike who just enjoy dog pictures and facts. The introduction also provides a brief history of dogs from a secular point of view. 352 pgs, pb. ~ Brianna
Find your ideal dog – and learn how to look after it – in this stunning guide to all things canine.
Combining breeds, behavior, care, and training advice, this book contains everything you need to know to help you choose and look after a dog, from the tiny Chihuahua to the towering Great Dane. Find the perfect pet using Q&A selector charts that help you find the best breed to suit your lifestyle.
Fully updated to reflect the latest dog breeds, The Complete Dog Breed Book contains a catalog of more than 420 dogs. Each features stunning photographs of the dog from various angles, while popular breeds – including the Boxer, Labrador Retriever, and English Springer Spaniel – are given a special in-depth treatment. Clear and concise text explains the main features of the dog, as well as providing a historical overview of the breed. Annotation highlights physical characteristics of each breed, while panels provide an at-a-glance guide to key features, such as the dog’s temperament, size, and color.
A practical section on care covers the fundamental aspects of looking after a dog, from handling and grooming to exercise and health. Step-by-step photographic sequences, combined with expert-written advice, explain the essentials of basic obedience. The Complete Dog Breed Book is a one-stop manual to helping you become the owner of a happy, healthy, well-behaved dog.