Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds

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Barron's Educational Series, 2005 - Pets - 352 pages
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Updated with the latest information on canine breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, this lavishly illustrated volume is a treasure house of information for dog lovers, owners, breeders, and prospective buyers. It begins with a detailed discussion of breed evolution, focusing on the physical and behavioral traits that distinguish one canine breed from another. The book´┐1/2s main section profiles more than 150 breeds, arranged in the general categories specified by the AKC´┐1/2Sporting Group, Hound Group, Working Group, Terrier Group, Toy Group, Non-Sporting Group, and Herding Group. Each profile tells how and why the breed was developed, and how selection to perpetuate specific traits affects a dog´┐1/2s suitability as a pet. Advice for prospective dog owners will help them be sure they are choosing a breed that is compatible with their own situation and needs. They will also find information on each breed´┐1/2s vulnerability to specific health problems, longevity, exercise needs, compatibility with children, and much more. Profuse illustrations include color photos of all listed breeds.

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Excellent Dog Reference

User Review  - L Harden - Borders

Wonderful Reference for dog owners and those who are looking to add a dog to their home. Very informative on breed standards, temperament, upkeep, and health. The pictures are great. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

D. Caroline Coile, Ph.D., is an award-winning writer who has been showing dogs for more than a quarter of a century. In addition to The Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds, she is the author of several more dog-care books available in both Barroniuml;iquest;frac12;s Pet Handbook and Pet Owneriuml;iquest;frac12;s Manual series.

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