Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds

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Barron's Educational Series, 1998 - Pets - 328 pages
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Here in one volume is virtually everything a prospective dog buyer needs to know, as well as clear & detailed information on canines for all dog owners & dog fanciers. Opening sections discuss breed evolution & point out the many physical & behavioral traits that make dog breeds different. The main section of this volume profiles nearly 150 breeds, arranged by AKC groups. Each breed profile tells how & why the breed was developed, & how selection for certain characteristics affects the dog's suitability as a pet. There is also valuable information on traits a prospective buyer should look for when choosing the breed. These include the breed's general health & vulnerability to specific health problems, longevity, exercise needs, activity level, compatibility with children & other animals, grooming needs, tendency toward obedience, watchdog aptitude, key conformation points, & others. This book contains a wealth of photos & line art in color & in black-&-white. It's a volume that deserves a place on the shelf of every dog fancier, veterinarian, breeder, & dog owner. Caroline Coile, Ph.D., is an award-winning writer who has been showing dogs since 1974. In 1965 she was named "Handler of the Year" by the American Saluki Association, & one of her Salukis was named "Dog of the Year." She is author of eight of Barron's Pet Owner's Manuals on various dog breeds.

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Describes purebred dogs from throughout the world with color pictures. The history and maintenance of each breed is covered in short profiles for over 150 breeds. Registration rankings in the United States are also given. Read full review

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D. Caroline Coile, Ph.D., is an enthusiastic dog breeder and exhibitor. She is the author of 17 dog books and many dog-related magazine articles.

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