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Covering the history, breeds, care, health, and positive training of dogs — all in one easy reference — The Dog Encyclopedia is a fully illustrated encyclopedia of all things canine.
With an extensive photographic catalog of more than 400 dog breeds, organized by to FCI groupings, each profile describes the breed's uses and character, lists compatible owner traits, and shares fascinating facts about the breed's origins.
Dog owners, breeders, and fans will also learn about canine anatomy and body systems; instinct and behavior; how dogs interact with humans; and the essentials of good care.
The book gives expert advice on equipment, handling, exercise, play, feeding, grooming, and breeding. Basic dog training is also covered, and an invaluable section on health will enable you to identify problems quickly and know exactly what to do in an emergency.
This is the best book on dogs I have seen. There are so many breeds, there was even new-to-me breeds. Being a dog-person my whole life it was surprising how many dogs I hadn't heard of.
This book is very informative too. It discusses each breed and breaks it down as to what the dog is really like and what that breed needs most. It is a great resource for people trying to discover what dog breed might be best for them, should they be considering getting a dog.
Even though I have two dogs, this will be a great reference in the future if I wanted more. It also is a great conversation piece, so on the table top it will go.
Dog lovers should have a copy. The illustrations alone are enough to keep you busy for some time. Browsing each page gives another full-color experience, it will keep you turning the page.