Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds Profiles of More Than 150 Breeds
Edition: 2nd 2005
List price: $29.99
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Description: 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 books main section profiles more than 150 breeds, arranged in the general categories specified by the AKCSporting 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 dogs 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 breeds 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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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2005
Size: 11.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
|The Right Dog|
|From the Dog Family to the Family Dog|
|Body and Soul|
|Are They Good with Children?|
|How to Use the Breed Profiles|
|Profiles of the Breeds|
|The Sporting Group|
|The Hound Group|
|The Working Group|
|The Terrier Group|
|The Toy Group|
|The Non-Sporting Group|
|The Herding Group|
|Definitions of Medical Conditions|
|Guide to Hereditary Health Problems|