Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds Profiles of More Than 150 Breeds

ISBN-10: 0764157000

ISBN-13: 9780764157004

Edition: 2nd 2005

Authors: D. Caroline Coile, Michele Earle-Bridges

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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 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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Book details

List price: $29.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 11.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.356
Language: English

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
Appendix
Definitions of Medical Conditions
Guide to Hereditary Health Problems
Glossary
Dog Anatomy
Index
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