Encyclopaedia of Dog Breeds

Encyclopaedia of Dog Breeds

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By (author) D. Caroline Coile

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  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series Inc.,U.S.
  • Format: Hardback | 376 pages
  • Dimensions: 244mm x 315mm x 41mm | 1,905g
  • Publication date: 27 May 2005
  • ISBN 10: 0764157000
  • ISBN 13: 9780764157004
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: 2nd edition
  • Sales rank: 112,811

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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's main section profiles more than 150 breeds, arranged in the general categories specified by the AKC--Sporting 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's 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's 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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[back cover] More than 150 breeds profiled and arranged in categories specified by the AKC: Sporting Group * Hound Group * Working Group * Terrier Group * Toy Group * Non-Sporting Group * Herding Group Color Photos of All Listed Breeds