Explore the history and variety of our most faithful companions in this collection of over 400 different dog breeds.
For centuries, dogs have been adored for their unswerving loyalty, and this new edition of The Dog Encyclopedia perfectly celebrates the special relationship that binds humans with our four-legged friends.
Starting with their history, evolution, and anatomy, this brilliant book about dogs puts on a show of dogs in art and advertising, sport and service, and religion and culture, as famous dogs in fiction line up alongside heroic helpers. The catalogue introduces more than 400 dog breeds arranged in traditional categories, from primitive and working dogs to companion dogs and scent hounds. Every entry includes glorious photographs and fact-packed profiles detailing the individual character, compatible owner traits, and breed-specific advice.
Dive straight into this dog book, which offers:
- A fully-illustrated guide to canine anatomy and body systems.
- A catalogue of internationally recognized dog breeds.
- Annotated images that highlight the typical characteristics of every featured breed.
- Boxed topics on record breakers, canine film stars, and heroic war dogs add a fascinating degree of detail.
Additionally, the book offers expert information on everything from exercising and feeding your dog to grooming and puppy training, along with a section on care to help you identify and deal with any canine health problems.
Combining fabulous photographs with information on the latest breeds, historical facts, and advice on everyday care, The Dog Encyclopedia is an indispensable owner's guide and a useful reference for professionals.