The Dog Encyclopedia

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Explore the history and variety of our most faithful companions in this visual guide to over 400 different dog breeds.

From Afghan Hounds to Yorkshire Terriers, from gun dogs to designer breeds - and from Beethoven to Toto - for centuries, dogs have been adored for their unswerving loyalty, and this new edition of The Dog Encyclopedia provides the perfect celebration of the special relationship that binds humans with our four-legged friends.

Starting with their history, evolution, and anatomy, this lavishly illustrated book 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. Each and every entry includes glorious photographs and fact-packed profiles detailing the individual character, compatible owner traits, and breed-specific advice. The third part of 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 every-day care, The Dog Encyclopedia is an indispensable owner's guide and a useful reference for professionals.