We’re always on the lookout for good books about dogs. There are lots of books to choose from and finding just the right one can take a lot of looking. We hope to help. On this page we’re going to post brief paragraphs about a selection of books we really like. To read more click the title to view the entire post and, if you decide you’d like to buy the book, you can purchase it by clicking through to Amazon. There is no extra cost for purchasing this way and you will be helping to support this website. Thank you!
Heavily illustrated, and packed with detail, this reference describes every canine breed recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) including even recently recognized breeds, such as the Norwegian Buhund, the Pyrenean Shepherd, and the Swedish Vallhund.
The book provides a short but accurate description of each dog cites its origins, its physical traits, temperament, average life span, major health concerns, and special needs. It covers training, grooming, exercise, and adaptability to specific environments. The book includes a color photo of each breed in its show pose and a second provides a detailed head shot. Attractive, easy-to-use, charts summarize the degree of care required for each breed.
Written by D. Caroline Coile Ph.D., a leading expert on dog breeds, this spiral-bound book boasts a wealth of information in a manageable size and lay-flat format. It serves as a useful guide for prospective dog purchasers, as well as trainers and breeders.
There are 146 of the 150 American Kennel Club (AKC) recognized breeds profiled in the pages of the Complete Dog Book. The pictures on their own provide great browsing. The text and detailed breed descriptions help you choose among the hounds, terriers, toys, and working breeds, the herders, guard dogs, and sporting breeds.
Typical breed measurements help you to determine which dogs will best fit your life style and residence. Bbreed temperaments help you choose your ideal pet. Show criteria help you know what you’re looking for when you actually start to shop for a pup.
There are interesting stories about breed origins, and a useful glossary of dog terms. The chapters on grooming, training, and Canine Health and First Aid will come in handy once you’ve brought your new dog home. The Complete Dog Book is a great choice for the beginner and the seasoned dog lover as well!