Dog Breeds: An Illustrated Guide by Anatomical Chart Anatomical Chart Company, Anatomica, Lik Kwong, Dawn Gorski |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Dog Breeds: An Illustrated Guide

Dog Breeds: An Illustrated Guide

by Anatomical Chart Anatomical Chart Company, Anatomica, Lik Kwong, Dawn Gorski
     
 

Have you ever wondered which dogs make the best house pets? How the Dalmatian got its name? Why the German Shepherd was once referred to as the Alsatian? Winner of the Association of Medical Illustrators Award of Excellence, this comprehensive guide to 35 of the most popular dogs will show you all you need to know

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Have you ever wondered which dogs make the best house pets? How the Dalmatian got its name? Why the German Shepherd was once referred to as the Alsatian? Winner of the Association of Medical Illustrators Award of Excellence, this comprehensive guide to 35 of the most popular dogs will show you all you need to know about man's best friend, including 18 complete anatomical illustrations and 35 hand-illustrated breed drawings.

Illustrations of the skeletal system, the muscular system and the major internal organs are labeled with current terminology. Five different breeds
from the seven major canine classes (as recognized by the American Kennel Club) are beautifully illustrated and rendered, and information on breed
group, history, and social skill is also included. A complete list of all of the dogs within each canine class can be found at the back of the book.

Utilizing the newest printing technology - the stochastic tone process - these hand-illustrated drawings are nearly life-like in their detail.
Printed in four colors on the highest quality paper available, this book offers images unlike any other before it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587794803
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
03/31/2002
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
66
Product dimensions:
12.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Chapter 1 - Skeletal Anatomy

The dog's skeleton serves as the structural framework for support and
protection of the body.  Along with muscles, the skeleton enables the dog to
stand, sit, run, and walk.

Bones are hollow tubes made up of hard, latticed structures called
trabeculae and are filled with bone marrow.  Bones are nourished by blood
vessels that enter them through small holes called nutrient foramina.
Unlike humans, dogs do not have a collarbone; their forelimbs are held
together by only the muscles.  This allows dogs to have great flexibility in
movement.

All dogs have 30 true vertebrae, plus a varying number found in the tail.
The vertebrae are arranged in 5 groups:  7 cervical, 13 thoracic, 7  lumbar,
3 sacral, and the varying number of caudal (tail) vertebrae.  The spinal
cord lies within the vertebral canal in the spine for protection.

The canine skull comes in three basic shapes.  The dolichocephalic shape, as
seen in the Afghan Hound, is elongated and narrow.  Short, broad heads, like
that of the Bulldog, are called brachycephalic.  Skulls of average length,
like that of the Siberian Husky, are classified as mesocephalic.

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