Joan Palmer is the author of more than two dozen studies of pets. Her book, A Dog of Your Own, won a Best Multi-Breed Book Award from the Dog Writers’ Association of America, Inc. A member of the Society for Companion Animal Studies and various canine breed clubs, she exhibits her dogs in the show ring. She also owns an Appaloosa gelding and a pet donkey and divides her time between London and the Scottish Solway coast, where she enjoys walking her dogs, studying local history and wildlife, gardening and music.
Dog Factsby Joan Palmer
Are dogs really “man’s best friend”? When, where and how did the Rottweiler originate—and after what is it named? Which breed of dog yodels, rather than barks? In Dog Facts you will find the answers to these and hundreds of other fascinating questions. The book is a treasure trove of instantly accessible information that will appeal to dog-lovers everywhere.
The main section of the book is a comprehensive, visual dog directory, with beautiful, all-color illustrations depicting the world’s best-loved dog breeds. From the athletic German Shepherd dog to the lovable Yorkshire Terrier, each breed is described in full detail, with coverage of such essentials as history, approximate size and weight, color and coat variations, and suitability as pets. There are expert insights into every aspect of dog character, behavior and care, explaining canine thought processes and motivations, and singling out what to look for to ensure your dog’s health and happiness.
Illustrated throughout with full-color drawings and photographs, plus many detailed explanatory sketches, Dog Facts is an indispensable reference resource. It is the ultimate visual guide to the absorbing world of dogs in all their shapes and forms
- Features a comprehensive all-color dog identifier, covering all the world’s most popular breeds.
- Explains dog behavior, thought processes and physical characteristics to help you build up a lasting, loving relationship.
- Includes intriguing dog-watching tips and reveals the truth behind many dog myths.
- Lists what to lookfor to ensure your dog’s health and happiness.
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This book is one of the best dog books I've ever read.It teaches you how to train your dog from housetraing to walking him on a leash. You'll read it over and over again.
If u are a first time dog owner or u just like dogs than you will love this book! It gives you a lot of info on health, care, feeding, breeding, and it shows you the descriptions of a lot of popular breeds. This was my first dog book and i am sure you will enjoy it to.