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Be an eyewitness to the fascinating world of dogs, from the earliest fearsome hunters like the Hyaenodon, to today's beautiful and diverse breeds that live, work, and play with humans. See what makes the dingo unique. Find out why the Dalmatian is an "aristocrat" among dogs. Discover what dogs meant to the ancient Egyptians.

Text and photographs highlight the evolutionary history of the dog family, their domestication, anatomy, ...

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Overview

Be an eyewitness to the fascinating world of dogs, from the earliest fearsome hunters like the Hyaenodon, to today's beautiful and diverse breeds that live, work, and play with humans. See what makes the dingo unique. Find out why the Dalmatian is an "aristocrat" among dogs. Discover what dogs meant to the ancient Egyptians.

Text and photographs highlight the evolutionary history of the dog family, their domestication, anatomy, behavior, and breeds.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679914594
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 10/1/1991
  • Series: Eyewitness Books Series
  • Edition description: First American Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 63
  • Age range: 10 years
  • Product dimensions: 8.74 (w) x 11.32 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

What is a dog? 6
Evolution of the dog family 8
Dogs' bones 10
Coats, heads, and tails 12
Sight and sound 14
On the scent trail 16
Behavior 18
Cubs and puppies 20
Leader of the pack 22
Jackals and coyotes 24
African and Asian dogs 26
Red fox, gray fox 28
Hot foxes, cold foxes 30
South American mix 32
Early domestication 34
Feral dogs 36
Development of breeds 38
Hunting dogs 40
Herding and sheepdogs 42
Helper dogs 44
Dogs in sport 46
Hounds 48
Sporting dogs 50
Terriers 52
Nonsporting dogs 54
Working dogs 56
Toy dogs 58
Cross-bred dogs 60
Caring for a dog 62
Did you know? 64
Identifying dogs 66
Find out more 68
Glossary 70
Index 72
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    great read for dog lovers

    very informative, helped us begin our research for our new family dog. Also helped my son with a report on the history of dogs, another excellent Eyewitness Book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2003

    Not cat,but dog!

    I loved this book.DK has to make books for the rest of there lives.I find it more fun to read this for me because I have a dog that's a, mix so I get to read two pages about my dog.

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