There is no scarcity of specialty books about dogs. Readers can choose from breed books (the American Kennel Club's The Complete Dog Book), puppy selection guides (Ian Dunbar's Before and After Getting Your Puppy), training manuals (Peggy Tillman's Clicking with Your Dog), canine health titles (Shawn Messonnier's 8 Weeks to a Healthy Dog), and canine-human communication tomes (Stanley Coren's How To Speak Dog). Combining all of the above and offering even more information, this attractive, copiously illustrated, easy-to-understand volume covers every aspect of responsible dog ownership and includes additional details on evolution, genetics, history, folklore, competitive events, careers, and rescue groups. Appendixes include explanations of performance titles, lists of record holders, a glossary, and a 54-page listing of resources: books, periodicals, organizations, and clubs. Bottom Line Mehus-Roe (Working Dogs) has drawn upon the expertise of breed clubs and sought the input of regular contributors to Dog Fancy and Dog World magazines to create a unique, invaluable resource. An essential purchase for public libraries; if budgets permit, buy multiple copies.-Florence Scarinci, Nassau Community Coll. Lib., Garden City, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.