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The Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds: A Field Guide to 231 Dog Breeds and Varieties
     

The Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds: A Field Guide to 231 Dog Breeds and Varieties

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The Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds is an extensive, all-in-one guide providing profiles on 231 breeds and varieties, including all American Kennel Club (AKC) and Kennel Club (KC) recognized breeds. Along with details about each breed’s origin and personality, each color-coded profile includes pertinent information about specific care requirements, including

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The Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds is an extensive, all-in-one guide providing profiles on 231 breeds and varieties, including all American Kennel Club (AKC) and Kennel Club (KC) recognized breeds. Along with details about each breed’s origin and personality, each color-coded profile includes pertinent information about specific care requirements, including exercise, grooming, training, and health care. The unique format and compact size of the Pocket Professional Guide® series make it a convenient reference to carry along to dog shows, sporting events, or just on a stroll through the park. With more than 400 full-color photos and an encyclopedic format, this easy-to-use reference will help you identify even the rarest breeds.

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With content derived from De Vito's World Atlas of Dog Breeds, this pocket encyclopedia for breeders, trainers, and dog lovers highlights, in a spread each (except for the dachshund, which gets four pages), the most popular breeds as recognized by international kennel clubs. Each profile contains breed facts: country of origin, height, weight, coat, color, alternate names, and registries. This technical information is offset by a description of the breed's history and personality and then a section providing specific information on exercise, training, grooming, and health. These well-organized narrative sections focus on information that prospective pet owners in particular will want to know, such as how well a breed plays with children, exercise requirements, and propensity for barking. At the head of each profile is a color-coded bar that indicates the dog's breed type as laid out in the book's opening chapter; because several of the colors used are similar, this feature is not as helpful as the rest of the profile. The book also suffers slightly from typos and text-wrapping issues and lacks a glossary covering health concerns, but these are not enough to be real detriments to its usefulness. BOTTOM LINE Overall, this attractive and versatile resource for professionals and dog lovers alike will be as much at home in the circulating collection as on the reference shelf.—Kara Schaff Dean, Needham P.L., MA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780793812776
Publisher:
TFH Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Series:
Pocket Professional Guide
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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The Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds was compiled by TFH Editors with extensive knowledge and experience with dog breeds.

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The Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds: A Field Guide to 231 Dog Breeds and Varieties 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing! You are ableto see almost every dig out there!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazingly awsome!!!!!!!! Get it now I mean it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is good and helpful if you are long for a dog and dont know what to get i think YOU should get it ;)
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Your foolish if you believe evelution. We did not evolve from monkeys. Im also te auther of the types. Im 11 years old
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A new dog club on sundays only tell me your fake name, mine is icelord 315 tel me what dog you have how old what color and what size.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey guys! A new dog club is starting today!! First, (if you want to enroll) you need to tell me your fake name, how old you are, and tell me a little about your dog(s) or puppy(ies). (Tell me name, breed, color, size, favorite things, description, etc.) My fake name is frozenfreak27, i am 11 years old, an in the next review i will tell you about my dogs! Thanks! &hearts
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This si the book that you would go to if you want inflrmation on the breed not the type of breed. I have goldendoodle and she is black i didnt really see any books that had alot of information about the breed i only saw what type it is and a mini discription
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not only can you not see the tiny pictures clearly enough to see what the dog looks like, you cannot change the size by pinching or spreading your fingers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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