Breeds: A Canine Compendium

Breeds: A Canine Compendium

by Fenella Smith, Brothers McLeod


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The perfect gift book for dog lovers.

A charming guide to over 100 dog breeds, each depicted in a beautiful watercolor and accompanied by a description that wittily conveys its most salient characteristics. From Afghan to Yorkie, Breeds will make dog owners howl with delight.

Afghan Hound - Tall, elegant, and well behaved. Dogs with excellent eyesight. Have a tendency to be aloof. Will require shampoo (curlers optional).

Borzoi - The wolf-hunter of Russia, this wonderfully tall and swift breed was once used in hunts with packs of over a hundred dogs! These days they prefer to relax by the fire and read Tolstoy.

Corgi - Spirited yet loyal dogs. Unusually large ears, all the better for hearing with. The Queen's favorite and they know it.

Dachshund - A long, loving, and inquisitive dog. Slightly neurotic - will spend large parts of the day worrying.

Scottie - Elegant and compact. Trots along like a dressage horse. Deeply suspicious of other dogs, all of whom are considered lesser beings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250066336
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication date: 10/20/2015
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 265,039
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

GREG AND MYLES MCLEOD run a BAFTA award winning animation agency and work with companies such as Disney, Dreamworks, BBC and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Their sister FENELLA SMITH runs a homewares business including the very popular Animals range. Her products are sold across the world.

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A Canine Compendium

By Fenella Smith, The Brothers McLeod

Flatiron Books

Copyright © 2014 The Brothers McLeod and Fenella Smith
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ISBN: 978-1-250-06634-3



Knows as the monkey–dog or little devil with a moustache. One of those lovely little dogs that thinks it is a bigger dog. Come and have a go if you think you're tough enough!

Afghan Hound

Tall, elegant and well behaved dogs with excellent eyesight. Have a tendency to be slightly aloof. Will require shampoo And seek (curlers optional).

African Wild Dog (wild dog)

Nuttier than a squirrel's burp. Wild in the "would-probably-actually-eat-you' kind of way. Sadly, endangered these days.

Airedale Terrier

Known as the King of Terriers, this breed is intelligent and loves to hunt. Distinguished by their lengthy, flat snout and masterly posture. Have the air of a very confident teddy bear.


Loyal and playful dogs with the softest ears known to man. Once used for babysitting Children while parents worked in the rice paddies. Basically a cuddly ninja.

Alaskan Klee Kai

Looks like a Siberian Husky That shrunk in the wash. clever, sprightly breed that needs close training to prevent small-dog syndrome. Don't expect them to pull a sled: far too pretty for that.

Alaskan Malamute

The largest Arctic dog and Descended from the Arctic Wolf. The soldiers of the dog World, will pull heavy, loaded Sleds through the most severe Wintry conditions. If fenced in They'll just dig their way out In search of the Far North.

American Bulldog

Quite a dog! They can jump a vertical height of sever feet, are very emotional and bond deeply with their owner. Can be aloof with strangers but make excellent working and/or guard dogs. They can also whistle the National Anthem. Proudly.


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