Dogopedia: A Compendium of Canine Curiosities

Dogopedia: A Compendium of Canine Curiosities

by Justine Hankins


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472237781
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing, Limited
Publication date: 12/06/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 8

In Wolf's Clothing: How the wolf came in from the cold 10

Wild Dogs: Meet the relatives 19

Dog's Body: The remarkable physiology of the domestic dog 24

Dogs' Behaviour: Why our dogs do what they do 32

Dog's Mind: What makes our dogs tick 44

A Matter of Breeding: Encounters with mutts and pedigrees 51

Every Dog Has Its Day: A look back at some dog breeds of the past 63

Herd Instinct: The story of a pastoral partnership 69

Game, Set and Fetch: The world of game birds and gundogs 77

Nothing but a Hound Dog: A trail by sight or by scent 83

Down to Earth: A good grounding in the terrier world 98

All in a Day's Work: The working lives of assorted canine professionals 103

Just Good Friends: A life in the lap of luxury 110

Dogs to the Rescue: Canine helpers and heroes 116

Dogs in Myth and Legend: Canines of fantasy and imagination 127

The Dog in Words: Dogs from pen to paper and word of mouth 137

The Dog in Pictures: From rough sketches to screen icons 146

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home: The story of the world's oldest dogs' home 159

Dogs Remembered: Dogs lost, mourned and celebrated 168

The Tail End 175

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