Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds

Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds

by D. Caroline Coile


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Updated with the latest information on canine breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, this lavishly illustrated volume has an all-new design and features a treasure trove of information for dog lovers, owners, breeders, and prospective buyers. It begins with a detailed discussion of breed evolution, focusing on the physical and behavioral traits that distinguish one canine breed from another. The book's main section profiles more than 175 breeds, including 27 new breeds, arranged in the general categories specified by the AKC—Sporting Group, Hound Group, Working Group, Terrier Group, Toy Group, Non-Sporting Group, and Herding Group. Advice for prospective dog owners will help to ensure they are choosing a breed that is compatible with their lifestyle and needs. They will also find information on each breed's vulnerability to specific health problems, longevity, exercise needs, compatibility with children, and much more. Profuse illustrations include color photos of all listed breeds.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764167294
Publisher: B.E.S. Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2015
Pages: 380
Sales rank: 96,961
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

D. Caroline Coile, Ph.D., is an award-winning writer who has been showing dogs for more than a quarter of a century. In addition to The Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds, she is the author of several more dog-care books available in both Barron's Pet Handbook and Pet Owner's Manual series.

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Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Unkletom on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent reference as to the strengths, weaknesses and temperament of many dog breeds. I relied on it heavily while deciding what dog I wanted to get and I'm very happy with the result.
bichonsgsds More than 1 year ago
I have a lot of dog and cat books, on many various breeds of dogs. My cat books I have are mainly on cat care. One however is on all cat breeds. I have many dog books, but all my dog books before were all on separate breeds. I've been looking on a book on all dog breeds, and I'm super glad I got this!! Wonderful find!
Chistinenana More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This book is mandatory for dog lovers!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We were in the market for a new dog, and this book was a lifesaver. It does a great job of describing the advantages/disadvantages of each dog breed. My only complaint is some of the photos don't depict the breed very accurately. Sometimes it uses two photographs of the same dog, and it should show another dog.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book but it has a few mistakes like 'affection levels'. Every dog has its own 'affection level'. For instance, I know a rat terrier that is so sweet, but I also know one that isn't very nice. The nice one's name is Lucky but we call her Looly. But yeah...altogether it's a awesome book.