9 x 12 3/4 in. (235 x 325mm) 80 pages. Hardcover. 90 illustrations. Photos of endearing pups, along with expert advice on choosing and caring for a pet, make this an appealing volume. Included are discussions of the puppy's developing senses and an assessment of the animal's intelligence and instinct. Also considered is the time of the young dog's weaning and its distinctive behavior such as the denning instinct, territoriality, and hunting practices. Finally, there are tips on what to look for in choosing a pup, whether to select a pedigreed breed or a mutt, and ways to teach your pet tricks as well as the routines of domestic life. Over 40 well-known dog breeds are described and illustrated with 90 full-color photographs.