The Ultimate Guide To Dog Breeds by Derek Hall

The Ultimate Guide To Dog Breeds
Author: Derek Hall
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785834419
Size: 75.78 MB
Page: 448
Release: 2016-08-15

Book Description
Mankind's relationship with the dog can be traced back for thousands of years. Indeed, the dog is probably our oldest non-human companion. Excavations of Middle Eastern fossils, believed to be at least 12,000 years old. Interestingly, for an animal that has been so important to us for so very long, there is uncertainty as to the exact way in which domestication of the dog occurred. We cannot even be absolutely sure of the evolutionary route by which the dog itself came about- although most experts are in agreement that the wolf is the most probable ancestor. Man's best friend takes center stage in this lavish, full-color depiction of nearly every breed in existence. Mankind's association with the domestic dog can be traced back thousands of years. Celebrated in art and extolled in legend, the dog has proved to be perhaps our most valuable and best-loved animal friend. When the first wolf-like ancestors of the domestic dog began to scavenge from the settlements of early human beings, there began an alliance which is unique among our relationships with the other animals around us. The Ultimate Guide to Dog Breeds first describes the origins and nature of the dog, and provides valuable advice and guidance concerning all aspects of dog ownership and care, including choosing and keeping your animal healthy - whether it be a pedigree or a crossbreed.

Every Dog by Nancy Hajeski

The Ultimate Guide To Dog Breeds
Author: Nancy Hajeski
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781770858251
Size: 46.52 MB
Page: 536
Release: 2016-10-01

Book Description
Every Dog: A Book of Over 450 Breeds packs in a lot of information. Illustrations, text, charts, tables and icons make it an ideal reference for all dog lovers, who will enjoy flipping through the pages. The over 450 breeds are thoroughly researched and represent canines from around the world. They range from rare breeds for the dog lover that wants something different, to the favorite breeds that make for a reliable choice. There are ancient breeds and modern breeds, including the "designer dogs" that have become so popular in recent years. The over 450 breeds are organized into various categories, such as type (which share loosely common ancestry and traits), purpose, and more. For example, Spitz-Type Dogs typically have thick and dense fur, pointed ears and muzzles, and puffy tails that curl up and over their rears. They descend from ancient breeds that came from Arctic regions. Spitz dogs include the Akita, Canaan, American Eskimo, and the Pomeranian. Each breed is described on one page and includes these details: English and any alternative names, place of origin and year of first known introduction Icons and keys indicating all available coat colors; exercise requirements; graph indicating average weight, height and life expectancies At a Glance chart rating Intelligence; Ease of training; Affection; Playfulness; Good guard dogs; Good with children; Good with other dogs; and Grooming required. Descriptive text and a brief history of the breed Two color photographs, one adult and one puppy. Every Dog: A Book of Over 450 Breeds is a fabulous reference. In addition to the hundreds of breeds of all type, origin and purpose, the book includes the many designer breeds developed over the last couple of decades, making it undoubtedly the most up to date and detailed breed book currently available.

The Ultimate Guide To Dogs by David Alderton

The Ultimate Guide To Dog Breeds
Author: David Alderton
Publisher: Parragon Incorporated
ISBN: 9781407555294
Size: 61.31 MB
Page: 96
Release: 2009

Book Description
In-depth coverage of the most popular dog breeds, including information on origins, appearance, and uses. Highly illustrated throughout with color photographs.

The Ultimate Encyclopedia Of Dogs Dog Breeds Dog Care by Dr. Peter Larkin

The Ultimate Guide To Dog Breeds
Author: Dr. Peter Larkin
ISBN: 9781843091288
Size: 65.31 MB
Page: 256
Release: 1997

Book Description
Profiles nearly 150 dog breeds, providing color photos and covering their temperament, history, and physical characteristics, and discusses general dog care, including nutrition, grooming, breeding, training, health care, and first aid.

Essential Dog by Caroline Davis

The Ultimate Guide To Dog Breeds
Author: Caroline Davis
Publisher: Readers Digest
Size: 30.99 MB
Page: 192
Release: 2006

Book Description
A comprehensive guide to raising a healthy, well-behaved, and loving dog furnishes essential information on hundreds of different dog breeds and tips on selecting the right dog, along with a discussion of canine behavior, nutrition, grooming, pest control, health care, training, and other essentials of care. 10,000 first printing.

Farm Dogs by Janet Vorwald Dohner

The Ultimate Guide To Dog Breeds
Author: Janet Vorwald Dohner
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 161212593X
Size: 14.88 MB
Page: 352
Release: 2016-10-04

Book Description
Gain a deeper understanding of your canine friends through these in-depth breed profiles that showcase how working dogs think. From familiar breeds like the Border Collie, Corgi, and Dachshund to the lesser-known Akbash, Puli, and Hovawart, Janet Vorwald Dohner describes 93 breeds of livestock guardian dogs, herding dogs, terriers, and traditional multipurpose farm dogs, highlighting the tasks each dog is best suited for and describing its physical characteristics and temperament. She also offers an accessible history of how humans bred dogs to become our partners in work and beyond, providing a thorough introduction to these highly intelligent, independent, and energetic breeds.

The Ultimate Guide To Wild Canines Primitive Dogs And Pariah Dogs by Marjorie Daley

The Ultimate Guide To Dog Breeds
Author: Marjorie Daley
ISBN: 9781079997651
Size: 29.32 MB
Page: 138
Release: 2019-08-17

Book Description
Why This BookThe Ultimate Guide to Wild Canines, Primitive Dogs, and Pariah Dogs is geared toward the experienced dog owner who wants to own a pure wild canine, a wolf dog, coydog, dingoX, or primitive/pariah dog. In this book we will examine pureblood wild canines and their crosses and look at several primitive/pariah breeds. We will lay out the challenges that you can expect from these breeds, including housing, transporting, and socializing. We will also discuss the current state and provincial laws surrounding ownership of wild canines. This is not a training manual. If you are an inexperienced dog owner and think having a wild canine or cross is cool or a status symbol, please read this book very carefully. Wild canines are not for the inexperienced dog owner. For the sake of the dog you plan to bring home, please consider your decision very carefully. These dogs are a challenge even for experienced dog handlers. Wild animals and their crossbreeds do not belong in 99% of homes. The rehoming options are slim, and your pet wild canine may end up paying for your decision with its life. Primitive dogs have a long history of living on the edges of human habitation. They may not come with the same legal challenges as a wild canine, but you will still have plenty of work ahead of you including training and socializing your primitive. Carefully think through your decision to adopt a primitive. Bringing home a "couch wolf" can cause problems in your home. If you've accidentally gotten a primitive dog from a shelter, I highly encourage you to read this book, then find a reputable trainer who understands that this is not just a dog. I acquired my primitive dog accidentally and while I was an experienced dog owner, I was still baffled until I realized what she was and adapted to her behaviors. A common domesticated dog is a huge responsibility. However, a wild or primitive dog requires far more work. Owning one may be the greatest experience in your life, but it will also be one of the biggest challenges. For the sake of your future pet, take the time to read this book carefully. Owning a wild dog - a wolf, coyote, dingo, or even something imported from Africa - might sound like an amazing opportunity. Imagine the looks you'll get! Imagine how much fun it will be to walk down the street with your silver coated wolf by your side. However, before you make that sort of commitment, take some time to learn about wild dogs. Bringing a wild dog into your life can have some long term legal and ethical outcomes. Because wild dogs are governed by state laws, The Ultimate Guide to Wild Dogs, Primitive Dogs and Pariah Dogs examines the basic laws and requirements for those owning wild dogs. What happens when your wolf dog mistakes cattle for their rightful prey? Can you keep a coy-dog in an apartment? Did you know that finding vet care can be a challenge for your wild dog and that their nutritional, training, and exercise requirements are different? Will your homeowner's insurance even cover a wild dog? Before you make a commitment to a wild dog, learn what you can expect from bringing an undomesticated dog into your life. This book also examines pariah and primitive dogs, those with specific physical characteristics who live on the outskirts of human society. These dogs are somewhat more socialized than a wild dog but come with their unique challenges and interesting personalities. If you've met one of these unique dogs during a trip to another country, how do you go about bringing it home? What sort of quarantines are in place? Can they be fully associated into a home? The Complete Guide answers all these important questions and will help you to decide if a wild dog, primitive dog or pariah dog is the right match for your home and family.

Dog Training by Helena Troy

The Ultimate Guide To Dog Breeds
Author: Helena Troy
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781981353392
Size: 59.33 MB
Page: 344
Release: 2017-12-12

Book Description
***Buy now for $19.99 (The price will soon return to $47.99)*** Choosing the perfect dog can be confusing, especially for first-time owners... It's easy to fall in love with a breed and rush into buying a gorgeous Border Collie or an intimidating Doberman Pinscher, but this is a mistake! Buying a dog should be a long, careful process - a new dog is, after all, a new family member and Every dog deserves more than a loving home - they deserve the right loving home! There are a number of things that potential dog owners need to consider before making the leap. Does the dog breed you've fallen in love with fit in with your lifestyle? If you work eight hours a day, can the dog be left on its own in your home, or will it become stressed and destructive? If you have other pets, will the dog get along with them? Is the dog child-friendly, or will it quickly lose patience? It works both ways; a new dog must fit in with their owner's lifestyle, but new owners also need to have the skills and patience necessary to provide adequate care for their new canine companion. Prospective dog owners should ask themselves, Do I have the time to give this breed all the exercise it needs? Do I have the energy to keep up with them? Am I willing to buy it a doggie jacket when the weather gets chilly? Do I want a mellow lap dog or an excitable adventuring buddy? This book will analyze fifty unique dog breeds in terms of their protection ability, trainability, playfulness, exercise needs and adaptability. Furthermore, It will analyse 50 typical dog behaviours and explain what they mean and how to address them (if they happen to be bad habits). If you're a prospective dog owner or even just an enthusiast, you need this book! How will this book help me? Whether you own a pet dog or you're planning to buy or adopt one, this book will assist you immensely. In this book, with over 100 High Resolution Pictures, you will: Learn about each dog breed's history and origin Learn about each dog breed's size category - small dog breeds, Medium dog breeds and Large dog breeds Learn about each dog breed's family: companion dogs, working dogs, herding dogs etc. Learn about each dog breed's strengths and weaknesses and how well they responds to different kinds of dog training Learn about the dog breed that can live with kids, serve as a service dog, serve as a guard dog etc Learn about the dog breeds that can live in temperate/tropical regions and those that require ample living space Learn about each dog breed's pedigree and relative ability across 5 areas namely: Ease of Training, Playfulness, Adaptability, Exercise Needs and Protection Ability Learn about 50 typical dog behaviours, what they mean and ways to address them. So before you make the decision to bring home a new best friend, get a copy of this book. It will help you learn more about dogs in general and, more importantly, help you select that perfect dog breed that complements your lifestyle. This 2-in-1 Book Bundle consist of two best selling books by Helena Troy Dog Training - 50 Dog Behaviours Explained Dog Breeds - A Concise Analysis of 50 Dog Breeds ***Amazon will give you the kindle version of this book for FREE when you buy the paperback version from Amazon!***

The Ultimate Guide To Dogs by Parragon

The Ultimate Guide To Dog Breeds
Author: Parragon
Publisher: Parragon Incorporated
ISBN: 9781445453910
Size: 13.26 MB
Page: 255
Release: 2011

Book Description
'The ultimate guide to dogs' details the distinct features, origins, and habits of each breed.

Dogs by Edward Banks

The Ultimate Guide To Dog Breeds
Author: Edward Banks
ISBN: 9781743639030
Size: 11.92 MB
Page: 176
Release: 2014

Book Description
Dogs features over 100 of the most popular dogs, from hounds to terriers, working dogs to toy dogs and everything in between. With informative text for each breed and an adorable portrait of each dog, this book covers all of the main features including an engaging history, appearance, medical prbolems and size.