Item description for The New Encyclopedia of the Dog by Bruce Fogle & Sharon Lucas...
Overview Thoroughly revised and expanded, this canine reference contains the history of dogs; a photographic guide to more than four hundred breeds; illustrated information on the dog in folklore, art, literature, sports, and films; an explanation of canine behavior; and advice on choosing the right sort of dog.
Publishers Description From the world's leading dog expert, this top selling DK classic has a stunning new look that includes 14 new breeds.
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Studio: DK ADULT
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.7" Width: 9.78" Height: 1.24" Weight: 5.07 lbs.
Release Date Sep 6, 2000
Publisher DK Adult
ISBN 0789461307 ISBN13 9780789461308 UPC 635517061307
Availability 0 units.
More About Bruce Fogle & Sharon Lucas
Bruce Fogle, D.V.M., M.R.C.V.S, is a practicing veterinarian and lectures internationally at veterinary colleges on animal behavior. He has written several books on the behavioral problems of pets, including The Cat's Mind.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Encyclopedia of the Dog?
GREAT Overview of NUMEROUS Breeds with Quality Photos Mar 13, 2008
I think it is hard to find a good dog encyclopedia. That is why I would like to share some information this book contains. Chapter One: Historical Development of the Dog. Chapter Two: Dog's influence on humans. Chapter Three: A Dog's Biology. This chapter contains information for those interested in dogs design, structure, and movement. Chapter Four: A Dog's Lifecycle. Chapter Five: Domestic Dog Breeds. This is what sells the book. It has 375 breeds with excellent pictures. I want to emphasize the pictures because they have at least two pictures per breed. In on case the German Sheppard has 11 pictures. The book also has a good amount of the more uncommon dog breeds. Chapter Six: Caring for your Dog. It contains dog safety, health, feeding, nutrition, grooming, traveling, boarding, behavior, and equipment. Now that you have the general information on the book, I wanted to clarify that in the Domestic Dog Breeds section it is not deeply descriptive on each specific breed. If you were to ask my opinion on the book I would say if you aren't trying to get a lot of information on a specific breed or a lot of information on a certain subject than buy it! From what I was expecting I would rate it a 10.
People Pleaser Feb 8, 2008
Great "coffee table" book , everyone who comes over to my house HAS to pick up this book & peruse through it......ALL making comments ,men & women alike , they LOVE the pictures , facts , etc. Would recommend for anyone who loves/likes dogs/animals , has children , has lots of friends who visit & need a "start-up" conversation , a visitor's "MUST" , surprising impact book......
Grreat for the inquisitive mind Sep 19, 2007
This book is a quick guide to all the dog breeds in the world. My husband and I refer to it frequently; for example, if we see a breed we're unfamiliar with we'll look it up in this book. Or if we meet a dog that is behaving in a certain way, we go to this book to learn what the typical behavior for that breed is. The photographs are straightforward and not overly styled. Yet the photographs are so professional that you really don't need a different book that may have lot's of "beauty" shots in it. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves dogs in general, and who is interested in learning a little bit about all the specific breeds.
The last comment I'd like to add is that this book is really quite beautiful for a reference book. It's worth the price, and if you are a dog lover it will be in your library forever.
Encyclopedia of the Dog Aug 1, 2007
I love this book. I knew what it was before buying it, as had borrowed it for a while before buying. If you love to look at the various breeds of dogs, or need some background on a variety of dog breeds, you will enjoy this. Tons of information on each breed, great photos, and a historical section that is fascinating. Also a good dog anatomy section.
General information, but it does cover rare breeds Jun 17, 2007
This book is useful as a reference and for finding information on rare breeds not recognized by the AKC, but the lack of in depth information outweighs that benefit. It's great for a quick breed overview and photos, but really only useful for children and newbies.