The Dog Breed Bible (Hardcover)

The Dog Breed Bible By Caroline Coile Ph.D. Cover Image

The Dog Breed Bible (Hardcover)


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Explore the definitive, comprehensive Dog Breed Bible!

The Dog Breed Bible is the ultimate canine breed resource. This heavily illustrated directory describes all canine breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, including 16 newly recognized breeds. The book is divided into the seven AKC groups (Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding), plus the Miscellaneous Class. Each clear, succinct description includes:

  • History: where the breed originated and why it was bred for specific traits
  • Temperament: why the breed was developed and pet attributes for each breed
  • Practical Considerations: how much room you need, how adaptable a dog will be to different environments, how much grooming is required, dog training tips, and more
  • Health: every breed of dog is subject to different hereditary disorders; this points out breed-specific health concerns and suggested tests
  • Ratings: includes energy level, exercise requirements, playfulness, affection levels, friendliness towards other pets and strangers, ease of training, and grooming requirements

Full of beautiful photos and easy-to-read charts and graphs, this is the ultimate dog book for anyone interested in purebred dogs. Written by an expert on dog breeds, this spiral-bound book packs a wealth of information in a manageable size. Perfect for dog owners, trainers, and breeders alike, this will serve as a handy guide for prospective dog purchasers, as well as trainers and breeders.

Learn About These Newly Recognized Breeds:

  • Cane Corso
  • Boykin Spaniel
  • Entlebucher Mountain Dog
  • Wirehaired Vizsla
  • Xoloitzcuintli
  • Boerboel
  • Berger Picard
  • Rat Terrier
  • Leonberger
  • Russell Terrier
  • Spanish Water Dog
  • Coton de Tulear
  • Miniature American Shepherd
  • Icelandic Sheepdog
  • Azawakh
  • Finnish Lapphund
Product Details ISBN: 9780764167850
ISBN-10: 0764167855
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication Date: November 1st, 2016
Pages: 208
Language: English