The Dog Encyclopedia by DK

The Dog Encyclopedia by DK, Covering the history, breeds, care, health, and positive training of dogs — all in one easy reference — The Dog Encyclopedia is a fully illustrated encyclopedia of all things canine.

The Dog Encyclopedia by DK

DK Publishing The Dog Encyclopedia

With an extensive photographic catalog of more than 400 dog breeds, organized by to FCI groupings, each profile describes the breed’s uses and character, lists compatible owner traits, and shares fascinating facts about the breed’s origins.

Dog owners, breeders, and fans will also learn about canine anatomy and body systems; instinct and behavior; how dogs interact with humans; and the essentials of good care.

The book gives expert advice on equipment, handling, exercise, play, feeding, grooming, and breeding. Basic dog training is also covered, and an invaluable section on health will enable you to identify problems quickly and know exactly what to do in an emergency.

One of the best canine reference books I have ever read. The photography is beautiful and unlike many such books, we are treated to photos of both adult and puppy of the breed. Book also contains an excellent health section on the anatomy of the dog and provides an outstanding aid in making preliminary home diagnoses which provide useful information for the vet.

Photos also show the dogs in various habitats. Book is a delight for dog lovers of all ages. We usually wind up getting mutts, and most often from the ASPCA, but this book tells us what characteristics we can expect in mixed breeds. Outstanding book.

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