Here in one volume is virtually everything a prospective dog buyer needs to know, as well as clear a detailed information on canines for all dog owners a dog fanciers. Opening sections discuss breed evolution a point out the many physical a behavioral traits that make dog breeds different. The main section of this volume profiles nearly 150 breeds, arranged by AKC groups. Each breed profile tells how a why the breed was developed, a how selection for certain characteristics affects the dog's suitability as a pet. There is also valuable information on traits a prospective buyer should look for when choosing the breed. These include the breed's general health a vulnerability to specific health problems, longevity, exercise needs, activity level, compatibility with children a other animals, grooming needs, tendency toward obedience, watchdog aptitude, key conformation points, a others. This book contains a wealth of photos a line art in color a in black-a-white. It's a volume that deserves a place on the shelf of every dog fancier, veterinarian, breeder, a dog owner. Caroline Coile, Ph.D., is an award-winning writer who has been showing dogs since 1974. In 1965 she was named qHandler of the Yearq by the American Saluki Association, a one of her Salukis was named qDog of the Year.q She is author of eight of Barron's Pet Owner's Manuals on various dog breeds.Opening sections discuss breed evolution aamp; point out the many physical aamp; behavioral traits that make dog breeds different. The main section of this volume profiles nearly 150 breeds, arranged by AKC groups.
|Title||:||Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds|
|Author||:||D. Caroline Coile|
|Publisher||:||Barrons Educational Series Incorporated - 1998|