The Illustrated Guide to BreedsBook - 2015
Lavishly illustrated, Dogs: The Illustrated Guide to Breeds is a 256 page directory of breeds that includes history, detailed information for each breed and a host of other facts for the dog lover in your life. This extraordinary guide is presented by group in the order: non-sporting, working, herding, gundogs, hounds, terriers and toy. The background to each breed is detailed - its origins, development, characteristics and, where applicable, mode of working. Breed standards are given as well as care boxes for at a glance tips for looking after each breed. Also featured are some 79 rare breeds, ranging from the ancient Hellenic Hound to the highly specialized Lundehund, or Norwegian Puffin Dog.
An introductory section covers the history of dogs, ranging back over the millennia to the wild dogs which first warmed themselves at the fires of early humans. There follow sections on the anatomy, physiology, and psychology of the dog, and specialist terminology is illustrated with examples taken from the breeds featured in the Encyclopedia. Anything you could ever want to know about dog breeds appears in Dogs: The Illustrated Guide to Breeds Photographs, maps, and drawings show how particular conformations and characteristics have evolved into groupings which are recognized today.