Encyclopedia Of Dog Breeds (Hardcover)

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    Updated with the latest information on canine breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, this lavishly illustrated volume is a treasure house of information for dog lovers, owners, breeders, and prospective buyers. It begins with a detailed discuss...

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    ITEM#: 3277203

    Updated with the latest information on canine breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, this lavishly illustrated volume is a treasure house of information for dog lovers, owners, breeders, and prospective buyers. It begins with a detailed discussion of breed evolution, focusing on the physical and behavioral traits that distinguish one canine breed from another. The book's main section profiles more than 150 breeds, arranged in the general categories specified by the AKC--Sporting Group, Hound Group, Working Group, Terrier Group, Toy Group, Non-Sporting Group, and Herding Group. Each profile tells how and why the breed was developed, and how selection to perpetuate specific traits affects a dog's suitability as a pet. Advice for prospective dog owners will help them be sure they are choosing a breed that is compatible with their own situation and needs. They will also find information on each breed's vulnerability to specific health problems, longevity, exercise needs, compatibility with children, and much more. Profuse illustrations include color photos of all listed breeds.

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    Dimensions 9.0x6.0x1.0
    ISBN 9780764157004
    Genre PETS / Dogs / Breeds
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 376
    Publisher Date 2005-03-07 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Barrons Educational Series Inc
    Copyright Year 2005
    Height 9.5 in
    Wdth 11.75 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 4.25 lb
    Language English
    Edition Number 2
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Coile, D. Caroline

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