The Dog Encyclopedia


Author: Dorling Kindersley, Inc.
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9781465408440
Category: Pets
Page: 360
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A photographic catalog of more than four hundred dog breeds discusses each breed's uses, character, and origins, and includes advice on care, health, and training.

The Dog Encyclopedia for Kids


Author: Tammy Gagne
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1623706947
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 208
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Icelandic Sheepdogs are born with extra toes. Dalmatians are born without spots. Some Siberian Huskies have one blue eye and one brown eye. Learn all about the characteristics of various dog breeds and much more! Packed with amazing photographs and fun facts, dog owners and fans will get an in-depth look at these curious, lovable canines.

The Dog Encyclopedia


Author: Esther J. J. Verhoef-Verhallen
Publisher: [Willowdale, Ont.] : Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781552091555
Category: Pets
Page: 270
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Discusses the various breeds of dogs, including the origins of the breed, personality, special characteristics, coat, and colors, with a special focus on dog training

The Dog Encyclopedia


Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465421165
Category: Pets
Page: 360
View: 1309

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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. 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 Dog Encyclopedia 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.

The Complete Dog Breed Book


Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465441344
Category: Pets
Page: 352
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An extensive, exquisitely photographed catalog of more than 400 dog breeds (with a special feature on the top 50), The Complete Dog Breed Book is the essential guide to choosing, caring for, and training your dog. Combining dog breeds, behavior, care, and training in one easy-reference volume, The Complete Dog Breed Book contains everything you need to know about our canine companions.

The New Encyclopedia of the Dog


Author: Dk Publishing,Bruce Fogle
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780135135549
Category: Pets
Page: 460
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Presents a photographic guide to more than four hundred dog breeds, a history of dogs, an explanation of canine behavior, and advice on choosing the right type of dog.

The Encyclopedia of the Dog


Author: Bruce Fogle
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9780789401496
Category: Pets
Page: 312
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Presents a photographic guide to more than four hundred dog breeds, a history of dogs, an explanation of canine behavior, and advice on choosing the right type of dog

Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds


Author: Caroline Coile
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764167294
Category:
Page: 380
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Updated with the latest information on canine breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, this illustrated volume features profiles of more than 150 breeds, including 27 new breeds, plus information on each breed's exercise needs, compatibility with children, and more. Includes color photos.

Dog Breeds of the World


Author: Mike J. R. Stockman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780754800217
Category: Pets
Page: 168
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Offers information on history, health, temperament, feeding, and grooming, including a photograph of each breed helpful for identification.

The International Encyclopedia of Dogs


Author: Renée Sporre-Willes
Publisher: B. T. Batsford Limited
ISBN: 9780713479430
Category: Dog breeds
Page: 496
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Combining the talents of photographers, artists, vets, judges and writers from Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and North America, this encyclopaedia of dogs contains photographs and descriptions of every breed currently recognized by the Kennel Clubs of the UK, the USA and Canada, and the Federation Cynologique Internationale. It offers advice on selecting a dog, and on its health and general care, development, training and handling.

The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Dogs, Dog Breeds & Dog Care


Author: Peter Larkin,Mike J. R. Stockman
Publisher: JG Press
ISBN: 9781572151260
Category: Dog breeds
Page: 256
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This definitive encyclopedia is a comprehensive visual guide to more than 180 breeds from all over the world. Everything you need to know about dogs, from choosing a breed to grooming, feeding and exercise is described in full detail, and there is a step-by-step guidance through basic first aid and training. Descriptions of each dog's temperament will help you choose the right dog for you and your family.

Dog Language


Author: Roger Abrantes
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
ISBN: 1617810452
Category: Canidae
Page: N.A
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds

The Comprehensive Visual Directory of all the World's Dog Breeds, Plus Invaluable Practical Information on Breeding, Training, Care and Showing
Author: Joan Palmer
Publisher: Wellfleet Press
ISBN: 9780785800309
Category: Pets
Page: 256
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Lavishly illustrated, the 256 page directory of breeds 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 sections 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. Photographs, maps, and drawings show how particular conformations and characteristics have evolved into groupings which are recognized today.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time


Author: Mark Haddon
Publisher: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 0307371565
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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Narrated by a fifteen-year-old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.

Every Dog

A Book of 500 Breeds
Author: Nancy Hajeski
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781770858251
Category:
Page: 536
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Every Dog: A Book of Over 450 Breeds packs in a lot of information. Illustrations, text, charts, tables and icons make it an ideal reference for all dog lovers, who will enjoy flipping through the pages. The over 450 breeds are thoroughly researched and represent canines from around the world. They range from rare breeds for the dog lover that wants something different, to the favorite breeds that make for a reliable choice. There are ancient breeds and modern breeds, including the "designer dogs" that have become so popular in recent years. The over 450 breeds are organized into various categories, such as type (which share loosely common ancestry and traits), purpose, and more. For example, Spitz-Type Dogs typically have thick and dense fur, pointed ears and muzzles, and puffy tails that curl up and over their rears. They descend from ancient breeds that came from Arctic regions. Spitz dogs include the Akita, Canaan, American Eskimo, and the Pomeranian. Each breed is described on one page and includes these details: English and any alternative names, place of origin and year of first known introduction Icons and keys indicating all available coat colors; exercise requirements; graph indicating average weight, height and life expectancies At a Glance chart rating Intelligence; Ease of training; Affection; Playfulness; Good guard dogs; Good with children; Good with other dogs; and Grooming required. Descriptive text and a brief history of the breed Two color photographs, one adult and one puppy. Every Dog: A Book of Over 450 Breeds is a fabulous reference. In addition to the hundreds of breeds of all type, origin and purpose, the book includes the many designer breeds developed over the last couple of decades, making it undoubtedly the most up to date and detailed breed book currently available.

Heart of a Dog


Author: Mikhail Bulgakov
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802190030
Category: Fiction
Page: 84
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I first read Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita on a balcony of the Hotel Metropole in Saigon on three summer evenings in 1971. The tropical air was heavy and full of the smells of cordite and motorcycle exhaust and rotting fish and wood-fire stoves, and the horizon flared ambiguously, perhaps from heat lightning, perhaps from bombs. Later each night, as was my custom, I would wander out into the steamy back alleys of the city, where no one ever seemed to sleep, and crouch in doorways with the people and listen to the stories of their culture and their ancestors and their ongoing lives. Bulgakov taught me to hear something in those stories that I had not yet clearly heard. One could call it, in terms that would soon thereafter gain wide currency, "magical realism". The deadpan mix of the fantastic and the realistic was at the heart of the Vietnamese mythos. It is at the heart of the present zeitgeist. And it was not invented by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, as wonderful as his One Hundred Years of Solitude is. Garcia Marquez's landmark work of magical realism was predated by nearly three decades by Bulgakov's brilliant masterpiece of a novel. That summer in Saigon a vodka-swilling, talking black cat, a coven of beautiful naked witches, Pontius Pilate, and a whole cast of benighted writers of Stalinist Moscow and Satan himself all took up permanent residence in my creative unconscious. Their presence, perhaps more than anything else from the realm of literature, has helped shape the work I am most proud of. I'm often asked for a list of favorite authors. Here is my advice. Read Bulgakov. Look around you at the new century. He will show you things you need to see.

The Complete Encyclopedia of Dogs


Author: Esther J. J. Verhoef-Verhallen
Publisher: Chartwell
ISBN: 9780785819998
Category: Nature
Page: 544
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Discusses the various breeds of dogs, including the origins of the breed, personality, special characteristics, coat, and colors.

The Complete Cat Breed Book


Author: DK
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 1409350037
Category: Pets
Page: 256
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Choose the perfect cat for you From Siamese to Sphynx cats, The Complete Cat Breed Book will help you choose the perfect companion for you. Fully illustrated and featuring over 150 of the world's best-loved cat breeds, this is the only cat breed guide you'll ever need. Complete with breed history, appearance and personality traits with Q&A charts, you're sure to find all the information necessary when choosing your cat. Also find expert advice on communicating with your cat and top tips on tackling behavioural problems such as ankle biting or furniture scratching. A concise care programme will cover all stages of your cat's life, from establishing a routine to dealing with common health problems. The Complete Cat Breed Book is a one-stop manual to helping you become the owner of a happy, healthy, well-mannered cat.