The International Encyclopedia Of Dogs
ISBN : 0021898056245
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The International Encyclopedia of Dogs
From Booklist Edited by two experts on dogs, this work has articles contributed by scholars, veterinarians, judges, and writers from the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, and continental Europe. More than 300 breeds recognized by the American or Canadian Kennel Clubs, the Federation Cynologique International, or the Kennel Club of Great Britain are included.Introductory material covers selecting a dog, health and general care and feeding, breeding, development and training, and competition. This is followed by the breed entries containing information on origin and development, temperament, health, special care and training, adaptability, and standards. A beautiful color photograph accompanies each entry. The more popular breeds, such as afghans, border collies, and dachshunds, receive longer entries than less well known dogs such as the Posavski Gonic. A glossary provides definitions of such terms as stand-off coat or pigeon chest. The bibliography cites 44 works on dogs.This book has a number of competitors. The Complete Dog Book (Howell, 1992) covers 134 breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club. The Reader's Digest Illustrated Book of Dogs [RBB S 1 94] covers 150 breeds, and The Encyclopedia of the Dog [RBB O 1 95] covers more than 400. The Atlas of Dog Breeds of the World (TFH, 1989) covers 400 breeds from all over the world. Much of the information in The International Encyclopedia of Dogs can be found in the last two works. In addition, The Atlas of Dog Breeds covers breeds that are extinct. This attractive, informative International Encyclopedia would be a welcome addition to collections where such information is needed, but in libraries that already have either The Encyclopedia of the Dog or The Atlas of Dog Breeds and do not have much call for either, it is not an essential purchase. An authoritative, carefully organized encyclopedia of information about the canine breeds of the world features more than three hundred full-color photographs and special sections filled with dog lore and advice on dog care, breeding, and competition.
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|Author||Clark, Anne Rogers|
|Publisher||*Howell Book House|
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