This small book, with beautiful and charming pictures and wonderful illustrations, is a complete guide to owning and raising a beautiful Rhodesian Ridgeback. It starts out with a short history of the Ridgeback then moves on to pracical information about owning this very special breed. The information about selecting a puppy, raising the puppy, understanding the adult, training and health are complete. After reading the entire book, I came to a better understanding of the Ridgebacks I have owned and feel more prepared for the puppy I am about to welcome to our home! I highly recommend this book.