- Gebundene Ausgabe: 460 Seiten
- Verlag: DK; Auflage: 0002 (6. September 2000)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0789461307
- ISBN-13: 978-0789461308
- Vom Hersteller empfohlenes Alter: 10 - 17 Jahre
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 25,5 x 3,5 x 29,7 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 12 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 1.008.231 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
The Encyclopedia of the Dog (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 6. September 2000
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It's important to choose our friends wisely, and relationships with man's best friend require a special kind of wisdom. Renowned veterinarian Bruce Fogle (Natural Dog Care) has compiled over 400 pages of helpful advice concerning canine companions, and those looking to learn more about their favorite breeds need look no further. The New Encyclopedia of the Dog's six chapters are filled with gorgeous photos illustrating dogs of all ages from every breed imaginable. While the majority of the book is devoted to explanations of specific breeds, five short chapters provide information on evolution, domestication, health and anatomy, communication, and the roles dogs have played in recent human history. With historical photographs of tapestries, ceramics, and movie posters, as well as intricate diagrams of canine anatomy and charts outlining proper health care, these chapters provide great material for middle-school research papers or science-fair projects.
The 310 pages that fall within the "Domestic Dog Breed" chapter are further divided into nine categories of dogs that range from fascinating primitives to hard-working livestock and guarding dogs. Each breed has multiple photos, both as an adult and a puppy, and a standard set of information that includes size, weight, life expectancy, date and country of origin, and AKC registration. A few simple icons, explained in this chapter's introduction, provide you with information at a glance--when learning about new breeds, you'll know right away if the dog requires extensive grooming and plenty of exercise, or is suitable for small children and city dwelling. From the popular golden retriever to the exotic xoloitzcuintli, the perfect pooches in these photos would melt even the heart of Cruella DeVille. --Jill Lightner
"One of the most comprehensive explorations of the canine world ever published." - "All About Dogs". This title covers everything you need to know about man's best friend from the UK's No.1 vet, Dr Bruce Fogle. Rub noses with more than 400 breeds from around the world from the familiar Labrador Retriever and Yorkshire Terrier, to rarities including the Corded Poodle and the Prazsky Krysavik (the world's smallest dog), and learn the characteristics that make each one special. Pick up essential tips on selecting your dog and get under the fur of canine anatomy, behaviour, communication and psychology to understand and care for your pet properly. It is perfect for anyone considering buying a dog, or who already lives with one! --This text refers to an alternate Gebundene Ausgabe edition.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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However especially with the rarer breeds the behavior is, or should be, of greater concern and this book is quite deficient in this area and it gives many false impressions. One of the other reviewers mentioned the Dogo as an example. I have a acquiantance with one who agrees with that reviewer. In my case I've had a Central Asian Ovcharka for over two years now and find this book's summary of them flawed. It is not a dog for everyone but this books just plainly states they are unsuitable especialy with children. Of all the livestock guardian breeds this one has been (some might say ruthlessly) bred for kindness towards children. Anyone with any experience with them would be surprised to know that they are not good with kids. We've invested quite a lot of time in learning about the breed, in which effort this book was not helpful, and socializing her. Our seven year old and thirteen year old are quite surprised to learn that this is not a good fmaily dog. I also found that the life expectancies listed for the larger breeds to be remarkably consistent in the book and quite inconsistent with real world situations. I've had Bullmastiffs and they don't live as long as this book claims and I know he overstates the life expectancies of Irish Wolfhounds. The rarer (non-AKC type) larger breeds also live longer than this book states. There are enough fourteen year old Caucasians, Kangal Dogs, Central Asians and Anatolians (only recently have they closed the stud book) for this not to be a remarkable age.
If one does not stop with or trust everything in this book it is an okay-to-good addition to one's library.
you guests pick it up they will be lost among the 400
breeds illustrated in magnificent color. As a dog owner
and breeder for 50 years, I found hundreds of dogs I
have never seen before. Rare breeds they may be here in the
U.S. but many of them are the result of their need in the
countries of their origin.
I strongly recommend this beautiful book to any dog lover
who wants to round out their knowledge of dogs of the world.
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Hi. I'm a 13 year old girl and have always wanted dog since the age of 5. For family reasons, I can't have one until I graduate from college. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 14. Juli 1999 veröffentlicht
This is a really great book. But you have to take into consideration it is an encyclopedia. It gives a general idea of each dog, but occasionally neglects the rare breeds of... Lesen Sie weiter...Am 29. Juni 1999 veröffentlicht
I found this book to be one of the most complete dog guides I have ever seen. I have seen a lot. In fact, I don't buy a dog breed guide unless it has one the most uncommon dogs... Lesen Sie weiter...Am 31. Mai 1999 veröffentlicht
This is a great book. History of dogs in general as well as breed history. Great photography in a well written easy to understand book. You cannot read this book in one sitting. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 20. März 1999 veröffentlicht
Being a dog lover myself, I have this as a part of my growing libary on dog books. It's a valuable source for identifying breeds, and quotes excellent sources for other books to... Lesen Sie weiter...Am 9. Februar 1999 veröffentlicht
This book was a OK dog book. They have over 400 dog breeds, but they don't tell alot about each dog. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 17. Oktober 1998 von spiryt