The Dog Encyclopedia (DK Pet Encyclopedias) (Hardcover)
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Explore the history and variety of our most faithful companions in this collection of over 400 different dog breeds.
For centuries, dogs have been adored for their unswerving loyalty, and this new edition of The Dog Encyclopedia perfectly celebrates the special relationship that binds humans with our four-legged friends.
Starting with their history, evolution, and anatomy, this brilliant book about dogs puts on a show of dogs in art and advertising, sport and service, and religion and culture, as famous dogs in fiction line up alongside heroic helpers. The catalog introduces more than 400 dog breeds arranged in traditional categories, including primitive and working dogs, companion dogs and scent hounds. Every entry includes glorious photographs and fact-packed profiles detailing the individual character, compatible owner traits, and breed-specific advice.
Dive straight into this dog book, which offers:
- A fully illustrated guide to canine anatomy and body systems.
- A catalog of internationally recognized dog breeds.
- Annotated images that highlight the typical characteristics of every featured breed.
- Boxed topics on record breakers, canine film stars, and heroic war dogs add a fascinating degree of detail.
Additionally, the book offers expert information on everything from exercising and feeding your dog to grooming and puppy training, along with a section on care to help you identify and deal with any canine health problems.
Combining fabulous photographs with information on the latest breeds, historical facts, and advice on everyday care, The Dog Encyclopedia is an indispensable owner's guide and a useful reference for professionals.
About the Author
DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products. Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.
"Along with stunning photos, the book also has helpful "care and training" basics…as well as amazing illustrations of canine anatomy and interesting dog-culture coverage of canine evolution, art, lore and history. An engrossing and entertaining book for the whole family to savor." – The Bark Magazine