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The Dog Encyclopedia

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Established in 1974, DK publishes a range of titles in genres including travel (including Eyewitness Travel Guides), arts and crafts, business, history, cooking, gaming, gardening, health and fitness, natural history, parenting, science and reference. 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. It was a process that unfolded over thousands of years—likely involving dog populations that appeared in different parts of Eurasia at different times, with dogs and wild wolves continuing to interbreed with one another and with early dog populations being replaced by later ones. As someone who knows a fair bit about dog breeds, I was a bit annoyed because I wanted to learn about the less known dog breeds.

This book includes photographs and profiles detailing character, compatible owner traits, and breed-specific advice. The early breeds had erect ears and pointed or wedge-shaped muzzles, similar to the northern breeds common today. Explore the history and variety of our most faithful companions in this visual guide to over 400 different dog breeds.Analytical Cookies, and performance measurement, allow us to measure performance such as processing the number of pages you have accessed and the number of specific group of users. They also publish books for children, toddlers and babies, covering such topics as history, the human body, animals and activities, as well as licensed properties such as LEGO, Disney and DeLiSo, licensor of the toy Sophie la Girafe. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. This perfect pooch package is an indispensable owner’s guide and an invaluable reference for budding dog whisperers. Genetic evidence also reveals that dogs did not accompany the first humans to the New World more than 15,000 years ago, suggesting instead that dogs came to the Americas only some 10,000 years ago.

To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. They were the mastiffs, wolf-type dogs, sight hounds (such as the Saluki or greyhound), pointing dogs, and herding dogs. 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. Starting with their history, evolution, and anatomy, this beautiful book puts on a show of dogs in art and advertising, sport and service, and religion and culture. Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting.

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A dog may sniff other dogs’ rear ends to gather chemical information that helps the sniffer identify them as individuals. 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. The Dog Encyclopaedia is an indispensable owner's guide and reference for every soon-to-be dog whisperer. From Beethoven to Toto, dogs have been adored for their unswerving loyalty and companionship throughout history and this is the perfect celebration of man’s best friend.For thousands of years, humans bred dogs toward the physical and mental traits best suited for the work expected of them. From Afghan Hounds to Yorkshire Terriers, from gun dogs to designer breeds - and from Beethoven to Toto - for centuries, dogs have been adored for their unswerving loyalty, and this new edition of The Dog Encyclopedia provides the perfect celebration of the special relationship that binds humans with our four-legged friends. The AKC standard for each breed originates with a “parent club,” the AKC-recognized national club devoted to a particular breed.

Whether cities should enact breed-specific legislation (BSL, or "pit bill bans") for dogs is widely debated.Canids walk on their toes, in contrast to an animal like the bear, which is flat-footed and walks on its heels.

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