The Complete Dog Book: 20th Edition

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Pets - 880 pages
For more than seventy-five years, The Complete Dog Book has been the premier reference on purebred dogs. Now in its twentieth edition, this treasured guide is an essential volume for every dog owner and owner-to-be.

Comprehensive and thoughtfully organized, The Complete Dog Book features all 153 breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, the official breed standards, breed histories, and photographs. Also included are the twelve most recently recognized breeds: Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Black Russian Terrier, German Pinscher, Glen of Imaal Terrier, Havanese, L÷wchen, Neapolitan Mastiff, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Parson Russell Terrier, Polish Lowland Sheepdog, Spinone Italiano, and Toy Fox Terrier.

Along with AKC registration procedures and current forms, The Complete Dog Book includes sections on

• choosing the dog that’s right for you
• training
• nutrition
• grooming
• responsible breeding
• canine first-aid
• joining a dog club
• Canine Good Citizen« program
• every AKC sport: Agility, Conformation, Coonhound, Earthdog, Field Trials, Herding, Hunt Tests, Junior Showmanship, Lure Coursing, Obedience, Rally, and Tracking

Concluding with an extensive glossary of terms and line drawings, The Complete Dog Book is a reference that dog aficionados will turn to again and again.
 

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A good standard reference for most of the recognized breeds. Not an immensely detailed volume in terms of the individual breeds but does contain all of the essentials. Illustrations are adequate. Read full review

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This is an excellent resource for anyone interested in learning more about the various breeds of dogs recognized by the American Kennel Club Read full review

Contents

The AKC Breeds
2
SPORTING BREEDS
14
American Water Spaniel
76
German Shorthaired Pointer 24 Cocker Spaniel
83
German Wirehaired Pointer 29 English Cocker Spaniel
89
CurlyCoated Retriever 38 Field Spaniel
99
Golden Retriever 47 Sussex Spaniel
106
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Spinone Italiano
115
Glen of Imaal Terrier
378
Kerry Blue Terrier
387
TOY BREEDS
446
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
454
Chihuahua
458
Chinese Crested
462
Havanese
470
Japanese Chin
477

English Setter 63 Weimaraner
124
Afghan Hound
133
Basset Hound
142
Black and Tan Coonhound
152
Borzoi
160
American Foxhound
170
Greyhound
177
WORKING BREEDS
227
Anatolian Shepherd Dog
237
Black Russian Terrier
244
Bullmastiff
254
German Pinscher
262
Great Dane
271
Airedale Terrier
341
Australian Terrier
348
Border Terrier
355
Cairn Terrier
362
Smooth Fox Terrier
370
Manchester Terrier Toy
484
NONSPORTING BREEDS
524
Boston Terrier
533
Chinese SharPei
543
Dalmatian
553
French Bulldog
563
THE MISCELIANEOUS IMSS
694
Swedish Vallhund
706
Joining a Dog Club
717
Training
733
Grooming
743
A Healthy Dog
761
Common Illnesses
772
Canine First Aid
795
FLOSSARY
803
Irish Setter 72
810
INDEX
853
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Established in 1884, the American Kennel Club is composed of more than 500 dog clubs from around the United States. In addition, approximately 3,800 affiliated clubs hold AKC events and use AKC rules to conduct dog shows, performance events, educational programs, training classes, and health clinics. For more than 100 years, the American Kennel Club has been the nation's premier publisher of magazines on the subject of dogs. The American Kennel Club magazines, AKC Gazette, AKC Family Dog, and Puppies, reach a collective audience of more than 1.1 million readers.

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