The Ultimate Dictionary of Over 1,000 Breeds

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
"Renowned animal behaviorist Desmond Morris has created an impressive guide to the history and variety of man's best friend. The entries are accompanied by over 500 line drawings, which express the character of the dogs represented in a way that photographs often fail to capture. Divided into four major categories -- Sporting Dogs, Livestock Dogs, Service Dogs, and Other Dogs -- each division is arranged by the specific purpose for which they were bred, and again by country of origin. For the reader interested in further research, many entries include extensive references. Morris also provides an annotated bibliography of the most important dog reference books from 1576 to the present, and two additional lists of reference books, arranged by region and by breed group. A must for dog lovers."--"The Best of the Best Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2003.Looks at every recognized dog breed from the Affenpinscher to the Zanzibar Greyhound, discussing the behavior, origins, and qualities of each and offering a look at various theories of canine behavior.

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This is a reprint of a 2001 edition reference that aims for comprehensive coverage of the origins and characteristics of every identifiable dog breed in the world. Over 1,000 entries are organized by type of breed (e.g. scenthounds, livestock guards, sled dogs, etc.) and then grouped according to country. Coverage extends to wolf/dog hybrids, feral dogs, wild dogs, and obscure breeds about which little is known. Animal behaviorist Morris is past Curator of Mammals at the London Zoo. Over 500 of Philip Hood's drawings of various breeds of dogs illustrate the volume. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: North Pomfret, VT : Trafalagar Square Publishing, 2001
ISBN: 9781570762192
Characteristics: 752 p ; cm


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