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The good, the bad, and the furry : choosing the dog that's right for you

Author: Sam Stall; Edwin J Sayres
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : Quirk ; San Francisco, Calif. : Distr. in North America by Chronicle Books, ©2005.
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What's the perfect dog for you? It depends on your lifestyle. Are you a couch potato or an athlete? A city slicker or a suburbanite? Do you suffer from allergies? Are you paranoid about security? With The Good, the Bad, and the Furry, author Sam Stall offers the inside poop on the world s most popular breeds and describes which ones are right for you. Stall has consulted with dozens of breed rescue groups to learn  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Stall; Edwin J Sayres
ISBN: 1594740216 9781594740213
OCLC Number: 61103847
Description: 197 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Oh great, another breed guide --
Story of man's best friend and how he came to be that way --
Unbelievable histories of purebreds and why they are, in many cases, unbelievable --
Bring on the purebreds --
Which dog is right for me? --
Where can I get one? --
Finding a good set of genes --
Training --
Meet the breeds: How to use the listings --
How to use the icons --
Affenpinscher --
Afghan Hound --
Airedale Terrier --
Akita --
Alaskan Malamute --
American Foxhound --
American Staffordshire Terrier --
Australian Cattle Dog --
Basenji --
Basset Hound --
Beagle --
Bearded Collie --
Bedlington Terrier --
Bernese Mountain Dog --
Bichon Frise --
Bloodhound --
Border Collie --
Border Terrier --
Borzoi --
Boston Terrier --
Bouvier des Flandres --
Boxer --
Boykin Spaniel --
Briard --
Brittany (Spaniel) --
Brussels Griffon --
Bulldog (English) --
Bulldog (French) --
Bullmastiff --
Bull Terrier --
Bull Terrier (Miniature) --
Cairn Terrier --
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel --
Chesapeake Bay Retriever --
Chihuahua --
Chinese Crested --
Chinese Shar-Pei --
Chow Chow --
Cocker Spaniel --
Collie --
Dachshund --
Dalmatian --
Dandie Dinmont Terrier --
Doberman Pinscher --
Dogo Argentino --
Dogue de Bordeaux --
Fox Terrier --
German Shepherd --
Golden Retriever --
Gordon Setter --
Great Dane --
Great Pyrenees --
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog --
Greyhound --
Harrier --
Irish Setter --
Irish Terrier --
Irish Wolfhound --
Italian Greyhound --
Jack Russell Terrier --
Keeshond --
Kerry Blue Terrier --
Komondor --
Kuvasz --
Labrador Retriever --
Lhasa Apso --
Maltese --
Mastiff --
Mexican Hairless --
Miniature Pinscher --
Neapolitan Mastiff --
Newfoundland --
Norfolk/Norwich Terriers --
Old English Sheepdog --
Papillon --
Pekingese --
Pomeranian --
Poodle (Standard) --
Poodle (Miniature) --
Poodle (Toy) --
Pug --
Puli --
Rhodesian Ridgeback --
Rottweiler --
Saint Bernard --
Saluki --
Samoyed --
Schipperke --
Schnauzer (Standard) --
Schnauzer (Giant) --
Schnauzer (Miniature) --
Scottish Deerhound --
Scottish Terrier --
Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie) --
Shih Tzu --
Siberian Husky --
Spinone Italiano --
Staffordshire Bull Terrier --
Tibetan Spaniel --
Vizsla --
Weimaraner --
Welsh Corgi --
West Highland White Terrier --
Whippet --
Yorkshire Terrier --
Appendix: Breed organizations --
Index by category --
Index by lifestyle --
Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: by Sam Stall ; foreword by Edwin J. Sayres.
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With a series of frank, illustrated profiles, author Sam Stall offers the inside scoop on the world's most popular dog breeds - and describes which ones are right for you. For instance, contrary to  Read more...

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