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The new encyclopedia of the dog

Author: Bruce Fogle; Tracy Morgan
Publisher: New York : Dorling Kindersley, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd American edView all editions and formats
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Presents a photographic guide to more than four hundred dog breeds, a history of dogs, an explanation of canine behavior, and advice on choosing the right type of dog.
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Fogle; Tracy Morgan
ISBN: 0789461307 9780789461308
OCLC Number: 43615283
Notes: Revised edition of: The encyclopedia of the dog / Bruce Fogle. 1st American ed. 1995.
Includes index.
Description: 416 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents: Development of the dog: Evolution of the dog --
Distant relatives --
Close relatives --
Dogs and humans: First domestic dogs --
Dogs in folklore and religion --
Dogs in art --
Canine collectibles --
Dogs in literature --
Dogs on film --
Dogs in sports --
Dogs in the service of humans --
Dogs as companions --
Canine design: Skeleton --
Brain and senses --
Nerves, muscles and movement --
Heart and lungs --
Gastrointestinal system --
Urinary and reproductive systems --
Skin and coat --
Biofeedback --
Language of dogs --
Courtship, mating, and birth --
Growing up --
Pack --
Aggression and affection --
Commincation --
Domestic dog breeds: Introduction to breed types --
Primitive dogs --
Sighthounds --
Spitz-type dogs --
Scenthounds --
Gundogs --
Terriers --
Livestock and guarding dogs --
Companion dogs --
Random-bred dogs --
Caring for your dog: Choosing a dog --
Essential equipment --
Health and safety --
Feeding and nutrition --
Grooming --
Traveling and boarding --
Behavioral problems --
Glossary --
Index --
Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: Bruce Fogle ; photography by Tracy Morgan.

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Presents a photographic guide to more than four hundred dog breeds, a history of dogs, an explanation of canine behavior, and advice on choosing the right type of dog.

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