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The new complete dog book : official breed standards and profiles for over 200 breeds

Author: American Kennel Club.
Publisher: Mount Joy, PA : Fox Chapel Publishing, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 22nd editionView all editions and formats
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The New Complete Dog Book is the American Kennel Club's "Bible" of dogs. For the past 88 years it has been the ultimate breed resource--the one book that no purebred dog aficionado and expert can live without. In addition to being the longest continually published dog book in history, it is also the most successful dog book ever published, with over two million copies sold. The revised and updated 22nd edition  Read more...
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New complete dog book.
Mount Joy, PA : Fox Chapel Publishing, 2017
(DLC) 2017024713
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: American Kennel Club.
ISBN: 9781621871736 1621871738
OCLC Number: 987591566
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 919 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction to the 22nd edition --
All for the love of dogs: the American Kennel Club --
Canine anatomy: an introduction --
Finding the perfect puppy --
The sport of dogs --
The breeds: profiles and official standards. The sporting group --
The hound group --
The working group --
The terrier group --
The toy group --
The non-sporting group --
The herding group --
The miscellaneous class --
Inaugural American Kennel Club registrations --
Glossary of canine terms.
Responsibility: American Kennel Club.

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The New Complete Dog Book is the American Kennel Club's "Bible" of dogs. For the past 88 years it has been the ultimate breed resource--the one book that no purebred dog aficionado and expert can live without. In addition to being the longest continually published dog book in history, it is also the most successful dog book ever published, with over two million copies sold. The revised and updated 22nd edition contains revised breed standards, changes in breed classifications, and recently recognized breeds. Dog owners, breeders, and clubs will find the most current information here on AKC registration, competitive events, and programs. A celebration of every breed of dog recognized by the American Kennel Club--over 200 breeds--this new 22nd edition offers readers: Official standard for every AKC-recognized breed, including seven variety Groups and the Miscellaneous Class Breed histories, puppy-buying tips, and pet attributes, each breed written by one of the 200 AKC national parent clubs Over 800 exceptional color photographs of adults and puppies illustrate each four-page breed entry Spotlight on finding well-bred puppies, sports and activities for dogs and owners, AKC programs, and canine anatomy Illustrated glossary of canine terminology.

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