The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds by Joan Palmer lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Eagle Editions, 2007, Paperback.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Tables;
From the cover: Essential reading for growing numbers of dog-lovers throughout the world, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of canines available. Featuring more than 200 breeds, it ranges from the sleek-bodied Pharaoh Hound, which once coursed the sands of ancient Egypt, to the highly prized Shar-pei, the popular Golden Retriever and the crowd-pleasing Yorkshire Terrier.
An introductory section covers the history of dogs, ranging back over the millennia to the wild dogs which first warmed themselves at the fires of early humans. There follow sections on the anatomy, physiology and psychology of the dog, and specialist terminology is illustrated with examples taken from the breeds featured in the Encyclopedia. Photographs, maps and drawings show how particular conformations and characteristics have evolved into the groupings which are recognised today.
Lavishly illustrated, the 211-page directory of breeds is presented by group in the order: non-sporting, working, herding, gundogs, hounds, terriers and toy. The background to each breed is detailed its origins, development, characteristics and, where applicable, mode of working. Breed standards are given as well as care boxes for at-a-glance tips for looking after each breed. Also featured are some 79 rare breeds, ranging from the ancient Hellenic Hound to the highly specialised Lundehund, or Norwegian Puffin Dog.
Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers.
255 pages. Index. 11¾” x 8¾”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Animal Dogs category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…