The Complete Dog Book, 19th Edition

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The Best-Selling Dog Book of All Time! From Affenpinschers to Yorkshire Terriers, with all the breeds and varieties in between, there is only one source for all the breed standards, all the canine sports and all you need to know about choosing, living with and enjoying purebred dogs. The Complete Dog Book Official Publication of the American Kennel Club

"If the dog owner can buy only one book, this has to be the one!" ?The New York Times
A Howell Dog Book of Distinction

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There's the Scottish Terrier ("an earth dog used in hunting the fox and the brocke"), the Boston Terrier ("a lively, highly intelligent, smooth coated, short-headed, compactly built, short- tailed, well balanced dog"), or the Great Dane ("one of the most elegant and distinguished varieties of giant-type dog"). In fact, there are 146 AKC-recognized breeds profiled within the pages of the Complete Dog Book, and the pictures and text provide great bowser browsing. The breed descriptions help you choose among the hounds, terriers, toys, and working breeds, the herders, guard dogs, and sporting breeds. Measurements help determine which dogs will best fit your abode (Chesapeake Bay Retrievers measure 21 to 26 inches high at the shoulder, Chinese Cresteds are a mere 11 to 13 inches off the ground, while the Irish Wolfhound stands 30 to 32 inches tall), breed temperaments help you choose your ideal pet, and show criteria help you know what you're looking for when you actually start to shop for a pup. In the meantime, there are interesting stories about breed origins, and a useful glossary of dog terms, while the chapters on grooming, training, and Canine Health and First Aid will come in handy once you've brought your new dog home. --Stephanie Gold

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The Complete Dog Book, Revised 19th Edition

Since the first edition was published in 1929, The Complete Dog Book has been the premier reference on purebred dogs. The Complete Dog Book contains the official breed standards for all 146 breeds recognized by the AKC. The totally Revised 19th Edition also features complete breed histories and a reworked Glossary. Enhanced sections include "Living with Your Dog" and "Canine Health and First Aid." This revised edition contains numerous new photographs and provides authoritative information on training and all aspects of dog ownership. New to the 19th Edition are standards, histories and photographs for the seven breeds that gained AKC recognition since the 18th Edition: the American Eskimo Dog, Australian Shepherd, Border Collie, Canaan Dog, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog and Shiba Inu. This is in addition to those breeds currently in the Miscellaneous Class. Agility Trials and Earthdog Trials, along with the Canine Good Citizen® program, have been added to the growing list of AKC events. All the sports, with all the titles, are covered in this Revised 19th Edition. It's All Here! The official standard for every AKC breed, along with a photo and a detailed history of the breed. Sections on:

  • AKC registration procedures, including the latest forms
  • Joining a dog club
  • Choosing the right dog for you
  • Training
  • Nutrition
  • Responsible breeding
  • Grooming
  • Canine first aid and health
  • A complete Glossary, including anatomical drawings
Every AKC sport, what titles are available and how to get involved:
  • Agility Trials
  • Canine Good Citizen® Program
  • Conformation Shows
  • Coonhound Events
  • Earthdog Trials
  • Field Trials
  • Hunting Tests and Trials
  • Herding Tests and Trials
  • Junior Showmanship
  • Lure Coursing Tests and Trials
  • Obedience Trials
  • Tracking Tests

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