Dictionary of Canine Terms

Jackson, Frank

Published by Crowood Pr, 1996
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Synopsis: This is a comprehensive dictionary of canine terms. With over 15000 entries it defines and demystifies the extensive and often exclusive vocabularies that have developed with the many canine activities in Britain, the USA and Australia. From the ancient and obsolete to the modern and everyday; from the jargon used by bear-baiters, to that which is found in the show ring, on the race track, on the farm, and in the surgery; from regional slang to formal terminology, this book defines it. This is a practical aid for anyone with an interest in, or a need to know about dogs.

From Library Journal: Jackson (Dog Breeding, Trafalgar Square, 1995) has attempted to provide a comprehensive dictionary of canine terminology. He has been active in dog activities for over 40 years and is also a journalist for several leading British dog publications. He includes over 15,000 terms arranged in typical dictionary format. Cross references and related terms are given, and there are accompanying illustrations. Although Jackson has included vocabularies from Britain, Australia, and the United States, he has a definite British focus that diminishes some of the usefuless of his book for American audiences. Definitions are brief, with most being just a phrase or a sentence or two. Such brevity sometimes plants more questions in the reader's mind. For example, the definition of "hip dysplasia" is inadequate for the complexity of the condition. Some terms are missing that should have been included, e.g., OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals). Overall, the author has done a fine job of collecting the jargon characteristic of the dog scene. An extensive bibliography is included, but the focus, again, is decidedly British. The price is a little steep for the information provided. An alternative purchase that provides more depth and an American focus is Canine Lexicon by Andrew De Prisco (T.F.H. Pubns., 1993).
Edell Marie Schaefer, Brookfield P.L., Wis.
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Title: Dictionary of Canine Terms
Publisher: Crowood Pr
Publication Date: 1996
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