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Author: Alderton, David

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Published on 21 April 2022 by Dorling Kindersley Ltd (DK) in the United Kingdom as part of 'the DK Handbooks' series.

Paperback | 304 pages
148 x 215 x 37 | 548g

An extensive and clear recognition guide to over 300 dog breeds from around the world. Introducing Handbook of Dogs - a comprehensive and concise pocket guide to dogs from all over the world. Authoritative text, crystal-clear photography, and a systematic approach, make this an incredibly comprehensive and concise pocket guide to dogs of the world. Have you ever seen an adorable dog in the park or in a car window and desperately wondered what breed it was? Then this book may be for you! This handy reference book is designed to cut through the process of identification and help you to recognise a breed quickly and easilyDive straight in to discover: -Packed with more than 1,000 full-colour photographs of over 300 dog breeds,-Each entry includes at-a-glance facts for quick reference-Photographs show close-ups of key details and highlight distinguishing features-Colour portraits show the whole dog, making it easy to compare breeds-Illustrations indicate the typical size of each animalExpertly written and thoroughly vetted, each entry combines a precise description with annotated photographs to highlight the characteristics and distinguishing features of each breed, while bands provide at-a-glance facts for quick reference. From choosing your dog to domestic dog groups, herding dogs to working dogs, this all-encompassing handbook of dogs truly does have something for every dog-lover, both new and experienced, to love!The introduction traces the evolution of the domestic dog, explains the difference between pedigrees and non-pedigrees, looks at how breeds are classified, and examines their characteristics in detail.

Designed to delight and inform dog-lovers of all ages - from new owners to established enthusiasts, and envious admirers keen to tell terriers apart - the DK Handbook of Dogs offers a quick, easy way to hone your knowledge of hounds!At DK, we believe in the power of discovery.

So why not explore the rest of the books in our Handbook complete collection? Discover the awe-inspiring world of astronomy with Handbook of Stars and Planets, brush up on facts about felines with Handbook of Cats, or dive deep into the past when dinosaurs roamed the earth with Handbook of Dinosaurs.