The Ultimate Dog Book
(Simon & Schuster, Sept. 1, 1990)
The Ultimate Dog Book is the book every dog-lover has been waiting for. Never before in one volume have the beauty, majesty, warmth, and winning qualities of dogs been so dramatically and evocatively captured. Superb specially commissioned full-color photographic portraits of each of the top breeds and varieties -- in their most natural and characteristic light -- reveal more clearly than in any other book why so many millions of people have loved and revered dogs through the ages. More than 100 international breeds and varieties are given these stunning full-page profiles, along with a detailed description of each breed's history, temperament, physical characteristics, and unique personality traits. But The Ultimate Dog Book is even more; it is practical. Not only does it offer expert step-by-step guidance on all the basics of dog care, from puppyhood to old age, it also provides specific advice on how to enter the world of breeding, training, and showing, and how to master the professional tricks of the trade. There is fascinating information on the instincts that "make a dog tick," plus special photographic sequences illustrating dog development, training, grooming, and more. Expert advice on raising puppies, grooming, diet, and health care make this a truly comprehensive volume. The Ultimate Dog Book is the perfect gift and an essential companion for dog-lovers everywhere -- truly the "ultimate" guide to man's best friend.