The Dog Encyclopedia, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1465421165
  • ISBN-13: 9781465421166
  • DDC: 636.7003
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 360 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Covering the history, breeds, care, health, and positive training of dogs-all in one easy reference-The Dog Encyclopedia is a fully illustrated encyclopedia of all things canine. With an extensive photographic catalog of more than 400 dog breeds, organized by to FCI groupings, each profile describes the breed's uses and character, lists compatible owner traits, and shares fascinating facts about the breed's origins. Dog owners, breeders, and fans will also learn about canine anatomy and body systems; instinct and behavior; how dogs interact with humans; and the essentials of good care. The Dog Encyclopedia gives expert advice on equipment, handling, exercise, play, feeding, grooming, and breeding. Basic dog training is also covered, and an invaluable section on health will enable you to identify problems quickly and know exactly what to do in an emergency.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction to Dogs.
2: Evolution of the Dog.
3: Skeleton and Muscle.
4: Senses.
5: Cardiovascular and Digestive Systems.
6: Urinary, Reproductive, and Hormonal Systems.
7: Skin and Coat.
8: Dogs in Religion, Myth, and Culture.
9: Dogs in Art and Advertising.
10: Dogs in Sports and Service.
11: Guide to Breeds.
12: Primitive Dogs.
13: Working Dogs.
14: Spitz-Type Dogs.
15: Sight Hounds.
16: Scent Hounds.
17: Terriers.
18: Gundogs.
19: Companion Dogs.
20: Crossbreeds.
21: Care and Training.
22: Becoming a Dog Owner.
23: Bringing Your Dog Home.
24: At Home and Away.
25: A Balanced Diet.
26: Changing Diets.
27: Monitoring Feeding Levels.
28: Exercise.
29: Grooming.
30: Grooming Checks.
31: Being in Charge.
32: Basic Training.
33: Behavioral Problems.
34: Visiting the Vet.
35: Signs of Health.
36: Inherited Disorders.
37: Parasites.
38: Nursing a Sick Dog.
39: First Aid.
40: Breeding.