D. Caroline Coile, Ph.D. - All books by this author
This heavily illustrated directory describes every canine breed recognized by the AKC. It includes recently recognized breeds, such as the Norwegian Buhund, the Pyrenean Shepherd, and the Swedish Vallhund. A succinct description of each dog cites its origins, its physical and temperamental traits, its average life span, all major health concerns, and its special needs, such as training, grooming, exercise, and adaptability to specific environments. A color photo shows an example of each breed in its show pose and an adjoining photo provides a detailed head shot. Written by an expert on dog breeds, this spiral-bound book packs a wealth of information in a manageable size. It will serve as a handy guide for prospective dog purchasers, as well as trainers and breeders. Attractive and easy-to-use charts summarize the ease of care for each breed.
From the Reviews:
“Lhasa apsos, terriers, and beagles, oh my! Entries are consistent in coverage and design, making it easy to compare breeds. This small, spiral-bound book is perfect for circulating or reference collections in school and public libraries.”
Booklist, January 1 & 15, 2008
About The Author:
D. Caroline Coile, Ph.D. has written 24 books and more than 300 magazine and scientific articles to date about dogs. Among her best-known titles are Barron’s Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds (0-7641-5700-0) and Show Me! (0-8120-9710-6). She holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from Florida State University with research interests in canine behavior, and has taught college classes in psychology, animals senses, and animal learning.
Hardcover w/spiral binding, approx / 208 Pages / 6 3/4 x 9 3/8 / 2007