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The Complete Dog Book (Complete Dog Book)by American Kennel Club
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The Complete Dog Book, Revised 19th Edition
Since the first edition was published in 1929, The Complete Dog Book has been the premier reference on purebred dogs. The Complete Dog Book contains the official breed standards for all 146 breeds recognized by the AKC. The totally Revised 19th Edition also features complete breed histories and a reworked Glossary. Enhanced sections include "Living with Your Dog" and "Canine Health and First Aid." This revised edition contains numerous new photographs and provides authoritative information on training and all aspects of dog ownership. New to the 19th Edition are standards, histories and photographs for the seven breeds that gained AKC recognition since the 18th Edition: the American Eskimo Dog, Australian Shepherd, Border Collie, Canaan Dog, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog and Shiba Inu. This is in addition to those breeds currently in the Miscellaneous Class. Agility Trials and Earthdog Trials, along with the Canine Good Citizen? program, have been added to the growing list of AKC events. All the sports, with all the titles, are covered in this Revised 19th Edition. It's All Here! The official standard for every AKC breed, along with a photo and a detailed history of the breed. Sections on:
Book News Annotation:
Provides the American Kennel Club official standards for the 141 breeds now recognized by the organization. Each entry includes a b&w photo of the breed, and discussion of its history, characteristics, and needs for exercise, living space, grooming, and training. Entries are arranged according to seven groups: hounds; terriers; toys; and herding, working, sporting and nonsporting dogs. The authors offer guidelines for selecting a purebred dog, registering with the AKC, joining a dog club, and caring for a dog's health.
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The Best-Selling Dog Book of All Time! From Affenpinschers to Yorkshire Terriers, with all the breeds and varieties in between, there is only one source for all the breed standards, all the canine sports and all you need to know about choosing, living with and enjoying purebred dogs. The Complete Dog Book Official Publication of the American Kennel Club
"If the dog owner can buy only one book, this has to be the one!" ?The New York Times
A Howell Dog Book of Distinction
Table of Contents
Introduction to the Revised 19th Edition.
The American Kennel Club.
Selecting the Right Purebred Dog.
The Breeds: Histories and Official Standards.
The AKC Breeds.
Disqualifications Applying to All Breeds.
How Height and Length Are Measured on a Dog.
Inaugural AKC Registrations.
Group I: Sporting Breeds.
Group II: Hound Breeds.
Group III: Working Breeds.
Group IV: Terrier Breeds.
Group V: Toy Breeds.
Group VI: Non-Sporting Breeds.
Group VII: Herding Breeds.
The Miscellaneous Class.
Living with Your Dog.
Canine Health and First Aid.
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