Gold Gato, January 15, 2012 (view all comments by Gold Gato)
Nobel Prize winner Konrad Lorenz writes about his work with dogs, including his theory on their evolution and their relationship with humans. His writing is detailed based upon his closely notated experiences with his own canine friends. This is a different book to read when wanting to learn more about the canine race, as it doesn't really fall under the basic training books or cutesy doggy books.
I found it very interesting because he provides ideas that did indeed work with my down-home laid-back mellow American dogs. His dogs come off as rather aristocratic, which I enjoyed, as I still have doubts about the career ambitions of my canines.
Still, the work veers more toward science than easy reading, and at times, I couldn't get into his whole Germanic/Austrian Third Reich outlook. That is perhaps more of a reflection on me as a reader, but nevertheless, my honest opinion. Still, I would suggest it as an addition to any library for any guardian of dogs.
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