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With The Good, the Bad, and the Furry
, author Sam Stall has consulted with dozens of breed rescue groups to learn the best—and worst—traits of more than 100 different dogs, from Affenpinschers and Afghans to Whippets and Yorkshire Terriers. These illustrated profiles offer honest, warts-and-all assessments of the world’s most popular breeds—and show which ones are right for you.
• Like to watch TV? The Brussels Griffon is a perfect companion for a couch potato’s lifestyle.
• Love to garden? So does the Bernese Mountain Dog, so be careful. Anyone considering this breed should expect a backyard full of holes.
• Have a house full of kids? The trusty Irish Setter will be their best friend.
• Live in a big-city high-rise? Pass on the Jack Russell Terrier—these dogs have tremendous energy and need plenty of open space to burn it off.
With more than 100 illustrations and a handy at-a-glance icon reference system, The Good, the Bad, and the Furry has everything you need to find the right dog for you!
What's the perfect dog for you? It depends on your lifestyle. Are you a couch potato or an athlete? A city slicker or a suburbanite? Do you suffer from allergies? Are you paranoid about security?With The Good, the Bad, and the Furry, author Sam Stall offers the inside poop on the worlds most popular breedsand describes which ones are right for you. Stall has consulted with dozens of breed rescue groups to learn the bestand worstperks, quirks, and personality traits of more than 100 different dogs.You'll learn that, contrary to what you see on Frasier, Jack Russell terriers make terrible apartment dogs (they have tremendous energy and need plenty of open space to burn it off). A much better choice for apartment dwellers is the Greyhound. (Sure, they can outrun virtually anything on four legs, but they're also content to spend all afternoon lounging on the couch.)Complete with more than 100 whimsical illustrations, The Good, the Bad, and the Furry make choosing the right dog a snap!
About the Author
Sam Stall is the coauthor of The Dog Owner’s Manual and The Cat Owner’s Manual. He lives with his wife, Jami, their two terrier mixed breeds, and one cat in Indianapolis, Indiana.