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The Complete Dog Breed Guide

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For thousands of years, humans bred dogs toward the physical and mental traits best suited for the work expected of them. The sleek Greyhound types bred to chase fleet-footed prey, and the huge mastiff types used as guard dogs and warriors, are two ancient examples of dogs bred for specific jobs. CHOOSING THE RIGHT DOG 17 LOW EXERCISE DOGS TRAINING Suitable choices French Bulldog Easy to train Miniature Pinscher GROOMING Quite easy Boston Terrier Low levels of to train Pug grooming Not so easy to train Suitable choices Medium levels Easy to train Pomeranian of grooming Quite easy English Toy Terrier to train Toy Fox Terrier High levels of Not so easy Chinese Crested grooming to train Easy to train Suitable choices Quite easy None to train Not so easy Suitable choices to train Löwchen King Charles Spaniel Chihuahua Russian Toy Suitable choices Griffon Bruxellois Italian Volpino Skye Terrier Dandie Dinmont Terrier Japanese Chin Suitable choices Basset Artésien Normand Suitable choices Maltese Papillon Kyi Leo Bichon Frise Australian Silky Terrier Coton de Tulear Bolognese Suitable choices Yorkshire Terrier (long, show coat) Lhasa Apso Havanese Suitable choices Pekingese Q&A selector charts help you find the perfect pet to suit your lifestyle, while a practical section on care covers the fundamental aspects of looking after a dog - handling, grooming, exercise, and health - with step-by-step photos and expert-written advice explaining the essentials of basic obedience. From spaniels to sheepdogs, The Complete Dog Breed Book is all you need to find the perfect pet for your family. Fully illustrated and featuring over 400 of the world's best-loved breeds, this comprehensive guide offers expert advice on keeping, training, and caring for your beloved dog. I N T R O D U C T I O N T O D O G S MEDIUM EXERCISE DOGS TRAINING Suitable choices Blue Gascony Griffon Easy to train Swedish Vallhund Rat Terrier GROOMING Alapaha Blue Blood Drentsche Partridge Dog Australian Terrier Low levels of Bulldog grooming Greyhound Nordic Spitz Whippet Quite easy Suitable choices Drever to train Basenji Bull Terrier Canaan Dog Not so easy Pembroke Welsh Corgi Presa Canario to train Bulldog Basset Hound Griffon Nivernais Suitable choices Boerboel Spanish Mastiff Neapolitan Mastiff Tosa Medium levels Easy to train Suitable choices Small Munsterlander of grooming Bernese Mountain Dog Picardy Spaniel West Highland English Setter Tibetan Spaniel White Terrier Affenpinscher Quite easy Suitable choices Norfolk Terrier to train Pyrenean Mountain Dog Airedale Terrier Finnish Spitz Cavalier King American Eskimo Dog Dachshund (long-haired) Charles Spaniel Not so easy Suitable choices Fox Terrier (Wire) to train Aidi Lakeland Terrier Hungarian Kuvasz Borzoi Cesky Terrier High levels of Easy to train Suitable choices Miniature Schnauzer grooming Keeshond Portuguese Water Dog Rough Collie Standard Poodle Hungarian Puli Shih Tzu Newfoundland Quite easy Suitable choices Eurasier to train Bouvier des Flandres Scottish Terrier Bearded Collie Tibetan Terrier St. Bernard Chow Chow Not so easy Suitable choices to train Komondor Tibetan Mastiff Sealyham Terrier

I N T R O D U C T I O N T O D O G S Breeds and breed groups on function, but no two systems are exactly the same. Both the UK and American Kennel Clubs recognize seven groups, Although many distinct varieties of dog were recognized while the FCI has ten. The number of individual breeds earlier, until the early 20th century their breeding was not recognized by these organizations also varies. necessarily strictly controlled. When dog breeders started to cooperate with one another and form clubs they were able This book places breeds together in eight major groups: to produce dogs of consistent type. This led to the writing primitive dogs; working dogs; spitz-type dogs; sight hounds; of breed standards that describe the ideal appearance scent hounds; terriers; gundogs; and companion dogs; plus (with permissible variations) and temperament of a breed, a section on crossbreeds and random bred dogs. The and its suitability for function. Dogs were also registered groupings of the so-called primitive dogs, sight hounds, and in stud books to enable their pedigrees to be reviewed the spitz-type dogs in this book have been made on the basis for future breeding. of well-established genetic relationships. In some cases, this results in a breed appearing in a different group from the Despite the detailed dog breed standards that exist, there one that might be expected. The Basenji, for example, is are as yet no universally recognized criteria for classifying often grouped functionally with hounds but genetic evidence dog breeds in groups. The main regulatory bodies are the places it among the primitive breeds, which is where this Kennel Club (KC) in the UK; the Fédération Cynologique book, and the FCI, place it. For the remainder of the groups, Internationale (FCI) — the World Canine Organization, which more traditional, functional groupings are used. includes 86 member countries; and the American Kennel Club (AKC). These all group breeds together based loosely HOW DOGS ARE GROUPED IN THIS BOOK The dog groupings used in this book are illustrated below with an example of a dog that appears in each category. Primitive dogs Working dogs Spitz-type dogs Sight Hounds pp.22–31 pp.32–95 pp.96–123 pp.124–135 Basenji Broholmer Finnish Spitz Greyhound Scent Hounds Terriers Gundogs Companion dogs Crossbreeds pp.136–185 pp.186–219 pp.220–259 pp.260–281 pp.282–291 Basset Hound Parson Russell Terrier Bourbonnais Pointing Dog Russian Toy Labradoodle Looking for the ideal, perfectly compatible canine companion for your family? Your search ends here.The book's special Q&A selector charts help you make the right choice as per your lifestyle and convenience. Clear and practical instructions on care cover the essential aspects of looking after a dog, including handling, grooming, nutrition, health, and exercise.

With over 420 breeds at your fingertips - from established favourites, like the Labrador Retriever and German Shepherd, to newer "designer breeds" including the Schnoodle, Puggle, and Mal-shi - this book has all the information you need to help you choose, train, and care for your dog. The visual training programme features step-by-step photographic sequences, explaining the specifics of basic obedience. Tried-and-tested notes on how to identify and prevent common behavioural problems provide a fascinating insight into the behaviour of dogs and how we interact with them.

RESCUE WORK A German Shepherd Dog working for a search-and-rescue team hunts for survivors in a collapsed building following an earthquake. People have been breeding dogs since prehistoric times. The earliest dog breeders used wolves to create domestic dogs. From the beginning, humans purposefully bred dogs to perform various tasks. Hunting, guarding, and herding are thought to be among the earliest jobs eagerly performed by the animal destined to be called “man’s best friend.”

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