This title offers an illustrated encyclopedia with over 600 photographs of the most popular dog breeds. It contains information on grooming, breeding and dietary requirements and a fascinating guide on how to keep your dog fit and healthy. It includes an extensive introduction to the history and origins of the dog. This book first describes the origins and nature of the dog, and provides valuable advice and guidance concerning all aspects of dog ownership and care, including choosing and keeping your animal healthy - whether it be a pedigree or a cross-breed. Featuring over 170 of the most popular dog breeds available today, "The Ultimate Guide to Dog Breeds" contains information on size, temperament and special grooming and is the perfect guide to choosing your perfect dog.
Derek Hall is a qualified biologist with a lifelong interest in both wild and domestic animals. He has owned a variety of dogs, from pedigree Fox Terriers to much loved cross-breeds of 'unknown parentage'. He has written over 20 books and numerous magazine articles on animals and nature for both adults and children.