The Definitive Guide for Dog Owners

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A guide to dog care from puppyhood to old age includes information on how to select the right breed, house-training, showing, breeding, health care, feeding, and first aid.

Firefly Books Ltd

A famous vet's complete guide to dogs and their behavior.

This handsome book celebrates the close and complex relationship between humans and dogs, and it examines dogs in the contexts of behavior, anthropology, history, literature and genetics. Dog reveals the essential nature of the human-dog relationship and gives insight into how that relationship has changed and what its future holds.

Topics include:

  • The ancestry of the modern dog
  • Dog breed classifications
  • The modern dog owner
  • The modern dog
  • The development of a dog from puppyhood into old age
  • Living with dogs
  • Feeding, training and caring for a dog
  • Health and welfare
  • Coping with the loss of a beloved pet

Dr. Bruce Fogle provides expert advice and thoughtful essays based on his years of experience as a veterinarian, highlighted with personal anecdotes and more than 600 beautiful color photographs. Illustrated how-to spreads focus on practical topics related to dog care and training.

Beautifully presented, compassionate and full of useful information, Dog can be the book that dog owners will turn to throughout their pets' lives.

A famous vet's complete guide to dogs and their behavior.

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2010
ISBN: 9781554077007
Branch Call Number: 636.70887 FOG
Characteristics: 384 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm


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Mar 23, 2017

An excellent book. We borrowed it several times when we became first-time dog owners of a 7-year old spaniel. We even bought a copy of the book as a gift for a friend who was getting a dog for the first time. Comprehensive and Fogle is caring and practical in his approach.


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