DOG BREED GUIDE
A Complete Reference to Your Best Friend Fur-Ever
By: T. J. Resler and Gary Weitzman, D.V.M.
Published: September 3, 2019
Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books
I grew up on a farm and always had a dog. My dad had a coonhound for hunting named Maggie for years. We had various farm dogs, but my favorite was Blue, a Blue Heeler, part of the Australian Cattle Dog breed, that we had for years. She was the kindest dog and helped on the farm with all the sheep. Even though we are now a cat owner, I would still like to have a dog. I just haven’t decided what breed would be best. Maybe this book will help me….then I just have to convince my family.
There are over 400 different breeds of dogs, many that I have never heard of. But, what is so neat, are all the various dogs that people have and feel like is the perfect dog for them. My niece has two Saint Bernards, a breed I would never consider but they absolutely love. Our friends have a Rat Terrier on their farm. He is such a good little dog and so loveable. But, not a dog that we would want in our house. Our neighbors have a Goldendoodle that is so cute and doesn’t shed which is a plus. Our other friends breed Golden Retrievers, beautiful, kind, and loyal dogs that make wonderful family pets. There truly is a dog breed for everyone.
The book is divided by all the different breed types like Scent Hounds or Pinschers and Schnauzers or Companion and Toy Dogs. Each breed then has a profile box sharing the country of origin, height and weight, coat, grooming and exercise needs, and its K-9 qualities. These boxes are a great first place to look to rule out a breed or keep one on your list. Of course, all the photos of the dogs make each one look absolutely adorable.
Aside from all the various descriptions of breeds, kids will also be able to learn how to choose the right dog for their family and then, how to care for it, train it, and understand its behavior.
This comprehensive guide is great for dog lovers and families trying to decide what dog is the best for them.
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