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Clutton-Brock, Juliet.
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Publication Information:
New York : Dorling Kindersley, 2000.
Physical Description:
63 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Text and photographs highlight the evolutionary history of the dog family, their domestication, anatomy, behavior, and breeds.
General Note:
"DK Eyewitness books"--at head of title.

Includes index.
Reading Level:
1240 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.1 1.0 14773.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 6.5 5 Quiz: 18195 Guided reading level: NR.
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SF426.5 .C58 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Here is a spectacular and informative guide to the fascinating world of the entire dog family. Superb real-life photographs of dogs, wolves, jackals and foxes offer a unique "eyewitness" view of the natural history and evolution of the dog family, highlighting the many ways in which they have helped people throughout history. See the oldest-known remains of a domestic dog, an amazing tree-climbing fox, a rare golden jackal, a howling wolf, how a dog swims, a fox with bat ears, and a husky in sled harness. Learn why dogs and wolves hunt in packs, how dogs "talk" with ears and tails, the basics of looking after a pet dog, and how dogs were once used to sniff out truffles. Discover how special breeds of domestic dog have developed, the hierarchy of the wolf pack, how dogs were specially taught to help humans, why a hyena is not a dog, which members of the dog family are threatened with extinction, and much, much more!

Table of Contents

What is a dog?p. 6
Evolution of the dog familyp. 8
Dogs' bonesp. 10
Coats, tails, and headsp. 12
Sight and soundp. 14
On the scent trailp. 16
Behaviorp. 18
Cubs and puppiesp. 20
Leader of the packp. 22
Jackals and coyotesp. 24
Asian and African dogsp. 26
Red fox, gray foxp. 28
Hot foxes, cold foxesp. 30
South American mixp. 32
Early domesticationp. 34
Feral dogsp. 36
Development of breedsp. 38
Hunting dogsp. 40
Herding dogs and sheepdogsp. 42
Helper dogsp. 44
Dogs in sportsp. 46
Houndsp. 48
Sporting dogsp. 50
Terriersp. 52
Nonsporting dogsp. 54
Working dogsp. 56
Toy dogsp. 58
Crossbred dogsp. 60
Caring for a dogp. 62
Indexp. 64