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The new complete dog book
American Kennel Club.
Uniform Title:
Complete dog book.
21st edition.
Publication Information:
Irvine, CA : I-5 Press, [2015]
Physical Description:
911 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Describes the official breed standards for the two hundred American Kennel Club recognized dog breeds, offering a history and photos of each breed, and covering such topics as advice on selecting a puppy and living with and caring for each breed. --Publisher's description.
General Note:
Revision of: The complete dog book. 20th ed. New York : Ballantine Books, c2006.

Includes index.
All for the love of dogs : the American Kennel Club -- Canine anatomy -- Finding that ideal puppy -- The breeds : profiles and official standards -- The sporting group -- The hound group -- The working group -- The terrier group -- The toy group -- The non-sporting group -- The herding group -- Miscellaneous class -- The sport of purebred dogs -- Resources -- Glossary of canine terms.
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SF427 .A57 2015 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Newly reprinted with a heavy duty binding, The New Complete Dog Book, the most successful dog book ever published, with over two million copies sold, is the American Kennel Club's bible of dogs, the one book that every purebred dog aficionado and expert cannot live without. The Complete Dog Book first appeared 85 years ago and now for the first time has been reformatted and published in full color.

A celebration of every breed of dog recognized by the American Kennel Club--over 200 breeds--this volume offers readers:

-Official standard for every AKC-recognized breed--over 50 more than previous edition--including seven variety Groups and the Miscellaneous Class

-Newly written breed histories, puppy-buying tips, and pet attributes, each breed written by one of the 200 AKC national parent clubs

-Over 800 exceptional color photographs of adults and puppies illustrate each four-page breed entry

-Spotlight on finding well-bred puppies, sports and activities for dogs and owners, AKC programs, and canine anatomy

-Illustrated glossary of canine terminology

I-5 Press is proud to take the helm as the publisher of the longest, continually published dog book in history, following in the footsteps of G.H. Watt Publishers, Halcyon House, Garden City Publishing, Doubleday NY, Howell Book House (Wiley) and Ballantine Books (Random House). This 21st edition of The American Kennel Club's New Complete Dog Book belongs in every dog lover's home, the library of every town and institution, and dog club reference section in America.

Author Notes

The American Kennel Club: The American Kennel Club, founded in 1884, is the largest canine organization in the United States and registers more than one million purebred dogs annually. The AKC sponsors more than 22,000 sanctioned events each year for purebred and mixed-breed dogs, including dog shows, agility and obedience trials, hunting and field competitions, and more. Special programs dedicated to training dogs, including the AKC Canine Good Citizen program and the S.T.A.R. Puppy program, help dogs to become well-behaved companions for their responsible, caring owners. Additionally, the AKC dedicates itself to promoting responsible ownership and advancing canine health and well-being for all dogs (