Dog The definitive guide for dog owners

Bruce Fogle

Book - 2010

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.

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Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books 2010.
Physical Description
384 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Includes bibliographical references (p. 384) and index.
Main Author
Bruce Fogle (-)
Review by Booklist Reviews

*Starred Review* Fogle (Encyclopedia of the Dog, 2007) may have produced the single best dog book of the decade. Written in a conversational tone, as if reader and author were just sitting around discussing dogs, and full of personal anecdotes drawn from Fogle's veterinary practice as well as about his own dogs, this is not only a reference resource but also a book any dog lover would happily read cover-to-cover. Introductory chapters on the evolution of dogs, dog breeds, and dogs' physical characteristics lead into the meat of the book, concerned with how dogs and humans form a pack, understanding each stage of a dog's life, and the most appropriate ways to train a dog at each stage. The chapter on how to choose a dog, which discusses the multiple questions potential owners must ask themselves and the breeders, is particularly insightful. The physical and behavioral changes during each stage of a dog's life and how an owner should respond to these changes culminates in a final chapter on the dignified end of life. From the cover shot of a noble Chesapeake Bay retriever to the back cover portrait of Fogle playing with a pup, the photographs and drawings further illustrate the message Fogle would like to leave us with, that dogs are our faithful companions, and we owe it to them to be their best friends. Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

The subtitle says it all. Fogle, veterinarian and author of more than 20 books on pet care, has written a one-volume compendium on everything canine. He begins with an explanation of the dog's evolution, genetics, and classification. Then he delves into the human-dog relationship, giving up-to-date information and advice about selecting and training a new puppy, surviving its adolescence, enjoying its adulthood, coping with its declining years, and, finally, coming to grips with its demise. Eye-catching, full-color illustrations enhance almost every page. VERDICT Fogle has the well-deserved reputation of being the world's best-selling practicing veterinarian. He merges current scientific research with his own clinical experience, unabashed love of dogs, and delightful sense of humor into an easy-to-read, attractive, indispensable guide for the novice and veteran dog owner alike. This book updates and combines his understanding of canine behavior in The Dog's Mind (1992), the breed information of The New Encyclopedia of the Dog (2000), and the training advice of Complete Dog Care Manual (2006). Dog-loving patrons will want this one.—Florence Scarinci, Nassau Community Coll. Lib., Garden City, NY [Page 93]. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

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.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

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 dogDog breed classificationsThe modern dog ownerThe modern dogThe development of a dog from puppyhood into old ageLiving with dogsFeeding, training and caring for a dogHealth and welfareCoping with the loss of a beloved petDr. 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.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

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