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What Dog?: A Guide to Help New Owners Select the Right Breed for Their Lifestyle

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Here are illustrated profiles of 100 popular dog breeds, arranged by size of dog. Detailed descriptions are complemented with a question-and-answer section that gives unbiased information on suitability of each breed as a family pet, ease of training, exercise and grooming needs, and much more. This title is one in Barron's new series of pet buyer's guides, all of them fil ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Barron's Educational Series (first published September 1st 2006)
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Dolly
Jul 15, 2016 Dolly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: prospective dog owners
Shelves: nonfiction, pets, 2016
We recently adopted a hound dog and throughout the process of finding her, our youngest was fascinated by different websites that help prospective owners find the right breed of dog for their lifestyle.

This is a helpful book that highlights many different breeds, based on size. Each breed is described in terms of the care required and temperament of the dog as well as rated on the attitude toward other dogs, quietness, destructiveness, protective behavior, likelihood of straying, compatibility
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Janine Mccormick
I found other books on choosing breeds to be more helpful. This has a very brief info page about lots of breeds, but doesn't help you process which ones will fit in your home and lifestyle. You have to put all the information together yourself, as far as comparing breeds and lifestyle.
Jeanne
May 28, 2009 Jeanne rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Quick overviews of breeds and how they fit into people's lives.
Jo
Aug 25, 2013 Jo rated it liked it
not enough dogs listed.
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Apr 28, 2008 Linda rated it really liked it
very good book, interesting to learn about the different breeds.
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