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The Right Dog For You

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How to Find the Perfect Match for You...

Here is a systematic and enjoyable way to choose a dog. This highly informative and useful book will take the guesswork out of choosing a dog while leaving in the fun. It will tell you about more than 110 breeds and help you to select a dog compatible with your personality, family, and lifestyle. Choosing a dog can become easy and

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Paperback, 384 pages
Published March 31st 1983 by Touchstone
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Doug
Jan 22, 2008 Doug rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
If you are in the market for a dog. STOP! Do nothing until you've read this book.
Kait
Dec 13, 2014 Kait rated it it was amazing
Tortora uses a very systematic process for choosing a dog backing everything up with research and facts. If you take the time to read through the entire book, you will note that it is not "general" but very specific in aiding someone find the "right dog" for him or her.

For more details on each breed or a history of each breed, this is not the book for you. But if you are looking to make an informed decision about the time, care, personality, abilities of each dog breed, this book is a must. It
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Chrissie
Aug 10, 2010 Chrissie rated it really liked it
Shelves: fauna
This is a great book if you are considering getting a breed dog. Why? Because you should never pick a dog by its looks, but rather by its tempermant. If you are considering a particular breed it is important to know the particular breed's need for exercise, how active it in inside, how consistent is its behavior, how hard are they to train, are they good with children, are they guard dogs...... Of course every dog is different even within a given breed, but there are general characteristics that ...more
Niffer
Aug 25, 2016 Niffer rated it really liked it
Shelves: misc-non-fiction, dog
An excellent book on dog breeds that explores some important aspects of different breeds that other books don't really mentio. For example the authough breaks down dog size by height and "bulk", pointing out that a Basset Hound might not be a terribly tall dog but weighs quite a bit for its size. Or watch dog versus guard dog potential (a dog that barks at strangers might be a good watch dog but might not be aggressive enough to be a guard dog--and that might be what you're really looking for).

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 Sara
Mar 01, 2011 Sara rated it really liked it
a little out of date (no designer dogs) but deals with many, many aspects of dog/owner interaction and personality, really made me think.
Truthful
Jul 06, 2014 Truthful rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: dog lovers
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This is another book we have a hard time keeping in our library because we loan it out so frequently; indispensable when dog-hunting.
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A bit too general for my tastes but a good place to start researching a dog breed.
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