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Dog Works: The Meaning and Magic of Canine Constructions

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Why does a Golden Retriever arrange sticks in the form of a pyramid? Why would a Hungarian Vizsla mound up piles of autumn leaves in the shape of a cross? Such canine phenomena have left animal behaviorists baffled for centuries. Are dogs erecting these structures as a result of primeval impulses, or are they responding to otherwordly forces we humans have yet to comprehen ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published August 1st 2000 by Ten Speed Press
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Cayr
Feb 28, 2008 rated it really liked it
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The dogs in this book and the installations they build are far more captivating and interesting than the lame explanations and half-baked theories given by the two "experts" consulted in the text.

Vicki Mathison gives a simple background of each dog, and a description of his/her artistic installations. Photographers Tim Dodgshun and Trudy Nicholson beautifully capture the mystery of each canine construction.

The theories of origin and meaning provided by psychic Penelope Winter and Canine Cultura
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Stacy
Jan 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
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You have to take it with a grain of salt, but the entertainment value is definately there. I enjoyed the photographs and was impressed with these dogs, no matter the reason for their canine constructions.
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