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The Mythology of Dogs: Canine Legend

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  21 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Tracing the literary and historical legacy of over 65 different breeds, The Mythology of Dogs is a magnificent, breed-by-breed collection of the legend and lore surrounding man's best friend. From the Afghan to the Yorkie, fascinating stories abount, including:

The Maltese who hid under the skirt of Mary Queen of Scots at her beheading
The medieval Wolfound who bravely saved
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published December 15th 1997 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 1997)
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Gina
Mar 06, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: dog lovers interested in mythology
Well put together anthology of dog tales; you don't usually hear dog-specific stories when exploring mythology, so it was nice to read a collection from a wide variety of cultures. Some of them are, admittedly, a bit strange, but that's to be expected when it comes to mythology!
Cat_Lady
Jan 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Do you like myths and dogs? Well my friend, this book is for you! it's filled with beautiful illustration and lovely "tales" (haha pun get it tail?) of how each breed got its name.
Nick
May 22, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was kind of a neat dog folklore books. There were some good stories like why the rottweiler has such a ferocious growl and why the basenji doesn't bark and some that I didn't like so much, like the shar-pei that married the princess. On the whole a very interesting book.
Gabriel Dubransky
This book is about special dogs who have become loyal friends.
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