The domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris or Canis familiaris) is a domesticated canid which has been selectively bred for millennia for various behaviors, sensory capabilities, and physical attributes. Because of their close relationships with humans, dogs are common characters in fiction. Non-fiction about dogs includes memoirs by pet owners, advice for raising dogs, and scientific investigations of dog domestication and psychology.

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Wrecked (IQ #3)
Deck the Hounds (Andy Carpenter #18)
Mutts and Mistletoe
Love and Lint Rollers
Winter Is Here
How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals
Life on the Leash
Voyage of the Dogs
A Borrowing of Bones (Mercy & Elvis Mysteries #1)
Avoiding the Badge (Arizona K9 #1)
Douglas, You're a Genius!
Santa Puppy (A Tourist Trap Mystery #9.75)
Deck the Hounds (Andy Carpenter #18)
Not Quite Enough (Not Quite, #3)
Tear Me Apart
Wrecked (IQ #3)
Dog Man (Dog Man, #1)
Lily and the Octopus
The Friend
The Shark (Forgotten Files, #1)
Say Goodbye for Now
Dark, Witch & Creamy (Bewitched by Chocolate #1)
The Christmas Letter (A Tess and Tilly Cozy Mystery, #1)
Finding Home (Hometown Harbor, #1)
Sit...Stay...Beg (The Dogfather, #1)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark HaddonThe Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan DoyleA Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce CameronThree Men in a Boat by Jerome K. JeromeHeart of a Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov
Dogs, Literal and Metaphorical
225 books — 51 voters
The Secret River by Kate GrenvilleA Town Like Alice by Nevil ShutePicnic at Hanging Rock by Joan LindsayThe Light Between Oceans by M.L. StedmanOscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
Fictitious Australia
256 books — 67 voters

May the Best Dog Win by Kelly HashwayClifford the Big Red Dog by Norman BridwellDoc Tails by Othen Donald Dale CummingsHarry the Dirty Dog by Gene ZionThe Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey
Best Picture Books About Dogs
149 books — 112 voters
George Knows by Mindy MymudesBecause of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamilloStone Fox by John Reynolds GardinerOld Yeller by Fred GipsonThe Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford
Young Adult & Middle Grade Dog Novels
156 books — 70 voters

Marley and Me by John GroganDewey by Vicki MyronHomer's Odyssey by Gwen CooperOogy by Larry LevinAll Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
Animal Memoirs
254 books — 173 voters

The Art of Racing in the Rain
Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog
A Dog's Purpose (A Dog's Purpose, #1)
Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know
The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs
Where the Red Fern Grows
The Call of the Wild
Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog
Because of Winn-Dixie
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems
Dog on It (A Chet and Bernie Mystery #1)
The Culture Clash
Shiloh (Shiloh, #1)
A Dog's Journey (A Dog's Purpose, #2)

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