The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Dogs, Dog Breeds & Dog Care

The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Dogs, Dog Breeds & Dog Care

by Peter Larkin, Mike Stockman


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The definitive visual guide to 180 breeds from all over the world – from the lovable and familiar Labrador Retriever and Cocker Spaniel to the more unusual Keeshond, Saluki, Portuguese Water Dog, and Brittany

Fascinating descriptions of each breed, including essential information on grooming, feeding, and exercise, as well as insights into each dog’s character and temperament

Expert and comprehensive advice on how to care for your dog, with step-by-step photographic guidance

Guidelines for choosing the right dog for you and your family, general care, grooming, feeding, training, breeding, and whelping, along with essential health and first aid

Includes over 700 beautiful photographs

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782143536
Publisher: Hermes House
Publication date: 12/28/2018
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 44,738
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

DR . PETER LARKIN qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the Royal Veterinary College, London, in 1953, and was later awarded the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine by thesis from the University of Berne. He acquired his first Bull Terrier while still at college and has remained faithful to the breed ever since. Despite this, he and his wife have owned dogs of more than 18 different breeds over the years. He was contributing author to Encyclopedia of the Dog, and International Encyclopedia of Dogs, and was until recently the veterinary correspondent to Our Dogs magazine. Peter has judged dogs all over the world. He was a member of the Kennel Club, serving on its Scientific Committee, and Chairman of the Bull Terrier Club and Vice-President of Southern Countries (UK) Canine Association. Dr. Larkin is now retired and living in South Africa.

MIKE STOCKMAN, MRCVS, qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1949, and was actively involved with dogs all his life. He spent four years in the British Royal Army Veterinary Corps training war dogs before going into general veterinary practice. He served as President of the British Veterinary Association, and as Chairman of the Crufts organizing sub-committee. Mike judged dogs at the highest levels of competition both at home and abroad. He contributed regularly to veterinary journals and was a BBC commentator at Crufts for 10 years.

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