Books: Dogs

Caring For Your Dog


Published by Dorling Kindersley, 2002

A fully-illustrated home reference to every aspect of canine health. The expert, yet accessible advice is practical in nature, giving information on how to look after your dog, from raising a puppy to old age. All medical information has been authenticated by a team of veterinary specialists, with user-friendly diagnostic charts, anatomical diagrams and feature boxes to enable you to interpret symptoms quickly. There are essential first-aid techniques for all emergencies, from burns to poisoning and authoritative coverage of canine disorders and diseases.

What’s Up With My Dog


In association with the RSPCA

Published by Dorling Kindersley, 2002

Provides instant answers to your dog’s symptoms, through easy-to-follow diagnositc charts and reassuring practical advice, combining both healthcare and first aid emergencies.



Published by Dorling Kindersley, 2002

Contains over 1000 pedigree dog portraits, each accompanied by key facts about the breed, including its place of origin, physical features, temperament, grooming requirements and breed colours. A compact guide for every would-be purchaser of a pedigree dog.

New Complete Dog Training Manual


Published by Dorling Kindersley, 2001

A comprehensive RSPCA-approved programme that covers all aspects of dog training – from house-training a puppy through to introducing your dog to advanced training routines. 26 new training techniques are explained by means of photographic step-by-step sequences including a new chapter focusing on more advanced training techniques.

The Encyclopedia of the Dog


Published by Dorling Kindersley, 2007

With detailed descriptions of more than 400 breeds and varieties of dog from around the world, an entertaining look at canines throughout history, and invaluable practical advice, this guide is a comprehensive exploration of the dog world. Specially-commissioned, full-colour photographs bring to life the variety of the canine community. In these pages, you will find not only familiar breeds such as the Labrador Retriever and Yorkshire Terrier, but also rarities such as the Corded Poodle and the Prazsky Krysavik (the world’s smallest dog), as well as new breeds like the Labradoodle and the Cockerpoo. Each portrait is accompanied by an authoritative “biography” of the breed, including its place of origin, historical development, main physical features, and temperament. From how dogs evolved from wolves, through the story of their domestication by early humans, to their roles today as comforting friends, workers, and companions in sports, Bruce Fogle illuminates why dogs have achieved their place of honour in the human community. He traces the special position of canines in human history, as well as presenting essential practical information on selecting and caring for a dog. His thorough discussions of canine anatomy (enhanced with diagrams and photographs), behaviour, and psychology offer insights into dog’s learning patterns, their “self-images”, and their varied styles of communication.