Books: Hardcover

Dog Owner’s Manual


Published by Dorling Kindersley, 2003

Everything you have ever wanted to know about your dog, written by the world’s best-selling practising vet, Dr. Bruce Fogle.

Cat Owner’s Manual


Published by Dorling Kindersley, 2003

This title offers all-round information on how to look after your cat. In clear, accessible text, the author details all aspects of a cat’s nature and needs, and explains how to keep your cat healthy and happy. A fully illustrated section on cat breeds helps you to choose a suitable breed for your circumstances and there is information on healthcare and training, including bringing a kitten home and caring for an older cat. Dr. Fogle also describes the major feline disorders and diseases, and offers advice on nutrition, grooming and first aid. For quick reference, there are checklists to help you diagnose what is wrong if your cat becomes ill.

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.

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.