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The Complete Dog Book for Kids (American Kennel Club) Paperback – October 30, 1996


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Series: American Kennel Club (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Howell Book House; 1 edition (October 30, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0876054602
  • ISBN-13: 978-0876054604
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.5 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #213,557 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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Gr. 3^-6, younger for use with an adult. This official publication of the American Kennel Club will be a favorite with dog lovers. It begins with a general section that advises readers on buying a dog, responsibilities, rewards, and how to match a dog with one's situation. It is less helpful, however, when it comes to actually choosing a breed. More than 100 dogs are profiled, with information on history, appearance, health, and "fun facts." Crisp color photographs accompany each article. Unfortunately, there is no information about a breed's weak points or liabilities, which is key to making a decision on getting a particular breed. A final section gives good advice about nutrition and health issues. Oh, yes, there are also plenty of plugs for the American Kennel Club, and the advantages of owning a purebred dog. Ilene Cooper --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The Complete Dog Book for Kids Official Publication of the American Kennel Club
The American Kennel Club knows how special the relationship is between kids and dogs and is celebrating it with The Complete Dog Book for Kids. There are big, beautiful full-color portraits of every AKC-recognized breed, from the elegant Afghan Hound to the sporty Weimaraner. Herding dogs, working dogs, sporting dogs, non-sporting, hound, terrier, and toy breeds are all here. You'll not only learn what they look like and where they originally came from but also what they do and other "fun facts." But this is more than just a breed book.

The Complete Dog Book for Kids tells you all about the sport of purebred dogsthe exciting world of dog shows, the Canine Good Citizen® program, and other team-building events, such as obedience, agility, hunting, and herding. There's useful information on choosing the right breed, basic training, and overall health care. The Complete Dog Book for Kids is designed to be as companionable as the four-legged friend who shares your home now or in the future. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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I highly recommend this book, especially to kids who love dogs.
TT
It gives you the breed standard, a size comparison, and unique facts for EVERY breed.
Yilary
I wanted to find a book for her that really fit with her interests and her level.
MelMom

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Yilary on December 14, 2002
Format: Paperback
This is a great book that I use for 4-H quiz bowl. It has complete breed descriptions for every breed in the AKC. It gives you the breed standard, a size comparison, and unique facts for EVERY breed. This book also has vital information for first aid, and health care. Great book for kids 8 and up.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Busy Bee on February 23, 2005
Format: Paperback
As much as I like the book, it was not what I though it would be. This is a book about the various breeds explaining thme briefly to the child reader and introducing them by photos. Some of the best photos at a very reasonable price for those looking into the different breeds around!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By MelMom on February 8, 2007
Format: Paperback
My five year old is a huge dog fan. I wanted to find a book for her that really fit with her interests and her level. This book really fit the bill. It has fantastic photos of real dogs, shows where the dogs' origins are from, and gives average size along with a small graphic that shows the dog size in comparison to an adult. The index is easy to read so my five year old can look up a certain dog in the index and easily find it. It has a lot of information about each dog and has kept her interest for hours on end. My only complaint would be that the cover is not holding up to the usage demands! A fantastic book for any young dog lover of any age!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Animal Lover on December 22, 2009
Format: Paperback
The Complete Dog book for kids is the ultimate reference for anyone who is interested in dog showing or purebred dogs. Here, you will find a general description of all the dogs, according to the AKC breed standards. If you're interested in getting a purebred dog, this book can help you decide by giving you a general idea on the look and personality of any given breed. This book also explains what various dog sports, such as agility and obedience trials, are about. Anyone who is interested in showing dogs or dog sports/activities should read this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on May 31, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I loved every single part of this book. I loved to look at the pictures of dog breeds, and try to see what my beagle mix is mixed WITH. After I looked through it, I read about how train your dog, and all that information. people think that part is boring. They are just like 3 year-olds, never looking at the words of a picture book, just looking at the pictures. I loved it. I keep on checking it out the the library! I check it out so much, my mom gets frustrated when I do check it out anymore!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Laurie on December 19, 2008
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is the best book by far for kids and adults to learn the most common AKC breeds. It is one of the resources used by 4-H when asking Dog Showmanship and Dog Knowledge Bowl questions. Plus it's just a fun and interesting book with colored pictures of each dog, layed out so it's not like you're studying but just enjoying a read. Highly recommend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TT on August 14, 2006
Format: Paperback
My kids absolutely love this book. Every time they see a dog they don't know, they ask what it is and look it up in the book. There hasn't been a dog they haven't been able to find yet. The color photographs, not illustrations, are great. I highly recommend this book, especially to kids who love dogs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By amy on January 2, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I bought this for my younger sister. The colorful pictures grabbed her interest. She loved looking up dog breeds and reading about them. Kid-friendly and informative.
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