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Product Details

  • Series: Kennel Club Classics
  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Kennel Club Books; 1St Edition edition (September 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593786808
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593786809
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 8.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,409,484 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"a comprehensive look at one of the world's most interesting breeds...generously illustrated with breathtaking art and historical photos...Frenchie fanatics will love it [as well as] anyone interested in the breed." ---Amy Fernandez, Dog World, August 2008

From the Publisher

The Kennel Club Classics(tm) series is a stunning achievement in beautifully illustrated books that combine art, history, collectibles, hundreds of delightful photographs and expert breed information in the same volume that breed aficionados display proudly as both art and a valuable breed resource. Titles in the series include: The Bully Breeds, The Chihuahua (premiering October 2008), and The French Bulldog.

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The photos were beautiful!
D. Ratner
From breed information, to collectibles, to history, Muriel has it covered... This IS the definitive book on the Fabulous Frenchie !
Szanne
I would highly recommend this book to anyone owning a Frenchie or possibly thinking about it, I have four!
Michelle Marhoefer

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Beth T. on December 8, 2007
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The French Bulldog (Kennel Club Classic) Another great book by Muriel Lee! This is a real "must have" for Frenchie owners. Not only is it a very informative book but it is full of great photos. I have recommended it to several of my friends.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Baker VINE VOICE on December 23, 2009
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This book has an excellent history of the French Bulldog breed and tons of really good pictures of Frenchies. It does have some guidance on training and health but the bulk of the book is about the history of French Bulldogs. It is worth owning if you have a French Bulldog, more for a coffee table addition and the pictures than anything else.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wendy on August 1, 2008
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The French Bulldog by Muriel P. Lee is the definitive guide on this charming breed. The books' design, layout and lavish illustrations have as much personality as the breed itself. This text is an encyclopedic approach to the French bulldog and will appeal to both the dog fancier and the novice alike.
The chapter "Pieces de Resistance" by Gary Bachman, who is a connoisseur of French Bulldog related ephemera, creates an extraordinary overview of objet d'art ranging from a pair of Faberge smoky quartz Frenchies to unusual knickknacks, lamps, toys and tobacciana of the breed. Chapter by chapter The French Bulldog chronicles the history of the breed's popularity from the 1800's to the present with contributions of canine specialists worldwide. This book, a Kennel Club Classic, is an informative and entertaining guide that will introduce you to the Frenchie as an authoritative text and a superb introduction to unusual collectibles for every dog lover.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Susan Riley on July 24, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Ms. Lee, a well-known and respected author in the industry, first made her name with the still popular "The Whelping and Rearing of Puppies: a complete and practical guide". This book follows her excellent reputation for books on specific breeds. A number of chapters are written by experts in their field such as Dr. Jan Grebe, current President of the French Bull Dog club of America, and Anne Hier, respected AKC and UKC judge. Despite the different viewpoints of the various contributors, the book is a cohesive whole and reads extremely smoothly. This must be considered one of the most complete and authoritative books on the subject for years to come, and is essential for all frenchie enthusiasts and fanciers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SCT on July 30, 2008
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The French Bulldog by Muriel P. Lee is a must have book for any French Bulldog owner or fancier. This book comprehensively and deftly covers topics ranging from the history of the breed to the breed's portrayal in art and collectibles. The author's decades of experience with Frenchies shine through in this piece, as does the expertise of the other top notch contributors to this book. This book is one of depth, substance and beauty. The excellent text is accompanied by wonderful photos. This is a book that French Bulldog fans will enjoy reading and re-reading over the years.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Loves Good Books on July 23, 2008
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The French Bulldog by Muriel P. Lee is not only the most complete book on the breed, but it includes a section written by Gary Bachman on Frenchie collectibles. Lee also engaged Dr. Janice Grebe to contribute a comprehensive section on health and care of this wonderful breed. French bulldogs doing utility, obedience and therapy work also are included. But for many readers, the icing on the biscuit will be the superb pictures of Frenchies being the adorable and adored family members they were born to be. Making people happy is what Frenchies do best of all!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michelle Marhoefer on July 22, 2008
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This is the most comprehensive book on The French Bulldog I have found, it covers everything from training, health, antique French Bulldog collectibles, history, the list goes on. Muriel Lee even has a wonderful chapter on Frenchies as valuable therapy dogs. The photos are captivating, informative, and just pure fun! I would highly recommend this book to anyone owning a Frenchie or possibly thinking about it, I have four!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Camille Stillitano on July 22, 2008
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This book is a "MUST" for all French Bulldog owners and those who fancy the breed. It is informative and enlighting. Muriel Lee has afforded all of us, page upon page of helpful information and photos that depict the breed perfectly. Jan Grebe's chapter on the health education of the breed and Gary Bachman's chapter on the wonderful collectibles are superb! A high recommendation!
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