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Two Puppies: Being the Authentic Story of Two Very Different Young Dogs, One Who Is Virtuous and Goes on to a Life of Service, the Other Born to Be Naughty...... Hardcover – December 2, 1998


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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Scribner (December 2, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0684837528
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684837529
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 9.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,253,128 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

The Sterns (Road Food) apparently love dogs as much as they do food. Their new book tells the story of two dogs: the first is a Labrador retriever named Parnell, who's being trained as a guide dog for the blind; the second is Clementine, the Sterns' own puppy from hell, a bullmastiff whom they call "the devil disguised as a tiny round-eyed weanling." Alternating chapters, intercut with short sections of practical information regarding living with puppies, tell of the respective dogs. Parnell's story seems unbalanced, as the Sterns reveal more about Parnell's training and role as a guide dog than about her inborn personality. Luckily for Clementine, her rambunctiousness is offset by endearing habits, which undoubtedly have saved her life and convinced the Sterns to stick with her despite a period during which they were unable?or ashamed?to invite guests to their house because of her antics. In addition to learning about the remarkable process of training guide dogs like Parnell, readers will gain valuable lessons about choosing, training and sticking with a dog?even one as wild as Clementine, whom few are likely to forget.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

Here, the Sterns (Dog Eat Dog, LJ 1/97) recount two very different puppy tales: that of Parnell, a Labrador retriever who as guide dog to a blind chef is a model of obedience, and their own bullmastiff Clementine, a bundle of trouble from the beginning. The result is a wonderfully written book, full of amusing and touching stories about the difficulties the Sterns encountered that will ring true to many new puppy owners. Unfortunately, the Sterns do not make sufficiently clear the error of their ways. Contrasting their blunders with the expertise with which Parnell is raised will only help readers who already understand dogs; a novice puppy-raiser wouldn't see the difference. A table in the back of the book lists potential breeds for people who "want," "need," or "are" certain traits, but some of these generalizations will not necessarily jive with the experience of breed fanciers. Not an essential purchase.?Alicia Graybill, Lincoln City Libs., NE
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 31, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Two Puppies is a remarkable amusing book that will not only has you laughing out loud, but will also warm your heart. The story follows the lives of two very different dogs and their escapades. Once I started Two Puppies, I could not put it down! It was as wonderful as The Cat Who Came for Christmas by Cleveland Amory. If you want to have a wonderful laugh and also get an education about puppies ( this book is full of interesting facts, that even an old dog expert like myself wasn't aware of) I recommend curling up with Two Puppies! Congratulations Michael and Jane...Another Great Book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 29, 1999
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Two Puppies is a charming story that follows the life of two very different dogs. Once I started to read about the exploits of the Stern's Clementine and adventures of puppy #2, Parnell I was hooked! It reminded me of The Cat Who Came for Christmas by Cleveland Amory, another one of my favorite. This book is also packed full of useful information regarding the raising of a puppy, there were things in this book that even I, a life time dog owner didn't realize. If your thinking of reading this book...stop thinking and read it already! You will love the hilarious adventures of Two Puppies as shared in a way that only Jane and Michael Stern can.
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This book compares the puppyhoods of a Labrador Retriever guide dog to be, and a Bullmastiff pet puppy. This review is specifically geared toward those who are interested in this book because it is partly about a Bullmastiff. The authors have an earlier book, Dog Eat Dog, about the dog show world in general, and the Bullmastiff show world specifically. In Two Puppies, the authors get a daughter of Sam, who is a major part of Dog Eat Dog. But Clementine is not an average Bullmastiff. She is a runt and is far more active and rambunctious than the typical Bullmastiff. As you can see from the cover photo, she also has a broad white stripe down her face, which is not typical of Bullmastiff, though she comes from top Bullmastiff show lines. In this book, the authors cover Clementine's puppyhood and the challenges it presented them. Eventually, they are able to gain some degree of control over her.
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This book should be read by any dog lover out there. If one has limited knowledge of guide dogs here is a book to not only learn about these dogs but will also tug at your heart strings!
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