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World Atlas of Dog Breeds Hardcover – September 1, 2005
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I gave the book a five, because I have several other resources to suppliment it and I didn't need it to give me a comprihensive look at each breed. It fulfilled the purpose for which I bought it, which was basically to have a book with great pictures and more breeds then most of my others, as well as more updated information.
I will say, however, that I thought there where a couple things that weren't quite perfect: for one, the book tends to be determinately sunny about all breeds. I'm not saying that all breeds don't have good virtues, and I am a happy-ending girl myself, but the reality is that different breeds have special needs, and sometimes those needs mean they won't be good around children or that they need to have experienced owners.Read more ›
So this is basically a dog breed's catalogue which suffers from some faults. First, the breeds' accounts are very succinct. More information could have been included eliminating an irrelevant scheme of the" fast facts" of each breed, and an expendable map of the world where the country of origin is poorly indicated. Secondly, it is very questionable that (irrespectively of criteria employed by different breed registries) the varieties of a breed deserve a specific treatment. In practice, two additional pages with essentially the same text are employed for each breed variety. As a result the number of pages is artificially increased. Many of the useless pages on breed varieties could have been better employed in describing additional dog breeds: although the number of breeds described in the book is high, the authors use registries of only a few countries (Australia, Canada, UK and USA) and therefore breeds included in other national registries are not described (for instance, only four of the 16 Spanish breeds are described). This situation is only partially improved using data from FCI and ARBA registries.Read more ›
This is a beautiful book that's a must for any dog lover interested in learning about breeds not seen and/or recognized by UKC (United Kennel Club) or by AKC (American Kennel Club.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent book on 97% of the breed's. Some known & unknown. Only wish it had more of the rare breed's from central asia, middle east & turkey.Published 4 months ago by Melvin Chavers
I absolutely love this book. I'm reading it cover to cover and it has great detail, necessary facts about the breeds we need to know and great pictures. Read morePublished 5 months ago by breezer
A definitive work of one of man's best friends. This huge volume covers all of the breeds, including extinct breeds, they're trainability, they're ability to tolerate children,... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Plum Crazy
My 12 year old loves dogs and can be found reading this book often, even after having it for several weeks. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Sissy
A very extensive presentation of dog breeds.
I would prefer 2-3 more pictures per each breed presentation. Read more
Love this book. Great pics of all the breeds. Very informative and descriptive for each breed. Couldn't be more pleased. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves dogs.Published on August 9, 2013 by Della Banach
Big improvement on previous edition with lovely colour photos and excellent info. Most comprehensive coverage of all breeds including rare breeds.Published on March 12, 2013 by Maree Maurer