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Bad habits, bad attitudes, bad breath. With a weakness for bad outfits and having bad hair days. Dogs are no less bad than cats, so it was only a matter of time before, emboldened by the runaway success of Bad Cat, the #1 New York Times bestseller with 487,000 copies in print, dogs would be begging for the chance to speak out. Dogs like:

Trixie, the puppy eating her own foot, who says: “If you’re wondering, it tastes like chicken.” Or the aging Sam, eyes popping out of his head and granny glasses askew: “Sweet mother of mercy—the Viagra’s working!” Or Tasia, a big mutt forced to wear little Santa hats, who snarls: “ I’d like to roast your chestnuts on an open fire.” There’s Dallas the surly yoga instructor. The old letch Samson, half-mastiff and half-slobber. Barley of the Order of the Vested Shih Tzus. Devil-worshipping Penny. Friend of sailors Miz Skeeter Bug. And Charlie, whose words should be heeded by every owner who thinks it’s cute to dress up the family pet: “Listen to me! I am not a bird. I am not a plane. I’m just your dog, Charlie.” In the same format as Bad Cat, with 244 truly funny photographs (including a number of group portraits), plus name, age, hobby, and candid quote. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Shocking!

Man's best friend? Think again. Behind those loving eyes and wagging tail lurks a very different dog. A dog with an edge. A dog with a dark side. A bad dog. Here, in all their glory, are hundreds of bad dogs, with bad tempers and bad breath.

Smart-asses, stoners, thugs, cranks, lechers, hellions—makes you wonder what your pet's really burying in the backyard.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; First Printing edition (September 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761139834
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761139836
  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 0.7 x 6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #311,614 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Jennifer Whildin on October 11, 2005
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I really enjoyed reading this book in Borders, but I did notice it has more sexual- and body function-related humor than BAD CAT, its predecessor. I'm not offended by that kind of humor (although I don't usually find bathroom humor all that amusing), but it left me feeling the book didn't belong in the same class as BAD CAT.

I was glad to see BAD DOG, being a dog lover, but I wish it had been as funny as BAD CAT. I can see where some parents wouldn't want their kids to read this book. Still, there are some funny photos and pages, so it's worth a peek for the adults or older kids.
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I'm a diehard dog lover and I also love books of wit. I appreciate clever photos and good, snippy bogus captions. Nonetheless, I did not find "Bad Dog" to live up to its promise. I hate to say it but this book is no "Bad Cat."

This latter used the natural expressions of felines and some candid photography to really make a witty little coffee table and gift book. "Bad Dog" tries to do the same but ultimately fails. It fails because it relies mainly on staged photos of dogs in silly costumes instead of on the natural expressiveness of canine faces and the wide varitey of breeds, not to mention the interesting places dogs end up.

Yes, there are some cute costumes and some witty captions here, but on the whole, the book is only mildly amusing. I am afraid that I cannot recommend "Bad Dog" as a gift or even for one's own light perusal. If there comes a third volume in this series, we can hope it will be titled "Bad Editor!"
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If it's true that humans and canines have been hanging out together for 14,000 years, then this book is looooong overdue. These dogs have been wearing our pajamas, our bunny ears, our glasses, and French cuffs, our wigs and our sweaters, our jeans and our muffs for fourteen doggone centuries now, and it's high time that we chronicle their impertinence, their clumsy attempts to assimilate, and even impersonate us, so that their treachery can be seen for what it is. I mean, for dog's sake, these things are even thinking our thoughts, now. They're shop-lifting. They're wife-swapping. They're reading Eudora Welty. They seem to know no bounds and it has got to stop!! We must be very clear about who is still the Boss on this planet, once and for all. Rosen, Pritchett, and Battles have done a great service for humanity because one look at this book will convince you that deep down, these dogs are just bad to the bone.
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Sooner or later, every dog owner utters the words, 'Bad dog!'" the authors say.

With 244 pages of dogs in various stages of "dress" or doing things that your dog did and you always wished you had taken a picture, but didn't, dog owners will relate. I know I did, did you just hear me say, "Bo, no, bad dog, stop that!"

The authors have written funny captions for each picture and below is the dog's name, age and "hobby.

It could be the dog on page 147, a cute bischon dressed in a neck bandana and huge red sunglasses. Lara Bar is 3 and her hobby is President of Welcome Wagon. Lara's quote is "This community started to go downhill as soon as they allowed cats in."

Personally I've never been into "pet dressing" -- except for a sweater on a cold Minnesota walk, but enjoyed the creative words and dog staging. A dressed-as-a-clown terrier says it for me: "I'm getting too old for this _ _ _ _."

Armchair Interviews says this is a cute gift book for any adult dog lover.
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I agree with the other reviewers that this book is not in the same league as Jim Edgar's BAD CAT, but you gotta admit the dogs are adorable ... doo-doo and drool or not!

I recommend that parents check it out to see if any of the "bath-room humor" is too offensive for their children.

My children are all grown, so I bought it for myself ... I enjoy a good laugh, and the doggie photos made me laugh out loud.
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By Mel on September 21, 2005
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Heaven for dog people; sweet revenge for cat people. The photos are over the top and the captions are way dry and witty. Every time I laughed out loud, our Wheaten Terrier jumped on my lap. Must have happened 30 times. Funny, funny stuff.
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By TawnTawn on September 12, 2005
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I will agree, these dogs were definitely overdressed. Almost every dog has on an outfit. 95% of the pages were either bathroom or sex jokes. These just weren't funny. There's even a picture of a dog peeing. Wow, hilarious. Glad I didn't buy this, I read it in the store. The captions aren't funny, the pictures aren't funny. It would be an insult to purchase this for a dog-lover. Unfortunately, since the size and format are the same, it leads one to believe that it's by the same author as Bad Cat, which was hilarious and worth multiple readings. This book is NOT by the same author.
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I disagree with the poor reviews, but I feel a person's own sense of humor has a lot to do with how the book is perceived.

I will actually be gifting 8 or so copies of this item to a few dog-owning friends and family members who are dog-lovers and have a good sense of humor. I will not be giving it to children or anyone else who may find the material objectionable. But it says in the title "Outspoken, Indecent, and Overdressed" so I think it is pretty obvious that there may be some crude jokes and costuming....but they are funny captions that many of my friends and family will enjoy. (one aunt in particular, I know will laugh herself right out of her chair and probably rip pages out for her refrigerator!!!) But we are not a super-uptight family. The costuming on the dogs is quite funny too...I'm also going to get an extra copy for myself that I can rip apart for my favorite pages.
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