Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

  • List Price: $99.95
  • Save: $36.50 (37%)
Only 5 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
World Atlas of Dog Breeds has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: NEVER USED COPY-SOME LIGHT WATER MARKS-100% Money Back Guarantee+ Tracking
Trade in your item
Get a $7.31
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

World Atlas of Dog Breeds Hardcover – September 1, 2005

4.3 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$63.45
$58.55 $20.56

Get a FREE Fire tablet with a subscription to Texture
Unlimited access to your favorite digital magazines. Learn more
$63.45 FREE Shipping. Only 5 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • World Atlas of Dog Breeds
  • +
  • Dogs: The Ultimate Dictionary of Over 1,000 Dog Breeds
Total price: $84.82
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Obviously an invaluable reference book, completely rewritten over three years, this handsome volume soon seduces even the average reader with any interest in man's best friend. Covering more than 420 breeds, the guide is easy to use, alphabetically arranged with ratings for a number of important breed characteristics such as compatibility with children, with other pets, grooming, and energy level. Beautiful photographs portray each breed, accompanied by origin and history, recognized by the seven foremost breed clubs and registries. Also useful are the appendices, including glossaries of canine terminology, disorders and diseases, as well as an extensive bibliography and index. An important volume for those who operate in "the world of dogs," it's also a surprising, fun, informative page turner for anyone contemplating owning a dog (or just wishing they could).
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

From Booklist

World Atlas of Dog Breeds is just that, an atlas of breeds. Nearly 900 of the pages highlight the breed standards of more than 400 dogs. Each breed receives a two-page spread with easy-to-read descriptions of the origin and history of the breed, personality profile, and care requirements. The pages are enhanced with color photos; a world map with the breed origin; sidebars for breed facts (size, coat, colors, registries); and fast facts. Fast facts includes a “five-paw” rating system for compatibility with children and other pets, grooming, loyalty, energy level, protectiveness, exercise requirements, and trainability. Introductory chapters describe the history and development of dogs and care and training. Appendixes include a canine and medical glossary, resources, a bibliography, and an index. Libraries seeking a larger variety of dog breeds will find World Atlas very useful. The binding, placeholder ribbon, and high-quality paper with full-color photos make this a beautiful coffee-table book, but it will look just as good in the stacks of the public library. --Sue Polanka
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

The latest book club pick from Oprah
"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead is a magnificent novel chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. See more

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 960 pages
  • Publisher: TFH Publications, Inc.; 6th edition (September 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0793806569
  • ISBN-13: 978-0793806560
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 2.1 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #907,471 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
This book is known as the World Atlas of Dog Breeds, 6th Edition, as stated on the cover and intro of the book. It is the much needed and anticipated update to the "The Atlas of Dog Breeds of the World" which was last updated in 1995 (this fact is NOT advertised, but its clearly stated in the intro). The author has changed, but the update is greatly appreciated. Pictures look great to me, info is concise, to the point, with a plethora of dog breeds. I'm a vet med student, so this is a perfect resource for me, but I imagine for any dog hobbyist. Makes an excellent gift for the dog obsessed individual and cheaper than the out of print 5th edition. A no brainer!
1 Comment 23 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I own several (in fact, six) dog breed references, including this one. I am a bit of an obsessive personality, and one of my fixations is dogs. I love this reference book. It has beautiful pictures, and a two-page spread for each of the over 400 breeds featured. The information is well-written and concise...understand, a book this size with the scope of information it is covering, can hardly be expected to go into any great depth about the breeds. Each breed has its' orgins discussed, the personality generally found within the breed (making allowances for individual variations), physical attriubutes, training and exercising needs and food requirements (in fact, this is the only resource I own on the subject that individually treats the subject of food for each breed). The author also addresses grooming needs and suitability with children to a point.

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 ›
1 Comment 13 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The title of this book is somewhat misleading. I purchased it on the belief that it was a handbook of the dog breeds. But it is more similar to a commercial catalogue (an impression reinforced by the advertisement of dog toys in the last page) aimed to make easier the choice of a breed. A factor that contributed to my mistake was that the publisher did not provide to the Search Inside Program a sample of the pages on specific dog breeds. Therefore, crucial information about the characteristics of the book was not available. If I had seen previously inside the book I had though twice before purchasing it.
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 ›
Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
I have this beautiful book on my coffee table. My adult son immediately opened it upon visiting and commented "I bet your breed is NOT in the book, mom!" He then proceeded to check it out... "Hey Mom! Those are pictures of your standard American Eskimos!"

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.
1 Comment 12 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
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, they're life span, they're possible illnesses with some of the best photographs of breeds. What a terrific resource for whether you're interested in buying a particular breed or just want to see what breeds are available. Just wonderful.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

World Atlas of Dog Breeds
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: World Atlas of Dog Breeds

Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: rhodesian ridgebacks