Here are illustrated profiles of 100 popular dog breeds, arranged by size of dog. Detailed descriptions are complemented with a question-and-answer section that gives unbiased information on suitability of each breed as a family pet, ease of training, exercise and grooming needs, and much more. This title is one in Barron's new series of pet buyer's guides, all of them filled with practical information and approximately 250 vivid color illustrations.
(back cover) WHAT DOG? A GUIDE TO HELP NEW OWNERS SELECT THE RIGHT BREED FOR THEIR LIFESTYLE Dogs have a direct line to the hearts of most animal lovers, but it's all too easy to fall under the spell of a canine charmer and let cool reason fly out the window when acquiring your pet. What prospective owners of a dog really need is an honest portrait of the breed they are thinking about taking into their home. Such a portrait should highlight the breed's positive characteristics and point out potential shortcomings that might conflict with the owner's lifestyle. What Dog? is the book that provides that information. It's a guide to the hundred most popular dog breeds, with highlights on each breed's personality and welcome advice on how well a dog of a specific breed will fit into your home. Information and advice comes with beautiful illustrations and a color graphic bar chart that provides at-a-glance data on the seven most important canine character traits. Features more than 400 superb color photographs of adult dogs