A History of Dogs in the Early Americas
Marion Schwartz, Susan Hochgraf; hardcover
Fascinating history of dogs in the pre-Columbian Americas from a research assistant in anthropology at Yale. Working from ethnohistorical accounts, chronicles, codices, hieroglyphics, linguistic sources, and artwork, Schwartz takes the measure of what dogs meant to the early Americans. She goes back into the mists, detailing morphological, ecological, and genetic traits that, combined with the cultural and biological components of domestication, make a dog a dog and not a wolf gone soft.
ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY IN COUNSELING
by Cynthia Chandler Explains the history and practice of Animal Assisted Therapy in the field of counseling. The author developed and directs the Center for Animal Assisted Therapy at the Univ. of North Texas.
Ascent of Dog: Working Dogs in the West
Wendy Bush; 1998; paperback; 188 pages
Not just a companion, the dog has padded beside Natives and explorers since the advent of humans on the North American continent. Friend, hunter, fellow rover, hauler of trade goods and household items, not to mention sometime lunch "on the paw," the dog has been a working member of the family throughout history. This book explores the working relationship between man and dog in the West. From travois and sled in Native pre-history, through the paw prints of Hollywood's canine stars, to search and rescue in today's adventure-filled backcountry, dogs continue to work for us, with us, and occasionally against us. Illust. in color and black and white.
by Dr. David Harris Dr. Harris includes color photographs illustrating the love of, history and uniqueness of the Bully Breeds. A true, detailed tribute to the breeds of the Bully Clan.
DANDIE DINMONT TERRIER (KCB)
by Betty A. Stenmark Information about breed history, characteristics and standard, as well as puppy selection, feeding, training, preventative health care and behavior of the breed.
Dog's Best Friend: Annals of the Dog-Human Relationship
Mark Derr; Paperback; 2004
Mark Derr is no dog-in-the-window sentimentalist. He approves using dogs to perform various functions. The world of working dogs, like the world itself, is harsh, and he knows it. He notes that reforms of training abuse got some help from the late arrival of women in these fields. After the women began to win, men began switching to slightly gentler ways. It is rare good news when doing the right thing pays off. Derr's book sketches the evolution of "the dog-human relationship," examines types of dogs and the genetic and cultural roots of specific dog behaviors, and offers dozens of anecdotes on dogs in nonpet situations (on the Iditarod sled dog race, herding sheep on a Navajo reservation, training for dog shows or Frisbee contests, serving as guides and service dogs, etc.).
DOGS OF AFRICA
If your interest lies in any of the African breeds, you'll want this fully illustrated reference. Maps illustrate where the dogs originated, and the author goes into the history, characteristics, temperament, similarities and dissimilarities of the various breeds.
DOGS. A NATURAL HISTORY
by Jake Page While not a practical book on dog training, "Dogs" will give readers a better sense of why their pets behave as they do. And as an added bonus, Jake Page's own pack of six dogs makes multiple cameo appearances.
DOGS. THE ULTIMATE DICTIONARY OF OVER 1000 DOG BREEDS
by Desmond Morris From household pets to wild dogs, hunting hounds to sheep-herders, cattle-herders, even fish-herders, this comprehensive survey provides the history, qualities, and characteristics of each breed.
A superb reference for those needing the latest information on the growing population of dog breeds.
Dogs: A Historical Journey: The Human/Dog Connection Through the Centuries
Lloyd M. Wendt, Lloyd M. Wendt; 1996; Hardcover
The book follows dog and man through the Dark Ages of Europe, into the Renaissance, through later centuries, and into the present. Here you will also experience the migrations of man and dog to the western hemisphere. Australia, New Zealand, and even the Poles. Dogs: A Historical Journey resonates with triumph, tragedy, conflict, and concord, and shows how through it all, we and the dogs that mean so much to us have had such impact on each other. This book is a world stage embracing a long cast of historic figures who knew the worth of dogs in their lives just as we do. So, come. Look down the long corridors of the centuries reviewed here and with your dog, take your own historic journey.
DOGS: A NEW UNDERSTANDING OF CANINE ORIGIN, BEHAVIOR, AND EVOLUTION
Raymond & Lorna Coppinger
Biologists, breeders and trainers, and champion sled dog racers, Raymond and Lorna Coppinger have more than four decades of experience with literally thousands of dogs. Offering a scientifically informed perspective on canines and their relations with humans, the Coppingers take a close look at eight different types of dogs--household, village, livestock guarding, herding, sled-pulling, pointing, retrieving, and hound.
DOGS: THEIR FOSSIL RELATIVES AND EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY
by Xiaoming Wang & Richard Tedford "Dogs" is a comprehensive, vivid account of the origin and evolution of canids--including wolves, foxes, coyotes, and wild dogs--from their common ancestors more than 40 million years ago.
GAZEHOUNDS: SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH
The history and evolution of the sighthound breeds. Excellent historical information on the development of the breeds prior to the 20th century.
HISTORY AND MANAGEMENT OF THE MASTIFF, 2ND ED.
by Elizabeth Baxter & Patricia Hoffman "The History and Management of the Mastiff" brings today's Mastiff fancier rich details about the establishment, building and survival of this noble breed.
Japanese Dogs: Akita, Shiba, and Other Breeds
A good, well written, well translated overview of the various Japanese breeds, including the popular Shiba and Akita. The photos are gorgeous and I wish there were more. If I had one complaint about this book, it's that it left me wanting to read, and look at, more, so hence the not-quite-top rating. Also, this book presents the profoundly moving story of the legendary Hachiko and a few other tales of amazing dogs.
LITTLE LIONS, BULL BAITERS & HUNTING HOUNDS: A HISTORY OF DOG BREEDS
by Shelley Ann Jackson & Jeff Crosby For the young reader, this book is a fascinating look at the distinct groups that have developed — hunting, herding, working, and companion — as humans selectively bred dogs to bring out desired attributes. Stunning illustrations, maps, and fascinating information combine to explain the origins and characteristics of typical breeds within each grouping.
SCHUTZHUND THE DOG SPORT DVD
by Ed Frawley What the sport of Schutzhund is all about - history, how competitions are organized, titles, scoring and etc.
TERRIERS OF SCOTLAND & IRELAND
by Bryan Cummins A terrier "social history." Historically accurate, provides the professional dog owner with the data needed to develop an improved breeding program, hours of pleasurable reading for all terrier fanciers.
THE AMERICAN KENNEL AND SPORTING FIELD
Beautifully done reprint of an 1883 book on setters, primarily English Setters. Discusses the origin of the dog and various sporting breeds; what constitutes a good dog; points in selecting a dog; Setters, their breeding and comparative value; the best dog for American sporting and much more.
The Company of Wolves
Peter Steinhart; 1996; Paperback
A fascinating look at the wolf, this book reveals why the wolf has taken center stage in the debate over the preservation and the use of the wilderness. Steinhart eloquently persuades us why our continued coexistence matters. This authoritative and eloquent book coaxes the wolf out from its camouflage of myth and reveals the depth of its kinship with humanity, which shares this animal's complex social organization, intense family ties, and predatory streak. His blend of personal experience and scientific commentary results in a lively treatment of the topic.
The Complete Dog Book for Kids
The American Kennel Club, American Kennel Club; 1992; Paperback
America's offical book on the purebred dog, this bestselling comprehensive resource includes a picture, history, and the official standard for each of the 134 recognized breeds. A must for every dog enthusiast from the professional breeder to the prospective buyer. Two 32-page full-color inserts; 250 photographs, 112 in full color; 41 line drawings.
THE DOG SHOW - 125 YEARS OF WESTMINSTER
This book examines the lives of the founders of the Westminster Kennel Club, founded in 1877, and praises their work and the positive influence they've had on the sport. Against all odds, these great men kept politics and personal whim from tainting the sport or causing the club to stray from its objective. Stifel follows the progression of the dog show, outlining the influences that war, depression, cultural changes, and change in management has had on the shows, as well as the dogs.
The Domestic Dog: Its Evolution, Behaviour, and Interactions With People
James Serpell; 1996; Paperback
Enjoy an unusually scientific approach to the natural history of the dog which examines its evolution, behavior, and interactions with humans rather than providing the usual photo display of breeds. From genetic predispositions towards behavior to social development and communication influences, this presents an intriguing survey of dog developments for students of science.
THE EVOLUTION OF CANINE SOCIAL BEHAVIOR, 2ND EDITION
This book is a detailed study of the evolution of the canine social behavior. The author leads the reader, step by step, through the various aspects involved in the development of single social behavior patterns. This book is also a comparative study, where the reader is lead from one argument to the next with mathematical precision.
A surprising book, dismissing common believes and assumptions, and leaving the reader with simple sound explanations. A book for all students of animal behavior wishing to uncover the whys and hows of canine social behavior.
THE FRENCH BULLDOG (KENNEL CLUB CLASSIC)
by Muriel Lee This elaborate 200 page photographic celebration of one of the canine's most beloved breeds is another outstanding work of Just Frenchies editor, Muriel Lee. Including breed history, judging, working dogs and breed evolvement around the world.
The German Shepherd Dog in Word and Picture (Germany, 1925)
Max von Stephanitz; Hardcover
If you buy just one book about the German Shepherd Dog, this is the one. We are pleased to make available to Working Dogs readers the all-time breed classic The German Shepherd Dog In Word and Picture. This is the ultimate historical reference for everyone seeking a full understanding of the origins of the German Shepherd Dog and its breed standard. Capt. Max von Stephanitz, founder of the Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde (SV) and the founder of the German Shepherd Dog, shares with fascinating historical detail the origins and development of the world's most utilitarian breed. A must-have addition to the library of every German Shepherd Dog enthusiast, breeder, trainer, and owner.
The German Shepherd Dog: A Genetic History
Malcolm B. Willis; 1992; Hardcover
The definitive scholarly work on German Shepherd genetics. Geneticist and German Shepherd breed devotee Malcolm B. Willis, Ph.D. is the acclaimed author of the definitive work, The German Shepherd Dog: A Genetic History. With his comprehensive explanations of genetic principles, Willis details the genetics of reproduction, behavior, hip dysplasia, and other inheritable diseases of the German Shepherd dog. This book is an essential addition to every breeder's library. It is also a remarkably educational resource for anybody who is committed to fully understanding the genetic history of the breed and preserving its future.
The HISTORY OF FIGHTING DOGS
A good book describing the opponents the fighting dogs faced and how they were expected to fight them. However there is little information on the breeds themselves. Excellent art work is displayed on nearly every page,and the information is reliable. I would recommend it to people interested in there dogs heritage as a fighter. I gave it 4 stars because I feel it could have been longer. Full of details it is a good book for any fighting dog owner. You'll get a complete understanding where your dog came from.
The Lost History of the Canine Race: Our 15,000-year Love Affair with Dogs
Mary Elizabeth Thurson; 1996; hardcover
Discover here why some American Indians ate the dogs they loved, how one stray Victorian puppy saved three million canine lives, and how ten thousand more soldiers' names might have been added to the Vietnam Memorial Wall had it not been for dogs. Anthropologist Mary Elizabeth Thurston will revolutionize how we perceive "man's best friend" and empower anyone who loves dogs with a new sense of wonder and appreciation. In full color.
THE MODERN DOG: A JOYFUL EXPLORATION OF HOW WE LIVE WITH DOGS TODAY
by Stanley Coren From the consistently popular author of dog books, "The Modern Dog" is a charming look at what dogs mean to people today. This work is full of fascinating science, history, and, as usual, Dr. Coren's insightful stories about people and their best friends' complex behavior.
The Mythology of Dogs: Canine Legend and Lore Through the Ages
Gerald Hausman, Loretta Hausman, Michael W. Fox; paperback; 1998
Taken from Greek myths, African folktales, Old English yarns, and tales of Biblical prophets, this A-to-Z, breed-by-breed treasure trove of dog fables and legends catalogs both the best-loved and most moving dog stories of over 70 of the world's leading breeds.
The Pawprints of History: Dogs and the Course of Human Events
This delightful chronicle offers a rich and surprising cavalcade of canines who
touched the lives of such famous people as Richard Wagner, Alexander Pope,
Alexander Graham Bell, Frederick the Great, and Sigmund Freud. These engaging,
even touching stories will be a real treat for dog lovers, history buffs, and
The TERRIERS OF SCOTLAND & IRELAND
This book is the first of an intended two-volume work about British terriers. Behind every book written there is an intended audience. Authors of dog books often state they are writing for either the seasoned professional or the novice. These are all commendable objectives, but the motivation for this particular approach was to serve up an informal history for terrier owners and fanciers; while, hopefully, interesting the seasoned professional.
The WORLD OF FIGHTING DOGS
Trace the fascinating and gruesome history of the fighting dog pits and the heritage of the fighting dogs of today, then study the old fighting breeds and learn the truth about their modern counterparts.
WAR DOGS: A History of Loyalty and Heroism
An eye-opening look at unsung canine heroes from World War I to the present. Terriers, shepherds, beagles, collies, huskies, and Dobermans are only a few of the breeds that have pulled sleds, searched caves and bunkers, and even parachuted into combat. Michael Lemish has collected true stories and rare photographs that reflect the strong bonds that have formed between war dogs and their masters as they worked together in dangerous situations. Anyone who has ever loved and dog will love this salute to these four-legged heroes.