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  • ISBN: 9780756667948 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 0756667941 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (72 pages) : color illustrations.
  • Edition: Rev. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : DK Pub., [2004]

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes index.
"Discover the natural history of dogs - from wolves and jackals to family pets and show dogs"--Cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes web references (page 69) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: What is a dog? -- Evolution of the dog family -- Dogs' bones -- Coats, heads, and tails -- Sight and sound -- On the scent trail -- Behavior -- Cubs and puppies -- Leader of the pack -- Jackals and coyotes -- African and Asian dogs -- Red fox, gray fox -- Hot foxes, cold foxes -- South American mix -- Early domestication -- Feral dogs -- Development of breeds -- Hunting dogs -- Herding and sheepdogs -- Helper dogs -- Dogs in sport -- Hounds -- Sporting dogs -- Terriers -- Nonsporting dogs -- Working dogs -- Toy dogs -- Cross-bred dogs -- Caring for a dog -- Did you know? -- Identifying dogs -- Find out more -- Glossary -- Index.
Summary, etc.: Text and photographs highlight the evolutionary history of the dog family, their domestication, anatomy, behavior, and breeds. New Look! Relaunched with new jackets and 8 pages of new text! Here is a spectacular and informative guide to the fascinating world of the entire dog family. Superb real-life photographs of dogs, wolves, jackals and foxes offer a unique "eyewitness" view of the natural history and evolution of the dog family, highlighting the many ways in which they have helped people throughout history. See the oldest-known remains of a domestic dog, an amazing tree-climbing fox, a rare golden jackal, a howling wolf, how a dog swims, a fox with bat ears, and a husky in sled harness. Learn why dogs and wolves hunt in packs, how dogs "talk" with ears and tails, the basics of looking after a pet dog, and how dogs were once used to sniff out truffles. Discover how special breeds of domestic dog have developed, the hierarchy of the wolf pack, how dogs were specially taught to help humans, why a hyena is not a dog, which members of the dog family are threatened with extinction, and much, much more!
Target Audience Note: IG 1240 Lexile.
Source of Description Note: Description based on print version record.
Subject: Dogs > Juvenile literature.
Canidae > Juvenile literature.
Dog breeds > Juvenile literature.
Working dogs > Juvenile literature.
Dog breeds.
Dog family (Mammals)
Genre: Electronic books.

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