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One of the most popular topics on our site is dogs. In fact, Albert Terhune, one of the most notable dog experts, is a top searched term on our site. From Lassie to Lad and the American Kennel Club to the Monks of New Skete, we have books covering every facet of the world of dogs. Check out the list of books we've put together honoring man's best friend.

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Lad: A DogLad: A Dog
Albert Terhune

Before there was Lassie, there was Lad--a dog whose loyalty and courage set him apart. Since its original publication over 70 years ago, Terhune's classic has touched countless readers. Lad is based upon one of Terhune's many collies.

All Editions: £1.00 - £123.11

 

The Illustrated Kennel NewsThe Illustrated Kennel News
Recommended by Z & Z Books, Newburyport, MA, USA

London: The Illustrated Kennel News Co. Hard Cover Cloth. Folio. A Weekly Journal Devoted Entirely to Dogs, In The Field, On The Show Bench And At Home. All volumes uniformly bound in publishers binding, blue cloth with the title in red on the cover with artwork showing dogs in various scenes. Silver dog head in the middle. Spine with gilt lettering. A complete run from Vol.1, 1902 to Vol. 27, 1915. Each year is bound in two volumes except 1915, which is complete in one volume.

My Bookstores' Edition: £4,103.76


Call of the WildCall of the Wild
Jack London

Part St. Bernard, part Scotch shepherd, Buck is a sturdy crossbreed canine accustomed to a comfortable life as a family dog -- until he's seized from his pampered surroundings and shipped to Alaska to be a sled dog. There, the forbidding landscape is as harsh as life itself during the gold rush of the 1890s. Forced to function in a climate where every day is a savage struggle for survival, Buck adapts quickly. Traces of his earlier existence are obliterated and he reverts to his dormant primeval instincts, encountering danger and adventure as he becomes the leader of a wolf pack and undertakes a journey of nearly mythical proportions.

All Editions: £1.00 - £6,155.65

 

White FangWhite Fang
Jack London

White Fang is driven near mad, until a young man comes along who offers him kindness and friendship. But friendship is something White Fang doesn't understand...yet. Jack London's adventure masterpiece is not only a vivid account of the Klondike gold rush and North American Indian life, it is an intriguing study of the effects of our environments in forming who we are.

All Editions: £1.00 - £1,367.92

 

My Dog TulipMy Dog Tulip
Joe Ackerley

The distinguished British man of letters J.R. Ackerley hardly thought of himself as a dog lover when, well into middle age, he found himself in possession of a German Shepherd, To his surprise she became the love of his life. My Dog Tulip looks back on their sixteen years together and tells in sometimes startling detail of Ackerley's fumbling but determined efforts to care for the animal he considered his ideal friend. This frank and often very funny account of the ways of dog and man is also a bittersweet reckoning with the limits of all relationships, a lament for the ultimate futility of even the deepest love.

All Editions: £1.92 - £6.02

 

How to be Your Dog's Best FriendHow to be Your Dog's Best Friend
The Monks of New Skete

For nearly a quarter century, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend has been the standard against which all other dog-training books have been measured. The Monks of New Skete have achieved international renown as breeders of German shepherds and as out-standing trainers of dogs of all breeds. Their unique approach to canine training, developed and refined over three decades, is based on the philosophy that "understanding is the key to communication, compassion, and communion" with your dog.

All Editions: £1.00 - £18.24

 

How to Live With a Neurotic DogHow to Live With a Neurotic Dog
Stephen Baker

This hilarious, tongue-in-cheek, self-help parody is a "must-have" for dog owners who are baffled by their dog's quirky habits and questionable conduct. Whether Fido compulsively chews up old blankets, obsessively licks the hardwood floor, or barks uncontrollably at an empty corner, bestselling humor author Stephen Baker offers "expert" advice on understanding, analyzing, and curing aberrant behavior.

All Editions: £1.00 - £54.72

 

Dogs: Their Origin And Varieties, Directions As To Their General Management
H. D. Richardson
Recommended by Bookworm & Silverfish, Wytheville, VA, USA

NY, 1860, 127,4pp. ftspc & 11 text illus. First ptd Ireland 1847, the 1st U.S. ed. publ. by Appleton same year, w/other eds 1850 & 1870. Has co-op imprint of Bancroft of San Francisco. Henderson, Early Amer. Sport, p. 153 (1st ed.). No ed. listed in the Howard Chapin Biblio. on Dogs. Faded blue cl. w/a double borders of triple rules quartering rosettes. Bkstrp missing top 1¼" & bottom quarter inch. Natural History.

My Bookstores' Edition: £136.79

Dog Is My Co-PilotDog Is My Co-Pilot: Great Writers On The World's Oldest Friendship
Bark

Dog Is My Co-Pilot is an anthology of essays, short stories, and expert commentaries that explores every aspect of our life with dogs. Fifty percent of the material here has never been published before. The book is divided into four sections: Beginnings explores that first meeting, "the initial murmurings when a dog-human relationship is formed." Pack investigates the theme of "togetherness" and pays tribute to the dynamic of multiple personalities in the canine-human relationship. Lessons examines what dogs teach us, from love to enlightenment. The final section, Passages, reflects on the themes of true friendship, transformation, and loss.

All Editions: £3.15 - £13.68

 

Pack of TwoPack of Two - the Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs
Caroline Knapp
Recommended by My Bookstore, Pennsylvania, USA

Caroline Knapp has been celebrated as much for her fresh insight into emotional and psychological issues as she has been for her gifts as a writer. In Pack of Two, she brings the same perception and talent to bear on the rich, complicated terrain of human-animal relationships. In addition to mining her own experience with Lucille, Knapp speaks to a wide variety of dog people--from animal behaviorists and psychologists to other owners whose dogs have deeply affected their lives.

My Bookstores' Edition: £7.93
All Editions: £1.00 - £22.08

 

New Encyclopedia of the DogNew Encyclopedia of the Dog
Bruce Fogle

Updated with new breeds and new photos! With detailed descriptions of more then 420 breeds and varieties of dogs from around the world, an entertaining look at canines throughout history, and invaluable practical advice, The New Encyclopedia of the Dog is the most comprehensive exploration of the canine world ever published.

All Editions: £10.68 - £35.18

 

Lassie Come HomeLassie Come Home
Eric Knight

A beloved classic gets a beautiful new look. Lassie is Joe’s prize collie and constant companion. But when Joe’s father loses his job, Lassie must be sold. Three times she escapes from her new owner, and three times she returns home to Joe, until finally she is taken to the remotest part of Scotland—too far a journey for any dog to make alone. But Lassie is not just any dog. First published in 1940, Lassie Come Home has become one of the best-loved dog stories in the world.

All Editions: £1.00 - £738.68

 

Old YellerOld Yeller
Frederick Gipson

The stray dog was ugly, and a thieving rascal, too. But he sure was clever, and a smart dog could be a big help on the wild Texas frontier, especially with Papa away on a long cattle drive up to Abilene. Strong and courageous, Old Yeller proved that he could protect Travis's family from any sort of danger. But can Travis do the same for Old Yeller?

All Editions: £1.00 - £150.00

 

The Incredible JourneyThe Incredible Journey
Sheila Burnford

Instinct told them that the way home lay to the west. And so the doughty young Labrador retriever, the roguish bull terrier and the indomitable Siamese set out through the Canadian wilderness. Separately, they would soon have died. But, together, the three house pets faced starvation, exposure, and wild forest animals to make their way home to the family they love. The Incredible Journey is one of the great children's stories of all time—and has been popular ever since its debut in 1961.

All Editions: £1.00 - £246.23

 

The Complete Dog BookThe Complete Dog Book
American Kennel Club

The Best-Selling Dog Book of All Time! From Affenpinschers to Yorkshire Terriers, with all the breeds and varieties in between, there is only one source for all the breed standards, all the canine sports and all you need to know about choosing, living with and enjoying purebred dogs.

All Editions: £1.00 - £47.60

 

Arty DogsArty Dogs
David Baird

There is a tendency to call certain tales "shaggy dog stories" - well, in time-honored traditions the following have been harvested through the ages from some of the shaggiest dogs. In fact, it is probably fair to say that these are 100 percent genuine shaggy dog stories, each absolutely faithful to its source: rumors from neighbors; notes jotted on the backs of sketches; gossip from the dog pound; forgotten biographies; half-remembered facts, and unpublished works. The stories will show you how it is possible that dogs have influenced the art world we know and love today.

All Editions: £2.19 - £12.64