The Kennel Club's Breed Standards form the basis for judging dogs at all licensed breed shows. This single-volume, authoritative guide is essential reading for anyone who owns, or hopes to own, a pure-bred dog. Containing full descriptive 'standards' for all pure breeds of dog recognised by The Kennel Club - of which there are currently 196 - The Illustrated Breed Standards is indispensable for breeders, judges, vets and anyone professionally involved with dogs. This book has been completely revised by a panel of experts to incorporate the latest standards for all the breeds in each of the principle categories - Hound, Gundog, Terrier, Utility, Working, Toy and Pastoral. A history of each breed is given, describing its origin and purpose, together with a description detailing its essential features. There is also useful advice on the nature and suitability of a dog, for example as an ideal family companion or an excellent guard dog. In addition, there are reminders about which breeds require lots of daily exercise, and which need hours of regular grooming. There is also a comprehensive glossary of canine terms.
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"This beautiful and fascinating book is essential reading for anyone who owns, or hopes to own, a pedigree dog and is indispensable for breeders, judges, groomers and those professionally involved with dogs, as well as a visual and informative delight for all dog lovers." (Pam Norfolk Lancashire Evening Post)Book Description:
A new edition of the definitive guide to the official Breed Standards, authorised by The Kennel Club
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Book Description Ebury Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0091890284 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1035605
Book Description Ebury Press, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110091890284