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An extensive guide to more than 300 dog breeds, with detailed entries featuring high-quality photography and precise text.

The clearest and sharpest recognition guide to more than 300 dog breeds from around the world.

Authoritative text, crystal-clear photography, and a systematic approach make this the most comprehensive and concise pocket guide to dogs of the world. Packed with more than 1,000 full-color photographs of over 300 dog breeds, this handy reference book is designed to cut through the process of identification and help you to recognize a breed quickly and easily.

Expertly written and thoroughly vetted, each entry combines a precise description with annotated photographs to highlight the characteristics and distinguishing features of each breed, while bands provide at-a-glance facts for quick reference. The introduction traces the evolution of the domestic dog, explains the difference between pedigrees and non-pedigrees, looks at how breeds are classified, and examines their characteristics in detail.

Designed to delight and inform dog lovers of all ages - new owners, established enthusiasts, and envious admirers eager to tell terriers apart - the DK Handbook: Dogs offers a quick, easy way to hone your knowledge of hounds.