With more than 250,000 copies in print, "Simon & Schuster's Guide to Dogs" is the best guide available -- whether you need a dog book for general identification or to select the breed that is most suitable for you. With more than 320 breeds of dogs described and illustrated in full color, this book provides quick access to essential information on physical and psychological characteristics and care required. The entries for each breed give details on weight, height, markings, and type of coat, as well as information on personality traits, origins, uses, and care. Each entry also features easy-to-read visual symbols that indicate, for example, whether a breed of dog is good with children or has a tendency to bite, whether a breed is well- suited as a hunting dog or a guard dog, whether the dog needs to be kept outdoors or indoors or can live happily in the city, and much more.
Filled with useful information and illustrated throughout, "Simon & Schuster's Guide to Dogs" is a valuable reference to the world of canines. [via]