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What happens when you want to take a holiday, or even just pop out for a drink, and your dog looks up at you with those expectant eyes? Do you know which pubs welcome muddy paws with a bowl of water and a dog biscuit? Or where you and your dog can both enjoy a comfortable overnight stay? From the editors of the UK's No 1 travel guide, the much loved Good Pub Guide, comes the latest edition of the Good Guide to Dog Friendly Pubs, Hotels and B&Bs. Featuring fully updated information, the guide provides you with hundreds of wonderful places in the UK to drink, eat and stay with your pet. With this book to hand, there's no need to leave your dog at home. Faithful friends deserve a break too!
"Find your ideal canine companion with a comprehensive guide to dog breeds from around the world, with expert advice on keeping, training, and caring for your beloved pet. From spaniels to sheepdogs, The Complete Dog Breed Book is all you need to help you choose the perfect companion for your family. Fully illustrated and featuring over 400 of the world's best-loved breeds, this is the only breed guide you'll ever need. Q&A selector charts help you choose the right dog for your lifestyle. Clear and practical advice on care covers the essential aspects of looking after a dog, from handling, grooming, and nutrition to exercise and health. The training programme is fully illustrated with step-by-step photographic sequences, explaining the essentials of basic obedience. With expert advice on how to identify and prevent common behavioural problems, this all-encompassing new handbook offers a fascinating insight into the behaviour of dogs and how we interact with them. The Complete Dog Breed Book is a one-stop manual to helping you become the owner of a happy, healthy, well-behaved dog."
The Border Collie is one of the world's most popular and intelligent dog breeds. Nature writer and photographer Polly Pullar has lived with them all her life and knows the breed intimately. This calendar features her own dogs set against spectacular Scottish scenery, and is a wonderful celebration of one of the world's most distinguished breeds.
Hollywood Dogs showcases a fine selection of photographs from the famous John Kobal Foundation. Taken between 1920 and 1960 during the Golden Age of Hollywood, they feature stars including Humphrey Bogart, Buster Keaton, Elvis Presley, Tony Curtis, Sophia Lauren, Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, Ava Gardner, Shirley Maclaine, Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn posing with dogs of every stature and breed. In almost every case, these stunning photographs have never been seen before now. As much as the Hollywood studio system tried to control every aspect of their stars' lives, there was nothing the bosses could do to manipulate their illustrious employees' responses when photographed with their dogs. Hollywood Dogs celebrates this special relationship between these famous owners and their animals. Often caught off-guard, and almost always relaxed and natural, these are photographs of the Hollywood stars as real people. Amongst the images are some of the most famous dogs in Hollywood films: Lassie; Asta; Rin Tin Tin and Toto from the Wizard of Oz. There are also a few carefully-set-up publicity shots, such as Frank Sinatra on the set of Pal Joey, and Jean Harlow accessorised with a large hat and two Old English sheepdogs. Each image has been researched to identify the breed and wherever possible, the name of the dog, and Catherine Britton has included intriguing details about the location and background to the photograph.
Dogs have lived with humans for thousands of years as working partners. By the nineteenth century their role expanded to companions. American dog literature reflects this gradual but dramatic shift that continues even today. Our household dogs are quite literally closer than ever to us: sleeping in our beds, getting dressed in Halloween costumes, and serving as emotional support companions. In Dogs We Trust is the first comprehensive anthology of American dog literature. It features stories, anecdotes, and poetry that celebrate the many sterling virtues of the canine species. By mining the vast American literary archive of nineteenth and early twentieth-century periodicals, Jacob F. Rivers III and Jeffrey Makala reveal the mystique and magic of the human-canine relationship and what they believe is one of the best connections humans have to the mysteries of the natural world. This grand anthology features a rich harvest of fiction and nonfiction in which the canine heroes and heroines think and act in ways that illuminate their unquestioning loyalty and devotion. By taking dog literature seriously, Rivers and Makala believe we can learn more about our animal companions, ourselves, and our national literature. For them dog literature is American literature; it helps us explore and explain who we are and who we wish to be.
This catalogue of over 400 dog breeds, from the best-loved Labrador to German shepherds and every pedigree in between, is a definitive visual guide to all things canine. From Beethoven to Toto, dogs have been adored for their unswerving loyalty and companionship throughout history and The Dog Encyclopedia is the perfect celebration of man's best friend. This book includes photographs and profiles detailing character, compatible owner traits, and breed-specific advice. You'll also find features on famous fictional dogs, canine heroes, and a fact-packed guide to canine evolution including the jobs dogs have performed over the years. Expert advice on everything from exercise and feeding your pooch to grooming and puppy training is included, along with an invaluable section on care to help you quickly identify and deal with any dog health problems. Covering history, breeds, dog care, hound health and training, The Dog Encyclopedia is an indispensable owner's guide and reference for every soon-to-be dog whisperer.
2018 Shorty Award winner for best Creative & Media animal content ***Named one of the Best Comedy Books of 2017 by Splitsider*** "Over-the-top and hilarious." -Barkpost Based on the Twitter and Instagram sensation, #WeRateDogs features the most heroic, over-the-top adorable, wildly successful, all-around entertaining dogs the world has ever seen! It combines extraordinary photos with ridiculous captions to expand the knowledge and overall lives of its readers. It is not only an exceptionally reliable source for dog greatness, it is also a one stop shop for happiness. This book takes readers on a journey through the strict science of dog rating and the unwavering rules associated with it. Questioning the accuracy of these ratings is ill-advised. They are certainly not arbitrary and this book is absolutely not just about how cute dogs are. It truly is all about precision and ethics in dog rating. The #WeRateDogs book will produce an audible reaction with every flip of the page-whether a groan from a terrible pupper pun or an "aww" of seeing a super floofer. If #WeRateDogs takes you away from reality and pushes you into this conglomerate of absurdity for even a second, then it has fulfilled its purpose.
Give a Dog a Home' is a charming collection of stories telling the tales of the many dogs that are rescued, sheltered and re-homed by Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. Their stories of abandonment often remain untold, yet these delightful tales recount the many fortunate dogs and puppies that have passed through the home in recent years. Their universal stories of resilience, charmingly illustrated by Anna Danielle will appeal to dog and animal lovers alike.
Published in association with the RSPCA, the UK's leading animal welfare charity, this practical family guide is full of expert advice on how to choose a puppy and how best to look after it. If you already own or are planning to buy a puppy this easy-to-use introductory guide is a must. Clearly illustrated with colour photographs throughout, it covers all aspects of daily care including housing, feeding, hygiene, grooming, exercise and first aid. Published in association with the experts at the RSPCA, this book will help you ensure that you are giving your puppy the best possible start in life.
The highly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling book Shake, Shake Puppies also features 61 dogs caught mid-shake-only this time they're even more adorable and laughter inducing. Shake Puppies features two images of each dog placed side by side to capture the action of the shake-the tousled hair, the distorted expression, the flying water droplets. The photographs capture the dogs in the most candid of moments and were shot against brightly colored backdrops to make them fresh, lively, and inviting. Shake Puppies includes a roster listing the names, ages, and breeds of the dogs, as well as behind-the-scenes images that take readers into the studio with Carli Davidson and the smiling, playful pups. In the accompanying text, she offers never-before-shared insight into her creative process and reminds readers of the importance of animal adoption and quality pet care. Funny and heartwarming Shake Puppies is a colorful assemblage of photographs that are startling and endearing, revealing and irresistible.
'Fred's wry observations delight fans young and old.' Dogs Today The inimitable Fred is back! Join Britain's best-loved basset hound and his friends once again for more canine capers and good-natured escapades with this whole new collection of witty cartoons from the Daily Mail.
This unique book combines the joys of camping with the delights of walking with your dog. Here can be found information on a variety of campsites, all of which welcome dogs, with some providing special facilities for your pet. All the campsites are located very close to footpaths and walking trails. In addition to identifying the distinctive characteristics of the area there are detailed instructions for two walks of varying lengths from each campsite. This provides the opportunity to explore the area in the immediate vicinity of the campsite and appreciate the diverse environments to be found in Britain. So if you like camping and you love taking your dog, but do not know where to go, this book will help you find either the perfect location for a weekend jaunt, or the facilities you need to explore a region, or even to tour the UK.
Capture and treasure early moments with your new dog forever. 'The journey of life is sweeter when travelled with a dog' From the first magical walk in the park together, to your pooch's hilarious misadventures and mishaps, this book offers you prompts and cues to record that first wonderful year together, whether you have just welcomed a new puppy into your home or adopted an older dog. This journal also provides info on how to prepare for their arrival, as well as handy tips for training and fun activities you and your dog can do together to build trust. In words and pictures, you can document how your dog settles in, how they respond to the dreaded B-A-T-H, their favourite food and treats, the journeys you take together and their birthday, among many other precious memories that you won't want to forget. Something you can cherish forever, My Dog's First Year is an invaluable record of your early days with your new best friend. *Please note: this book is for life, not just for Christmas*
Soon to be a major motion picture, this heart-warming and inspirational tale follows Enzo, a loyal family dog, tells the story of his human family, how they nearly fell apart, and what he did to bring them back together. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: he thinks and feels in nearly human ways. He has educated himself by watching extensive television, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. Through Denny, Enzo realizes that racing is a metaphor: that by applying the techniques a driver would apply on the race track, one can successfully navigate the ordeals and travails one encounters in life. Enzo relates the story of his human family, sharing their tragedies and triumphs. In the end, despite what he sees as his own limitations as a dog, Enzo comes through heroically to preserve the Swift family. The Art of Racing in the Rain is a testament to a man's life, given by his dog. But it is also a testament to the dog, himself. Though Enzo cannot speak, he understands everything that happens around him as he bears witness to his master's problems. His enforced muteness only refines his listening ability, and allows him to understand many of life's nuances that are lost on most humans. With humour, sharp observation, and a courageous heart, Enzo guides the reader to the bittersweet yet ultimately satisfying conclusion: there are no limitations to what we can achieve, if we truly know where we want to be.
Ana and Hunter were failed service dogs. Recon was left for dead on the train tracks. Cody was returned to the shelter seven times before he turned two. To most, these dogs were unadoptable. Unsalvageable. Irredeemable. To retired gym teacher and grandma Wilma Melville, they were the heroes America needed. While volunteering as a canine search-and-rescue handler during the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, Wilma saw how ill-prepared the country was to respond to disasters. Then and there, beside her loyal Black Lab, Murphy, she made a pact, single handedly founding the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) and beginning a journey that would change the face of search-and-rescue in America forever. But even Wilma could not predict how desperately her idea would soon be needed. With 9/11, the scope of disaster response in America changed in an instant, and people across the country realised how crucial these dogs were, launching the SDF to a national stage. In this gripping, heart wrenching story, Wilma and writer Paul Lobo trace the paths of the amazing animals, firefighters, and volunteers who brought Wilma's dream to fruition. They recount struggles and triumphs as the dogs and their handlers face off with hurricanes, bombings, and other staggering disasters. Along the way, we witness the unshakeable bonds that develop between humans and these remarkable dogs.
This collection of 20 tried-and-tested circular walks, all between 4 and 6 miles, has been written specifically for dogs and their owners, allowing for maximum off-lead time. At the heart of every walk is a dog friendly pub. Walk highlights include classic seaside routes taking in Whitstable, Tankerton, Sandgate & Hythe; a stretch of the beautiful Pilgrims' Way; the meadows and fields around the North Downs; and the picturesque villages of Fordwich and Trottiscliffe. All the walks include details of: * Recommended dog friendly pubs * Distance and terrain * Details of livestock and stiles * Numbered route directions * Points of interest along the way * Contact details for the nearest vets
Match the dogs and puppies of 25 breeds from around the world in this beautifully illustrated memory game. To play, simply place the cards face down and see if you can remember where the dog and its puppy are located. Collect more pairs than your opponent to win! With all kinds of breeds included - from Siberian Huskies to Pugs and Dachshunds to Dalmatians - this fun and educational game will appeal to dog lovers everywhere.
Dogs: the world's cuddliest telly addicts You may think your dog spends all day snoozing while you're out, but you couldn't be more wrong. Dogglebox is here to reveal that our canine pals are secret TV fanatics - and they have plenty to say about the shows we make for them! Squeeze on to the sofa with these hilarious pups and discover television as you've never seen it before.
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