Little Lions, Bull Baiters & Hunting Hounds: A History of Dog Breeds (Hardcover)
A History of Dog Breeds
Tundra Books (NY), 9780887768156, 72pp.
Publication Date: March 11, 2008
This book is a fascinating look at the distinct groups that have developed hunting, herding, working, and companion as humans selectively bred dogs to bring out desired attributes. Stunning illustrations, maps, and fascinating information combine to explain the origins and characteristics of typical breeds within each grouping.
Little Lions, Bull Baiters & Hunting Hounds is an indispensable book for any dog lover and a wonderful guide for those about to choose their own canine companion.
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Praise For Little Lions, Bull Baiters & Hunting Hounds: A History of Dog Breeds…
“If you're curious about that unusual looking dog you saw, if you are thinking about getting a dog for the family, or it you are simply interested in the animal that so often shares our lives, this book will satisfy you…. This book, a first collaboration for the husband/wife team of professional illustrators, is richly illustrated with vibrant paintings that show the dogs in action in their historical setting or activity. The authors give mixed breeds a quick mention and offers to donate some proceeds from the book to animal welfare and rescue organizations. An engaging read for all dog lovers.” Highly Recommended
— Canadian Review of Materials
“ . . . an irresistible draw for both browsers and for children hoping to add a four-legged new family member.”
“. . . this attractive volume includes interesting and sometimes unusual facts about canines. . .It gives an appreciate of the common traits and unique personalities and talents of ‘man’s best friend,’ accompanied by high-quality illustrations, that readers will enjoy looking at again and again.”
— School Library Journal
“ . . .a very thorough and more-than-beguiling disquisition (with illustrations) on the history of . . .dogs”
— The Globe and Mail