The Good, the Bad, and the Furry: Choosing the Dog That's Right for You (Paperback)

Choosing the Dog That's Right for You

By Sam Stall, Edwin J. Sayres (Foreword by)

Quirk Books, 9781594740213, 197pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2005



With The Good, the Bad, and the Furry, author Sam Stall has consulted with dozens of breed rescue groups to learn the best--and worst--traits of more than 100 different dogs, from Affenpinschers and Afghans to Whippets and Yorkshire Terriers. These illustrated profiles offer honest, warts-and-all assessments of the world's most popular breeds--and show which ones are right for you.

- Like to watch TV? The Brussels Griffon is a perfect companion for a couch potato's lifestyle.
- Love to garden? So does the Bernese Mountain Dog, so be careful. Anyone considering this breed should expect a backyard full of holes.
- Have a house full of kids? The trusty Irish Setter will be their best friend.
- Live in a big-city high-rise? Pass on the Jack Russell Terrier--these dogs have tremendous energy and need plenty of open space to burn it off.

With more than 100 illustrations and a handy at-a-glance icon reference system, The Good, the Bad, and the Furry has everything you need to find the right dog for you.

About the Author

Sam Stall is the coauthor of The Dog Owner's Manual and The Cat Owner's Manual. He lives with his wife, Jami, their two terrier mixed breeds, and one cat in Indianapolis, Indiana.