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Bruce Fogle, DVM, MRCVS, is internationally renowned for his expertise in animal health and behavior. He is the world's leading author of pet care books, which include New Dog.

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The subtitle says it all. Fogle, veterinarian and author of more than 20 books on pet care, has written a one-volume compendium on everything canine. He begins with an explanation of the dog's evolution, genetics, and classification. Then he delves into the human-dog relationship, giving up-to-date information and advice about selecting and training a new puppy, surviving its adolescence, enjoying its adulthood, coping with its declining years, and, finally, coming to grips with its demise. Eye-catching, full-color illustrations enhance almost every page. VERDICT Fogle has the well-deserved reputation of being the world's best-selling practicing veterinarian. He merges current scientific research with his own clinical experience, unabashed love of dogs, and delightful sense of humor into an easy-to-read, attractive, indispensable guide for the novice and veteran dog owner alike. This book updates and combines his understanding of canine behavior in The Dog's Mind (1992), the breed information of The New Encyclopedia of the Dog (2000), and the training advice of Complete Dog Care Manual (2006). Dog-loving patrons will want this one.-Florence Scarinci, Nassau Community Coll. Lib., Garden City, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

More than merely an owner's manual, this comprehensive guide is an enjoyable, educational and enlightening romp through all things canine. If your own tail doesn't wag with delight at the rundowns on dog history, relationships between dogs and humans, and how to feed, train and care for dogs as pets, not to mention the 600-plus adorable color photos, well, you must be a cat person.-- (11/07/2010)
[starred review] Fogle may have produced the single best dog book of the decade... This is not only a reference resource but also a book any dog lover would happily read cover-to-cover... From the cover shot of a noble Chesapeake Bay retriever to the back cover portrait of Fogle playing with a pup, the photographs and drawings further illustrate the message Fogle would like to leave us with, that dogs are our faithful companions, and we owe it to them to be their best friends.-- (12/01/2010)
[starred review] The subtitle says it all.... Fogle has the well-deserved reputation of being the world's best-selling practicing veterinarian. He merges current scientific research with his clinical experience, unabashed love of dogs, and delightful sense of humor into an easy-to-read, attractive, indispensable guide for the novice and veteran dog owner alike...Dog-loving patrons will want this one.-- (10/01/2010)
The book celebrates the close and complex relationship between humans and dogs.--Pet Products International (09/01/2010)
(starred review) Fogle may have produced the single best dog book of the decade. Written in a conversational tone...and full of personal anecdotes drawn from Fogle's veterinary practice as well as about his own dogs, this is not only a reference resource but also a book any dog lover would happily read cover-to-cover. Introductory chapters on the evolution of dogs, dog breeds, and...physical characteristics lead into...how dogs and humans form a pack, understanding each stage of a dog's life, and the most appropriate ways to train a dog at each stage. The chapter on how to choose a dog... is particularly insightful. The physical and behavioral changes during each stage of a dog's life and how an owner should respond to these changes culminates in a final chapter on the dignified end of life. From the cover shot of a noble Chesapeake Bay retriever to the back cover portrait of Fogle playing with a pup, the photographs and drawings further illustrate the message Fogle would like to leave us with, that dogs are our faithful companions, and we owe it to them to be their best friends.-- (12/01/2010)
I would call this a must-have book for any dog owner, whether they're long-time breeders and show enthusiasts of families purchasing their first puppy. Fogle writes from his heart, often drawing on personal experiences, and his prose is both entertaining and informative.-- (12/12/2010)
Dog: The Definitive Guide for Dog Owners, by veterinarian Bruce Fogle, is indeed "definitive." This substantial tome makes an excellent present for someone who's about to adopt a dog. With a clear, friendly writing style, hundreds of colour photos and helpful sidebars, it will guide you through your dog's life.-- (12/12/2010)
This handsome book celebrates the close and complex relationship between humans and dogs and it examines dogs in the contexts of behavior anthropology history literature and genetics. Dog reveals the essential nature of the human-dog relationship and gives insight into how that relationship has changed and what its future holds. Dr. Bruce Fogle provides expert advice and thoughtful essays based on his experience as a veterinarian, highlighted with personal anecdotes and more than 600 beautiful color photographs. Illustrated how-to spreads focus on dog care and training.-- (10/01/2010)
Bruce, a veterinarian, gives us a very personal look at the emotional human-canine bonding experience. He takes the mystery out of this complex relationship. The title says it all. Dog is the book that tells people everything they need to know about their canine companions - plus it includes lots of helpful photographs.-- (02/16/2011)
A comprehensive guide to man's best friend, it covers the evolution of dogs, modern dog breeds, how to choose a puppy and feed, train and care for it throughout its life. There's also a sensitively written chapter on how to cope when that beloved dog dies. Dog is a celebration of all things dog, written with authority and a good sense of humour, and illustrated with hundreds of great dog photos. This is a useful manual for every stage of your pet's life, whether you're thinking about getting a puppy or you already have a dog in your life.-- (11/14/2010)

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