This is a comprehensive, practical care and training manual, and a definitive encyclopedia of world breeds. It is a visual guide to more than 180 breeds from all over the world - from the lovable and familiar Labrador Retriever and Cocker Spaniel to the more unusual Keeshond, Saluki, Portuguese Water Dog and Brittany. It includes information on grooming, feeding and exercise, and insights into each dog's character and temperament. It shows you how to choose the right dog for you and your family. The dog has been our best friend at work and at play for thousands of years. This book is a comprehensive reference to the world's main breeds and a practical care guide for all dog owners. It contains advice on bedding, equipment, safety, feeding and grooming, as well as breeding, training, health care and first aid. A directory of breeds includes pedigree dogs from all over the world, with details about size, temperament, grooming, feeding and exercise needs. Glorious photographs of each breed accompany the expert text. The book is the perfect guide for those wishing to choose a dog to own and for anyone interested in breeding and showing pedigree dogs.