Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one is a life diminished. Dogs live with us in a way that no other creature does. There is nothing that transcends the relationship we have with dogs. We made dogs and they made us. Their contribution to our prehistory and history has enabled us to be where we are today. It's a connection that has depths even beyond those we might have with our own species. For all dog lovers, as well as for lovers of great photography and great stories, The Life and Love of Dogs offers both inspiring and emotive images by great photographers around the world and engaging and accessible text that sheds original light on this great love affair.