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The scoop on dog breeds

- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds. By Joan Palmer. Chartwell Books; $14.95. THERE is a wealth of information on various dog breeds in this book.

- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds. By Joan Palmer. Chartwell Books; $14.95.

THERE is a wealth of information on various dog breeds in this book.

An interesting look at the history and origins of canines served as part of the overview of dogs that includes choosing a puppy, breeding and basic care. A fascinating presentation of the distinctive markings and formations for different breeds is illustrated through extensive photographs.

Page after page is filled with dog breeds that come from the main categories: Working, Herding, Hounds, Terriers, Toy Breeds, and more.

Dog lovers will want to dig in!

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