The book has been completely updated by a panel of experts to incorporate the latest standards for all breeds in each of the principal categories – Hound, Gundog, Terrier, Utility, Working, Pastoral and Toy. As well as providing a beautiful colour photograph of each dog, each entry contains a history of the breed, including its origins and function, as well as a full description outlining its essential features. There is also useful advice on the nature of each breed and practical information to help guide anyone who is buying a dog, as well as a glossary of canine terms.
- This fully revised edition of the authoritative guide outlines the descriptive standards for each of the 217 pure breeds of dog recognised by The Kennel Club
- Full colour photographs of each breed of dog
- Description of each breed including origin, history and function
- Official breed standard for each breed