A beautifully illustrated pocket-sized guide to over 130 breeds of dog. Originally kept as hunters and workers, dogs have evolved in history to occupy a unique position in the human world, unparalleled by any other successfully domesticated animal. Collins Gem Dogs is the ideal introduction to 'man's best friend'. Each entry in the book includes: A full-colour photograph and description of the breed Details on size, lifespan and identifying features Notes on the breed's character and suitability as a pet In addition there is advice on choosing a puppy, nutrition and feeding, training and kennelling, and showing. A section on dog trivia and a glossary of appropriate terms complete this easy-to-use guide.