That tight ball they roll into for sleeping. That great big old shake after a bath. Old Yeller, Lassie, and Rin Tin Tin. The things they do to make us wish we were one of them; napping after a morning walk, sleeping by the fire, rubbing their backs in the grass. And the things they do to make us glad we're not carrying dirty socks in their mouths, finding something dead in the backyard, eating out of the garbage. From the feel of a newborn pup in your hand to your mutt's ecstatic greeting when you come home, these are just a few of the reasons why dogs are a man's best friend.Whether it's your neighbor's Irish Setter, your aunt's Golden Retriever, that little dachshund at the corner store, or your own German Shorthair, dogs are far and away America's favorite pet. Continuing in the highly successful 1,001 Reasons to Love series, this purebred addition might easily prove to be the most popular yet. Packed with more than 300 photographs and illustrations, along with lists and quotations, trivia and even tricks, 1,001 Reasons to Love Dogs is an irresistible collection that will have dog lovers everywhere barking with joy and drooling with delight.
This hardcover book measures 7 inches square. Published October 2006.
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