Crank up the air, grab a cool drink, and let these seven pooch perfect books lead you through these dog days of Summer.
Ruff Justice by Laurien Berenson
The 22nd installment in Lauren Berenson’s playful canine mystery series.
As owner of prize-winning Poodles, Melanie Travis knows how to handle fierce competition. But when a conformation show turns deadly, it’ll take every trick in the book to outsmart a murderer who refuses to lose . . .
Dog Gone by Pauls Toutonghi
The true story of a lost dog’s journey and a family’s furious search to find him before it is too late.
Saturday, October 10, 1998. Fielding Marshall is hiking on the Appalachian Trail. His beloved dog—a six-year-old golden retriever mix named Gonker—bolts into the woods. Just like that, he has vanished. And Gonker has Addison’s disease. If he’s not found in twenty-three days, he will die.
With a big heart, intelligent humor, and a deft touch, Pauls Toutonghi tells this true tale of loss, love, and resilience. Dog Gone is by turns a story about how a family comes together in a crisis—and the way heroism can assert itself in the little things we do each day.
“Dog lovers of the world can unite behind this book.” −The Washington Post
Dog Shaming by Pascale Lemire
Based on the runaway web phenomenon (dogshaming.com), Dog Shaming features the most hilarious, most shameful, and never-before-seen doggie misdeeds.
Our dogs are our best friends. They are always happy to see us. They comfort us in our times of need. They also eat our shoes, stain our carpets, and embarrass us in front of our guests.
Dog owners everywhere have found their outlet in Dog Shaming, where they can confess their dogs’ biggest (and often grossest!) sins, which turn out to be recognizably universal—complete with snapshots of ridiculously cute but shamed pups who don’t seem capable of humping humans, pooping on pillows, or snagging steak straight from a grill.
So share in the shaming and laugh through your frustration as Dog Shaming reminds us that unconditional love goes both ways.
Secret Service Dogs by Maria Goodavage
Wherever the president goes, there will be dogs. They’ll be there no matter what the country or state. They’ll be there regardless of the political climate, the danger level, the weather, or the hour. Secret Service Dogs immerses readers into the heart of this elite world of canine teams who protect first families, popes, and presidential candidates: the selection of dogs and handlers, their year-round training, their missions around the world, and, most important, the bond—the glue that holds the teams together and can mean the difference between finding bombs and terrorists or letting them slip by.
“A wonderful account and history of these unsung heroes at work every day to make the world safer. . . . An important addition to the works that shows how dogs really are man’s best friend.”—Library Journal
Sergeant Stubby by Ann Bausum
Meet Sergeant Stubby: World War I dog veteran, decorated war hero, American icon, and above all, man’s best friend. Stubby’s story begins in 1917 when America is about to enter the war. A stowaway dog befriends Private James Robert “Bob” Conroy at the Connecticut National Guard camp at Yale University and the two become inseparable. Stubby also wins over the commanding officer and is soon made an official member of the 102nd Infantry of the 26th division. What follows is an epic tale of how man’s best friend becomes an invaluable soldier on the front lines and in the trenches, a decorated war hero and an inspiration to a country long after the troops returned home.
Dog Love by Ann DeVito
A beautiful and engaging collection of artwork and visual typography that explores the delightful diversity of dogs
From Schnauzers to Chihuahuas, Mastiffs to Maltipoos, crime-sniffing Blood Hounds to chic Bichons, dogs have charmed humans across the world for centuries with their lovable quirks and appealing personalities. In Dog Love, Ann DeVito brings man’s best friend to life with a collection of vibrant illustrations and snappy descriptions that pay loving homage to pups from all walks of life—no pun intended—from sophisticated, recognized breeds to lovable mutts and everything in between. DeVito’s distinctively bold, whimsical art combined with fun facts and famous quotes results in an elegant book that will delight dog lovers of all kinds.
The Dog Encyclopedia by DK
Covering the history, breeds, care, health, and positive training of dogs—all in one easy reference—The Dog Encyclopedia is a fully illustrated encyclopedia of all things canine.
With an extensive photographic catalog of more than 400 dog breeds, organized by to FCI groupings, each profile describes the breed’s uses and character, lists compatible owner traits, and shares fascinating facts about the breed’s origins.
“Along with stunning photos, the book also has helpful “care and training” basics…as well as amazing illustrations of canine anatomy and interesting dog-culture coverage of canine evolution, art, lore and history. An engrossing and entertaining book for the whole family to savor.” – The Bark Magazine
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