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#1 A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
#2 How Dogs Love Us by Gregory Berns
The powerful bond between humans and dogs is one that’s uniquely cherished. Loyal, obedient, and affectionate, they are truly “man’s best friend.” But do dogs love us the way we love them? Emory University neuroscientist Gregory Berns had spent decades using MRI imaging technology to study how the human brain works, but a different question still nagged at him: What is my dog thinking?
#3 The Dog Encyclopedia by DK
This catalogue of over 400 dog breeds, from the best-loved Labrador to German shepherds and every pedigree in between, is a definitive visual guide to all things canine.
From Beethoven to Toto, dogs have been adored for their unswerving loyalty and companionship throughout history and The Dog Encyclopedia is the perfect celebration of man's best friend.
This book includes photographs and profiles detailing character, compatible owner traits, and breed-specific advice. You'll also find features on famous fictional dogs, canine heroes, and a fact-packed guide to canine evolution including the jobs dogs have performed over the years.
#4 Dog is Love by Clive Wynne
What makes dogs truly special? Why does our relationship with them feel so much more deep and intense than with other animals?
Any dog owner knows that the bond with their dog is unique. The unparalleled loyalty and total devotion of a dog seems the stuff of true love - but is this a whimsical construction that bears little relation to reality?
Through ground-breaking scientific experiments and eye-opening historical evidence, canine behavioural psychologist Dr Clive Wynne unlocks the secret to our unique bond with dogs: their capacity to love, an unprecedented attribute in the animal kingdom.
#5 My Dog: The Paradox by The Oatmeal
When The Oatmeal.com posted his comic My Dog: The Paradox, which is a loving ode to his dog, Rambo, the comic took off in a blaze of retweets (15,000+) and Facebook likes (586,000+) and was shared over 25,000 times on Facebook within days. The Oatmeal.com now presents this endearing tribute as a very special hardcover gift book for fans to give and to keep for themselves.
#6 The Genius of Dogs by Brian Hare
The international bestseller that reveals the amazing mind of your favourite friend Is your dog purposefully disobeying you? Probably, and usually behind your back. Should you act like top dog to maintain control? No, you re better off displaying your friendliness and not just to your dog. Which breed is the cleverest? That s the wrong question to ask. These are just some of the extraordinary insights to be found in The Genius of Dogs the seminal book on how dogs evolved their unique intelligence by award-winning scientist Dr Brian Hare. He shares more than two decades of startling discoveries about the mysteries of the dog mind and how you can use his groundbreaking work to build a better relationship with your own dog.
#7 The Lost History of the Canine Race by Mary Elizabeth Thurston
Our 15,000-Year Love Affair with Dogs
From the mysterious healing dogs of the Roman Empire to the American doggie paratroopers of World War II, an engaging and accessible historical account draws on artefacts, engravings, archival documents, and photos to illustrate the evolution of the human-dog relationship.
#8 The Dog Encyclopedia for Kids by Tammy Gagne
Raise your paws if you love dogs! Over 150 dog breeds are featured in The Dog Encyclopedia for Kids, arranged in the categories recognized by the American Kennel Club- Herding, Hound, Non-Sporting, Sporting, Terrier, Toy, and Working. Learn all about each breed's background, physical and behavioural traits, training notes, and much more. Packed with amazing photographs and fun facts, dog owners and fans will get an in-depth look at these curious, lovable canines.
#9 100 Dogs by Michael Whaite
Can there really be 100 dogs doing 100 doggy things packed into the pages of this picture book? Follow the bouncy rhyme as it weaves its way through an array of hilarious hounds (from petted pugs to silly sausage dogs) and find out . . .
This silly celebration of dogs is bursting with funny details to spot and crazy, characterful dogs to fall in love with - a bark-aloud book to return time and again.
#10 Dog Life by Amy Shojai
Celebrating the History, Culture & Love of the Dog.
Filled with beautiful colour photographs of these furry friends, this book reveals virtually everything needed to appreciate this joyous, lovable companion.
#11 The Possibility Dogs by Susannah Charleson
What a Handful of "Unadoptables" Taught Me about Service, Hope, and Healing.
Now, in The Possibility Dogs, Charleson journeys into the world of psychiatric service, where dogs aid humans with disabilities that may be unseen but are no less felt. This work had a profound effect on Charleson, perhaps because, for her, this journey began as a personal one: Charleson herself struggled with posttraumatic stress disorder for months after a particularly grisly search. Collaboration with her search dog partner made the surprising difference to her own healing. Inspired by that experience, Charleson learns to identify abandoned dogs with service potential, often plucking them from shelters at the last minute, and to train them for work beside hurting partners, to whom these second-chance dogs bring intelligence, comfort, and hope.
#12 Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz
What Dogs See, Smell, and Know.
This is a fresh look at the world of dogs -- from the dog's point of view. The book introduces the reader to the science of the dog -- their perceptual and cognitive abilities -- and uses that introduction to draw a picture of what it might be like to bea dog. It answers questions no other dog book can -- such as: What is a dog's sense of time? Does she miss me? Want friends? Know when she's been bad? Horowitz's journey, and the insights she uncovered from studying her own dog, Pumpernickel, allowed her to understand her dog better, and appreciate her more through that understanding. The reader will be able to do the same with their own dog.
#13 Marley & Me by John Grogan
Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog.
John and Jenny were just beginning their life together. They were young and in love, with a perfect little house and not a care in the world. Along comes Marley, mischievous, hyperactive and so unruly he is expelled from obedience school. How could they possibly know that this incorrigible dog could teach them more about love for life than they could hope to teach him?
#14 Find Gobi by Dion Leonard
The True Story of a Little Dog and an Incredible Journey.
In 2016, Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathon runner, unexpectedly stumbled across a little stray dog while competing in a gruelling 155-mile race across the Gobi Desert. The lovable pup, who earned the name ‘Gobi’, proved that what she lacked in size, she more than made up for in heart, as she went step for step with Dion over the treacherous Tian Shan Mountains, managing to keep pace with him for nearly 80 miles.
#15 Incredible Dog Journeys by Laura Greaves
Determined dogs from around the world travel vast distances and overcome unbelievable odds. Meet Bonnie, the kelpie blue heeler cross, who led her owner to safety through one of the deadliest bushfires in Australia's history; Penny, a Hungarian vizsla, who was dognapped and found 3800 miles from where she was taken; and Inka, the friendly bull-mastiff cross, who made her way back to her owner after ten years, and just in time for Christmas. From heartwarming tales of canine loyalty to mysterious cases of dogs turning up thousands of miles away, these are the incredible true stories of how sixteen remarkable dogs found their way home.
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