Known for being little dogs with big hearts, Dachshunds enchant "their people" with affection, curiosity and a wonderful sense of humor. This little book with lots of heart celebrates all that is best about the Dachshunds character by matching adorable pictures with quotes that beautifully illustrate many of the virtues possessed by this remarkable breed.
Author: Willow Creek Press
Publisher: Willow Creek Press
"Text investigates the conformation, genetics,and breed history of the Dachshund. Includes over 100 full-color photographs"--Provided by publisher.
Author: Robert Hutchinson
Publisher: Browntrout Pub
What? You've never heard of Crusoe, the Celebrity Dachshund?! You must be living under a rock!... Or at least that's what Crusoe thinks. Crusoe may be a small dog, but he's a big deal. He's the self-proclaimed "wiener dog who thinks he's more of a celebrity than he really is" (Until now!) and the star of his own wildly popular blog of the same name, winner of the 2013 and 2014 Best Pet Blog Award as well as the Most Humorous Blog and Best Blog of the Year at the 2015 Bloggies. Crusoe is talented, ridiculously photogenic, and proud of his larger-than-life personality, stunning fashion sense, and insatiable penchant for whimsy, as his many thousands of loyal followers can attest. Perhaps you know him better by his infamous alter ego, BATDOG? We thought so. Crusoe is so excited to share his wit and wisdom with all of his adoring fans. He is certain that his first book, featuring hundreds of photos, funny stories, delicious recipes, and helpful tips will make the perfect gift for dog-lovers of all ages.
Adventures of the Wiener Dog Extraordinaire
Author: Ryan Beauchesne
"For Christmas the woman who would become my wife bought me a dog—a little terrier. The next year her Christmas gift to me was a shotgun. Most of the people in my family believe that those two gifts were not unrelated." So begins Born to Bark, the charming new memoir by psychologist and beloved dog expert Stan Coren of his relationship with an irrepressible gray Cairn terrier named Flint. Stan immediately loved the pup for his friendly nature and indefatigable spirit, though his wife soon found the dog’s unpredictable exuberance difficult to deal with, to say the least. Even though Flint drove Stan’s wife up the wall, he became the joy of Stan’s life. The key to unlocking this psychologist-author’s way of looking at dog behavior, Flint also became the inspiration behind Coren’s classic, The Intelligence of Dogs. Undeterred by Flint’s irrepressible behavior (and by the breeder’s warning that he might be untrainable), Coren set out to prove that his furry companion could pass muster with the best of them. He persevered in training the unruly dog and even ventured into the competitive circles of obedience trials in dog shows, where Flint eventually made canine history as the highest-scoring Cairn terrier in obedience competition up to that time. (Stan chose not to tell his wife that the highest-ranking obedience dog of that year, a border collie, earned a total score that was fifty times higher.) The longest-running popular expert on human-dog bonding, Coren has enlivened his respected books and theories about dogs with accounts of his own experiences in training, living with, loving, and trying to understand them. A consummate storyteller, Coren now tells the wry, poignant, goofy, and good-hearted tale of his life with the dog who (in the words of his own book titles) taught him How to Speak Dog and How Dogs Think and whose antics made him ask Why Does My Dog Act That Way? Illustrated with Coren’s own delightful line drawings and photos, and interwoven with his heartfelt anecdotes of other beloved dogs from his earlier life, Born to Bark is an irresistible good dog/bad dog tale of this extraordinary, willful pooch and his profound impact on his master’s insights into canine behavior as a research psychologist and on his outlook on life as a whole.
My Adventures with an Irrepressible and Unforgettable Dog
Author: Stanley Coren
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
For more than sixty years, The Wall Street Journal has prided itself not just on its serious journalism, but also on the whimsical and arcane stories that amuse and delight its readers. In that regard, animal stories have proven to be the most beloved of all. Now, veteran Journal reporter and Page One editor Ken Wells gathers the finest, funniest, and most fascinating of these animal tales in one exceptional book. Here are lighthearted, witty stories of breakthroughs in goldfish surgery, the untiring efforts of British animal lovers who guide lovesick toads across dangerous motorways, and the quest to tame doggy anxieties by prescribing the human pacifier Prozac. Other pieces reflect on mankind's impact on the animal kingdom: a close-up look at the nascent fish-rights movement, the retirement of U.S. Air Force chimpanzees that once soared through space, and ongoing scientific efforts to defeat that most hardy enemy -- the cockroach. Each of these fifty-odd stories -- from the outlandish to the poignant -- exemplifies the superb feature writing that makes The Wall Street Journal one of America's best-written newspapers. This charming and utterly captivating collection will be a joy not only to animal lovers, but to all those who appreciate artful storytelling by writers who are obviously having a wonderful time spinning the tales.
Animal Stories from The Wall Street Journal
Author: Ken Wells
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The Nappy Years
Author: Alison Craig
Publisher: Spotlight Poets
Category: Child rearing
Filled with inspiring stories and photographs, this heartfelt tribute to the pit bull celebrates one of America’s most popular yet misunderstood dogs. Perhaps more than any other breed, the pit bull has been dogged by negative stereotypes. In truth, pit bulls are innately wonderful family pets, as capable of love and good deeds as any other type of dog. Setting the record straight, Ken Foster sings the praises of pit bulls in I’m a Good Dog, a gorgeously illustrated, tenderly written tribute to this most misunderstood of canines. Founder of the Sula Foundation, which promotes responsible pit bull ownership in New Orleans, and the author of two acclaimed books about abandoned dogs, Foster has made it his mission to bring overlooked canines into the limelight. I’m a Good Dog traces the fascinating history of this particularly maligned breed. A century ago, the pit bull was considered a family dog, featured in family photos and trusted as loving companions for children. More recently, pit bulls have been portrayed by the media as stereotypes of everything they are not. Foster shatters that reputation through moving profiles of pit bulls that serve as therapy dogs, athletic heroes, search-and-rescue dogs, and educators, not to mention as loving pets. Foster also profiles many pit bull lovers, from Helen Keller and Dr. Seuss to actor Todd Cerveris, who took his pit bull on tour with him for the musical Spring Awakening. Proving that there’s much to love and nothing to fear, I’m a Good Dog restores the pit bull to its rightful place as friend, family member, athlete and entertainer.
Pit Bulls, America's Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet
Author: Ken Foster
Who doesn't like Beagles? Who doesn't like travel? Our innovative and completely original artwork contains 26 hand-drawn, single-sided detailed illustrations covering popular destinations such as New York, London and Paris. The last page confirms the locations our lucky Beagles visited. A stress-relieving, calming and fun colouring book.
Author: Feel Happy Colouring
This exquisite, full-color book is beautifully illustrated with over 150 photographs. It provides an overview of an elegant dog and showcases the incredible variety within the breed. Informative text covers the English Setter's history and characteristics and it's stunning photographs will make you fall in love with these remarkable dogs."
A Photographic Introduction to the English Setter
Author: Danica Barreau
Publisher: Pouka Art & Photography
When lonely Miss Mary Lynn MacIntosh decides to adopt Blue, an untrained basset hound from the pound, she gets far more companionship than she ever expected, in a rollicking, rhythmic romp of doggy delights.
Author: Jessica Swaim,Jill McElmurry
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Discusses the history, habits, and care of the dachshund.
Author: Charlotte Wilcox
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
The longest dachshund in the world, Pretzel is admired by all and the winner of a blue ribbon at the dog show. Only Greta, the little dachshund across the street, doesn't care for long dogs. At least not until she gets into a jam out of which only a long dog can help her. This classic story of puppy love will win the hearts of both old and new Pretzel fans.
Author: H. A. Rey,Margret Rey
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The latest collection of Far Side cartoons by Gary Larson. A 16-page colour insert is devoted to the theme of Wiener Dogs (Dachshunds) in world art.
A Far Side Collection
Author: Gary Larson
Category: American wit and humor, Pictorial
A wonderful assortment of items featuring Boston Terrier dogs, including antique doorstops, figurines, bookends, inkwells, ashtrays, cigarette cases, toys, artwork, jewelry, advertising, paperweights, clocks, souvenir spoons, books and comics, sheet music, and more. Among the manufacturers represented are Bing & Grondahl, Goebel, Bradley & Hubbard, Meissen, Rosenthal, Royal Copenhagen, Mortens Studios, Hagen-Renaker, and Steiff. Values are provided in the captions.
Author: Donna S. Baker,Paul Hiller
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
The Dachshund is one of the most popular breeds of dog, and here at last is a book to do it justice. The 'Best Of Breed' series is a ground-breaking truly breed specific book, from the first page to the last and is perfect for all pet parents. Written by breed experts, this book will enrich your pets life and help you train and care for your dog from day one.
Author: Judy Squires,Ian Seath
Publisher: Magnet & Steel
"Counts up ten dogs who are waiting in a shelter, then counts back down to one as each dog is adopted"--
Author: Erica Sirotich
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A simple retelling of the Christmas story according to the Gospels of St. Matthew and St. Luke, set up as a Christmas pageant with Ruth J. Morehead's Holly Babes acting the parts.
With Ruth J. Morehead's Holly Babes
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Now you can color along with the master, Thomas Kinkade, painter of light. And what could be better than coloring these paintings with the timeless magic of classic Disney stories and their captivating characters? In this unique coloring book, sixty-three of Thomas Kinkade's Disney Dreams images are presented in color across from the black line art of the same image to be colored. Enter the world of the painter of light yourself, as you create your own renditions of these classic Disney character paintings, including Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, The Lion King, Snow White, and, of course, Mickey and Minnie.
Author: Thomas Kinkade
Category: Crafts & Hobbies