The Spirit of the Dog An Illustrated History

Author(s): Tamsin Pickeral


In The Spirit of the Dog, animal expert Tamsin Pickeral and award-winning photographer Astrid Harrisson come together to celebrate the beauty and diversity of this magnificent animal. Discover the vital role that dogs have played throughout history; trace the development of the most striking and significant breeds; and learn, too, the intriguing tales of breeds that have almost been forgotten. Uniquely and sumptuously illustrated with Harrisson's sensitive and striking photography alongside other carefully chosen works of art from around the globe, this book reveals the full, fascinating story of dogs through the ages and their special relationship with humankind. 'In the world which we know, among the different and primitive geniuses that preside over the evolution of the several species, there exists not one, excepting that of the dog, that ever gave a thought to the presence of man.' - Maurice Maeterlinck


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Introduction: The Universal Dog 1. Elegance and Speed: Sight hounds 2. Beauty and Endurance: Spitz-type dogs 3. Power and Strength: Mastiff breeds 4. Nobility and Faithfulness: Guard dogs and herding dogs 5. Determination and Courage: Scent hounds 6. Agility and wisdom: Gun dog breeds 7. Tenacity and Spirit: Terrier breeds 8. Devotion and Loyalty: Toy dogs and champion breeds 9. Charisma and Uniqueness: Mongrels

General Fields

  • : 9781743311257
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Crows Nest
  • : September 2012
  • : 279mm X 229mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 288
  • : 636.70
  • : 1
  • : Hardback
  • : Tamsin Pickeral