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Dog's best friend : a brief history of an unbreakable bond / Simon Garfield.

Author/Creator:
Garfield, Simon, author.
Publication:
London, England : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2020.
Format/Description:
Book
309 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm.
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Subjects:
Dogs -- History.
Human-animal relationships -- History.
Dogs.
Human-animal relationships.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
One of the first words we learn. Perhaps the best friend we'll have. An animal so much part of our lives that we speak to it like a child and spend small fortunes on its wellbeing and wardrobe. Dogs and humans: in the last 200 years no inter-species relationship has developed so fast nor come so far. Dogs accompany us in every walk of life, usually three times a day. How and why did this relationship begin? How has it changed over the centuries? And who's getting the upper hand? Dog's Best Friend investigates this unique bond by revisiting some of the most important milestones in our shared journey. It begins with the earliest visual evidence on ancient rock art, and ends at the laboratory that sequenced the first dog genome. En route we encounter the first Labradoodle in Australia, a misguidedly loyal Akita in Japan, an ill-fated Poodle trainer in the United States, and a hilariously disobedient Romanian rescue dog named Kratu at the Birmingham NEC. We will also meet Corgis and Dorgis at the Palace, the weightless mutniks of the Soviet space programme, a Dalmatian who impersonates Hitler, and an owner who claims his Border Collie can remember the names of more than a thousand soft toys.
Contents:
The dogness of dogs
The indelible image
How dogs began
Fido thinks maybe
What Darwin didn't know about dogs (was hardly worth knowing)
Dogs will heal
The smartest dogs on earth and beyond
How we got to Jackshi-tzu
How to win a rosette
Dog story
Through the hoops
The art of floofiest
Inglorious
Born a dog, died a gentleman
Discover dogs!
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
ebook version :
ISBN:
9781474610742
1474610749
9781474610735
1474610730
9781474610766 (ePub ebook)
OCLC:
1191799001
Publisher Number:
99986845006