Meet the Breeds, 5th Edition: A Guide to 198 AKC Breeds (CompanionHouse Books) Over 300 Photos, Breed Descriptions, Size, Temperament, Color, Coat, Exercise and Grooming Requirements, Origin, and More

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Meet the breeds of the American Kennel Club!

198 breeds, alphabetically arranged, from the shaggy Affenpinscher to the silky Yorkshire TerrierOver 300 photos of purebred adults and puppies in full colorBuyers’ advice and rescue contacts from AKC national breed clubsBreed descriptions including size, temperament, color, and coatCare guidelines such as exercise and grooming needs for each breedBreed origins in their native lands and their history in America

This AKC-authorized fifth edition of Meet the Breeds is a complete, current, and fully illustrated resource on all AKC breeds!

With nearly 200 registered breeds—either in one of the seven Variety Groups or as part of the Miscellaneous Class—the American Kennel Club is the world’s largest purebred-dog registry and the governing body for the canine sport in the United States.

For someone looking to add a purebred canine companion to their life—or for the all-around purebred-dog enthusiast—Meet the Breeds presents the most current AKC information. Meet two new Miscellaneous breeds, the Barbet and the Kooikerhondje, and learn about the transition from the Miscellaneous Class to full recognition for six other breeds. Fanciers are sure to learn something interesting about their favorite breeds while meeting plenty of new and intriguing furry faces!

The spectacular “AKC Meet the Breeds” event was launched by the American Kennel Club in New York City in 2009. Its resounding success led to the event becoming an annual attraction as well as to the publication of this official guide. Winner of the 2017 Dog Writers Association of America Best Club Special Publication, The American Kennel Club’s Meet the Breeds presents 198 dog breeds, all either currently recognized by the AKC or part of the AKC’s Miscellaneous Class.

Authorized by the AKC and completely up to date, this colorful publication is the ideal puppy buyer’s guide, encapsulating all the information a potential owner needs about each breed in one handy resource. The decision to bring a purebred puppy or dog into your home is both exciting and challenging, and the process should never be undertaken without careful research and consideration. Meet the Breeds is the best place to start your search for the right purebred dog for you and your family.

Inside, you’ll find an introduction to each of the groups and a discussion of common traits shared by group members; listings of AKC dog breeds, including each breed’s history and description, temperament, size, coat, color, life expectancy, activity level, grooming and exercise requirements, healthcare, and parent-club and rescue-group contact information; colorful photographs of adult dogs and puppies of each breed; important considerations for potential owners; and a comprehensive glossary defining over 1,000 terms related to dog breeds and dog shows. The 198 breed profiles are organized alphabetically and color-coded by group for ease of use.

Whether you’ve got your heart set on the tallest breed, the Irish Wolfhound; the tiniest breed, the Chihuahua; the fascinating Xoloitzcuintli; America’s favorite, the Labrador Retriever; the laid-back Bulldog; the lively and intelligent Border Collie; the gentle Saluki; or something in between, you’ll find accurate, reliable information in the pages of Meet the Breeds!