Sit? Rollover? Beg? There aren’t any crowd-pleasing tricks performed by the canine beauties on these pages, as their stunning portraits are enough to arrest your attention. Featuring 43 of the world’s most- loved and unique pedigrees, from the French Bulldog to the English Springer Spaniel, the German Shepherd to the Alaskan Malamute, Beautiful Dogs showcases man’s best friend as you’ve never seen him before. Each photograph is accompanied by a description of the breed, and an illuminating introduction explores the history of the dog from a working animal to show-stopping pedigree. In addition, delightful reportage photography offers a glimpse of the stars as they prepare for their moment in front of the photographer’s lens. A coffee-table book that will delight and astound in equal measure, Beautiful Dogs is the perfect gift for lovers of all things canine.
Carolyn Menteith (KCAI [CDA] DipCABT) is a qualified dog trainer and behaviour expert, with over 20 years’ experience of working professionally with animals. She regularly presents TV and radio programmes, or appears as ‘dog expert guest’. She works with dog welfare organizations all around the world, and has already written several books on dog behaviour and training and runs a website, dogtalk.co.uk. Carolyn works with and advises Dogs Trust and the Kennel Club.