How Dogs Work


That humans all over the world love dogs is beyond doubt, but do we really understand our four-legged friends, beyond their wet noses and wagging tails? ‘How Dogs Work’ is packed with canine insight. Fun infographics give you all the essential facts and stats, and lead you through the world of dogs in pictures – from how dogs evolved from the wolf to our favourite pet, through the different breeds, to the finer points of working dogs and show dogs. But as the title suggests, it’s also a practical guide to understanding dogs. Can you read their ears? Do you know the angle of the head that indicates a dog is dreaming of squirrels, and not listening to you? This fully illustrated guide will translate this body language, and other curious canine behaviour.

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From nose to tail and everything in between – this is your visual guide to understanding your four-legged friend!

When your dog looks at you with those big, expressive puppy-dog eyes, do you ever wonder what’s going on in their fur-covered heads? This dog book will help you gain invaluable canine insight through quirky illustrations and infographics.

The unique dog encyclopedia explores and explains the world of dogs! It includes:

– The dog in pictures – with more than 500 original illustrations
– Encyclopedic in scope – covers dog behaviour, psychology, communication, history and dog breeds, as well as celebrity pups and record-breaking hounds
– Dog infographics that communicate facts and ideas in a fun way
– Witty language that will both inform and entertain readers

Do you walk your dog or does your dog walk you? Can you teach an old dog new tricks? What is your dog saying with its wagging tail? This fun visual book gives you all the essential facts about dogs to help you translate their curious canine behaviour. Covering history, breeds, dog care, and training, How Dogs Work is the perfect gift for dog lovers of all ages – from 9 to 109!

From how dogs evolved from the wolf to our favourite pet to the finer points of working dogs and show dogs – this unique dog guide is a wonderful celebration of man’s best friend! Learn what experts believe the cute doggy head tilt could mean, explore what your dog’s wagging tail could be saying about their mood and discover the world’s fastest dog that’s twice as quick as Usain Bolt. This a must-have book for every soon-to-be dog whisperer!

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Weight 0.415 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 15.3 × 1.9 cm










636.7 (edition:23)


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