With just over two week weeks until the pedigree extravaganza that is Crufts, there's still time to swot up on your dog breeds. And when it comes to knowing your Cane Corsos from your Lagoto Romagnolos, Breeds: A Canine Compendium is our kind of revision.
A family affair, Breeds is made with love, laughter, a bit of silliness and some interesting facts from Fenella Smith (ceramic homeware designer) and The Brothers McLeod (Fenella’s illustrator and writer duo siblings). Paw your way past the covers and you’ll find characterful, charming and witty illustrations of over 100 different breeds of dog, plus one grumpy cat to please our multi-paw household readers.
To give you a taster, we’ve shared illustrations and write ups of some of Basil’s best-est buds below, as well as his Boston Terrier good self. A sweet read for dog lovers of all ages, self-gift or treat another with Breeds: A Canine Compendium, RRP £9.99 at Amazon.co.uk.
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Just so you don’t think Basil is size-ist, one of his buds is Maggie the Rhodesian Ridgeback, and here’s what the book has to say about her and her canine counterparts… a loyal breed from South Africa. Their name is thanks to a ridge of hair on their spine that grows in the opposite direction to the rest of their coat. Originally bred to help with hunting lions, so they’re either really brave or really stupid.