Why We Love the Dogs We Do

Why We Love the Dogs We Do

Finding the Dog That Matches your Personality

Book - 1998
Rate this:
The love between dog and owner is one of the strongest bonds imaginable. So why does one out of every four puppies fail to last out the first year with its owner, in contrast to the fact that over a million dogs have been named as beneficiaries in their owners' wills? What is the secret to finding a loving match rather than a dalliance that is doomed to fail?

Here Stanley Coren, whose wit and erudition have long delighted dog lovers, provides a foolproof guide to understanding which dog will form the best lifetime partner. Coren brings together his expertise in the fields of human psychology and animal behavior to provide a wholly new approach to the dog/human partnership.

Working with a team of animal experts, Coren has identified seven new groups of dogs based on such personality traits as friendliness, protectiveness, independence, and steadiness. Each new group contains dogs from different breeds that share similar personality traits -- a unique departure from the familiar American Kennel Club breed groups.

Even more fascinating are the results of Dr. Coren's extensive work matching human personality types with canine

Publisher: New York : Free Press, 1998
ISBN: 9780684839011
Branch Call Number: 636.7 COR 1998
Characteristics: 308 p. : ill


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at SL

To Top