Is my dog a wolf? : how your pet compares to its wild cousin

by Bidner, Jenni.

Format: Print Book 2006
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He's wagging his tail, fetching the Frisbee, and eager to get petted--in short, Fido's living up to his title as "man's best friend." But the domesticated dog's got a special secret: in many ways, he's really a lot like a wolf. Using amazing close-up images she shot inside a real wolf lair, as well as museum-quality historical pictures and illustrations, award-winning author and photographer Jenni Bidner compares the pet pup with his wild ancestor. Why did dogs become dogs and wolves stay wolves? Should you ever have a wolf in the house--or a hybrid? And exactly why do dogs like to lick your face? Along the way, Bidner debunks popular myths about wolves and provides a true and fascinating look at their behavior.

In addition to being an accomplished photographer and award-winning author of over a dozen books--including The Kids' Guide to Digital Photography and Dog Heroes -- Jenni Bidner is a canine (K9) handler with Illinois-Wisconsin Search & Rescue Dogs. This nonprofit organization assists police and fire departments in locating lost and missing people.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The cover photo will pull readers right in: a split picture--half golden retriever and half gray wolf. And once inside, kids will be fascinated by the similarities between their friendly pets and wild wolves. The book begins with a (too) brief explanation of how the species diverged. This is the book's one real shortfall; kids will be left with questions about dogs' origins. But after that, the text takes off, explaining the differences and similarities between dogs and wolves and answering such questions as Can wolves be trained? and Why does a dog like to lick humans' faces? (The answer isn't pretty.) There's also information about the animals' senses, the meaning of their poses and expressions, their food and behavior. Bolstering all this are terrific black-and-white and color photographs--some filling up the pages, others in snapshot form. The wolves are often suitably scary, and the dogs are pretty darn cute. Several Web site references are listed on the final pages. --Linda Zeilstra Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Dogs -- Miscellanea.
Dogs -- Behavior -- Miscellanea.
Publisher New York :Lark Books,2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 18 x 22 cm
ISBN 9781579907327 (hardcover)
1579907326 (hardcover)
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