Akitas were first bred in Japan 400 years ago. Today, these dogs live around the world. You can find them working with police, helping people as therapy dogs, or just enjoying time with their families. Young readers will learn about these loyal friends through leveled text and bright pictures. Special features cover country of origin, life span, coat colors, and trainability in this high-interest title.
Are they majestic, intimidating, or both? Great Danes, known for their size and poise, are a friendly, easygoing breed. Even though they can weigh up to 200 pounds, some Danes think they're lapdogs! Learn more about these long-legged, sensitive giants in this engaging book for beginning readers.
Shelties believe they were born with a job to do. They are herding dogs, and will round up their families much like they would round up a flock of sheep. This breed with a purpose will show beginning readers how working hard and playing hard go together.
The shih tzu might be the Rapunzel of the dog world. The little dog is sometimes more hair than body, especially at a dog show! If the flowing locks alone don’t impress young readers, the shih tzu’s royal roots and fairytale-like comeback from near disappearance will.
A basset hound’s floppy ears aren’t just a cute feature! Basset hounds are skilled hunters because their low-hanging ears sweep scents up from the ground into their powerful noses. Beginning readers will learn this and so much more in this book about these awesome dogs!
Bernese mountain dogs hail from the Swiss mountains where they hauled goods in carts through the valleys. Today, these intelligent dogs still love to use their drafting background by showing off their skills in competitions. This playful book for young readers highlights gentle Berners and what makes them stand out.
As one of the smartest dogs in the world, border collies are always ready to learn new tricks and take on new challenges. They often compete in agility events and other competitions with ease. Young dog lovers will be cheering for border collies in this fun read!