Since the average Shih Tzu stands less than a foot tall, you might think it would be easy to overlook these little dogs. But that's not the case at all! These pups have big personalities that ensure they are the center of attention! Shih Tzus love to be around people and have a way of becoming part of the family. Take Georgie, a Shih Tzu who worked as a service dog for an autistic boy named Alex. The two quickly bonded and were inseparable since the day they met. Alex's parents even credited Georgie with helping their son learn to speak. Of course, this kind of close companionship is typical of Shih Tzus, who have been prized house pets for over a thousand years. The breed dates all the way back to ancient China, where royal families treasured the little lion-like dogs! Shih Tzu: Lion Dog is a narrative treat for dog lovers that includes fun, real-life stories about these little pups while also recounting the breed's history and its relationship to the animal's physical characteristics, personality, and suitability as a pet.
German Shepherds have been used for a variety of work from seeing-eye dogs to bomb-sniffing police dogs. They also make fun, loving pets inside a home. Readers will discover the characteristics and the history of this versatile breed. Blastoff! Series
It's hard to imagine that Dachshunds, known for their short legs and slow speed, were ever used for hunting. Students will explore the original purpose of the Dachshund, the physical characteristics of the breed, and what these long, skinny dogs are valued for today. Blastoff! Series
Known as one of the friendliest breeds of dog, Golden Retrievers make great house pets. They are popular for their ability to get along with people and are thus often used in roles that assist people. Kids will learn more about these smart, amiable dogs in this introduction to Golden Retrievers. Blastoff! Series
Often thought of as a fancy and pampered breed, the Poodle hunts just as well as many other dog breeds. Young readers will find out where this breed came from and why it is a popular show dog around the world. Blastoff! Series
Readers will meet Buddy, a German shepherd who ran to get help when his owner's garage caught on fire. The dog led a police officer to the burning building, who helped stop the fire from spreading further. Buddy became known as a hero! However, he's not the first German shepherd who has won fame for his intelligence, courage, and loyalty. These dogs were first bred and trained to herd sheep, and have also worked as guide dogs, police dogs, search-and-rescue dogs, and military dogs. The same qualities that make the German shepherd a great working dog also make it a great pet. Year after year, it is among the three most popular dog breeds in the United States! German Shepherd: Super Smart is a perfect read for dog lovers that includes amazing, real-life stories about these huge dogs while also recounting the breed's history and how that determined the animal's physical characteristics, personality, and suitability as a pet.
Great Danes are tall, strong dogs with calm personalities. Known as "gentle giants," this friendly dog breed has brought joy to the lives of many pet owners around the world. These big dogs are also a big responsibility, however! Young readers will discover what it takes to care for a Great Dane and how to decide if this giant, loving animal is the right pet for their families. Great Dane: Gentle Giant is a perfect read for dog lovers that includes amazing, real-life stories about these huge dogs while also recounting the breed's history and how that determined the animal's physical characteristics, personality, and suitability as a pet.