Choosing a Dog is a useful addition to the successful Happy Healthy Pet line, which features expert content in an easy-to-read format. It includes high-quality color photos and informative sidebars throughout.
The author covers all points the prospective dog owner must know before choosing a breed, including tips on choosing purebred or mixed-breed; in-depth info on breed types and specific breeds; information on finding, interviewing, and choosing a breeder who will meet the owner's needs; necessary contracts and paperwork; and shelter dog and breed rescue options. The book includes specific information on more than 50 of the breeds ranked most popular with the AKC. The author provides basic information on bringing the new dog home and lots of additional reading in print and on websites.