"Legacy of the Dog" is the finest photographic guide to dogs ever assembled. Over 200 dog breeds are dramatically presented in more than 900 images by Tetsu Yamazaki, whose superb work also appeared in the best-selling volume Legacy of the Cat. Page after page of stunning portraits offers a glimpse of prize-winning dogs of all shapes, sizes, and colors - from the beloved golden retriever to the spirited Scottish terrier and the classic weimaraner. All 134 breeds currently recognized by the American Kennel Club are included, as well as a variety of breeds rarely seen outside their homelands. With its uncanny eye for canine excellence, here is a unique compendium of the world's dogs, in all their majesty and charm. This thoroughly engaging and informative book begins with a history of the dog and a discussion of the various dog groups - herding, working, sporting, hound, terrier, toy, and non-sporting breeds - followed by extensive studies of their various features, including eyes, ears, tail, fur color, and head. Later chapters focus on each dog group and include photographic profiles devoted to each breed, with information on its background, physical characteristics, personality traits, and care. A glossary and an index complete this indispensable volume.