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Why we love the dogs we do : how to find the dog that matches your personality
Coren, Stanley.
Adult Nonfiction SF426.C685 1998

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Summary: The love between dog and owner is one of the strongest bonds imaginable. So why does one out of every four puppies fail to last out the first year with its owner, in contrast to the fact that over a million dogs have been named as beneficiaries in their owners' wills? What is the secret to finding a loving match rather than a dalliance that is doomed to fail? Here Stanley Coren, whose wit and erudition have long delighted dog lovers, provides a foolproof guide to understanding which dog will form the best lifetime partner. Coren brings together his expertise in the fields of human psychology and animal behavior to provide a wholly new approach to the dog/human partnership. Working with a team of animal experts, Coren has identified seven new groups of dogs based on such personality traits as friendliness, protectiveness, independence, and steadiness. Each new group contains dogs from different breeds that share similar personality traits -- a unique departure from the familiar American Kennel Club breed groups. Even more fascinating are the results of Dr. Coren's extensive work matching human personality types with canine

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