Dog Encyclopedia

This is the best book on dogs I have seen. There are so many breeds, there was even new-to-me breeds. Being a dog-person my whole life it was surprising how many dogs I hadn't heard of.
This book is very informative too. It discusses each breed and breaks it down as to what the dog is really like and what that breed needs most. It is a great resource for people trying to discover what dog breed might be best for them, should they be considering getting a dog. 
Even though I have two dogs, this will be a great reference in the future if I wanted more. It also is a great conversation piece, so on the table top it will go.
Dog lovers should have a copy. The illustrations alone are enough to keep you busy for some time. Browsing each page gives another full-color experience, it will keep you turning the page.