Albee traces the earliest forms of domesticated dogs through their appearance in artwork of the ancient world to modern day canines working as therapy dogs, pets, canine police dogs, and other occupations. Famous dogs such as Lassie, Belka and Strelka, Sirius the Dog Star, and several presidential pooches are profiled. Other details include Stubby, the WWI hero, the Iditarod, and the faithful Hachiko, along with Rin Tin Tin and Toto. Various chapters break the stories into time periods - ancient world, Middle Ages, Renaissance, 17th and 18th centuries, 19th century, early 20th century, and modern times.
With interesting text supported by vintage photos and images of artwork from the different cultures and times, along with lovely photos of different breeds - this is the perfect book for dog lovers of all ages. Hand this to readers who have already finished all the titles in your pet section and keep asking for more.