So many children want a dog of their own, and why not? A dog can be the ultimate companion - friendly, furry, funny, frisky, always happy to see you, devoted. But if you pair the wrong child with the wrong dog, the combination could be just the opposite - frustrating, and even dangerous. In this book experienced dog person Jan Mahood guides parents in making one of the most important decisions of their and their child's lives: finding the "perfect" dog. Chapters include family friendly breeds; the perfect family dog; choosing the right breeder; ready, set, go!; and teammates: a world of fun, friends and fuzzy faces. Written in a lively, engaging style and illustrated throughout with beautiful full-color photos, The Perfect Children's Dog is a book to treasure before and after acquiring a canine companion.