What do you need to know before purchasing a dog? Do you know which breeds of dog are available and what they look like? How big will the puppy grow? What do you ask the seller? What guarantees do you have? Will your puppy grow up to look like the champions in this book? Dogs: Selecting the Best Dog for You prepares you with all you need to know before you purchase a dog. Author Chris Nelson has been in dogs all her life and has purchased, bred, and sold many dogs over the years. Her expertise and honesty will guide you through the selection of the best puppy for your needs and lifestyle. Over 150 recognized breeds in full color are represented by some of the country's top champion dogs, each dog an ideal member of its breed. Designed to make the purchase of a purebred dog an enjoyable and rewarding experience, Dogs: Selecting the Best Dog for You gives you, the reader and potential owner, a concise account of each breed, its size and physical attributes, outlines the steps involved with responsible puppy selection, and advises you what you will need to purchase to accommodate your new charge in your home.