I read this book when I first got it, more than 20 years ago. I enjoyed it, and thought I would some day re-read it, but so many other books sit waiting to be read the first time. But details of the story, I cannot give you, therefore, I'm quoting from the book cover -----
'Every now and then a book comes along that is so dramatic, so powerful and shocking that you know you will never forget it. The Dogs by Robert Calder, is one of those books.
In a small New England town, a divorced college professor named Alex Bauer finds an abandoned pup, takes it into his home and grows to love it -- unaware that at an experimental canine development installation a hundred miles away a very specially bred pup is missing.
Then one day the dog revert to his primal nature.
What follows is a cataclysm of terror that sweeps a countryside and becomes Alex Bauer's private hell; a chilling tale that grips the reader with a shock of recognition that reverbrrates long past the final page . . . not because it could happen, but because it is happening. Now!'
'Robert Calder is the pseudonym of a prolific, award winning author, and dog authority. He lives in the Hudson Valley with his wife, children and dogs.'
Pretty typical horror story, that got a bit graphic in some places. Very well written (though predictable) ending.