Book Reviews of The Lost History of the Canine Race: Our 15,000-Year Love Affair With Dogs

The Lost History of the Canine Race: Our 15,000-Year Love Affair With Dogs
The Lost History of the Canine Race Our 15000-Year Love Affair With Dogs
Author: Mary Elizabeth Thurston
ISBN-13: 9780380730490
ISBN-10: 0380730499
Publication Date: 12/1997
Pages: 301
Rating:
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3.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Avon Books (P)
Book Type: Paperback
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Obviously as a dog owner, I am the prime audience for this book and i did enjoy it. Though I was a bit disappointed, to be honest. I thought there would have been more about the domestication of dogs and I was surprised by the lack. But this was a good book that functions more of a historical overview on the relationship between humans and dogs. Sections of it were downright heartbreaking (particularly the chapter on war dogs), but it really was just an overview, lacking in a lot of details. And some of that lack was explained since archaeologists and historians have typically tended to focus on humanity and even many war records were destroyed regarding dogs. I was surprised that the entire continent of Australia was mentioned, with their dingoes, only in passing. Still, it was a fast read and it did have enlightening sections. I guess my only real complaint was that I wanted more information!
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The story of dogs and their development of interaction with the human race.