Books: Dogface & The Genius of Dogs

Dogface by Barbara O’Brien

Rating: 4 paws

Photographer Barbara O’Brien’s book ‘Dogface’ will keep any dog lover smiling. This collection of more than 100 color photographs celebrate dogs of many breeds, including dogfacetoys such as Yorkies and Chihuahuas, to giants like Danes and Berners. Even mutts smile out from the pages. Each portrait includes the dog’s name and breed and reveals the dog’s personality. From goofy to regal, these portraits are a treat.

This smorgasbord of canine faces is sure to bring a smile to every reader’s face, and will provide a satisfying dog fix for every dogaholic. ‘Dogface’ is available in hardback or kindle from amazon. The hardcover is in a 6” format perfect for tucking in a purse or briefcase or for a child’s hands.

  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Studio; 1 edition (October 23, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 0525426655
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525426653

You can find out more about O’Brien and her upcoming books on her website. www.barbaraobrienphotobook.com

 

The Genius of Dogs; How Dogs are Smarter Than You Think by Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods

Rating: 4 paws & a tail wag!

The utterly captivating ‘The Genius of Dogs; How Dogs are Smarter than you Think’ by Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods, is one of those fascinating books that readers will want to take their time to pore over. I really cannot recommend it enough.

genius-of-dogsHare, director of the Duke Canine Cognition Center at Duke University, tells the story of how he became involved in the study of canine cognition, and pioneered research that has advanced the science of discovering how dogs think.

According to Hare, dogs have a particular genius when it comes to relating to humans that is unparalleled among domestic animals. In some cases, canine cognition even betters the brain power of apes.

Hare and Woods explore how dogs domesticated themselves to partner with humans, what dogs can and cannot figure out, how we communicate with dogs and they with us, which dog breeds are smartest, and more.

The authors have thoroughly researched this subject and presented it in a way that anyone can understand. They explain experiments in detail, and how the results sent them on further investigations. There are so many stunning revelations, readers will want to savor the information and ruminate on how it relates to the dogs they know.

Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Plume; 1 edition (October 29, 2013)
ISBN-10: 0142180467
ISBN-13: 978-0142180464

Brian Hare is an associate professor at Duke University and the founder of the Duke Canine Cognition Center. Vanessa Woods is a research scientist at the Center and an award-winning journalist. She is the author of ‘Bonobo Handshake.’

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About yelodoggie

C.A.Wulff is an author, artist and animal advocate. She has been involved in pet rescue for over twenty-five years. She has written two books about her true-life adventures living with an ever-changing house full of pets: Born Without a Tail, and Circling the Waggins, and a guide to animal advocacy using the Internet as a tool: How to Change the World in 30 Seconds". Wulff also writes a pet column and book review column for the Examiner, and is a contributing editor for AnimalsVote.org. She attributes her love of animals to having been raised by Wulffs.
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