Show Dog

Show Dog

The Charmed Life and Trying Times of A Near-perfect Purebred

Book - 2012
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Capturing the idiosyncratic world of professional dog showing, a seasoned journalist spends a year alongside rising star Jack, a champion Australian shepard, and his friends, presenting a behind-the-scenes look at a colorful subculture.

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Journalist Josh Dean tells the story of a loveable Australian Shepherd, Jack, on his novice tour through the exciting world of professional dog showing, following Jack from his first competitions in local school gymnasiums all the way to the great granddaddy of them all, the Westminster Dog Show. A veteran journalist, Dean shines a warm, steady light on the trials that Jack and his plucky, dedicated owners come to face, and uses their story to explore the larger histories of dog shows themselves; the fascinating and sometimes bizarre history of purebred dogs; and our complex, heartfelt relationships to the pets we grow to love. For dog lovers, readers of Marley & Me, Merle’s Door, and Oogy, and fans of Best in Show, Dean’s Show Dog is an irresistible instant classic.


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Capturing the idiosyncratic world of professional dog showing, a seasoned journalist spends a year alongside rising star Jack, a champion Australian Shepard, and his friends, presenting a funny and touching behind-the-scenes look at a colorful subculture that is reminiscent of the film Best in Show. 30,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : ItBooks, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062020482
Branch Call Number: 636.70811 DEA
Characteristics: xvii, 393 p., [8] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.) ;,23 cm.

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