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Dogs have been domesticated by man for thousands of years.
They have entertained us, rescued us, and become our best friends. It is hardly
surprising that so much has been made of this special relationship between man
and dog. In fact, some truly incredible stories have been written about dogs
that are worth checking out. In particular, be sure to check these top 5 books
White Fang and the
Call of the Wild
These two books on dogs are counted among the best that
have ever been written on dogs. In White Fang, the author Jack London talks
about the domestication of a wild dog while The Call of the Wild is about a dog
who comes to terms with life in the wilderness. Both these books are narrated
from the viewpoint of the dog and will inspire readers to go searching for the
exciting Arctic landscapes so eloquently described in these excellent books.
Rin Tin Tin: The
Life and the Legend
You may argue that there are numerous books on dogs that
have been written about well-known historical dogs, but this book, written by
Susan Orlean, is truly exceptional. It describes a German Shepherd who was born
on World War I battlefields. He then comes to America and conquers Hollywood.
After overcoming the transition to talking movies, Rin Tin Tin transforms
himself to become one of the most family-friendly canines we have ever known.
This well-known book on dogs inspired the 1957 movie by
the same name. It describes life in Texas in the 1860s and includes all kinds
of characters, including snakes and wolves, as well as bobcats and wild hogs.
Old Yeller, the faithful companion of Travis, helps protect Travis and his
family against various threats.
The Lost History of
the Canine Race
Dogs have been a very central part of our civilization. In
this book, Mary Elizabeth Thurston, an anthropologist cum author, writes about
the need to treat dogs with proper respect. The book deals with the history of
dogs from the time they were first domesticated. Along the way, the book
describes mummified dogs in Egypt and show dogs of the Renaissance era. All in
all, this book aptly and vividly describes the evolution of dogs and the
special relationship they have with humans.
The Chet and Bernie Series
Written by Spencer Quinn, this is the story of a dog named Chet who, besides being an excellent sleuth, has a very special relationship with his human partner, Bernie Little. Subtly humorous, this book makes you laugh at Chet, when from time to time, he misunderstands certain words and scenarios. It is an action-packed, adventure-filled, and intriguing book punctuated with liberal doses of cheeriness and mystery.