A Canine Compendium

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What’s your favourite dog breed? Is it a corgi (the Queen's favourite and they know it), a French Bulldog (like a bulldog, but more chic) or it an Afghan Hound (slightly aloof and require shampoo – curlers optional)?

You will meet them all in this charming guide to our beloved four-legged friends. Featuring over one hundred dog breeds, each are depicted in a beautiful watercolour and accompanied by a witty character profile. Attractively illustrated and delightfully humorous, this canine compendium makes for an ideal gift and is the perfect book for dog lovers of all ages.

Also available by the same author: Cats – a Feline Compendium

‘Charmingly illustrated’ Elle


  • A lovely illustrated, humourous guide to over 100 different dog breeds
    Your Dog

About the authors

Fenella Smith

Fenella Smith runs an eponymous ceramics and homewares company. Her bohemian upbringing in the English countryside was largely spent playing with her brothers and the dogs. Her collections, which include animal designs and flowers, are inspired by the memories of this childhood. She now lives in Henley-on-Thames with her dog Bramble. Her products are stocked by Liberty and Bloomingdales among others.

Her two brothers – the Brothers McLeod – are BAFTA-winning illustrator-animators.
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Caroline Smith

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