My list of 10 great dog books

IMG_7114This blog is for dog owners who are looking for something special for their very special dog, dog owners who attend conformation shows and coursing or racing events, and business owners who want to add income by selling dog bakery treats by being a Distributor for our gourmet dog treats.

My name is Fergus and I have the really tough job of being the official taster of these great smelling and tasting all our dog treats. Someone has to do this very tough job and I was elected, actually I begged, for this position. The blog will mostly be from my viewpoint because what is more important than the views of a dog? Occasionally I may stray to a human viewpoint. As all of you know we dogs are super smart and have the capability to see things from every side.

Since I love to relax on the couch with a great book I thought I’d first tell you my ten best dog books.

  1. Flawed Dogs by Berkeley Breathed. This one will have you rolling on the floor.
  2. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. This one will make you cry.
  3. Gazehounds and Coursing, The History, Art, and Sport of Hunting with Sighthounds by M.H.Dutch Salmon.
  4. James Herriot’s Dog Stories
  5. Through Deerhounds Eyes by Roil Literati and Susan J. Ily.
  6. Marley and Me by John Grogan.
  7. Dog First Aid, Field Guide to Emergency Care for the Outdoor Dog by Randy Acker DVM.
  8. Hutchinson on Sighthounds.
  9. A Good Dog Story, The Story of Orson, who changed my life, by Jon Katz.
  10. Natural Remedy Book for Dogs and Cats by Diane Stein.

All of these books are available at I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

My favorite Dog Books

I’ve mentioned in the past that my owner loves reading books to inspire ideas for her gourmet dog treats She really does spend a lot of time pouring through pages, looking for information to make her line of homemade dog treats even more extensive.

We dogs have benefitted from her reading habit so much I thought I’d help you share this passion with your owners. From what I’ve seen here are some of her favorite books on dogs to turn to for information. These all hold a prominent place in her bookcase and show the tender signs of being lovingly reread multiple times so I know these are her top choices:

  • The Natural Remedy Bog for Dogs and Cats by Diane Stein. Check it out on or
  • Dog Owner’s Home Veterinary Handbook by James M. Giffin and Lisa D. Carlson.
  • Through Deerhound Eyes by Roil Literati. This is just for any Scottish Deerhound lovers that may be out there.
  • Choosing a Dog by Nancy Baer and Steve Dunn. This is an excellent summary of all the dog groups.
  • Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Marty Becker, and Carol Kline.


Now that you know my owner’s favorite books to inspire her passion for making homemade dog treats, we’d love to hear about your favorite titles. Just comment below to share. Who knows, maybe your book suggestions will result in the creation of a whole new recipe for homemade dog treats. After all, we dogs deserve better and my owner loves to deliver!