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Publisher: Howell Book House; 1st edition (January 1, 1996)
For centuries great families have used coats of arms to represent their ancient, honorable roots. Dogs are often depicted on these armorial drawings, yet have never enjoyed their own...until now. In this richly illustrated and designed collection of canine coats of arms, author Mia Martin finally gives the dog world the dignity it deserves.
Martin's coats of arms use traditional heraldic symbols to depict the origins and personalities of more than a hundred and forty breeds, as well the unforgettable Mutt. She approaches her subject with deep respect for historical background and a genuine understanding of the role dogs play in contemporary lives. This mixture of the reverent and humorous makes the book appealing to dog lovers of every rank.