For dog lovers, here is a heart-tugging collection of stunning duotone portraits that celebrates the beauty and spirit of humankind's most devoted companion. Focusing her lens on purebred dogs, photographer Deborah Samuel has uniquely captured the ever-changing moods and peculiar eccentricities of dozens of different breeds. Through her closely observed photographs we come to understand the vitality of an Irish Setter, the roguish humor of a Jack Russell, the diffident elegance of a Greyhound. Ultimately, each irresistible image reveals not just the character of the breed, but the heart and soul of a beloved pet. Samuel's personal anecdotes, collected at the end of the book, reveal the often hilarious behind-the-scenes stories of each photo session. Page after charming page, from Afghan to Yorkshire Terrier, the photographs in this canine compendium are tender reminders of why we love our dogs.