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37 Best Dog Books of All-Time for Dog Lovers of All Ages

Readers of all ages will delight in these beautiful dog books, especially if they are dog lovers as the pages are filled with canine-related content which will enchant, entertain, enlighten, and educate fur families the world over. With several books to suit all ages, readers can lose themselves in tales of heroism and heartache, funny deeds and family troubles, but the one thing they all have in common is the love of a loyal and faithful dog.
Dog Books

A Dog’s Purpose

Grab the tissues and settle down with ‘A Dog’s Purpose’, the heart-warming (and sometimes heart-breaking) tale of one dog’s many lives as he fulfils his destiny, and the humans he loves along the way.



There are all kinds of dogs featured in this outstanding collection of photographs, from rescues to retired and everything in between, making it a beautiful gift for dog lovers everywhere.


A Wolf Called Romeo

Combining the beauty of Alaska with the wildness of the wolf, A Wolf Called Romeo is the true story of how one outsider learned to live trustingly alongside man and dog in harmony.


The Dog Encyclopedia

Anything anyone’s ever wanted to know about dogs is all there in this fabulous encyclopaedia, which studies 400+ breeds and covers all aspects of their traits, behavior and even training.


Dog Breath: The Horrible Trouble with Hally Tosis

Hally Tosis’ pawrents want to give her away because her breath is so stinky, so her human siblings hatch an elaborate plan to cure her stench and keep the pet they love.



Dogs will do anything for a tasty treat, and this fun book captures them as they try (and sometimes fail) to catch their morsels in hilarious photographic detail.


Can I Be Your Dog?

Stress the ‘adopt don’t shop’ principal to little ones with this sweet book, which is written from a dog’s perspective as he tries desperately to persuade someone – anyone – to take him in.


If You Give a Dog a Donut

Young readers will delight in the antics of the brown and white star of this book as he starts off with a donut and goes on to enjoy further doggy shenanigans.


The Dogist

Everything about dogs is adorable, and ‘The Dogist’ captures that something special which each individual dog has, from its soulful eyes to the outfits it’s wearing in stunning photographic glory.


Following Atticus

‘Following Atticus’ is the remarkable story of one man’s fundraising journey over all 48 of New Hampshire’s peaks with his miniature schnauzer, Atticus, by his side.


Jake the Growling Dog

This beautiful book is a wonderful way of teaching children about diversity, inclusion, and appreciating each other’s’ glorious differences, through the story of Jake, the lonely and misunderstood dog.


The Call of the Wild

Jack London’s The Call of the Wild is a thought-provoking book about the choices one dog must make between continuing to live with humans, and returning to the wilderness he came from.


The Sight

The Sight is a gripping story of one wolf pack’s fight for survival against the harsh Transylvanian winter, and Morgra, the lone wolf determined to harness one of the cubs’ special powers.


Dog Butt: An Off-Color Adult Coloring Book for Dog Lovers

Definitely not a coloring book for kids (although they would find it hilarious) #DogButt is filled with black and white pictures of delightful dogs’ rear ends just waiting to be colored in.


The Rainbow Bridge

Rick and his dog Koko are best friends, but when Koko crosses the Rainbow Bridge, Rick is devastated. This beautiful book allows readers the chance to visit the bridge in a touching and heartfelt way.


Ivy the Very Determined Dog

Ivy is a real life French Bulldog who learns to overcome a rare spinal disease and live life to the full, even while paralyzed, providing true inspiration for children no matter what adversaries they face.


The Art of Racing in the Rain

Beautifully funny and heart-wrenching in equal parts, The Art of Racing in the Rain is told by Enzo, the much loved dog of racing driver Denny who wants more than anything to be human.


Underwater Dogs

Just like a duck, all is calm on the surface, but underneath the water chaos reigns. This collection of photographs captures a variety of dogs as they paddle their way underwater with hilarious results.


101 Dog Tricks

Make your dog the smartest kid in the pack with ‘101 Tricks’, the step-by-step guide to teaching your dog an incredible array of party pieces from ‘sit’ to ‘fetch a soda’.


Lily and the Octopus

The bond between human and dog is unbreakable, and ‘Lily and the Octopus’ is a heart-warming novel which beautifully illustrates that love shared between man and his faithful friend.


Old Yeller

A true classic, ‘Old Yeller’ is the sweet tale of how one stray dog becomes best friend to 14-year-old Travis when his father leaves him in charge of the farm and his family.


Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know

If you’ve ever wondered what your dog is thinking, this book will enlighten and delight you as you read about what it’s like to live in a dog’s world – it’s a fascinating read.


Where’s Spot?

A childhood classic that all children love, Where’s Spot is a fun lift-the-flap book in which tiny readers look for the adorable dog in a variety of unusual places.



Packed with wonderful stories and beautiful photographs, ‘Devoted’ is one of the most beautiful dog books around as it shares 38 real-life stories of ordinary dogs doing extraordinary things.


Max: Best Friend, Hero, Marine

Military handlers have an incredible bond with their dogs, but when Kyle is killed in Afghanistan, his dog, Max, is left heartbroken; will Kyle’s younger brother learn to love him, too?


Through a Dog’s Eyes

To understand our dogs we need to understand what life looks like to them, and this extraordinary book allows readers to see the world through a dog’s eyes, and build an even stronger bond.



Tear jerking and tender, Sounder is the sweet story of a coon hound, the master who gets taken away for stealing a ham for his family, and the boy who steps into his shoes.


Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love

Proving that love goes beyond the physical, Oogy is a wonderful account of how a heartbroken family fall in love with a bait dog almost broken by his past.


The Year of the Dogs

The Year of the Dogs is the culmination of an entire year’s worth of photographing dogs in all their glory, while employing the same techniques used in National Geographic photography.


Dog Heaven

Losing a dog is incredibly painful, but ‘Dog Heaven’ will bring a little comfort and joy as it describes what life is like for our beloved pets once they cross the Rainbow Bridge.


A Dog’s Journey

Following on from the heart-warming and heart-wrenching ‘A Dog’s Purpose’, A Dog’s Journey follows Buddy as he realizes that his time on earth is not yet over and he still has work to do.


Dog Man

Dog loving kids will be enthralled with ‘Dog Man’, the half human and half hound keeper of the peace who foils robbers and fights crime with empathy and kindness.


Peanut Butter Dogs

Have you ever seen the expression on a dog’s face when it eats peanut butter? If not, you need this book which shows 140 puppers in various states of PB bliss.


Cesar’s Way

Once you can think like a dog does, you can teach him to do almost anything in a kind and positive way, which is exactly what Cesar Millan teaches in this invaluable training guide.


Where the Red Fern Grows

Where the Red Fern Grows is a beautiful children’s classic about Billy and his two beloved dogs, Ann and Dan, as they learn to navigate the joys and heartbreaks which come with life.


The Art of Raising a Puppy

Penned by the Monks of New Skete, this book will prove to be an invaluable tool in raising and training a puppy and covers adoption, play, crating and more.


Amazing Gracie: A Dog’s Tale

A beautiful story of love and compassion, Amazing Gracie will enchant and enthral readers as they follow along with the Great Dane puppy’s adventures as she learns to live in her new home.


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