Man's Best Friend - An Illustrated History of Our Relationship with Dogs


The hidden treasures of The Kennel Club Collection

Beneath the streets of London's Mayfair lies an unexpected and extraordinary archive – a collection of over two million dog-related photos and artwork amassed over the last 150 years. The Kennel Club is the oldest and most illustrious such organisation in the world, and its collection of canine curiosities gives a unique insight into the strong bond between humans and dogs from Victorian times onwards.



  1. Love Me, Love My Dog

  2. Puppy Love

  3. Work Like a Dog

  4. Barking Mad

  5. Dog Days

  6. Hounds of War

  7. Showtime

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First published in 2024 by WILDFIRE an imprint of HEADLINE PUBLISHING GROUP

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Hardback ISBN 978-1-0354-0969-3
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Consultant editor Heidi Hudson MA


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