Earth is a great global community, a melting pot in which various populations around the world share and blend their cultures. This is also true of the unsung dog hero - the mutt, the most popular 'breed' on the planet. 'The Mutt Book: Decoding Your Mutt's Heritage' is a groundbreaking work that will help the reader determine his or her pet's breeds of origin. With a simple organizational method, 'The Mutt Book' looks at the basic characteristics of each of a dog's features - its ears, coat, muzzle, paws, and tail - and basic habits to help figure out the genealogy of a particular animal. Internationally renowned dog lover and expert David Alderton offers insight into the infinite variety of dog mixes and how that blending will influence such important factors as how much exercise, attention, nourishment, and grooming any particular animal needs as well as offering clues to any possible veterinary ailments. Plus, the interesting combinations are fun, helping the mutt owner embrace his or her own animal's individuality. Perfect for first-time mutt admirers or those with many years of mutt care under their belts, 'The Mutt Book' is a must-have guide.