Foxes, Wolves, and Wild Dogs of the World covers more than 30 species of the Canidae, from foxes and wolves to dingoes and coyotes. Having been hunted, driven out of their natural habitats by human encroachment, and suffered from occasional disease outbreaks, these animals are often misunderstood and unjustifiably feared. Expert author David Alderton reveals the true character and behavior of wolves and other wild dogs. The first four chapters detail their form and function, reproduction, evolution, and distribution. Next, the author presents discussions of different canids around the world, from the Holarctic to Australia. This readable volume also shows how the lifestyle and zoology of wild species is directly relevant to human understanding of the domestic dog. Increasingly rare canid species, like wolves, that are now, in some cases, facing extinction are also featured. Looking at foxes, wolves, and other non-domestic dogs in their natural context, this informative guide provides an insightful introduction to what is known about canids. The text is complemented by full-color photographs, line illustrations, and diagrams.