I read a lot and I read a lot of books on dogs, as I'm a dog lover and do lots of fun things with my dogs. I must say, I have not read a worse collection of "dog stories" (using the term loosely) in many years, if ever. The writing was atrocious in most of the stories and the stories mostly consisted of people talking about how their dog or dogs (in some cases several in the same story) were killed or injured by cars or guns, mostly because the owners were woefully ignorant of the most basic responsibilities of dog ownership. Letting dogs run loose to be killed or injured and then blaming others. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone who loves dogs, or anyone who loves good stories or good writing.