How did dogs become our best friends? What are some of the coolest dogs from around the world? And why is a dog's nose always wet? Get up close and ''fur''-sonal with our canine companions in these pages full of questions and answers! Kids will meet history's greatest hounds, learn some tricks for communicating with dogs, and find out what it takes to look after a pooch of their own. Along the way, dog jokes and riddles add to the appeal.