8vo. pp. 79. profusely illustrated in colour & b/w. bds. dw. (light shelf wear to bottom edge of bds. binding, New). New York: Assouline, 2002.
A dog craze has taken hold of America. The trendiest clothing brands are creating fashionable canine accessories. The Oh My Dog! perfume has become an international success. Spas, day camps, ranches and retreats cater to dogs from New York to California. The image of man's best friend dutifully carrying slippers to his owner has been replaced by the pampered pooch - a well-groomed, superbly dressed pet. In this short history of customs and fashions, archive pictures, portraits and contemporary photographs showcase the dogs of kings and guard dogs, canine stars and canine models - a vibrant celebration of the animal we hold closest to our hearts.