"From the gray wolf and the dingo to the South American bush dog and the whistling hunter, this book covers the wild dogs that have been free spirits on every continent except Antarctica and have thrived in all environments. Described are dogs that roam free over the planet, the hottest and driest parts of Africa and Australia, the wettest forests of New Guinea and South America, and the coldest parts of the Arctic Circle. This up-to-date account discusses the skills, personalities, and lifestyles of these dogs. It includes information on wolves, foxes, coyotes, jackals, and dingoes, as well as details about rare dogs such as the dhole and the South American bush dog. Also provided are insights into the extraordinary group coherence of wild dogs; their faithfulness and intelligence; their ability to learn, remember, and solve problems; and what they have in common with domesticated dogs."
1. The wild dog family -- 2. Habitats of the wild dog -- 3. Sensory abilities -- 4. Communication -- 5. Social life -- 6. Sex and reproduction -- 7. Hunting -- 8. Intelligent behaviour -- 9. Domestic and feral dogs -- 10. Future of the wild dog.