What’s Your Favorite Dog Themed Book?

Ednah with Mr Pish books
Some people cannot get enough Mr. Pish books!

In celebration of the birthday of our illustrious mascot, the traveling terrier known as Mr. Pish, we’re going to continue with the dog theme tonight. Mr. Pish promotes outdoor learning and literacy, so this would be something he’d be a fan of. Well, as long as biscuits were involved!

In the comments below, please tell us about your favorite book with a canine main character. It can be fiction, nonfiction, or children’s, as long as at least one dog plays a major part. Please do it as follows:

Title: Mr. Pish Goes to the Farm
Author: K. S. Brooks
Link: http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Pish-Goes-Farm-Educational-ebook/dp/B00DEIEZXS/
Why: Um, seriously? CUTEST. DOG. EVER. and fun book. (You can’t use that reason. There can be only one cutest dog ever. 😉 )

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25 thoughts on “What’s Your Favorite Dog Themed Book?”

  1. Title: Lad: A Dog
    Author: Albert Payson Terhune
    Why: One of the classics and one I have red so many times, I have it practically memorized. Growing up Lad was the dog of my dreams – brave, loyal, and soulful. While I also love Lassie Come-Home and the other two Lad books, it is the original that I still love the most.

    1. This is one of my favorites as well. I grew up near Sunnybanks Farm and read all of Terhune’s books. However, I think I liked Gray Dawn even more. He was more of an under dog. (pun intended)

  2. Dog is God Spelled Backwards
    by Clark Greene
    As an Airedale enthusiast, I can’t say enough of this true story of a boy growing up with an Airedale. It’s wonderful and heart-breaking by turns, but will stay with you for a long, long time.

  3. Let me try this again.
    Title: White Fang
    Author: Jack London
    Why: The intelligence of this animal and the relationship that developed riveted me. I read it at a time when I was also training my own German Shepherd pup and going through a really difficult year in my life.

  4. I’m going old school.

    Title: Where the Red Fern Grows
    Author: Wilson Rawls.

    Why: I read it one summer on a road trip to West Virginia to see my grandparents (no worries – I wasn’t driving 😉 ), and I cried for a week. Beautiful story.

  5. Mr Pish Goes to the Farm! So well done! We love Mr Pish..funniest terrier ever.

  6. Mr. Pish Goes to the Farm by KS Brooks, of course, because it’s adorable and it has my favorite Pish line: “My favorite color is food.”

  7. Angelo’s Journey By Leland Dirks

    Why: It’s a very touching story of a dog’s journey home. He meets and changes the lives of a number of people on his trip.

  8. Chiming in late here. Obviously Mr. Pish is a favorite, but since others have already stated the obvious, I’ll add The Call of The Wild by Jack London. One of my all-time favorite books.

    Why? Action/adventure and an awesome story!

  9. Title: Big Red
    Author: Jim Kjelgaard

    Why: I read this multiple times when I was a kid. A boy and his dog in the wilderness, both, as it were, coming-of-age. My next favorite was Outlaw Red, by the same author. Both books full of courage, friendship, faithfulness, and honor.

  10. ‘Mr Pish Goes To Farm’ by K.S.Brooks is great and obviously a standout favourite with everyone. But my first canine book was the one that affected me most: ‘Old Yeller’ by Fred Gipson, which I read when I was ten years old. I laughed, cheered and cried a river reading that.

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