Why do dogs sniff bottoms?

Curious questions about your favourite pet


A humorous book that poses and answers twenty questions about man’s best friend and what makes them so unique.


ISBN: 9780500652022 Categories: ,


Why do dogs play dead? How do you speak dog? Why do dogs go about in handbags? This book will help children to understand what’s so unique about a dog’s body and its behaviour and why they deserve to be well cared for. The book also profiles famous dogs from history and popular culture, including the dog-headed Egyptian god Anubis and internet sensation Boo, the cutest dog in the world (according to Google). By incorporating zoological information about the canine species with stories from history, art, religion and popular culture, Why do dogs sniff bottoms? celebrates why dogs have been such dear pets to us for centuries.

Additional information

Weight 576 g
Dimensions 23.9 x 30.8 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 5 March 2020
Number of pages 48
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Lily Snowden-Fine
Dimensions 23.9 x 30.8 cm
Weight 576 g


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Lily Snowden-Fine is an illustrator and painter based in Toronto. Her clients include The New York Times and The Globe and Mail among others. She was the voice of the original Peppa Pig when it first aired in 2004. Her parents are Academy Award-winning animators Alison Snowden and David Fine. Dr Nick Crumpton is a zoologist at University College London, and has worked at the Natural History Museum and for the BBC as a journalist and researcher. He is the author of The Amazing Animal Atlas.