All those with an inordinate inclination for dog stories will find this veterinarian's recall of his many patients tailored for them since Dr. Vine admits that although his practice takes in all sorts of animals it is dogs to whom his heart is given. After his Massachusetts training in his profession he found a perfect base in Chapel Hill, N. C., where dogs not only were plentiful but almost every one was a character. So -- there are neurotic and psychosomatic problems, there are experts from the medical school to assist when he is out of his depth (even to cosmetic surgery -- on Macy's Dobermans whose care were not fierce enough and on a Lhasa's ugly teeth), there are problems of diet and of lack of discipline, there are fallacies to dispute, there are breeds of all kinds to discuss. It shouldn't happen to a dog -- but it does... and this must surely be dog's best friend Telling All, -- from dogs shows to geriatrics and euthanasia, from Seeing Eye dogs to spoiled and pampered pets, from accidents to personality quirks, from birth to death, -- in a kindly, kennelside manner. Count on your canine quota for this.