British Dogs - Their Points, Selection, and Show Preparation
ISBN: 1406776068
EAN13: 9781406776065
Language: English
Pages: 672
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 2.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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British Dogs - Their Points, Selection, and Show Preparation

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BRITISH DOGS - THEIR POINTS, SELECTION, AND SHOW PREPARATION WITH ILLUSTRATIONS OF TYPICAL DOGS, THIRD EDITION BY W. D. DRURY KENNEL EDITOR OF THE BAZAAR - PREFACE SINCE the last Edition of British Dogs was issued, many breeds but then little known have become popular while others quite unknown have come to stay. This, combined with a more extended knowledge of the management of existing varieties, has rendered a new Edition absolutely necessary. As is fairly well known, the old work was in two volumes a form that was somewhat cumbersome and necessarily expensive. The present work has been com- pressed into one volume, and this without sacrificing any of those important details that have characterised the work since its inception. The aim has been to produce a modern work upon modern dogs and in doing so the claims of the fancier have been studied equally with those of that wider section known as the dog-loving public. Particular attention has been given to the practical as apart from the historical side of the subject. Where, therefore, a breed stands in need of somewhat different treatment from that of the generality of the varieties, this has been described. Sporting field-dogs, too, have not been forgotten. With these sufficient details in regard to the requirements of each breed have been given to enable the breeder, if he be a novice, to proceed in the right direction with the education of his charges. Another departure in plan from that pursued in the two earlier Editions is that of entrusting the revision of certain breeds to a number of specialists. As will be seen by the enumeration on the title-page, they are names well-known in the Kennel World. Outside that enumeration there are many other ladies and gentlemen to whom the Editor is indebted for much kindly help and many courtesies while he is also no less mindful of the ready response given by the secretaries of the specialist Clubs for descriptions of the breeds. Some may cavil perhaps at the title of the work, British Dogs, now that so many foreign breeds are included. They, however, are such varieties as are commonly bred in this country and are found at our shows, and may therefore be deemed naturalised. CONTENTS CHAP. PAGE I. EARLY DOGS . . . . . . . . r II. THE MASTIFF ....... . 6 III. THE THIBET MASTIFF . . . . . . . 28 IV. THE ST. BERNARD . . . V. THE GREAT DANE .- VI. THE NEWFOUNDLAND .... . VII. THE BLOODHOUND . . . . .... . . 3I 45 .56 67 VIII. THE GREYHOUND . 82 IX. THE WHIPPET . . . . X. THE IRISH WOLFHOUND . .. . . XI. THE SCOTCH DEERHOUND . . . . XII. THE BORZOI, OR RUSSIAN WOLFHOUND . . XIII. THE BARUKHZY AND ALLIED EASTERN HOUNDS XIV. THE CIRCASSIAN ORLOFF WOLFHOUND . . .. . . . . . .96 . 104 . 115 .129 .138 .141 XV. THE PYRENEAN WOLFHOUND 43 XVI. THE COLLIES . m I XVII. THE OLD ENGLISH BOBTAILED SHEEPDOG . . . .162 XVIII. THE OTTER-HOUND .-, I7o XIX THE FOXHOUND ........ I76 XX. THE HARRIER . . . . XXI. THE BEAGLE...... .... 192 XXII. THE BASSET-HOUND . . 203 XXIII. THE DACHSHUND . . ... . . ri..-.., . 225 XXIV. THE POINTER . . . . ... -. . 241 XXV. THE ENGLISH SETTER . . . . . .254 XXVI. THE BLACK-AND-TAN OR GORDON SETTER . .. 275 XXVII. THE IRISH SETTER ........ 285 XXV111. THE SPANIELS 295 . l viii CONTENTS CHAP. PAGE XXIX. THE RETRIEVERS . XXX. THE LABRADOR......... . . 333 . 356 XXXI. NORTHERN DOGS . . .. XXXII. THE DINGO . 373 XXXIII. THE DALMATIAN 376 XXXIV. THE BULLDOG . . . 384 XXXV. THE DOGUE DE BORDEAUX 401 XXXVI. THE BULL-TERRIER........ 406 XXXVII. THE AIREDALE TERRIER . . . . . . .415 XXXVIII. THE FOX-TERRIER . . 419 XXXIX. THE SCOTTISH TERRIER . . . . . . .451 XL. THE IRISH TERRIER ., . . . . . . .461 XLI. THE DANDIE DINMONT TERRIER 478 XLII...