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Pedigree Dog Breeding - For Pleasure Or Profit

Pedigree Dog Breeding - For Pleasure Or Profit

Author: Jocelyn Lucas

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781447494737

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Originally published in 1925. The author was a well known breeder of sporting dogs and terriers. The well illustrated book contains many detailed chapters: Dog Breeding for Profit - Choosing a Breed - Kennel Management - Showing - The Stud Dog - Breeding - Mendelism - Pre-arranging the sex of puppies - Telegony and Pre-natal Influence - Influence of Sex in Breeding - Simple Remedies - Terrier Breeds - Gundog Breeds - Sporting and Hounds - Non Sporting and Toy Dogs - Where to Buy a Dog etc etc. Many of the earliest dog books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Terriers of England and Wales

The Terriers of England and Wales

Author: Bryan Cummins

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781525551895

Category: History

Page: 480

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The Terriers of England and Wales is a companion volume to the author’s The Terriers of Scotland and Ireland (2003). It is more concerned with the working and companion qualities of the various English and Welsh breeds and with their origins than with show dogs and grooming. Cummins delves deeply into the history of the indigenous terriers of England and Wales (including some breeds that are no longer with us and others that are not yet recognized by national kennel clubs) to determine what they once were and what they are today. From the diminutive Yorkie to the majestic Airedale, the author explores similarities and differences of the gallant breeds that make up the English and Welsh terriers. With this information, prospective owners can make informed choices when choosing a canine companion while breeders have the knowledge needed to develop an improved breeding program. After reading The Terriers of England and Wales both owner and breeder will have a new appreciation for these finest of dogs.

Catalog of Copyright Entries. New Series

Catalog of Copyright Entries. New Series

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress

ISBN: STANFORD:36105128911927

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Part 1, Books, Group 1, v. 22 : Nos. 1-131 (Issued April, 1925 - April, 1926)

Saluki

Saluki

Author: Brian Patrick Duggan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786484621

Category: Social Science

Page: 315

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One of the oldest known breeds of domesticated dogs, the Saluki traveled throughout the Middle East with desert tribes, who valued the dogs for their ability to hunt gazelles. Famously painted on the walls of the Pharaohs’ tombs, the Salukis’ history intrigued English dog enthusiasts who were instrumental in popularizing the breed and importing it to Europe and the United States in the early 20th century. This book tells the story of those who brought the Saluki to the West, most notably Florence Amherst, who discovered the dogs while in Egypt and went on to breed 50 litters. Other world travelers who fell under the Salukis’ spell included Lady Anne Blunt, Austen Layard and Gertrude Bell. Also covered are lesser-known Saluki aficionados, mainly military officers who hunted with their hounds in Iraq, Syria, Palestine, and Egypt and sought to replicate that experience at home.

Writing in the Dark

Writing in the Dark

Author: Will Loxley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781474615730

Category: History

Page: 342

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As the streetlamps flickered out and lights were obscured behind brown-paper screens, a subdued atmosphere took hold of London in 1939. Cloistered in pubs and gloomy sitting rooms, London's young writers and artists faced being sent to the front, trading their paintbrushes and pens for the weapons of war. In WRITING IN THE DARK, Will Loxley conjures up this brooding world and tells the story of the defiant magazine Horizon, which sprung up against the odds. Interweaving the personal histories of the magazine's leaders - Cyril Connolly, Stephen Spender and John Lehmann, with their friends and contemporaries Virginia Woolf, George Orwell and Dylan Thomas, as well as many more names both familiar and not - Will brings us into these writers' homes and into the little offices at 6 Lansdowne Terrace. WRITING IN THE DARK captures the literary life of WWII, fusing the exhausted melancholy in the aftermath of the Blitz with changes in the writers' own lives, as they moved from city to countryside, from youth to middle age.

Gun Dogs

Gun Dogs

Author: Frank Townend Barton

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473343498

Category: Pets

Page: 408

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This fantastic and comprehensive handbook on gun dogs contains chapters on everything from breeding and selection to breaking, training, and beyond. Interspersed with photographs and useful information, "Gun Dogs" constitutes a must-have for all owners and breeders of hunting dogs, and it would make for a fantastic addition to collections of related literature. Contents include: "The Gun Dog's Kennel", "The Gun Dog and its Food", "The Selection, Examination and Trail of a Gun Dog prior to Purchase", "Gun-Dog Breeding", "Jobbing or Hiring Dogs", "Breeding and Breaking Gun Dogs for Pleasure and Profit", "The Flat-Coated Retriever", "The Labrador Retriever", "The Golden Retriever", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in a modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on gun dogs.

A Matter of Breeding

A Matter of Breeding

Author: Michael Brandow

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807033432

Category: Pets

Page: 288

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A provocative look at the “cult of pedigree” and an entertaining social history of purebred dogs In this illuminating and entertaining social history, social critic Michael Brandow probes the “cult of pedigree” and traces the commercial rise of the purebred dog. Combining consumer studies with sharp commentary, A Matter of Breeding reveals the sordid history of the dog industry and shows how our brand-name pets—from Labs to French bulldogs and everything in between—pay the price with devastatingly poor health.