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All About Dogs - A Book For Doggy People | by Charles Henry Lane



To his fellow lovers and admirers of Dogs throughout the World, this little book is respectfully Dedicated by the Author, in the earnest hope that it may be the means of stimulating and increasing their appreciation of the most faithful, devoted and reliable. Friend of the Human Race.

TitleAll About Dogs - A Book For Doggy People
AuthorCharles Henry Lane
PublisherJohn Lane
Year1901
Copyright1900, John Lane
AmazonAll About Dogs: A Book For Doggy People
All About Dogs   A Book For Doggy PeopleCharles Henry Lane

By Charles Henry Lane, Breeder, Exhibitor, Judge

With eighty-seven illustrations of the most celebrated champions of our time drawn from life by R. H. Moore

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-Preface
I am told, it is indispensable there should be a Preface to this little work; but I am quite at a loss what to put in it. What I had to say on the subject upon which it treats, I have said in the book...
-Introduction
I suppose, if we take the whole of the Animal Kingdom, in any way associated with man, either as companion, or helper, there is none to compare, in popularity, with the subject of these notes; but yet...
-A Few Words About Dogs In General
In these days of progress, when the tendency of everyone, and everything, seems to be to go ahead and try to outdo all that has been done by everyone else, in fact, as we so often see it termed, to b...
-Dogs Used In Sport. The Staghound
This is not a hound that will require a long dissertation from me. There are but few packs in England which hunt the deer at all, and still less that hunt the wild deer; these are commonly supposed to...
-The Foxhound
I do not propose to go very deeply into the history of this well-known and highly popular breed, or enter into its supposed origin, about which there is so much difference of opinion. When one remembe...
-The Harrier
While I am writing these lines, I have not the statistics before me, but I am certainly under the impression there are not so many packs of Harriers in the country as there formerly were. The name of ...
-Beagles
This is another breed which is yearly gaining in popularity and is really a miniature hound, of which there are two varieties, rough and smooth, differing only in texture of coat, and these are subdiv...
-Bloodhounds - Otter Hounds - Great Danes
I have adopted the above title, instead of the more usual term of Sporting Dogs, so as to be able to include breeds about which there is a difference of opinion as to whether they are strictly Spor...
-Otter Hounds
I should like just to say a few words about this picturesque breed, made familiar to us by the paintings of Landseer, Ansdell, Noble, and Frederick Tayler, and of which I had some beautiful specimens ...
-Great Danes
I suppose, at the present time, it will be generally admitted that the largest, and best, kennel of this breed is in the hands of one of the handsomest, and most graceful, of the many enthusiastic lad...
-The Pointer
Although this variety of dog has not, in the general way, enjoyed the advantage of constant human society, to anything like the extent possessed by some others, there is little doubt numbers of the fa...
-Setters. The English Setter
The elegant family known by the above title, are divided into three branches, called respectively English,Gordon and Irish; each have their body of supporters, and many very beautiful specimens of the...
-The Gordon Setter
The points of excellence in the Gordon, closely resemble those of the English Setter, but, I may observe, that the great features of true Gordon blood are, that they can go much longer without water t...
-The Irish Setter
The head of the Irish Setter should be long, narrow, yet wide in the forehead, arched or peaked cranium behind. A short, bullet head, a wide flat one, or one running to a point at the snout, are very ...
-The English Setter
The head should be long and rather narrow, the skull slightly domed and not very broad at base, muzzle long, square and clean, not too pointed at end; nose moderately large, with wide nostrils, ears f...
-The Retriever
This breed is practically divided into two varieties, one called The Flat, Smooth, or Wavy-coated, and the other the Curly; both, as a rule, are black, but as far as my experience of them goes, more s...
-The Curly-Coated Retriever
There has been much discussion as to the origin of this variety, which, like that of its Flatcoated comrade, does not go back, it is thought, before the commencement of this century. Some think the ...
-Sporting Spaniels - Clumber-Spaniel
A good many I have known, make much and think highly of some of the breeds of Spaniels. These are noted for their affectionate disposition and docility. The least often seen, and therefore not much kn...
-The Irish Water Spaniel
The head of the Irish Water Spaniel is rather large, forehead prominent, face perfectly smooth from eyes down, ears from twenty-four to twenty-six inches long from end to end; head should be crowned w...
-English Water Spaniel
The following description of this breed, which is a very great favourite of mine, and I regret to say seems to be growing more scarce, year by year, is from the pen of my old friend, Mr. A. W. Langdal...
-The Sussex Spaniel
He should be of a deep golden liver colour, and should weigh about thirty-four pounds. His head should be long and heavy, his eye large, and languishing, his forehead projecting over the eye, the muzz...
-The Black Spaniel
The following description of the points required in this popular variety, are laid down by my friend, Mr. T. Jacobs, of Newton Abbot, who is, as far as I know, about the most successful breeder and ex...
-Some Other Sporting Spaniels
The heads of small Spaniels should resemble those of small Setters, and have no tuft on them. The ears should be moderately long, and lie close to the cheek. Very short ears indicate a cross. The legs...
-Bassets
Amongst those breeds which have been taken up a good deal as pets and companions in comparatively recent years, have been the Bassets, both Smooth and Rough-coated. This breed, which has been in fewer...
-Dachshunds
Another of the breeds I have seen kept as pets, is the Dachshund, or Badger Dog, as the name implies. I think they are rarely, or ever, used for Badgers in this country, and for the safety of the grea...
-Greyhounds
This is certainly, whether quite in his present form and appearance or not, one of the most ancient breeds, and believed to have been kept by our forefathers in the earliest part of the Christian era....
-The Scotch Deerhound
Although I have often seen these graceful animals (as we know was the case with Sir Walter Scott), made inmates of the house, there is a rugged, moorland, and, withal, businesslike look about them whi...
-The Irish Wolf Hound
I think nearly all persons who take any interest in this grand old breed, stated to have been well known to and greatly prized by the Romans, in old times, are aware that no one of the present gener...
-The Borzois
I will next deal with the Borzois, the name of the Russian Wolf Hounds, which have become so much more numerous of late years, and are being patronised not only by many of the nobility and gentry, but...
-The Whippet
Although their size and elegance of shape would make them eligible, I think, the Whippet, or Running Dog, as he is sometimes called, is not often kept strictly as a pet or companion, but more often ...
-Terriers Used In Sport. Fox Terriers
As this breed is associated with my first prize, when a schoolboy, now, some years since, but when dog shows were much rarer than Black Swans, were supposed to be, I have always taken much interest ...
-Dandies
A very sterling and genuine breed is the Dandie Dinmont Terrier, which was, I think, first brought to public notice by the writings of Sir Walter Scott, and as I have bred, owned, exhibited and judged...
-Skyes
Perhaps it will be in order here to mention their fellow countrymen, the Skyes, also admirably adapted as companions and house dogs, the main advantages Dandies can claim over them being, in carrying ...
-Scottish Terriers
One of the misfortunes of being a general lover of animals, is that you can never tell which sort you like best, there are so many breeds, I have bred and exhibited, and I think all breeds I have ju...
-Dogs Used In Work. St. Bernards
Although apparently so much removed from the breeds, I have been deeply associated with for the last twenty-five years, I am bound to say I have always been a great admirer of St. Bernards, and can we...
-Newfoundlands
There are few of the non-sporting breeds which have received more notice in the newspapers than the Newfoundland dog, being so often associated with saving of life on the sea coasts, or on the banks o...
-The Mastiff
This, which is usually considered one of the National breeds of this kingdom, is a splendid fellow, stylish and imperious in manner and bearing, and fit to be the associate of the very highest in the ...
-The Dalmatian
This is a breed I have bred and kept for many years and I have had the pleasure of judging some of the largest classes of them ever seen, if I remember rightly, having nearly sixty entries on one occa...
-Sheep-Dogs - Rough Collies - Smooth Collies - Old English Sheep-Dogs
The Rough-coated Collie is a very beautiful and interesting breed, of a highly nervous temperament, very intelligent, and capable of much training for the performance of his natural work with the floc...
-Bobtail Sheep Dogs
Another very favourite breed with many is the Old English, also called the Short-tailed, more commonly known as Bobtailed Sheep Dogs, and, except for being rather large, and carrying a heavy coat, ...
-Bull Dogs - Bull Terriers - Boston Terriers
Amongst the most popular breeds of late years, has been one that would not be generally expected to be found in that capacity, although it is a very old and national breed. Perhaps I should say that, ...
-Bull Terrier
The Bull Terrier, formerly so much used in combats with others of the same variety, (now happily things of the past, except on the quiet at some of the less reputable public houses in out of the way...
-The Boston Terrier
By the kindness of a correspondent on the other side of the water, who has taken the trouble to supply some authentic details of this breed of which so little is known amongst Englishmen, but which ...
-The Irish Terrier
There is scarcely any breed of any of the many varieties of the Terrier, which has grown more in popularity during the last twenty years, than this. And I believe it has done so strictly on its merits...
-Airedales
Another breed I see occasionally kept is the Airedale Terrier, which are seldom less than forty pounds weight, and often much more. As guards, or companions, they are admirable, and follow a trap well...
-The Bedlington
This breed, which first appeared at Darlington Dog show in 1866, had existed in the extreme north of England, for nearly or quite fifty years before that, and has always been more bred and kept in the...
-The Welsh Terrier
Another handy sized breed for pet or companion and a smart guard is the Welsh Terrier, which is practically a wire-haired black and tan terrier, not over twenty pounds, and often less, in weight, head...
-The Old English Terrier
A breed closely resembling these are the Old English Terriers, usually rather larger and more grizzled in colour than their Welsh brethren, and very suitable, being something like a small Airedale in ...
-The Black And Tan Terrier
Another well-known breed is the Manchester or Black and Tan Terrier, which, some years since, enjoyed considerable popularity, and I think the main cause of its decline, was its getting into the hands...
-The White English Terrier
I may here mention what is doubtless a branch of the same variety or closely allied to it, the White English Terrier, which, but for its colour, being all pure white, is just built on the same lines, ...
-Performing And Toy Breeds. Poodles
One of the most intelligent breeds in existence, that of the Poodle, lends itself especially to becoming a pet or companion, soon becoming warmly attached to its owner, very quick at learning what is ...
-Pomeranians
Another breed, which has made gigantic strides in public favour of late years, is the Pomeranian, which may be best described, as a miniature copy of the Rough-coated Collie, as it resembles it in nea...
-Pugs
One of the really old-fashioned pets and companions is the Pug, of which I have for the last thirty years generally had some specimens about my house, and usually, when I have judged the breed, have b...
-Schipperkes (Schipperches)
The Schipperke is rather a new breed in this country, and much kept as a pet and companion by its supporters. It was, I think, imported originally from Belgium, where, I understand, though I do not re...
-Toy Spaniels - King Charles - Prince Charles - Blenheim - Ruby - Japanese
I now come to another group of undoubted pets and companions, I mean the Toy Spaniels, and a charming lot they are. I will briefly notice them in their usually accepted order, taking our old friend, t...
-The Blenheim Spaniel
The next of this charming group to be considered, is the Blenheim Spaniel, with which, its having been the favourite breed of my dear mother, and her mother, I have been more associated than with some...
-The Prince Charles Spaniel
Another variety is known as the Prince Charles, and the points of this again are the same as of the King Charles, except in colour, which is white with a good deal of black and tan markings. When even...
-The Ruby Toy Spaniel
Another very beautiful variety, is the Ruby Spaniel, something the colour of its larger cousin, the Sussex Spaniel, but richer, and brighter in tone. I am afraid these are not being so much bred as th...
-The Japanese Spaniel
The last of the Toy Spaniel family to be noticed is the Japanese Spaniel, and, at the present time, I think, it enjoys the most popularity, and is kept by ladies of high rank, as well as by their humb...
-Toy Terriers - Smooth Black And Tan - Yorkshire - Maltese - Griffons Bruxelles
To take these in the above order, I propose to say a few words about each. I regret to say that, really first-rate specimens of the Toy Black and Tans are few and far between, there are many of the ri...
-Yorkshire Toy Terrier
I will now speak of another very beautiful breed of dogs, well suited as ladies' pets. Yorkshire Terriers, sometimes not exceeding three pounds in weight, colour slate blue on back and sides, also par...
-Maltese Terriers
Another of the Pet Dogs, proper, is the lovely little Maltese Terrier, whose praises I have been singing for years, and I am delighted to see they are slowly coming back into favour. Those of my reade...
-Griffons Bruxelles
One of the most recent of all the breeds suitable as pets and companions and which has been very much boomed the last few years, is the above named, somewhere about the size, and a little the shape ...
-Toy Bull Dogs
Have been much taken up of late, and strange though it may seem, for an offshoot, or miniature variety of an old English breed, the larger number of the best that have appeared at the shows, so far, h...
-Toy Bull Terriers
The Toy Bull Terriers which have been a good deal encouraged of late years, should be counterparts of the larger breed, but too many of them fail in head properties, and are both too short in face and...
-Italian Greyhounds
Another very graceful and elegant breed is the Italian Greyhound, which some years ago was much more kept as a pet than of late; it is more slightly built and shorter in head than the Whippet, and the...
-Something About Foreign Dogs
I think, perhaps, it will be best for me to say something about these, although my friend, Mr. Edwin Brough, was wont to call them by the generic term of Wild Beasts, particularly those belonging to...
-The Norwegian Elk-Hound
One of the kinds most often kept is the Norwegian Elk-Hound, which much resembles the Esquimaux, but differs in character of coat, ears and tail. He should be active in build, though strongly made, pa...
-Tibet Sheep Dogs
A breed I have not often seen, but which is really a handsome and noble looking one is the Great Tibet Sheep Dog, of which I remember H. R. H. the Prince of Wales had a good specimen at Sandringham so...
-Afghan Sheep Dog
Another eastern breed is the Afghan Sheep Dog, which, in the specimens I have seen greatly resembles our own breed of English Short-tailed Sheep Dog, and like him, is covered all over with a dense, sh...
-Esquimaux
The Esquimaux is another of the foreign breeds occasionally seen here, rather larger and heavier than the Chow, and longer in head and neck, generally some shade of grey or black and white in colour w...
-Chow
Another breed which is not without its supporters, many of whom are amongst the ranks of the aristocracy, is the Chow, which, as the name implies, is a native of China, and much resembles a large, coa...
-The Dingo
Another colonial breed, the Dingo or Wild Dog of Australia, many of us have heard of but few seen. As I happen to have a brother, a clergyman, in that country, whose parish is forty miles square, taki...
-The Chinese Crested Dog
I think I will bring this brief notice of some of the outlandish breeds to a close, with a mention of what I think is rather a rare sort, the Chinese Crested Dog, as, although I have judged Foreign ...
-Humours And Vagaries Of The Show-Rings
I remember meeting a friend, many years since, whose wife was rather a fine woman, who had been younger and better looking, but still fancied herself a good deal, and had a decent Pug, which she mad...
-Humours And Vagaries Of The Show-Rings. Continued
Fanciers) and his beautiful wife, who always used to grace the shows by her presence, and took a keen interest in many of the animals shown, besides being an exhibitor in some of the classes. The Cha...
-Anecdotes About Dogs, Personal And Selected
I have generally found persons, whether doggy or not, interested in anecdotes about dogs, particularly those displaying their intelligence, fidelity and courage. Some of the following are within my ow...
-Anecdotes About Dogs, Personal And Selected. Part 2
The keeper who looked after them expressed himself heartily glad when they were gone, for he said he was often afraid to go into the kennel, wondering what they would be up to next, and felt sure they...
-Anecdotes About Dogs, Personal And Selected. Part 3
He hastened to a bridge across the dyke, and having obtained assistance, the body was conveyed to a neighbouring house, where proper means soon restored the drowning man to life. Two very considerable...
-Anecdotes About Dogs, Personal And Selected. Part 4
They brought the bread, meat, or cards, as commanded, but did not attempt to eat any of the two former, unless ordered to do so. Philax was then desired to fetch a piece of meat and give it to Brac, a...
-Anecdotes About Dogs, Personal And Selected. Part 5
The men acquire, from their youth, considerable expertness in the use of this whip. The lash is left to trail along the ground by the side of the sledge, and with it they can inflict a very severe bl...
-Anecdotes About Dogs, Personal And Selected. Part 6
Another case I had was the two well-known champions, Rob Roy and Laird, two of the best Dandies going at the time they were about. Neither of them had any idea what fear was, but each hated the other ...
-Anecdotes About Dogs, Personal And Selected. Part 7
The natural love of fun and inclination for being taught almost anything of the Irish Water Spaniel is well known, so that I think the following account by Mr. Lindhoe, R. E., at one time a keen fanci...
-Anecdotes About Dogs, Personal And Selected. Part 8
And to show what a fine judge he was as to the strains to breed, I remember an instance he gave me from his extensive experience. He met a friend one day to whom he had sold a Bloodhound bitch puppy, ...
-Anecdotes About Dogs, Personal And Selected. Part 9
As he passed the kennel of the Mastiff in the Inn Yard, at Oxford, he could not help looking, with resentment, towards it, when to his surprise, instead of the Mastiff, which had been there many years...
-Anecdotes About Dogs, Personal And Selected. Part 10
I think it may be interesting here to quote the eulogistic terms in which Mr. Burchell, the well-known African traveller, wrote of his dogs, as he had a considerable experience of the breed in the cou...
-Anecdotes About Dogs, Personal And Selected. Part 11
They begged me to accompany some of their men in search of the dog, as he might be easier caught if he saw someone he knew amongst those after him. Soon after it began to rain, and from soon after el...
-Anecdotes About Dogs, Personal And Selected. Part 12
The following related by the late Hon. Grantley Berkeley, strongly illustrative of the sagacity and thinking powers of dogs, may be interesting to some of my readers: I had a dog called 'Wolf,' at Te...
-Anecdotes About Dogs, Personal And Selected. Part 13
Being brought up amongst horses, he was never happy unless with them at home, or travelling about. His chief delight was to travel up and down with the Brighton coach. He had been known to travel, du...
-Anecdotes About Dogs, Personal And Selected. Part 14
Maitland, the historian of London, (1739 edition, page 791) tells the story as I have given it with the addition that the pedlar left the piece of land to the parish on condition that his portrait and...
-Anecdotes About Dogs, Personal And Selected. Part 15
He went off in a moment, but running mute I was obliged to follow, and after a run of over half a mile, I lost sight of him. In following the track of the wounded buck I heard the distant barking of ...
-Anecdotes About Dogs, Personal And Selected. Part 16
I think it was in May, 1881, I sustained one of my severest losses in connection with dogs. I was at that time owner of a very well-known and high class, all white, medium-sized Bull Bitch, which I ca...
-A Few Words About General Management And Some Simple Maladies, To Which Dogs Are Subject, And Their Treatment
These few practical directions and suggestions are not intended to take the place of the veterinary surgeon, whose skill and experience are often of the greatest value in dealing with cases of a serio...
-A Few Words About General Management And Simple Maladies, To Which Dogs Are Subject, And Their Treatment. Continued
If any trouble arises with the action of his front paws, this may be got over by wrapping him round with a shawl, or coarse apron. When once you have got into the way of it, you will be surprised how ...









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