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Kennel Secrets: How To Breed, Exhibit And Manage Dogs | by Ashmont



When some proud son of man returns to earth, Unknown to glory, but upheld by birth, The sculptor's art exhausts the pomp of woe, And storied urns record who rests below. When all is done, upon the tomb is seen, Not what he was, but what he should have been. But the poor dog, in life the firmest friend, The first to welcome, foremost to defend, Whose honest heart is still his master's own, Who labors, fights, lives, breathes for him alone, Unhonor'd falls, unnoticed all his worth, Denied in heaven the soul he held on earth; While man, vain insect 1 hopes to be forgiven, And claims himself a sole exclusive heaven.

TitleKennel Secrets: How To Breed, Exhibit And Manage Dogs
AuthorAshmont
PublisherLittle, Brown, And Company
Year1904
Copyright1904, Little, Brown, And Company
AmazonKennel Secrets: How to Breed, Exhibit and Manage Dogs
Kennel Secrets

New edition, revised.

Sir Bedivere

Sir Bedivere.

-Note
The design of this work and the results attained are so evident a formal introduction is unnecessary. Possibly the elementary character of many of the precepts ...
-Photos of Setters, St. Bernards, Great Danes, Bloodhounds
Setters THET IRISH SETTER, NORNA. THE IRISH SETTER, KILDARE. THE ENGLISH SETTER, MONK OF FURNESS. St. Bernards THE SMOOTH-COATED ST. BERNARD, KEEPER. THE ST.
-Photos of Retrievers, Smooth-Coated Retrievers, Curly-Coated Retrievers, Pointers, Irish Water Spaniels, Old English Sheep Dogs, Beagles
Retrievers Smooth-Coated Retrievers MOONSTONE. DARENTH. Curly-Coated Retrievers TIVERTON VICTOR. BLACK GIPSY. THE POINTER, BEAUFORT. Pointers PRINCE S BOY.
-Photos of Bull Dogs, Boston Terriers, Bull Terriers, Airedale Terriers
Bull Dogs HARPER. GRAVEN IMAGE. IVEL DOCTOR. KING LUD. HOLY TERROR. BRITOMARTIX. FRENCH BULL DOG, RICO. THE BULL DOG, SANCHO PANZA. Boston Terriers CHAMPION, ...
-Photos of Fox Terriers, Fox Terriers. Old Champions, Scotch Terriers, Irish Terriers
Fox Terriers WIRE-HAIRED FOX TERRIER, CHAMPION MEERSBROOK BRISTLES. FOX TERRIER, NORFOLK HANDICRAFT. FOX TERRIER, NORFOLK VERACITY. WIRE-HAIRED, VALUER. VENIO.
-Photos of Skye Terriers, Pugs, Black Pugs, Toy Spaniels, Blenheim Spaniels, King Charles Spaniels, Italian Greyhounds
Skye Terriers SILVER QUEEN. CARLO III. OLD BURGUNDY. Pugs KING OF DIAMOADS. MAYOK OF LEEDS. LORD CLOVER. BOASOR. Black Pugs LITTLE SAP DOATIE DARLING. THE ...
-Photos of Toys, Pomeranians, Collies, Dogs
Toys The Maltese Terrier Hugh. The Yorkshire Terrier, Ted. The Japanese Spaniel, Nank-i-Poo. Pomeranians Blaek Boy. Rob of Rozelle. Collies THE COLLIE, ...
-Part I. Management. Chapter I. The Natural Diet
Men differ as to the origin of the dog, but all agree that he is of the family of carnivora and that he was a flesh-eating beast in his wild state. Admitting ...
-The Natural Diet. Part 2
Finally, with no small proportion of them combinations of the different foods are mere questions of convenience, they holding to the notion that the all- ...
-The Natural Diet. Part 3
In other words the dog is so constituted physically that he can digest both animal and vegetable foods, and from them when in correct proportions he will ...
-The Natural Diet. Part 4
Equally as correct conclusions regarding the potency of these influences can be drawn from the experiences of men, for they act upon them as on dogs. Sailors, ...
-Chapter II. Varieties Of Animal Foods
As stated in the foregoing, puppies while young and growing require in proportion a more generous quantity of animal food for muscle and bone building than ...
-Varieties Of Animal Foods. Part 2
Notwithstanding this lessened digestibility of the meat, dogs are capable of disposing of these soups to good advantage if the quantity is properly restricted, ...
-Varieties Of Animal Foods. Part 3
As for what are known as lights, some writers recommend them, yet a person would not be likely to feed them to a house pet more than once, for they give the ...
-Varieties Of Animal Foods. Part 4
Reverting to the culinary preparation of animal food, it is again urged that when the popular method, boiling, is applied, in every instance the water or broth ...
-Chapter III. Vegetable Foods
Many who have publicly discussed the subject of feeding have stoutly asserted that vegetable substances are absolutely unfit for dogs; and the reason which the ...
-Vegetable Foods. Part 2
From this brief consideration of garden produce the conclusion is justified that vegetables can be advantageously employed in feeding dogs, to vary the diet, ...
-Vegetable Foods. Part 3
Bread trimmings are quite extensively used in kennels, they being obtainable in cities of dealers who contract for them with keepers of hotels, restaurants, ...
-Vegetable Foods. Part 4
Consequently it can rightly be said to constitute a food of exceeding value, especially for toys that are peculiarly liable to be heated up and as a result have breakings out of the skin, also for...
-Chapter IV. Dietary For Puppies
Having taken a general survey of the range of materials at the command of man for the purpose of feeding his dogs, it is well to return and, starting as it ...
-Dietary For Puppies. Part 2
Scalded milk will do for the first feeding. The next, to be given about eight a.m., should be prepared as follows : Soak in water a few pieces of stale bread ...
-Dietary For Puppies. Part 3
This puppy will grow straight and strong on his legs and upright in his pasterns; moreover, from his food he will extract its greatest good; and, in a word, he ...
-Dietary For Puppies. Part 4
Up to this time the puppies have been given shin bones from which the meat has been scraped. Now all the large ones - also nearly cleaned - that are taken from ...
-Chapter V. General Dietary
The reader ought now have a near idea of the dietetic treatment required by the average puppy, which is to be found among all varieties excepting toys and ...
-General Dietary. Part 2
Bread cut thin and buttered is suitable for a change and may be given occasionally to all that like it, the slices being broken into small pieces and fed from ...
-General Dietary. Part 3
The scraps and dog cakes insufficient, and it being necessary to prepare food specially for several large dogs, some such custom as the following may wisely be ...
-General Dietary. Part 4
In a word, whether there should be one feeding daily or two or more feedings depends largely upon existing circumstances, and these considered intelligently a ...
-Chapter VI. Kennelling
Health is the dog's natural condition and he would rarely know any other were he given freedom and left to himself. But he is put under restraint, his supply ...
-Kennelling. Part 2
If the ground is sloping the floor timbers can be set on cedar posts projecting about two feet, but if level a foundation will be required. Merely a stone wall ...
-Kennelling. Part 3
A sleeping-bench constructed in this way will greatly favor convenience, and the occupants can be easily prevented from carrying bones to their beds - a habit ...
-Chapter VII. Exercise
Man possesses many great truths that he is slow to reduce to practice, and very strangely no small proportion of them bear on his physical welfare. He wishes ...
-Exercise. Part 2
Evidences of too close confinement are plainly manifested in dogs, but unfortunately they are seldom rightly interpreted, and oftentimes other influences, ...
-Exercise. Part 3
When it is impossible to provide a yard with a hard surface and the other conditions - ample sunlight, etc. advised, instead of using indifferent quarters the ...
-Exercise. Part 4
Where the door-yards of houses are very small the following is often resorted to with merciful effect: A post long enough to extend at least six feet above ...
-Chapter VIII. The Drinking Water
Many have reached the conclusion that because dogs will drink from stagnant pools it is a matter of indifference to them whether or not their water is clean ...
-Chapter IX. Washing And Grooming
The skin is something more than a mere covering for the body, and literally an organ which to some extent shares the work of the lungs and gives off carbonic ...
-Washing And Grooming. Part 2
The general rules are as follows : Never wash a dog within two or three hours after eating heartily. The best time is about an hour before a feeding, for then ...
-Washing And Grooming. Part 3
But let no one try to dry a Yorkshire by rubbing with towels or like means, for the harm would be well-nigh irreparable. And in this instance the drying must ...
-Chapter X. Troublesome Insects
Although the skin and jacket of the dog would seem to afford conditions highly favorable for various kinds of free animal parasites there is really only one ...
-Troublesome Insects. Part 2
It has been found that these powders owe their insect-destroying virtue to an acrid resin, deprived of which they are practically worthless. This resin can be ...
-Troublesome Insects. Part 3
What is generally accepted as the pure carbolic acid is sometimes used in a stronger preparation composed as follows: Carbolic acid, one-half an ounce; ...
-Part II. Exhibiting. Chapter I. Preparatory Work
The truth of the familiar and crude apothegm It costs no more to keep a good dog than a poor one has evidently found wide acceptance, for mongrels are rapidly ...
-Preparatory Work. Part 2
As for sarcoptic mange, the other disease which dogs are liable to contract at shows, the clanger from it is now very slight since every dog must be carefully ...
-Preparatory Work. Part 3
Dogs when kept in training for a great time if given excessive work, and especially fast work, are liable to become stale and lack fire at the critical time; ...
-Chapter II. The Feeding
Under properly regulated exercise a dog fairly healthy in the beginning will have gained at every point before the fourth week, his muscles having noticeably ...
-The Feeding. Part 2
On this diet they will become hard and firm without the desposition of fat; or if too fat they will grow thinner under it. Before going further the fact ...
-The Feeding. Part 3
In a case like this it would seem that animal foods could be largely relied upon as the least likely to fatten, but Yorkshires ought not be given much meat, ...
-Chapter III. Conditioning The Coat
When the general health of a dog is impaired the fact is registered in his skin and hair, they losing in corresponding degree their natural softness and ...
-Conditioning The Coat. Part 2
The brush - of bristles from an inch and one-quarter to an inch and one-half in length for long-coated dogs, or a dandy brush for the smooth-coated - should be ...
-Conditioning The Coat. Part 3
Notwithstanding the injunction to use only the best soaps on dogs, and the natural desire of all to comply with it, many are likely to stumble at this point ...
-Chapter IV. To And From The Show
Beginners, and in fact some old exhibitors, must be reminded that when dogs are to make railroad journeys they should be provided with comfortable crates or ...
-To And From The Show. Continued
In such condition rest, not food, is what they need; moreover, they could not digest much, if any, food were they to take it, for their digestive organs are no ...
-Chapter V. On The Bench
Once dogs are on the bench they should be fed sparingly until they are back to their kennels, one meal every twenty-four hours being the rule with all ...
-On The Bench. Continued
It is well to advert here to the idea so prevalent among the inexperienced - and not without believers among exhibitors - that judges are often swayed by the ...
-Part III. Breeding. Chapter I. Selection Of Sire
It would seem from the practice of the infinite majority of breeders that they, in the beginning, accepted as a fixed fact that like produces like with ...
-Selection Of Sire. Part 2
Assuming another case, and this time of a bitch with yellow eyes. Now the average breeder would select a dog that had eyes of good color, without considering ...
-Selection Of Sire. Part 3
Therefore, he is wise who depends largely upon others for his sires. He will naturally have a leaning towards the most successful prize-winners, and rightly so, ...
-Selection Of Sire. Part 4
This theory, therefore, is vague, unsatisfactory and opposed to reason, and one might as well say that a husband can influence the length of his wife's nose, ...
-Selection Of Sire. Part 5
He who breeds extensively and especially the large and heavy dogs, and duly appreciates the importance of keeping to type always when possible, often finds ...
-Chapter II. In Season
The first occurrence of that peculiar state of the system known as the rutting season or oestruation, during which only will the bitch allow the approaches of ...
-In Season. Part 2
Fortunately this method of shaping is rarely ever applied excepting to a few small breeds in which the injuries of too early maternity are only comparatively ...
-In Season. Part 3
The practical conclusions to be drawn from this are, that the several stages of season vary not only in the different breeds but in members of the same breed, ...
-In Season. Part 4
Not unnaturally, the offspring of show winners are in the greatest demand, and these are notoriously the most unsound constitutionally, because of the ...
-Chapter III. Before Whelping
If a bitch has not been accustomed to free exercise, for at least two months before she is due in season she should be given a goodly amount of slow work every ...
-Before Whelping. Part 2
In order to make the most of this sign the examiner should kneel behind the standing bitch and pass his hand between her legs to the abdomen. If she is of very ...
-Before Whelping. Part 3
The results of this experiment are highly interesting and instructive, showing clearly as they do that the nursing mother sends out to her young, in her milk, ...
-Before Whelping. Part 4
When the conditions are normal whelping very generally occurs on the sixty-third day after mating, yet variations of one day, or even two days, either way are ...
-Chapter IV. Treatment Of The Mother
Usually on the day before whelping, but in some cases a little earlier, there occurs a very noticeable change in the bitch, characterized by nervousness, ...
-Treatment Of The Mother. Part 2
Obviously the attendants at whelping should be persons to whom the bitches are deeply attached, for in some instances they are very nervous indeed, and at such ...
-Treatment Of The Mother. Part 3
During these operations the attendant will occasionally be able to render valuable assistance, but he should never interfere as long as the mother is doing her ...
-Treatment Of The Mother. Part 4
Certainly into this case the question of diet did not enter, for meat had been its principal ingredient from puppy-hood, her owner being strongly prejudiced ...
-Chapter V. Care Of The New-Born
Early spring is far the most favorable season for whelping, since ere the youngsters have reached the weaning they can be put out of doors for a few hours at ...
-Care Of The New-Born. Part 2
Summarizing briefly, for the purpose of emphasizing the first essentials brought out in the foregoing : The puppies should be put to the breasts and made to ...
-Care Of The New-Born. Part 3
Foster mothers can generally be obtained for trifling sums, but very rarely indeed within a day or even a week; therefore they should be sought for early; and ...
-Care Of The New-Born. Part 4
Milk properly condensed has essentially the same composition as before evaporation, minus the water, - that is, unless cane sugar has been added or the heat ...
-Care Of The New-Born. Part 5
While fortunate results from this treatment may be rare, in consequence of too great delay, it should always be tried when there appears a living chance, the ...
-Care Of The New-Born. Part 6
For instance, in the human race the disturbing passions will cause certain secretions to become corrupted and even acquire poisonous properties. Beyond doubt ...
-Chapter VI. Earliest Puppyhood
The first six weeks is practically a puppy's infancy, and during this, as in infancy proper, the mortality is far greater than in any other period of life, for ...
-Earliest Puppyhood. Part 2
A nearer adjustment than this would scarcely be possible without duly considering the influence of existing conditions. For instance, if five or six puppies ...
-Earliest Puppyhood. Part 3
The mother and her puppies should then be taken to a convenient out-building and treated with the same powder, which should be used generously and well worked ...
-Earliest Puppyhood. Part 4
In warm weather, when open windows and doors are matters of course, there is but little difficulty in obtaining an abundant supply of fresh air, but the ...
-Earliest Puppyhood. Part 5
As no better opportunity is likely to be afforded it is well now to call attention to the fact that large breeds at a very early age - even in the fifth or ...
-Earliest Puppyhood. Part 6
Some fanciers sell their poorest puppies first and keep their best until the last. This rule does not conflict with that laid down in the foregoing, - never ...
-Chapter VII. Training
Training is a wide subject, and of much too great importance to warrant mere touch, as would only be possible in this book; moreover, there are but few men ...
-Training. Continued
There is no difficulty in fixing the time at which the education of a puppy should commence, for a person of intelligence can always detect when the little one ...
-Chapter VIII. Intestinal Parasites
The species of worm with which puppies are most often infested is the Ascaris marginata, called also the Ascaris lumbricoides and round worm, which has a ...
-Intestinal Parasites. Part 2
Now this symptom, diarrhoea, beyond pointing to worms as the cause, presents peculiarities which are instructive, for they indicate with some degree of ...
-Intestinal Parasites. Part 3
Very generally it is between the fifth and seventh weeks that positive symptoms of worms first appear. And duly recognizing the fact that the liability to ...
-Intestinal Parasites. Part 4
Wormseed oil, which, as stated, is the first vermifuge to be given young puppies, should also be mixed with castor oil; and those who desire to use it should ...
-Chapter IX. Potent Worm-Destroyers
After puppies have passed the tenth week the mildest of the medicines advised, mixture No. i, can be laid aside in a cool place if it is to be kept - and No. 2 ...
-Potent Worm-Destroyers. Part 2
At about the eighth month the dose for the toys can be increased to about one-half a teaspoonful; and that will be quite enough for them thereafter, even when ...
-Potent Worm-Destroyers. Part 3
It is essential, therefore, to diminish this secretion before commencing the actual treatment, and much can be done in this direction by dietetic means alone.
-The Authority On Dogs In Disease: Kennel Diseases, Their Symptoms, Nature, Causes And Treatment
By ASHMONT Author of Kennel Secrets With Illustrations. Octavo. 424 pages. Price, $3.00 net. TABLE OF CONTENTS. PART I. THE SICK QUARTERS. Chapter I. Practical ...
-Modern Training And Handling
By B. WATERS (Kingrail) MR. WATERS is a practical, experienced trainer and handler, and a most pleasing, logical writer. His experience in the field as a ...









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