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The Power Of The Dog | by A. Croxton Smith



Very lovely watercolors of various dog breeds plus poems and short synopses of their backgrounds.

TitleThe Power Of The Dog
AuthorA. Croxton Smith
PublisherHodder And Stoughton
Year1910
Copyright1910, Hodder And Stoughton
AmazonThe Power of Positive Dog Training

Twenty Plates in Colour by Maud Earl

-The Foxhound
AS fine a picture of the ideal foxhound as one could wish to put in print is conveyed by these words of Whyte Melville, although the further reminder is necessary that fashion and form without nose ar...
-The Bloodhound
OF all the Saints in the calendar the sportsman has most reason to remember the goodly Abbot of the Ardennes, St. Hubert, after whom were named two strains of mighty hounds, the black and the white. D...
-The Pointer
THE respective virtues of the Pointer and Setter have been discussed without stint for many years, the advocates of each retaining their opinions uninfluenced by the arguments on the other side. It ma...
-The Greyhound
EVER since primitive man was put to the necessity of plenishing the larder, dogs have been sub-divided into those that hunt by scent and those that pursue the game by sight. The most notable represent...
-The Pyrenean Mountain Dog
AS the heavy train steamed into Willesden sounds of barking directed me to the compartment in which the pup was travelling. This, the first excursion from the kennels in which she had passed the three...
-The Welsh Terrier
OF one thing we may rest assured, the Prince of Wales will have no more devoted friend than the Welsh terrier Gwen presented to him by the miners of the Principality on his memorable visit to Carnarvo...
-The Scottish Terrier
SHORT legged, long bodied terriers have been indigenous to Scotland for more centuries than history records. Something comes to us from the second half of the sixteenth century, when the Bishop of Ros...
-The Sealyham Terrier
ONE might have thought that we have terriers in abundance, and of sufficient diversity in shape and size to gratify all tastes, and cope with any kind of work that may come along. England, Scotland, W...
-The Fox Terrier
A DOG that's fit for anything, badger or fox, rats or rabbits, the Fox Terrier is of universal distribution. We meet him on the show bench, spruce and well groomed, exchanging wordy warfare with his n...
-The West Highland White Terrier
WE have already mentioned Scotland's terriers, the tale of which, however, is incomplete without some references to the wiry coated white tyke, the West Highland White terrier, whose winning ways have...
-The Miniature Bulldog
THE rage for bantamising things has occupied the minds of men for countless generations. Japan has sent us dwarf trees and bantam fowls. Great dames of Egypt, and, later, of Greece and Rome, had their...
-The Bull Terrier
STAUNCHEST of the staunch, the Bull Terrier will fight to the death in the service of one he loves. Although of high courage he is not necessarily a seeker after quarrels with others of his kind, but ...
-The Chow Chow
WE English are curiously eclectic in our tastes, canine as well as philosophical. Not content with what we have, we go on ransacking the world for something new, something strange, something that no o...
-The Pekingese
BUT there is neither East nor West, Border nor Breed nor Birth when great ladies of the Occident decree that dogs of the Orient are worthy of acquisition. Thus it comes about that one of the most pop...
-The Miniature Pomeranian
WHAT do you lack, what do you buy, mistress? A fine hobby horse, to make your son a tilter? a drum, to make him a soldier? a fiddle, to make him a reveller? what is't you lack? little dogs for your da...
-The English Springer
THE transition from the toy varieties to a spaniel is somewhat violent. The one is intended to please the eye, to gratify the aesthetic sense, and charm by his manners in the house; the other is desig...
-The Boston Terrier
THE United States is a great country, full of many beautiful and wonderful things, but strangely enough it has grown few dogs of its own, the native varieties being singularly limited in number. Altho...
-The Griffon Bruxellois
IF you meet a dashing man about town, with a ferocious beard and moustache, a very much abbreviated nose and an ape-like face, you may be sure that he is a Griffon Bruxellois, or, as he is more famili...
-The Miniature Poodle
IN those days of Platonism and sensibility, which formed such a curious phase of the feminism of the Sixteenth century, no woman was happy without a pet dog, probably a poodle. Their love of animals...
-A Pekingese Puppy
YOUNG life abounds with a charm that can never be repeated as days and months broaden into years. Even the calf, gambolling and frisking in the field, stupid and clumsy though it may be, is not wholly...









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