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A Manual Of Toy Dogs: How To Breed, Rear, And Feed Them | by Leslie Williams



This little book, in its earlier editions, met with so uniformly kind and gracious a reception, that I am encouraged to hope it may still make new friends on this, its third appearance. It has given me the greatest pleasure to hear from correspondents in many countries that they have found it as helpful as I hoped a manual drawn entirely from actual personal experience might prove to be.

TitleA Manual Of Toy Dogs: How To Breed, Rear, And Feed Them
AuthorLeslie Williams
PublisherEdward Arnold
Year1919
Copyright1904, Leslie Williams
AmazonA Manual Of Toy Dogs: How To Breed, Rear And Feed Them

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-Preface To The Third Edition
This little book, in its earlier editions, met with so uniformly kind and gracious a reception, that I am encouraged to hope it may still make new friends on this, its third appearance. It has given m...
-Chapter I. Toy Dogs For Profit
Perhaps the question which is most frequently asked anent toy dogs is whether the keeping them as a pleasure and hobby can be combined with profit by means of breeding them and selling the puppies. To...
-Chapter II. On Breeding
Very small bitches, and especially those belonging to certain breeds which are known to be shy, are not only often reluctant to breed at all, but are not infrequently very indifferent mothers, while...
-Chapter III. The Toy Bitch When Pupping
Too much interference is generally alternated in the case of dogs with a disregard of their natural feelings where the arrival of puppies is concerned. It is quite natural that the little bitch, feel...
-Chapter IV. On Rearing Pups
An indispensable adjunct in the rearing of valuable toy puppies, which, as a general rule, do far better in the house than in any stable or out-of-door premises, is one of Spratt's or Boulton and Paul...
-Chapter V. On Feeding Toys
In feeding toys, variety is essential, and it is also desirable to give them food which will nourish and support the constitution without fattening them unduly, or heating the blood. It is far better ...
-Chapter VI. Exhibiting And Preparing For Exhibition
Although the profits to be obtained from exhibiting are of a secondary nature, and relative simply to the influence exercised on sales and the way in which showing them brings dogs into public notice,...
-Exhibiting And Preparing For Exhibition. Continued
The long hair is now fashionably arranged in a fluff, teased out with a comb, and well brushed until it stands out; the forelock is tied up on the top of the head with a' big satin bow, and voild, la ...
-Chapter VII. The Choice Of Breeds
The choice of a breed to take up is generally dictated by personal preference, and fashion has a large spoke in the wheel. Just at present, the fashionable breeds among toys are certainly Pomeranians,...
-The Choice Of Breeds. Part 2
Toy bulldogs are yearly becoming more popular. They are absolutely ideal dogs as to temper and all the other qualities necessary for a pet and companion, and almost uncannily intelligent, but alas ! t...
-The Choice Of Breeds. Part 3
In the show-ring things like this are not tolerated, and the really well-bred black-and-tan is not like the little abortions sold - but seldom now, though frequently of old - by itinerant vendors whos...
-Chapter VIII. Ailments And Illnesses
Anaemia - a condition of general depression in health, with impoverishment of the blood - is of all serious diseases the most common among dogs. It is this condition that causes dogs to have worms; it...
-Bad Teeth
The existence of canker in dogs' teeth is generally another consequence of bad rearing and farinaceous feeding. Meat - fed pups, from meat - fed. parents, have conspicuously good sound teeth, whereas ...
-Docking Puppies
Being docked is not an ailment nor an illness, but as a very sad conclusion may be put to a valuable pup's life by the operation carelessly performed, it is as well to say a word about it. Docking sho...
-Bilious Attacks
A slight chill, in east-windy times of year, or from any undue exposure to cold, will sometimes bring on a liver attack in dogs, while some are habitually subject to sick-headache after the manner of ...
-Disagreeable Breath And Eructation
Beta-naph-thol, given in pills containing gr. each, is a valuable drug in cases of indigestion where eructation and disagreeable breath are noticeable. For toys under 5 lbs. gr. pills must be give...
-The Bad Doer
Want of appetite for no particular reason, except general debility of the stomach, is the annoying characteristic of the kennel - man's horror - the bad doer, who is characterised by thinness and ba...
-Internal Parasites
In no case has modern progress in knowledge disclosed more fallacies, held formerly as firm beliefs, than where the internal parasites - which for our present purpose, this being only a popular manual...
-Aperients
Some people have an idea that it is desirable to dose dogs periodically, on the quaint old spring-medicine principle, extended over all the year. No greater mistake can be made. A dog should never ...
-Distemper
As a matter of actual fact, there is no such disease as distemper. There are two diseases, or two groups of diseases, both more or less contagious, which, for want of skilled diagnosis, are indifferen...
-Skin Troubles
The most annoying thing about the skin complaints which occasionally beset toy dogs is the difficulty to the amateur pi diagnosing them correctly. Even veterinary surgeons are sometimes hazy in this r...
-Skin Troubles. Continued
In all cases where skin trouble is accompanied by a strong and most unpleasant smell, mange (either follicular, or, more commonly, sarcoptic), may be suspected. The latter is easier to cure than many ...
-The Ears
The ears in toy dogs are often the seat of a slight congestion which has no particular cause, but is more common in some individuals than others, and generally occurs at intervals in those subjects wh...
-The Eyes
The eye of the dog is an even more delicate structure than the ear, and only skilled surgical aid should approach it in any but the simplest ailments. Of these are the simple catarrhal ophthalmia, the...
-Sore Feet
Eczema, or little boils between the toes and round the dew-claw on the front legs, s a trouble which besets some dogs. Constitutional treatmerit, as laid down for eczema, is needful, and as the dog wi...
-Colds And Coughs
Colds, or coryza, beset dogs as they do humans, but in lesser degree. A chest cold needs a flannel cross-over, sometimes a hot linseed poultice (in treating dogs it is much better to use, if possible,...
-Chest Diseases
The worst-sounding coughs are often the least important, and may pass off in a few days without treatment, but a bronchial rattling in the throat calls for care. Bronchitis in toy dogs must be treated...
-Poison
Not an ailment, but a subject which needs a few words, is the taking of poison by toy dogs. Unluckily, there is always risk in a town, not only of the wilful poisoner, who apparently exists, but of th...
-Fits
Of these, epileptic fits are the most dangerous and by far the least common. A dog suffering from epilepsy which is thoroughly established, is practically incurable, in the present state of canine med...
-Chapter IX. Club Standards, Descriptions And Points Of Various Toy Breeds. Pomeranians
These are now divided into Pomeranians (over 7 lbs.) and Pomeranians Miniature, and the Committee of the Kennel Club have laid down the following standard, applying from June 1, 1909 : The Pomeranian...
-Toy Spaniels (English)
Points as defined by the Toy Spaniel Club. Hon. Secretary, Miss M. Hall, Chalk Hill House, Norwich. Head. - Should be well domed, and in good specimens is absolutely semi-globular, sometimes even exte...
-The Toy Trawler Spaniel
This little dog, having had some classes given for it at shows, deserves notice, and its standard and scale of points are appended, together with some remarks made upon it by a lady who has introduced...
-Griffons Bruxellois
Points as defined by the Griffon Bruxellois Club. Hon. Secretary, Miss L. Feilding, 48, Grosvenor Gardens, London, S.W. General Appearance. - A lady's little dog, intelligent, sprightly, robust, of co...
-Schipperkes
The description of the Schipperke adopted at a general meeting of the Belgian Schipperke Club, June 19th, 1888, has been adopted by the St. Hubert Schipperke Club, and is copyright. The Schipperke Clu...
-Pugs
Standard And Acknowledged Points : The Standard symmetry.................................... 10 Size.............................................. 5 Condition..........
-Toy Bulldogs
Points of Toy Bulldogs The general appearance of the toy bulldog must, as nearly as possible, resemble that of the big bulldog. The skull should be large, forehead flat, the skin about it well wrinkl...
-Description And Points Of The French Toy Bulldog
General Appearance The French bulldog ought to have the appearance of an active, intelligent, and very muscular dog, of cobby build, and heavy in bone for its size. Head is of great importance, large...
-Yorkshire Terriers
Points of the Yorkshire Terrier, as laid down by the Yorkshire Terrier Club. Secretary, Mr. F. W. Randall, The Clone, Hampton-on-Thames. General Appearance. - Should be that of a long-coated pet dog...
-"Silver" Yorkshire
Points identical with those of the Standard Yorkshire, as described above, except colouring, which should be as follows : Back. - Silver. Head. - Pale tan or straw colour. Muzzle and Legs. - Light tan...
-Italian Greyhounds
The Italian Greyhound is somewhat fuller in proportion than the English Greyhound, and the nose is somewhat shorter. In other respects this beautiful dog follows the lines of its prototype as closely ...
-Maltese
This is probably the oldest of the toy dogs, having been highly prized by the ladies of ancient Greece, and doubtless of other nations at the same time. The coat is very long, straight, and silky (in ...
-Poodles
Points of the perfect black poodle, as defined by the Poodle Club. Secretary, Mr. L. W. Crouch, The Orchard, Swanley Village, Kent. General Appearance. - That of a very active, intelligent, and elegan...
-The Black-And-Tan Terrier
Points and standard, as given by the Black-and-Tan Terrier Club. Secretary, Mr. S. J. Atkinson, 184, Adelaide Road, London, N.W. Head. - Long, flat, and narrow, level and wedge-shaped, without showing...
-Japanese And Pekingese Spaniels
Points of the Japanese spaniel, as set forth by the Japanese and Pekingese Club. This Club is now divided into the Japanese Chin Club and the Pekingese Club, the Secretary of both being Mr. E. T. Cox,...
-Books
From Mr. Edward Arnold's List BY THE SAME AUTHOR. DARLING DOGS. BY MARGARET LILITH WILLIAMS. WITH ILLUSTRATIONS. Price 5s. net. TIMES. - An attractive book of talk, light and serious, and of e...









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