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Stories and Reference Books on Dogs

-The Boston Terrier And All About It. A Practical, Scientific, And Up To Date Guide To The Breeding Of The American Dog | by Edward Axtell
Who and what is this little dog that has forced his way by leaps and bounds from Boston town to the uttermost parts of this grand country, from the broad Atlantic to the Golden Gate, and from the Canadian border to the Gulf of Mexico? Nay, not content with this, but has overrun the imaginary borders north and south until he is fast becoming as great a favorite on the other side as here, and who promises in the near future, unless all signs fail, to cross all oceans, and extend his conquests wherever man is found that can appreciate beauty and fidelity in man's best friend...
-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.
-Everything About The Dogs | by Alvin George Eberhart
Many days and nights 'till the clock would strike up to three in the morning, have I sat at my desk and written, handicapped by my eyes, (one of them having been operated on and a cataract removed), and when 1 started this book I was afraid the strain on them would be more than they could stand, but took the chance, for I felt it was my duty to dogs, because I knew how much good it would do dogs, to get to the dog owners of this country what is in this book, and my reward for all this labor of love is ever present within me, and I am now fully repaid, aside from the profit consideration part of it in dollars, and this part not so great as it should have been, due to the inflated cost of paper and everything else pertaining to attempting to get out a book in war times, but I never started to do anything and changed my mind, or failed to get through with it. I've had human friends "change their minds" - and fail me - in time of need, but never a dog - and this is another "difference" between a man and a dog...
-Dog Shows And Doggy People | by Charles H. Lane
As one who has always been a warm lover of dogs, taken a keen interest in dog shows ever since they were first started in this country, and been associated, in one way or another, with many of the most important shows held here, it has occurred to me that to men and women - as the fanciers, breeders, and exhibitors amongst the fair sex are now very numerous and influential, and many of them quite up-to-date, even in the capacity of judges - with like tastes to my own, it may be useful and perhaps interesting as well to have a few particulars of the earlier shows, and, for the purpose of writing this book, I have therefore drawn on a long experience as an exhibitor, and perused many ancient catalogues and notes of bygone shows, collecting such details as I thought might be of interest about the Doggy People and dogs taking part in them, and giving slight sketches, accompanied in most cases with portraits, of some of the many friends and acquaintances I have met with during a long doggy career.
-Dogs Of All Nations | by W. E. Mason
A complete work, profusely illustrated, bearing the world's different varieties of the dog, group under their several nationalities, with descriptive matter explaining the characteristics and utility of each
-British Dogs: Their Varieties, History, Characteristics, Breeding, Management, And Exhibition | by Hugh Dalziel
Few subjects, and certainly no animal, has been treated with so much written eloquence as the Dog, nor do we grudge the lavish encomiums heaped upon him, for they are well deserved. That we do not follow in the usual course pursued by writers on this subject there are several reasons. First, the felt want of ability to give expression to our views and feelings in language at once sufficiently laudatory and appropriate; secondly, that the several writers who have assisted in compiling this book may be trusted to do justice to the breeds they treat of in better terms than we can; and, lastly, that as the book is intended to be in great part descriptive of the varieties as seen and classified at our dog shows, and therefore a practical work, both for the experienced exhibitor and the tyro whose love for the dog needs no stimulus, panegyrics on his good qualities are not needed...
-The Dogs Of The British Islands | by J. H. Walsh
Being a series of articles on the points of their various breeds, and the treatment of the diseases to which they are subject.
-British Dogs, Their Points, Selection, And Show Preparation | by W. D. Drury
Since the last Edition of "British Dogs" was issued, many breeds but then little known have become popular; while others quite unknown have come "to stay." This, combined with a more extended knowledge of the management of existing varieties, has rendered a new Edition absolutely necessary. As is fairly well known, the old work was in two volumes - a form that was somewhat cumbersome and necessarily expensive. The present work has been compressed into one volume, and this without sacrificing any of those important details that have characterised the work since its inception. The aim has been to produce a modern work upon modern dogs; and in doing so the claims of the fancier have been studied equally with those of that wider section known as the dog-loving public...
-British Dogs At Work | by A. Croxton Smith
The letterpress of this book makes no pretence of competing with the excellent works that are already in existence, its object being to afford some help and interest to the thousands who keep one or two dogs as workers or as pets, or to the more limited number who may contemplate getting together a kennel for purposes of exhibition. From the questions that are frequently reaching me, I have come to the conclusion that many will be grateful for advice upon the common ailments from which dogs are liable to suffer, free from unnecessary technicalities, together with some observations upon the general treatment of our canine friends.
-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.
-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.
-The Terriers. A History And Description Of The Modern Dogs Of Great Britain And Ireland | by Rawdon B. Lee
In describing the Terriers in all their varieties, I have endeavoured to give particulars as to their working qualifications and their general character, as well as their so-called "show points;" and my desire to prevent a useful race of dog from degenerating into a ladies' pet and a pampered creature, only able to earn his owner gold on the show bench, is my reason for treating so fully of him as he is concerned in that sphere which Nature intended him to occupy.
-The Dogs Of Great Britain, America, And Other Countries. Their Breeding, Training, and Management in Health and Disease | by John Henry Walsh (Stonehenge)
Every lover of the dog has hailed with lively satisfaction the reproduction of Stonehenge's Great Works in the United States. Mr. Walsh does not always express himself in the smoothest terms, but what he writes is to the point The reader feels that he is explaining or advising what he knows to be true from actual experience, that he can safely purchase one animal or administer medicine to another in accordance with his directions. The composition of his latest book, the "Dogs of the British Islands," shows a marked improvement over the of "The Dog in Health and Disease," though the directions for breeding, rearing, etc, and for the treatment of the diseases, are fuller and more satisfactory in the matter. The present volume very properly, therefore, combines descriptions of dogs selected from both works, while the matter pertaining to the breeding of dogs, management in disease, etc., is produced almost bodily from Stonehenge's first book.
-How To Train Dogs And Cats | by Frederick H. Erb, Jr
Hints on Shooting and Hunting Game. Life Experience of Frederick H. Erb, Jr.
-Our Dogs And Their Diseases | by G. S. Heatley
There is no animal that appreciates our attention more, or is more worthy of our attachment, than the Dog. It appeals by instinct (or reason - which?) to our care, our affection, and protection. It possesses the capability of placing the utmost reliance and good faith upon those who use it considerately and kindly, and will fearlessly expose its life to imminent danger in order to guard and protect its friend from harm. Its courage, faithfulness, sagacity, endurance, honesty, gentleness, submission, including many other attributes, are unquestionably without a parallel in other domestic animals...
-Nursing Vs. Dosing: A Treatise On The Care Of Dogs In Health And Disease | by Stephen Tillinghas Hammond
More than half a century has passed since I gave the first dose of medicine to my dog. Since that time, I regret to say, deep under the sod lies many a victim of mistake - not willful, nor repeated when the truth was learned, but still mistake that cost me dear, as I ever deeply loved my pets. In the course of time I learned by sad experience that many of the books that I looked to for light were but ignis fatuus that led me on to the destruction of my pets and the ruin of my hopes.
-Dogs In Disease: Their Management And Treatment | by Ashmont
A study of the theory and practice of canine medicine
-The Diseases Of Dogs, And Their Homeopathic Treatment | by James Moore
I have been induced to publish this Treatise, firstly, because no work exists in any language specially treating of the subject to which it is devoted; secondly, because it is desirable that the Homoeopathic System of Medicine should be represented in relation to canine practice; and, thirdly, because the ordinary medical treatment of the diseases of dogs is seldom satisfactory in its results, but, on the contrary, too often assists the disease to destroy the patient. I may be permitted to state that this work is the fruit of many years' experience, and to express my belief that the superiority of the treatment here laid down, will, if carried out with ordinary judgment, be established by its success in curing or relieving the numerous and fatal diseases incidental to the canine race.
-The Dog And The Sportsman | by John Stuart Skinner
Embracing the uses, breeding, training, diseases, etc., etc., of dogs, and an account of the different kinds of game, with their habits. Also hints to shooters, with various useful recipes, etc., etc.
-A History And Description Of The Modern Dogs Of Great Britain And Ireland. (Sporting Division) | Rawdon Briggs Lee
In the following pages an endeavour has been made to summarise the progress, and describe the Sporting varieties of the dog as they are at present known, and, I believe, appreciated, in the British Isles. Without losing any of the early history, my wish has been to introduce matter bringing the subject up to date; not only so far as the work of hounds and other dogs in the field is concerned, but as they are as companions, and when wanning, or attempting to win, prizes in the show ring. One or two new features have been introduced, or rather revived, the most important change being in connection with Mr. Wardle's illustrations. With three exceptions these are not portraits, although originally drawn from living examples. They are to be taken as typical specimens of the various breeds they represent. The reasons for this departure from modern custom will be obvious; and no doubt, for future reference, such pictures must be more useful than any portraits of individual dogs could be - dogs whose prominence before the public is more or less ephemeral.
-A History And Description Of The Modern Dogs Of Great Britain And Ireland. (Non-Sporting Division) | by Rawdon Briggs Lee
The publication and success of my book last year on "Sporting Dogs" has necessitated the production of another division dealing with the "NON-Sporting" varieties, in which terriers are not included, they forming a volume of themselves. I have endeavoured to give a somewhat complete early history of the different breeds, and, at the same time, have brought the subject up to date. As before, the drawings, although in most instances taken from living examples, are not intended to be merely counterparts of dogs of the day, but they must be taken as illustrative of the typical specimens they represent. I believe this departure from ordinary custom to be a useful one, as the portraits of individual dogs, whose prominence before the public is more or less ephemeral, cannot in the future be of so much interest as pictures of idealised animals are likely to be
-The Book Of Dogs - An Intimate Study Of Mankind's Best Friend | by Ernest Harold Baynes, Louis Agassiz Fuertes
When the intellectual gulf began to widen, in the author's lancy, the man stood on one side and the rest of the animais on the other. The man looked upward at the sky, and all the other animals walked off, each about his own business. "All," did I say? All but one! The little dog sat on the very edge of the widening gulf, ears cocked, tail moving, and watching the man. Then he rose to his feet, trembling. "I want to go to him," he whined, and crouched as if to leap.
-Toy Dogs And Their Ancestors | by Neville Lytton
Including the history and management of Toy Spaniels, Pekingese, Japanese and Pomeranians
-The Power Of The Dog | by A. Croxton Smith
Very lovely watercolors of various dog breeds plus poems and short synopses of their backgrounds.

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