House and Pet Dogs: Their Selection, Care and Training

House and Pet Dogs: Their Selection, Care and Training

by Derek Lea


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House and Pet Dogs: selection care and training was originally published in 1890. This edition contains new photos of various breeds.

You will find a lot of the advice is still applicable today but it is interesting to see how some things have changed. In those days you had different dogs for the men and the ladies which is the same today but with different breeds.

If one looks at the selection of a dog from an aesthetic point of view, and why not, he should be chosen to accord with or to make a harmony with his owner, such as a tall and graceful man or woman accompanied by a greyhound. They would have their surroundings to correspond with themselves.

Put that greyhound beside a fat and stumpy person, and anyone would note the discord. A greyhound has the advantage of short hair; he is below the average of intelligence, not a good watcher, the smaller ones delicate and very chilly.

Again, see a young man in a white flannel suit, with brown shoes, etc., with a brindle and white terrier, there is a picture all made. The fox terrier is fashionable, and for a city house dog very good.

In England, his value is increased as the number of dark spots diminishes. They are the most mischievous of puppies, so if a young one is bought, expensive as they are, in the course of a short time he will destroy to the value of his price.

Read more on dogs in the 19th century and compare with today!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492984689
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/17/2013
Pages: 108
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

Many of the books I produce were originally published prior to 1923.

While some publishers have opted to apply OCR (optical character recognition) technology to the process of reproducing old books, I believe this leads to poor results and frequent typographical errors, strange characters and confusing formatting and does not preserve the original artifact.

I have brought this book back into print as part of my ongoing book preservation commitment, providing customers with access to the best possible historical reprints and sometimes with updated images/pictures.

I hope you enjoy the book.

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