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Dogs and All about Them

Robert Leighton

Book Overview: 

This comprehensive guide on dog-rearing looks at dogs as more than just pets - as people's best friends. The author describes each breed of dog in a detailed and systematic way, with complete notes on show-dogs.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Collie and the Fox-Terrier are popular. There is a general belief that he is a fop, whose time is largely occupied in personal embellishment, and that he requires a great deal of individual attention in the matter of his toilet. It may be true that to keep him in exhibition order and perfect cleanliness his owner has need to devote more consideration to him than is necessary in the case of many breeds; but in other respects he gives very little trouble, and all who are attached to him are consistent in their opinion that there is no dog so intensely interesting and responsive as a companion. His qualities of mind and his acute powers of reasoning are indeed so great that there is something almost human in his attractiveness and his devotion. His aptitude in learning is never denied, and many are the stories told of his marvellous talent and versatility.

Not merely as a showman's dog has he distinguished himself. He is something more than a mountebank of the booths,. . . Read More

Community Reviews

It was ofcoarse dated but a great book about dogs

I am actually not reading this, I am listening to it. I found myself without a book this morning so I had to use my audiobooks app on my phone. What did I find? Well, an interesting book about dogs!

Any one recently joined the Fancy?

And by Fancy, I mean turn of the century British dog fanciers. Worse, 'club' fanciers. With the exception of the 'standards of points', yes, I read the WHOLE book. ('standards of points' are the points by which a breed is judged at dog shows.) There's some neat s...more