All about dogs; a book for doggy people PDF book ( 1900 ) With Illustrations

All about dogs; a book for doggy people Free PDF book ( 1900 ) by Charles Henry Lane

All about dogs; a book for doggy people Free PDF book


I am told, it is indispensable there should be a Preface to this little work, but I am quite at a loss what to put in it. What I had to say on the subject upon which it treats, I have said in the book, and I am not aware of anything I wish to add or withdraw. I can only hope the perusal of the book may afford as much pleasure to my readers as the writing it has given me, in recalling pleasant memories of many friends, both two and four-footed, some of whom have long since " joined the majority." As recording the impressions of one who has had considerable practical experience with many varieties of the canine race, and been brought into constant contact with the best specimens, I think my book is somewhat out of the usual run of doggy books.


While in no wise seeking to produce a scientific treatise, nor yet a natural history, in the ordinary acceptation of the term, my wish has been so to write on the subject as to stir up in the minds of any of my readers, unacquainted with the many charms possessed by dogs, a desire to adopt some kind of dog as a companion and friend, and to confirm the affection and regard of my multitudinous dog-loving friends, so that they may be disposed to extend the borders of their fancy, and possibly be interested and amused by some of the humor and vagaries of the Show Rings or the Doggy Anecdotes.


These, when they are not within my personal knowledge, I have endeavored to verify, so as to avoid the " Fairy Tales " we sometimes read under the title of " Doggy Stories." Before closing these remarks, I must express my deep gratitude, to my friend Mr. R. H. Moore, who has given my book the inestimable advantage of his talented pencil, in portray- ing so many excellent, and truthful portraits of the " Lights of the Canine World," including more than sixty " Champions," of their respective varieties.
All about dogs; a book for doggy people Free PDF book


 I am not aware that such a number of Canine Celebrities has ever before been gathered together in one volume, and they represent some of the best pictures of dogs I have ever seen, even if Mr. Moore's, and, I think most dog lovers will acknowledge that he is particularly happy in hitting off the expressions, and catching the actual likeness of his subjects, most kindly taking up the matter for me, when very much pressed with other commissions, not only giving me the benefit of his valuable advice in the selection of the most distinguished, and typical, specimens for the different varieties procurable, but entered into the work with the utmost ardor, and zeal; I feel therefore more indebted to him than I can express, for enabling me to present to the Public such an interesting and, I hope, instructive Picture Gallery of Dogs of the present day. With these few words, I commend my little book to the troublous waters of public favor.

Author: Charles Henry Lane  Publication Date: 1900

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Contents of the book

I. A Few Words About Dogs, in General, 
I DOGS USED IN SPORT II. 
Staghounds, Foxhounds, Harriers, Beagles 9 III. Bloodhounds, Otterhounds, Great Danes 27 IV. Pointers, Setters, Retrievers 43 V. Sporting Spaniels, Basset Hounds, Dachshunds 69 VI. Greyhounds, Scottish Deerhounds, Irish Wolfhounds, Borzois, Whippets 99 
TERRIERS USED IN SPORTS VII. 
Fox, Dandie Dinmonts, Skyes, Scottish 117

 PART II DOGS USED IN WORK VIII. St. Bernards. Newfoundlands, Mastiffs, Dalmatians 147 IX. Sheep Dogs: Rough Collies. Smooth Collies, Old English 169 X. Bull Dogs, Bull Terriers, Boston Terriers 179 XL Terriers, Irish, Airedale, Bedlington, Black and Tan, Old English 199 I ii CONTENTS PART 

III PERFORMING AND TOY BREEDS CHAP. PAGE XII. 

Poodles, Pomeranians, Pugs, Schipoerkes 219 XIII. Toy Spaniels, King Charles, Prince Charles, Ruby, Blenheim, Japanese 245 XIV. Terriers, Toy, Smooth Black and Tan, Yorkshire, Maltese, Griffons Bruxelles 263 XV. Toy Bull Dogs, Toy Bull Terriers, Italian Greyhounds 275 

PART IV XVI. Something About Foreign Dogs 291 XVII. Humour and Vagaries of the Show Rings 311 XVIII. ) to } Anecdotes About Dogs, Personal and Selected.... 322 XXIII. J XXIV. A Few Words About General Management and Some Simple Maladies, to Which Dogs are Subject and Their Treatment - . . 389

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