THE GREYHOUND. its HISTORY, POINTS, BREEDING, REARING, TRAINING, AND RUNNING. By Hugh Dalziel. A VINTAGE DOG BOOKS CLASSIC REPRINT. Originally published in London 1886, this rare early work on the Greyhound is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS have now republished it using the original text and illustration. The author was a highly respected expert on dogs who wrote several important breed books. He was also Kennel Editor of "The Bazaar." The book contains six detailed chapters on:- History of The Modern Greyhound. – Coursing. – Breeding. – Rearing. – Training. – Waterloo Cup Winners from 1836 – 1886. In addition VINTAGE DOG BOOKS have also added a significant amount of extra material gleaned from other early writings on greyhounds. There are two extra chapters added, one written by distinguished dog writer, Vero Shaw, and the other by the noted dog researcher and historian, James Watson. Both chapters contain much further detail on the development of the greyhound and also a wealth of superb black & white illustrations and photographs of famous dogs of the day. This is a fascinating read for any Greyhound enthusiast or historian of the breed, but also contains much information that is still useful and practical today. "Chuse the Greyhound pied with black and white: He runs more swift than thought or winged flight." Many of the earliest dog breed books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Read the rest of this entry »
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Ultimate Dog Grooming reveals the secrets of the industry's top groomers. Featuring more than 500 full-color photographs and hundreds more step-by-step sketches of grooming techniques, this book provides specifics for 170 dog breeds. The first section of the book covers caring for and grooming a pet dog: how to keep its coat healthy; tips for routine care; how to bathe a dog; and how to choose a groomer. The second section covers grooming as a profession, including starting a grooming business; choosing and buying equipment; how to detect coat and skin disorders; and tips on handling problems that commonly arise. The third section covers specific grooming information for the 170 individual breeds. Each chapter is dedicated to a type of coat and then further organized into step-by-step instructions for grooming each breed from start to finish. Insider tips on preparing a dog for show are also included. Ultimate Dog Grooming is the ideal reference for learning how to clip, strip and blow-dry a dog. Pet owners as well as professional groomers, handlers, trainers and dog-daycare specialists will treasure this definitive reference book. Read the rest of this entry »
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Offering a positive, nonforceful approach to training, this instructional guidebook explains how to apply the TTouch Method—a training function based on circular movements of the fingers and hands—to raising happy, healthy puppies. Used by dog owners, trainers, breeders, and veterinarians, as well as in animal shelters around the world, the TTouch Method aids puppy owners in solving common behavioral problems and in training their pet in a stress-free manner. With exercises designed around overcoming obstacles, this guide provides the resources for improving a puppy’s mental and physical health while creating a lasting bond between owner and companion. Read the rest of this entry »
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. Read the rest of this entry »