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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Dogs and All About Them, by Robert LeightonThis eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it,give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online atwww.gutenberg.netTitle: Dogs and All About ThemAuthor: Robert LeightonRelease Date: February 8, 2004 [EBook #10991]Language: English*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK DOGS AND ALL ABOUT THEM ***Produced by Wendy CrockettDOGS AND ALL ABOUT THEMBYROBERT LEIGHTONASSISTED BYEMINENT AUTHORITIES ON THE VARIOUS BREEDSWITH SEVENTEEN FULL-PAGE PLATES[Frontispiece: SMOOTH-COATED ST. BERNARD: CH. THE VIKING. (_From thePainting by Lilian Cheviot.)][Transcriber's Note: The capital letter "P" has been used throughout to represent the pound sign of British currency.]PREFACEThe popularity of the dog as a companion, as a guardian of property, as an assistant in the pursuit of game, and as theobject of a pleasurable hobby, has never been so great as it is at the present time. More dogs are kept in this countrythan ever there formerly were, and they are more skilfully bred, more tenderly treated, and cared for with a more solicitouspride than was the case a generation ago. There are fewer mongrels in our midst, and the family dog has become arespectable member of society. Two million dog licences were taken out in the British Isles in the course of 1909. In ...

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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Dogs and All
About Them, by Robert Leighton
This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at
no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the
terms of the Project Gutenberg License included
with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net
Title: Dogs and All About Them
Author: Robert Leighton
Release Date: February 8, 2004 [EBook #10991]
Language: English
*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG
EBOOK DOGS AND ALL ABOUT THEM ***
Produced by Wendy CrockettDOGS AND ALL ABOUT THEM
BY
ROBERT LEIGHTON
ASSISTED BY
EMINENT AUTHORITIES ON THE VARIOUS
BREEDS
WITH SEVENTEEN FULL-PAGE PLATES
[Frontispiece: SMOOTH-COATED ST. BERNARD:
CH. THE VIKING. (_From the
Painting by Lilian Cheviot.)]
[Transcriber's Note: The capital letter "P" has been
used throughout to represent the pound sign of
British currency.]PREFACE
The popularity of the dog as a companion, as a
guardian of property, as an assistant in the pursuit
of game, and as the object of a pleasurable hobby,
has never been so great as it is at the present
time. More dogs are kept in this country than ever
there formerly were, and they are more skilfully
bred, more tenderly treated, and cared for with a
more solicitous pride than was the case a
generation ago. There are fewer mongrels in our
midst, and the family dog has become a
respectable member of society. Two million dog
licences were taken out in the British Isles in the
course of 1909. In that year, too, as many as 906
separate dog shows were sanctioned by the
Kennel Club and held in various parts of the United
Kingdom. At the present time there exist no fewer
than 156 specialist clubs established for the
purpose of watching over the interests of the
different breeds.
Recognising this advance in our national love of
dogs and the growing demand for information on
their distinguishing characteristics, I am persuaded
that there is ample room for a concise and
practical handbook on matters canine. In preparing
the present volume, I have drawn abundantly upon
the contents of my larger and more expensive New
Book of The Dog, and I desire to acknowledge my
obligations to the eminent experts who assisted mein the production of the earlier work and whose
contributions I have further utilised in these pages.
I am indebted to Mr. W. J. Stubbs for his clear
exposition of the points of the Bulldog, to Colonel
Claude Cane for his description of the Sporting
Spaniels, to Lady Algernon Gordon Lennox for her
authoritative paragraphs on the Pekinese, to Mr.
Desmond O'Connell for his history of the Fox-
terrier, and to Mr. Walter S. Glynn, Mr. Fred
Gresham, Major J. H. Bailey, Mr. E. B. Joachim
and other specialists whose aid I have enlisted.
In the following chapters the varieties of the dog
are classified
in the order of (1) Non-Sporting and Utility breeds,
(2) Hounds,
Gundogs and other Sporting breeds, (3) the
Terriers, (4) Toy and
Miniature breeds.
ROBERT LEIGHTON.CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1. General History of the Dog 2. The
English Mastiff 3. The Bulldog 4. The St.
Bernard 5. The Newfoundland 6. The Great
Dane 7. The Dalmatian 8. The Collie 9. The Old
English Sheepdog 10. The Chow Chow 11. The
Poodle 12. The Schipperke 13. The Bloodhound
14. The Otterhound 15. The Irish Wolfhound 16.
The Deerhound 17. The Borzoi, or Russian
Wolfhound 18. The Greyhound 19. The Whippet
20. The Foxhound 21. The Harrier and the
Beagle 22. The Pointer 23. The Setters 24. The
Retrievers 25. The Sporting Spaniel 26. The
Basset-Hound 27. The Dachshund 28. The Old
Working Terrier 29. The White English Terrier
30. The Black and Tan Terrier 31. The Bull-
Terrier 32. The Smooth Fox-Terrier 33. The
Wire-Hair Fox-Terrier 34. The Airedale Terrier
35. The Bedlington Terrier 36. The Irish Terrier
37. The Welsh Terrier 38. The Scottish Terrier
39. The West Highland White Terrier 40. The
Dandie Dinmont 41. The Skye and Clydesdale
Terriers 42. The Yorkshire Terrier 43. The
Pomeranian 44. The King Charles Spaniels 45.
The Pekinese and Japanese 46. The Maltese
Dog and the Pug 47. The Brussels Griffon 48.
The Miniature Breeds 49. Practical Management
50. Breeding and Whelping 51. Some Common
Ailments of the Dog and their Treatment 52.
The Dog and the LawLIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
The Smooth-Coated St. Bernard, Ch. The Viking
(From the painting by
Lilian Cheviot.) Frontispiece
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Mayor's Bulldog, Ch. Silent
Duchess
Mr. George Sinclair's St. Bernard, Ch. Lord
Montgomery
Mrs. Vale Nicolas's Newfoundland, Ch. Shelton
Viking
Mrs. H. Horsfall's Great Dane, Ch. Viola of
Redgrave
Mr. R. A. Tait's Collie, Ch. Wishaw Leader
Bloodhound, Ch. Chatley Beaufort. Bred and
owned by Mrs. G. A.
Oliphant, Shrewton, Wilts.
Mrs. Armstrong's Deerhound, Ch. Talisman
Mrs. Aitcheson's Borzoi, Ch. Strawberry King
Mr. H. Reginald Cooke's Retriever, Ch. Worsley
Bess
Three generations of Mr. R. de C. Peele's Blue
Roan Cocker Spaniels,Ch. Ben Bowdler (Father), Ch. Bob Bowdler (Son),
and Ch. Dixon Bowdler
(Grandson)
Fox-Terriers:
1. Mrs. J. H. Brown's, Ch. Captain Double
2. Mr. J. C. Tinne's, Ch. The Sylph
3. Mr. T. J. Stephen's Wire-Hair, Ch. Sylvan
Result
Mr. Fred. W. Breakell's Irish Terrier, Ch. Killarney
Sport
Mrs. Spencer's Dandie Dinmont, Ch. Braw Lad
A Typical Airedale Head
Mr. W. L. McCandlish's Scottish Terrier, Ems
Cosmetic
Col. Malcolm's West Highland White Terriers
Sonny and Sarah
Miss E. McCheane's Skye Terriers, Ch. Fairfield
Diamond and Ch.
Wolverley Chummie
Toy Dogs:
Miss Stevens' Typical Japanese Puppy
Mrs. Vale Nicolas's Pomeranian, Ch. The Sable
Mite
Miss M. A. Bland's Pomeranian, Ch. Marland King
Lady Hulton's Blenheim, Ch. Joy
The Hon. Mrs. Lytton's King Charles, Ch. The
SeraphToy Dogs:
1. Mrs. Gresham's Pug, Ch. Grindley King
2. Mrs. T. Whaley's Brussels Griffon, Glenartney
Sport
3. Pekinese, Ch. Chu-erh of Alderbourne