All about Dogs; How to Feed, Train and Care for Dogs of All Breeds
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ... always practiced the colony system, both with chickens and with dogs, and only once met with disaster from sickness, and that was with chickens. when all of them were allowed to gather from the various colony houses into a common eating place and all became infected from some infected bird. You can have a house that is a small individual dog house in a run by itself and you can have as many of these houses and runs as you wish, and you can have the runs, if the dogs are not of too large breed, built in sections so they can be let down and carried from place to place when ' the ground becomes soiled; and the ground becoming soiled is one of the chief objections to permanent runs, which must be overcome if you have permanent runs by liming them frequently and spading them under. In an orchard is a wonderful place to raise dogs, and some breeders, including myself, have planted orchards just for their dogs and the income from the fruit is also a source of profit which comes along in a very few years after you put the trees out, particularly if you plant peaches. An ideal way is to plant a peach orchard with apple trees planted every other space, and then when the peaches die out the apples will start to bear, and apples are bringing better prices each year. A more modern method, however, than having runs is having individual houses, a dog to a house with a tie-out post and chain to each house, giving the dog as much chain as you can afford the space for and fixing it so the dogs at the different houses can't reach each other; thus, if you have dogs staked out on twentyfoot chains, the stakes should be about fifty feet apart; and if you use ten-foot chains, the stakes should be about thirty feet apart; and with this method you...
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- 13 Sep 2013
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