Cairn and Sealyham Terriers

Cairn and Sealyham Terriers

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... should be clean and the gums firm and pink. Occasionally a dog who has had distemper will have marks on his teeth. Such discoloration is not a blemish and should not be counted against him. In fact it enhances his value, as proof positive that he has come through this much dreaded sickness and can reasonably be considered immune. The breath of a healthy dog is quite sweet and has no disagreeable odor. After giving the dog such a thorough examination, put him on the ground and watch his action. It should be free and natural, giving an impression of general soundness. His eyes should be bright and clear, with whites unclouded. Occasionally, a terrier that is allowed to lead a free, untrammeled life, digging all he wishes in the earth, may show a slight running at the eyes, caused by dirt recently thrown in the eyes, but this condition can usually be judged as either temporary or not by his general condition in other respects. A puppy should not have a "bloated" appearance nor should he be too thin. Either condition would indicate worms or a poor digestion. He should be muscular from free exercise, his bones well covered with firm flesh and his whole appearance indicative of a dog in perfect health and condition. If you are picking out a very high class individual from a show point of view, you should either know the breed and know what you should find in a good dog or you should put yourself in the hands of the kennel owner, telling him that you rely on his judgment to give you the best he can for your money. If you have been wise in your choice of kennel, it will be perfectly safe to do this, for a satisfied customer will mean more to a kennel owner than the actual price of one dog, and it would be bad policy on his part to...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236802039
  • 9781236802033