Dogcraft; Being a Study of the Various Breeds of Dogs Their Care and Management in Health and in Disease with Chapters on the Training of Gun Dogs
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...and it is advisable to remove them soon after birth. A HEAD--Th head should be in proportion to the_body, but not massive; clean cut, moderately broad between the eyes. Forehead, seen from the front, only slightly arched, with a slight (sometimes scarcely noticeable) depression down the middle, and viewed from the side it slants gradually downward from the top of the skull towards the muzzle. Cheeks slightly rounded towards the front, but not prominent. Muzzle, wedge shaped, long and lean; the bridge of the nose straight and almost parallel with an imaginary line extending from the forehead. Jaws strong. Lips tight and dry, not hanging. Teeth strong, regular and meeting evenly, not overshot. Ears of medium size, wide at the base, placed well up on the head, ending in a sharp point; carried erect when at attention and open towards the-front. A drooping or Collie ear appears occasionally, but should be avoided for breeding purposes. Trimmed or hanging ears are barred. Puppies usually do not straighten their ears before the fourth or sixth-month, sometimes even later. Eyes of medium size, shaped like an almond, set a little oblique and not protruding; color as dark as possible. The expression should be lively, intelligent and distrustful of strangers. NECK--Powerful, with well developed muscles and not too loose folds of skin. Carried high when excited, otherwise Straight. 0 TAiL--Heavily coated, reaching the hock and often forming a slight hook twisted to one side. When quiet, the tail is carried hanging straight or slightly curved, like an army sabre. When excited, it is raised and the curve accentuated, but never curled over the back. Bob-tails appear occasionally, but should be rejected for breeding purposes. Tails trimmed by operation bar the...
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- 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
- 26 Jun 2012
- Miami Fl, United States
- Illustrations, black and white