The American Pit Bull Terrier (History of Fighting Dogs Series)
Originally published in 1936, this book is extremely rare in its early editions. Hugely informative and in-depth, it is a complete treatise on the breed covering the entire field, with particular emphasis on dog-fighting. Colby discusses selection, breeding, conditioning, gameness and care of the pit dog. Interviews all the trainers of the day, pictures and discusses all the greatest dogs, including Donovan's Boxer, Tige and Pilot, Brown's Tacoma Jack, Leeming's Butte and all of Colby's kennel. Details of many famous battles and lists of champions. Also includes conditioning, breeding and whelping chart. Contents Include: Origin of the Pit Bull Terrier - History of the American Pit Bull Terrier - American Pit Bull Terrier Standard - The American Pit Bull Terrier - An All Purpose Dog - Selecting a Puppy - Selecting the Brood Matron - Selecting the Stud Dog - Selecting the Pit Dog - The Greatest Pit Dog I Have Ever Owned - Mitchell's Prof-Spike - Barber's Hobo Joe - Colby's Pincher Pr. Exeter Ace - Colby's Bunch - Colby's Gully - Mexico's Champion Sordito vs Exchave's Jeff - Miller's Buddy vs Breeding's Tom - W.H.D. Vose and John P. Colby - The Treadmill or Conditioning Machine - Gameness and the Pit Dog - Preparing the Pit Dog for Battle - Conditioning the Pit Dog - General Care of the Dog After a Battle - Helpful Suggestions in Fighting Dogs - Rules Governing Recognized Pit Contests - Champions of Record - States Requiring Veterinarians Certificate - Suggestions on Shipping a Dog - Cropping the Ears - Technical Terms as Applied to Dogs - Condition Chart - Stud Service Chart - Breeding Chart - Whelping Chart
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