Hunting Dogs: Describes in a Practical Manner the Training, Handling, Treatment, Breeds, Etc., Best Adapted for Night Hunting as Well as Gun Dogs for Daylight Sport

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Harding, 1909 - Dogs - 251 pages
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Describes in a practical manner the training of dogs for hunting use.

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Page 214 - ... feathered between the toes. Tail to have a nice fringe of moderately long hair, decreasing in length as it approaches the point. All feathering to be as straight and as flat as possible.
Page 255 - These modes of trapping the fur bearing animals have for the most part been learned from actual experience in various parts of the country, but I also give the methods of other successful trappers, knowing them to be as good as my own. I am personally acquainted with some of the most expert trappers in North America, and have also followed the Indians over their trap lines, and in this way have learned many things which to the white man are not generally known.
Page 194 - Chest and Ribs. — Shoulders sloping — clean, muscular, not heavy or loaded — conveying the idea of freedom of action with activity and strength. Chest should be deep for lung space, narrower in proportion to depth than the English hound — 28 inches in a 23-inch hound being good. Well sprung ribs — back ribs should extend well back — a three-inch flank allowing springiness. Back and Loins.
Page 255 - ... of tracks. The author, Mr. E. Kreps, in his introduction says : "In order to be successful, one must know the wild animals as a mother knows her child. He must also know and use the most practical methods of trapping, and it is my object to give in this work, the most successful trapping methods known. These modes of trapping the fur bearing animals have for the most part been learned from actual experience in various parts of the country, but I also give the methods of other successful trappers,...
Page 70 - GENERAL APPEARANCE— The Irish Wolfhound should not be quite so heavy or massive as the Great Dane, but more so than the Deerhound, which in general type he should otherwise resemble. Of great size and commanding appearance, very muscular, strongly though gracefully built; movements easy and active; head and neck carried high; the tail carried with an upward sweep, with a slight curve towards the extremity. The minimum height and weight of dogs should be 3 1 inches and 120 pounds, of bitches 28...
Page 70 - Anything below this should be debarred from competition. Great size, including height at shoulder and proportionate length of body, is the desideratum to be aimed at, and it is desired to firmly establish a race that shall average from 32 to 34 inches in dogs, showing the requisite power, activity, courage and symmetry.
Page 13 - Hartley, in his introduction says: "As if hunting for profit, night hunting for either pleasure or gain and professional hunting generally had no importance, writers of books have contented themselves with dwelling on the study and presentation of matters relating solely to the men who hunt for sport only. Even then the Fox Chase and Bird Hunting has been the burden of the greater per cent, of such books.
Page 244 - Cobby. — Well ribbed up; short and compact. Cloddy or Cobby. — Thick-set, short-coupled and low in stature. Couplings. — The length or space between , the tops of the shoulder-blades and tops of the hip-joints, or buckle-bones. A dog is accordingly spoken of as long or short "in the couplings.
Page 252 - ... school room. Brother, if in reading these pages, you find something that will be of value to you, something that will Inculcate a desire for manly pastime and make your life brighter, then my aim will have been reached. The book conta'n* 13 chapters as follows: I.
Page 249 - ... peculiar quality of coat found on some dogs, which show on examination a short woolly jacket next the skin, out of which springs the longer visible coat. This short woolly coat is "pily.

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