THE PRACTICAL KENNEL GUIDE WITH PLAIN INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO REAR AND BREED DOGS FOR PLEASURE, SHOW, AND PROFIT By Gordon Stables. M.D. A VINTAGE DOG BOOKS CLASSIC REPRINT Originally published in 1875, this extremely scarce early work on dog breeding and showing, is both expensive and hard to find in any edition. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS have republished it, using the original text and engravings, as part of their CLASSIC BREED BOOKS series. The author was a well known dog man who wrote this book with the benefit of his many years experience in breeding and showing. Much of the information published here was previously little known to the dog world and was warmly welcomed, especially by show dog enthusiasts. It's two hundred and four pages consist of nineteen comprehensive chapters, each nicely illustrated with early engravings: Origins of the Different Breeds. - Words and Phrases used in the Fancy. - First Lessons in Caniology. - The Points of Field Dogs. - The Points of Guard Dogs. - The Points of Terriers. - The Points of Toy or Fancy Dogs. - The Points of Utility and Working Dogs. - Hints on Purchasing Dogs. - Management of Stud Dogs. - Management of Show Dogs. - "Faking," and Tricks of the Show Ring. - Breeding for Pleasure and Profit. - Discussions on the Breeds. - A Breeder's and Exhibitors Non-Sporting Kennel. - Dogs and the Law. Etc. This is a fascinating insight to the early world of dogs and dog shows, and will prove of great interest to all dog lovers and historians of the various breeds. It also contains much information that is still useful and practical today. Many of the earliest dog breed books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarceand increasingly expensive. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.