Gun Dogs

Author: Frank Townend Barton

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473343496

Category: Pets

Page: 408

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This fantastic and comprehensive handbook on gun dogs contains chapters on everything from breeding and selection to breaking, training, and beyond. Interspersed with photographs and useful information, "Gun Dogs" constitutes a must-have for all owners and breeders of hunting dogs, and it would make for a fantastic addition to collections of related literature. Contents include: "The Gun Dog's Kennel", "The Gun Dog and its Food", "The Selection, Examination and Trail of a Gun Dog prior to Purchase", "Gun-Dog Breeding", "Jobbing or Hiring Dogs", "Breeding and Breaking Gun Dogs for Pleasure and Profit", "The Flat-Coated Retriever", "The Labrador Retriever", "The Golden Retriever", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in a modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on gun dogs.
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Gundogs

a training guide for Australia and New Zealand

Author: John Monk

Publisher: Raupo

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 108

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Gun Dogs - Their Training, Working and Management

Author: A. C. Smith

Publisher: Brewster Press

ISBN: 144371920X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 140

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GUN DOGS THEIR TRAINING. EXTRACT CHAPTER ONE: THE BEST DOG FOR THE ONE-DOG. It is the most modest shooting man, who has to consider the question of expense, is often puzzled to know which suitable dog for his purpose. We have, therefore, invited several authorities to give their opinions on the subject. That these opinions should differ is inevitable. Ye can but publish them as received, and leave it to the one dog man to form his conclusions as to which is most likely to meet his circumstances. There is no question perhaps more frequently asked of the man known as knowledgeable in the matter of sporting dogs than that the beginner at shooting, who proposes to keep but one gun-dog, invariably puts 'What is the best kind of sporting dog for me to get?' By this he means to ask advice on his choice between a pointer, one or the various breeds of setter, or the equally various breeds of retriever, and the still more numerous sorts of spaniel now evcrywhere so popular among shooting men. To answer his question satisfactorily it is necessary to know something of the sort of shooting for which he goes in whether he is a member of a syndicate, each of whom is supposed to provide his own dog, for instance or whether he has a small shoot of his own to which he likes occasionally to invite his fricnds preferably wilhout their dogs. In each case the character of the shoot, the nature of the game with which it is stocked, its area, and the size of the bag expected, must all be considered. For what is called a rough shoot and there is no more sportsmanlike and enjoyable form of shooting than rough shooting a very different kind of dog is required from that necessary on a big shoot where partridges are driven and pheasants hand-reared. On such there will be a keeper, and the dogs employed will probably be in his hands and worked by him, or by an assistant, neither of whom will welcome very graciously the dog of the one-dog man in the syndicate which employs them...
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Problem Gun Dogs

How to Identify and Correct Their Faults

Author: Bill Tarrant

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811726399

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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Now in paperback Effective training techniques for bird dogs, retrievers, and flushers Photos illustrate techniques and equipment Veteran trainer and hunter Bill Tarrant goes beyond simple gun dog training and teaches handlers how to correct flaws in a dog's behavior in the field. He first explains how to "read" a dog--how to identify faults such as hard mouth and gun shyness--and then prescribes solutions for problems specific to each of the three major classifications of gun dogs--bird dogs, retrievers, and flushers.
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Gundogs

Their Past, Their Performance and Their Prospects

Author: David Hancock

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 184797631X

Category: Pets

Page: 240

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This book is about gundogs, those ever-willing companions of both sportsmen and discerning dog owners. Gundogs is not a manual covering training, grooming, nutrition and dog care; it is very much a celebration of the gundog's contribution to the sporting and companion dog scene, an examination of their past, their performance and their prospects in an increasingly urban society. Painstakingly researched, it covers the well-known recognized breeds and the more obscure ones from overseas, some quite unknown to the British public.David Hancock's earlier books have been highly praised, as have his many articles in sporting magazine in the last thirty years. When reviewing one of his previous books, the revered writer on sporting dogs, the late Brian Plummer, described it as a 'masterpiece'. Reviewing his Sporting Terriers, Dogs in Canada magazine stated that it 'has the quality of a classic'. A reviewer of his last book, Sighthounds, stated that 'Hancock's work provokes thinking in the reader the way a good discussion stimulates and refreshes our minds.' A Canadian reviewer of another of his books gave the view that David Hancock is 'perhaps the most important living writer about dogs.' A comprehensive survey of the gundog's origins, its role and its future, Gundogs is essential reading for all those with an interest in these loyal dogs, especially gundog and country sport enthusiasts. Meticiously researched and packed with information it covers the well-known recognized breeds as well as more obscure ones. Superbly illustrated with 360 colour and black & white photographs. David Hancock has studied dogs for over half a century and is a past winner of the Dog Writers Association of America.
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Gundogs

Training and Field Trials

Author: P. R. A. Moxon,Terry Bailey

Publisher: Quiller Press

ISBN: 9781846890901

Category: Pets

Page: 146

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This guide to all aspects of working and training gundogs has become a popular classic, as demonstrated by the fact that it has now reached its eighteenth edition. The Kennel Club appendices in this edition have been fully updated as necessary. Written for the novice trainer, this book covers everything from the choice and selection of a gundog puppy through to participation in a field trial. The author's approach is thoroughly practical and his style is that of a practised writer who is able to make his meaning perfectly clear. It is the work of an expert who has great confidence in his methods and can also convey that confidence on to the reader. The selection of a suitable puppy and preliminary training are found in the first three chapters, followed by retrieving from water, practical shooting work, and then the more specialised areas of spaniel, pointer and setter training. Field trials are explained and the current Kennel Club regulations and breed clubs are included in an appendix. Closing chapters offer advice on housing, feeding and general management.
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How to Hunt Birds with Gun Dogs

Author: Bill Tarrant

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811724852

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 178

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Now in paperback. Proven, humane dog-handling methods. Detailed description of the quarry, its habitat, and its characteristics.
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Game Birds and Gun Dogs

True Stories of Hunting Grouse, Quail, Pheasant, and Waterfowl in North America

Author: Vin T. Sparano

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1510714782

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 152

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Tales and true stories about hunters, their dogs and the upland game and waterfowl they hunt.
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All The Queen's Corgis

Corgis, dorgis and gundogs: The story of Elizabeth II and her most faithful companions

Author: Penny Junor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147368675X

Category: Pets

Page: 224

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All The Queen's Corgis is a look at all the dogs our Sovereign has owned during the course of her life, their individual personalities, quirks and eccentricities and the special relationship she has had with them. This fun and affectionate book complete with wonderful photographs tells the stories of the Queen's closest companions over the years, her beloved corgis, dorgis and gundogs. From the people they have bitten over the years to the scrapes they have been involved in, All The Queen's Corgis will tell you how they live, what they eat, who prepares their food and who gives it to them how they are trained, where they are walked and where they are buried after their deaths. A book for dog-lovers everywhere on what really makes our much-loved and longest reigning monarch truly light up.
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Working Gundogs

An Introduction to Training and Handling

Author: Martin Deeley,Cesar Millan

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781847970992

Category: Pets

Page: 192

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Covers various aspects of gundog training from choosing a suitable puppy to beating and picking up on a shoot. This book examines how to choose the right dog, praise and punishment, puppy training and character-building, basic procedures in the early days, and following a scent trail. It is suitable for gundog owners and trainers.
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Gun Dogs

Author: John R. Falk

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 9780896583436

Category: Pets

Page: 224

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Presents a guide to training gun dogs, featuring profiles of the principal gun dog breeds, and offering advice on choosing a puppy and a veterinarian, naming the dog, housing, diet, socialization, signals, fetch training, grooming, and other topics specifically related to hunting.
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Gundogs

Their Learning Chain

Author: Joe Irving

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 9781840370331

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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From buying a puppy to working it in the field, the author describes in detail how to adapt each stage of training to suit individual temperaments and all breeds of gundog.
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The Practical Breaking and Training of Gundogs

Author: C. Sanderson

Publisher: Vintage Dog Books

ISBN: 1443737720

Category: Pets

Page: 184

View: 9898

Originally published in the early 1930s, this is one of the most detailed books ever written on the subject. The author was a keen shooting man and an extremely experienced Gundog trainer. Contents Include: Pointers and Setters: Early Education - Pointers and Setters: Advanced Training - Pointers and Setters: On the Moors - Common Faults in Pointers and Setters - Pointer and Setter Trials - Retrievers: Early Education, Advanced Breaking, Faults, Trials - Spaniels - Varieties - Early Education, Advanced Training - Introduction to Game - Spaniel Trials - Breeding and Management of Gundogs etc. Well Illustrated. This is a fascinating read for any gundog enthusiast, and contains masses of information that is still practical and useful today. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Vintage Dog Books are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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True Dog Stories - True Tales of Working Dogs, Including Stories of Gun Dogs, Sheep Dogs, Police Dogs, Guide Dogs, Military Dogs and More

Author: Lilian Gask

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 152878491X

Category: Pets

Page: 212

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“True Dog Stories” is a collection of short stories dealing with ordinary dogs and their extraordinary exploits, written for children by the prolific author of dog-based stories, Albert Terhune. This delightful collection of dog tales is the perfect choice for parents to read to their dog-loving children at bedtime, full of heart-warming and entertaining stories sure to be remembered fondly for many years to come. Included in this collection is: “Bud: The Collie with a Sixth Sense”, “The `Pi-Hound' of Nine News Bulletins”, “Treve: The Strangest Dog”, “ The Spitz Heroine of a Queer Melodrama”, and many more. Albert Payson Terhune (1872 – 1942) was an American novelist most famous for his novel “Lad: A Dog”, which follows the adventures and travails of a dog called Lad. Following the success of this novel, Terhune went on to produce over thirty other novels based around the lives of dogs. Other notable works by this author include: “Dr. Dale: A Story Without A Moral” (1900), “The New Mayor” (1907), and “Caleb Conover, Railroader” (1907). Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.
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Gun Dogs

Poems

Author: James Langer

Publisher: House of Anansi

ISBN: 0887848222

Category: Poetry

Page: 68

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A debut collection by a New Brunswick, Canada, writer builds on the poetic traditions of Newfoundland and reshapes them in accordance with the author's distinctive style, in an anthology that reflects regional geography, culture, and patois. Original.
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Gundog Health and Welfare

Author: Tony Buckwell

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 1785003887

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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Gundog Health and Welfare aims to provide concise guidance for those who aspire to acquire a healthy puppy as well as existing owners of gundogs so they might be reasonably informed on how best to ensure their dogs live healthy, happy, active lives and are able to assure their immediate care should they become ill or injured. The book covers: keeping your puppy healthy and introducing him to the outside world; reducing the risks of injury and disease; first aid in the field; recognising and dealing with illnesses and caring for the older dog. This book will be of interest to gundog owners and breeders, veterinary students and nurses. Fully illustrated with 190 colour photographs.
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Urban Gun Dogs

Training Flushing Dogs for Home and Field

Author: Anthony Z. Roettger,Benjamin H. Schleider, III

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615530833

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 188

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This is a unique field dog training program and guide for hunters, field trial enthusiasts, and dog owners preparing their dogs for hunt tests who reside cities and towns. This step-by-step book helps the urban trainer, constrained by the city environment, to turn an untrained puppy into a highly polished hunting retriever. It offers an extremely unique and detailed program for obedience training in addition to a solid approach for field training. The book contains color photographs of dogs in action, and drawings designed to assist the novice or experienced dog trainer with field exercises. It identifies training locations in and around cities, how to schedule dog training sessions, house training techniques, urban socialization approaches, how to find flushing dog clubs, exercises and drills for indoor training during inclement weather, how to select professional trainers, valuable insight as to how flushing dog hunting tests and field trials are run, and superb handling guidance for a variety of upland game birds and waterfowl.
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