Book of Dogs – information about dogs
“THE BOOK OF DOGS – OUR COMMON DOGS” BY LOUIS AGASSIZ FUERTES AND ERNEST HAROLD BAYNES
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY LOUIS AGASSIZ FUERTES
PUBLISHED BY THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY WASHINGTON, D. C. U. S. A. 1919

BOSTON TERRIER DOGS – Information About Dogs
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BOSTON TERRIER DOGS – Information About Dogs

BOSTON TERRIER DOGS – The Boston terrier is an American-made animal, whose bull and terrier ancestors came from England between 40 and 50 years ago. Many of them settled in Boston, where they became so refined that in a few generations much of the bulldog was bred out of them. (more…)

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DOBERMAN PINSCHER DOG – Information About Dogs
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DOBERMAN PINSCHER DOG – Information About Dogs

DOBERMAN PINSCHER DOG – Perhaps the finest terrier with black-and-tan coloring is the Dobermann Pinscher, a sort of glorified Manchester terrier, which has been developed in Germany within the last 60 years. (more…)

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TERRIERS – Information About Dogs
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TERRIERS – Information About Dogs

TERRIERS – Information About Dogs – The terriers, as their name suggests, go to the earth (la terre) for their prey – dogs primarily intended to unearth foxes, badgers, rabbits, rats, and other comparatively small animals which seek refuge in burrows in the ground. (more…)

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FRENCH BULLDOG – Information About Dogs
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FRENCH BULLDOG – Information About Dogs

FRENCH BULLDOG – Information About Dogs – The French bulldog, we are told, was originally a Spanish bulldog, a much larger animal, formerly used in Spain for baiting bulls. But dogs of the original type found their way to France, where they were eventually reduced in size and “beautified,” until today a normal specimen of this breed is not unlike a miniature bulldog, except that his teeth do not show when his mouth is closed, and that he has well- rounded “bat” ears, which form perhaps his most noticeable characteristic. (more…)

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BULLDOG – Information About Dogs
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BULLDOG – Information About Dogs

BULLDOG – Information About Dogs  – The English bulldog for hundreds of years and in almost every land has typified unflinching courage and unshakable determination. As the lion has been used to represent the majesty of Great Britain, so the bulldog has been used to represent her persistence — her ability to “hang on” until she has accomplished whatever she has undertaken. (more…)

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MASTIFF DOG BREED – Information About Dogs
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MASTIFF DOG BREED – Information About Dogs

MASTIFF DOG BREED – If the Pyrenean dog is one of the most beautiful dogs in the world, surely the English mastiff is one of the most famous. It is regarded as probably the oldest of all British dogs, and, as we have seen, its ancestors were used by the Assyrians for hunting big game. (more…)

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PYRENEAN MOUNTAIN DOG – Information About Dogs
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PYRENEAN MOUNTAIN DOG – Information About Dogs

PYRENEAN MOUNTAIN DOG – One of the most beautiful dogs in the world is the Pyrenean sheep-dog, but, alas ! the breed is almost extinct. Technically speaking, this animated snowdrift is not a sheep-dog at all, but closely related to the mastiffs. In form of body and texture of coat he greatly resembles the Tibet mastiff, though the latter is not so tall on the legs and is quite different in color, being velvety black, with rich tan markings. (more…)

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BELGIAN SHEPHERD DOG – Information About Dogs
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BELGIAN SHEPHERD DOG – Information About Dogs

BELGIAN SHEPHERD DOG – Many types of shepherd dogs have been developed in Europe, and doubtless a good many have just “growed,” like Topsy. (more…)

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GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG BREED – Information About Dogs
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GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG BREED – Information About Dogs

GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG BREED  – On the continent of Europe there are many kinds of dogs used for guarding sheep, but those best known in this country are the German and Belgian sheep-dogs. They have come into unusual prominence within the last five years because of the notable part they have played with the Red Cross units and in other activities on the battlefields of France and Belgium. (more…)

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ENGLISH SHEEPDOG – Information About Dogs
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ENGLISH SHEEPDOG – Information About Dogs

ENGLISH SHEEPDOG – Rapidly gaining in popularity, the curious woolly sheep-dog has become thoroughly established in the United States ; he has long been used as a practical helper in the great sheep ranges of western Canada. He bears no resemblance whatever to the familiar collie type of sheep-dog, but looks rather like a great long-legged, round-headed, bounding terrier. (more…)

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SMOOTH COLLIE DOG BREED – Information About Dogs
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SMOOTH COLLIE DOG BREED – Information About Dogs

SMOOTH COLLIE DOG BREED – The smooth collie is to be judged by exactly the same standards in everything, except coat, as the rough, or common, collie. (more…)

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COLLIE DOG BREED – Information About Dogs
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COLLIE DOG BREED – Information About Dogs

COLLIE DOG BREED – There is little resemblance between the working “collie” of the Scottish sheep-herder and the elaborately furred, slender faced, bench- dog now so popular. The broad-skulled, rather neglected looking “shepherd dog” of our boy- hood, with his friendly, democratic manners (or lack of them) would get short shrift now at any show or gathering” of the elite, while of all dogs his handsome, richly frilled descendant, with all the ear-marks of aristocracy, is the cause of more “Ohs” and “Ahs” than any other dog in the show. (more…)

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ST. BERNARD DOG BREED – Information About Dogs
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ST. BERNARD DOG BREED – Information About Dogs

ST. BERNARD DOG BREED – The St. Bernard won both his name and his fame in the Swiss Alps, where for many years the monks of the Hospice St. Bernard have used dogs to assist them in saving the lives of travelers lost in the snow. One of these dogs, Barry, saved 40 people and was killed by the 41st, who mistook him for a wolf. (more…)

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CHOW CHOW DOG – Information About Dogs
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CHOW CHOW DOG – Information About Dogs

CHOW CHOW DOG – Though there are two types of Chow in China, whence we got it, the smooth type has never been popular here nor in England, and may be ignored in this connection. The rough or common Chow is a most attractive and distinctive dog of medium size, always “whole” colored; red, black, brown, blue, or “smoke,” cream or white. The red and “smoke” are the favorites among breeders and owners ; the darker and purer the color the better. (more…)

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SAMOYED – Information About Dogs
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SAMOYED – Information About Dogs

SAMOYED – Information About Dogs – Due largely to the efforts of Mr. and Mrs. E. Kilburn Scott, of Kent. England, the fine and picturesque Samoyed has become well established and pretty generally known both in England and America. (more…)

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NORTH GREENLAND ESKIMO DOG – Information About Dogs
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NORTH GREENLAND ESKIMO DOG – Information About Dogs

NORTH GREENLAND ESKIMO DOG – Polaris was chosen as our model of this type because he has been considered the most perfect North Greenland Eskimo dog known. He shows the light color so prevalent among the dogs of the extreme north on both continents, and the marked depth and breadth of muzzle. (more…)

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ALASKAN ESKIMO DOGS – Information About Dogs
ALASKAN ESKIMO DOGS – Information About Dogs

ALASKAN ESKIMO DOGS – Information About Dogs

ALASKAN ESKIMO DOGS – There is no set standard for Eskimo dogs, and nowadays one must go very far into the Arctic to find the packs pure and uncontaminated with the blood of the white man’s dogs; for the best huskie is the strongest, most willing, and obedient dog, whatever his lineage, and these qualities have undoubtedly been increased through the introduction of such strains as the Newfoundland, Dane, shepherd dog, and others of less pure but equally civilized blood. (more…)

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SPITZ – Information About Dogs
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SPITZ – Information About Dogs

SPITZ – Information About Dogs – The “wolf spitz” of the mid-Victorian fancier is now seldom seen in this country; yet he is a very interesting dog, having much to do in the gradual evolution of many types popular today. (more…)

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NEWFOUNDLAND DOG BREED – Information About Dogs
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NEWFOUNDLAND DOG BREED – Information About Dogs

NEWFOUNDLAND DOG BREED – Information About Dogs  – Two dogs which rival the Eskimo in their ability to endure deep snow and extreme cold are the St. Bernard and the Newfoundland, both of which have become famous as savers of life. Both are well-known subjects of the poet and the painter, who delight to record their heroic deeds or their simple fidelity. (more…)

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