Book of Dogs

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

COCKER SPANIELS, CLUMBER DOG and FIELD – Information About Dogs

COCKER SPANIELS, CLUMBER DOG and FIELD – These rather closely related dogs may, like the setters, be considered each in relation to the others. The...

IRISH WATER SPANIEL – Information About Dogs

IRISH WATER SPANIEL – Identified more or less with the retrievers, because they perform similar duties, are the sporting spaniels, which, because they are...

CHESAPEAKE RETRIEVER – Information About Dogs

CHESAPEAKE RETRIEVER – This is an essentially American dog and has come to a high state of perfection along the eastern seaboard, and, as...

RETRIEVER DOG – Information About Dogs

RETRIEVER DOG - Many breeds of dogs have been trained to find and bring in game which has been shot, but retrievers, as their...

Setter Dog Breeds – Information About Dogs

Setter Dog Breeds - Setters have long but "flat" silky coats and plumed tails, and as a rule very gentle faces, full of expression....

DALMATIAN DOG BREED – COACH DOG – Information About Dogs

DALMATIAN DOG BREED -The Dalmatian was originally a "pointer" and in his native country was used for sporting purposes. But in England he was...

Pointer Dog Breeds – Information About Dogs

Pointer Dog Breeds - So far we have spoken of dogs which when used for hunting purposes are usually sup- posed to catch and...

BASSET DOG – Information About Dogs

BASSET DOG  - Information About Dogs - The basset, which is little known in this country, was imported into England from France between fifty...

Beagle Dog Breed – Information About Dogs

Beagle Dog Breed - The beagle is not over is inches high. He must not be bandy-legged like the dachshund, nor long and low...

Foxhound Dog – Information About Dogs

Foxhound Dog - The English foxhound for more than 300 years has been one of the principal factors in the great English sport of...

Bloodhound Dog – Information About Dogs

Bloodhound Dog - The bloodhound is a dog of only medium size and, in spite of his name and reputation, is gentle and affectionate....

Great Dane Dog Breed – Information About Dogs

Great Dane Dog Breed - Not quite so swift as the greyhound, deer-hound, or wolfhound, the great Dane is more powerful than any of them...

Borzoi Dog – Russian Wolfhound – Information About Dogs

Borzoi Dog - Russian Wolfhound - Those who proclaim the Russian wolfhound, or borzoi, the most wonderful dog in the world have strong grounds for...

Irish Wolfhound – Information About Dogs

Irish Wolfhound - While not so heavy as the St. Bernard, the Irish wolfhound is considerably taller, and easily outclasses all the other big...

Scottish Deerhound – Information About Dogs

Scottish Deerhound - There is something about the shaggy hunting dogs of Britain that makes a particular appeal to those who are attracted to...

Whippet Dog – Information About Dogs

Whippet Dog  - Information About Dogs - A small and very swift breed of greyhound called the whippet has been developed in England, and...

Greyhound Dog – Information About Dogs

Greyhound Dog – Developed originally for great speed in the pursuit of antelope, gazelles, and desert hares, the greyhound, though one of the most...

Otterhound Dog – Information About Dogs

The Otterhound Dog  -  It is said that every sizable stream in Great Britain has its otter. To hunt this elusive and wily animal,...

Slughi – Persian Gazellehound – Information About Dogs

Slughi - Persian Gazellehound - This ancient race is one of the most peculiar, most beautiful, and most puzzling of dogs. His graven image...

Norwegian Elkhound – Information About Dogs

The Norwegian elkhound is one of the wolfy-looking dogs from which the shepherd dogs of middle Europe have been evolved, and is probably a...