If the disposition of the dog is not all that can be desired, of what avail is superb constitution, ... certainly, Mr. Axtell, that dog is Dashwood, he is a perfect gentleman,” and this is what all Boston terriers should be.
Author: Edward Axtell
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
The Boston Terrier And All About It - A Practical, Scientific, And Up To Date Guide To The Breeding Of The American Dog (A Vintage Dog Books Breed Classic) By Edward Axtell A VINTAGE DOG BOOKS CLASSIC REPRINT This excellent and important work on the Boston Terrier or "American Dog", was first published in Battle Creek U.S.A. in 1910. It is now both expensive and very hard to locate in its first edition. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS have republished it, using the original text and photographs, as part of their CLASSIC BREED BOOKS series. The author was proprietor of St. Botolph Kennels, member of The Boston Terrier Club of New York and a leading light in Boston Terrier circles of that era. The book consists of one hundred and fifty two pages plus twenty four pages of vintage photographs of famous dogs. Some fifteen Comprehensive Chapters deal with the Boston Terrier's origins from an English bull dog cross, through to its early breeding and management: The Boston Terrier. The Boston Terrier Club and Official Standard. Kenneling. Hints on Breeding. Rearing. Breeding for Size. Breeding for Good Disposition. Breeding for a Vigorous Constitution. Breeding for Colour and Markings. Sales. Boston Terrier Type and the Standard. Picture Taking. Conclusions. Technical Terms Used in Relation to the Boston Terrier. Etc. This is fascinating read, and highly recommended for any Boston Terrier enthusiast or historian of the breed, which also contains much information that is still practical and useful today. Many of the earliest dog breed 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.