THE WORLD OF DOGS: IRISH SETTERS. By Gilbert Leighton-Boyce. Series editor Stanley Dangerfield.
(1973) 1977 reprint. Small 8vo (132 x 202mm). Pp120. B/w photographs. Brown boards with spine titled his handsome appearance and boisterous good humour a reflection of their national characteristics. The Irish Setter has an enviable pedigree, possibly evolved from the Irish Water Spaniel, the English Setter, Springer Spaniel and the Pointer for the virtues of these breeds can be seen in the work and behaviour of this beautiful, silky red coated breed, with kindly, understanding eyes and a remarkable speed. As a sporting dog he loves the space of the open moorlands, working with the guns, but it is a gentle pet and lovable companion he has earned the devotion of his champions the world over". A volume in The World of Dogs series. Chapters include: Background - from the dark ages to the Victorian era; Points of the breed - standardization; Great dogs of the past; Picking your first Irish Setter; Rearing and training; Grooming; Showing; The post-war reconstruction; Breeding policy; Work (obedience and field); The more recent scene.
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