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Bird Dogs Of The World: by Stanley W.C. Smith (Author)

A comprehensive guide to the pointing dog breeds used in sport.  History and development of the breeds of dogs used in Field sports. Pointers, Spaniels, the Braques (including Vizsla), Griffons, Weimaraner, Stichelhaar, Drahthaar, Munsterlander, Setters and others. Also includes extensive coverage of the Brittany including detailed analysis of its characteristics.
In this book, Stanley Smith has made a special study of the Bird Dogs of the World, showing how they developed and where they originate from. It all makes fascinating reading. Starting from ascent history and the early development of the dog he traces the uses made of the Hunting Dog in Ancient Egypt some 8000 years ago and on to the Phoenicians, Carthagenians, Assyrians and other races up to the present day.

An unusual feature is the coverage of the Game Birds which are the quarry of the Bird Dogs.  After descriptions of the various breeds there is a chapter on selecting and training a puppy for pointing retrieving.  The author is a keen breeder and enthusiast of the gun-dog breeds and has been actively concerned with them for more than 40 years.

Product details

  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 182 pages with dust jacket
  • Publisher: Nimrod Press Ltd (1989)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos and hand drawings
  • ISBN-10: 1852591765
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852591762
  • Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 15 x 1.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 490 g


1.  Ancient History
2.  Early Development of the Pointer Types
3.  The Game Birds and Related Species
4.  The Pointer, Setter, Spaniel and Other Breeds
5.  The Brittany
6.  Training Your Puppy