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THE COLLIE By DR. O. P. Bennett And C.H. Wheeler. A VINTAGE DOG BOOKS CLASSIC REPRINT Originally published in Washington 1924, and republished in a revised and up-dated edition in the same year, this extremely scarce early work on the Collie is both expensive and hard to find in any edition. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS have republished the revised edition, using the original text and photographs, as part of their CLASSIC BREED BOOKS series. The authors were highly respected figures in the dog world with Dr. Bennett being President of the Collie Club of America, and C.H. Wheeler being an expert on the history and origins of the Collie in the United Kingdom. Both men realised the great need for a modern volume on the Collie. This resulted in a work giving a fuller and more complete history of the breed than was hitherto available. They also took up the question of breeding in a more thorough manner than any other work of its kind in existence. The book's three hundred and fifty six pages consist of ten comprehensive chapters, illustrated with rare vintage photographs of Collie Champions for the period beginning circa 1874 through to 1923. Over two thirds of the work is devoted to detailed records of individual Collies. Although published in the U.S.A., the content is evenly divided between British Collies and their history, and their American cousins. Chapters include: - Origin - History - Blue Merles - American Collies - The Typical Collie - Breeding - Foods and Feeding - Kennelling - Exhibiting - Common Ailments. This is a fascinating read for any Collie enthusiast or historian of the breed, and also contains much information that is still useful and practical 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.
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