The authors object in writing this little work has been to supply the general reader with as much practical information upon the subject of the dog , as was compatible with the very limited space at his command. With this view, he has omitted all mention of the natural history of the dog, especially with reference to speculations as to it's origin. A considerable portion is devoted to directions for breaking and training every breed of dog used in shooting or hunting. Another part is taken up with rules for the general management of all dogs, including those kept for amusement in the house, and those kept for use in the kennel. Despite its early age much of the information is still useful and practical today. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.