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Dog breeding, breed origins, history, breed development, breed qualities, guide, overview
The Terriers of England and Wales
their history and development
The Terriers of England and Wales is a companion volume to the author’s The Terriers of Scotland and Ireland (2003). It is more concerned with the working and companion qualities of the various English and Welsh breeds and with their origins than with show dogs and grooming. Cummins delves deeply into the history of the indigenous terriers of England and Wales (including some breeds that are no longer with us and others that are not yet recognized by national kennel clubs) to determine what they once were and what they are today. From the diminutive Yorkie to the majestic Airedale, the author explores similarities and differences of the gallant breeds that make up the English and Welsh terriers. With this information, prospective owners can make informed choices when choosing a canine companion while breeders have the knowledge needed to develop an improved breeding program. After reading The Terriers of England and Wales both owner and breeder will have a new appreciation for these finest of dogs.
Bryan Cummins, PhD is an anthropologist who has conducted field and archival research in Canada, the UK, France, and the US. He is the author or co-author of over a dozen books in the fields of anthropology, history and cynology. Among his dog books are The Working Airedale (nominated for The Dog Writers Association of American Breed Book of the Year 1995), Airedales – the Oorang Story, Colonel Richardson’s Airedales – the making of the British War Dog School 1900 – 1918 (this was the basis for “The Dogs of War” on BBC-TV’s series Inside Out), The Terriers of Scotland and Ireland, the critically acclaimed First Nations, First Dogs – Canadian aboriginal ethnocynology, Pyrenean Partners: herding and guarding dogs in the French Pyrenees (with Patricia Lore), and Our Debt to the Dog: how the domestic dog helped shape human societies (winner of three awards from the Dog Writers Association of America in 2013 including best book in the category Human-Animal Bond and Book of the Year).
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