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Terriers are the most typically British breed of dog: no other country has comparable game sporting dogs. In this comprehensive history of terriers, Brian Plummer starts by looking for the reasons why this should be so. His research takes him back to the late Middle Ages, to the earliest sporting writers. He finds mastiffs, hounds and bassetts, all variously described as contributing to the emergent terrier type. Only in the 19th century did proper identification of the characteristics of the different terrier types start as the local preference for particular qualities -- of coat, of height, of colour -- began to be expressed. There are upwards of twenty types described in this book with vivid stories of the characters among early breeders and sound advice on how the several terrier types may be worked to different quarry. With a typical mix of Plummer wit and controversy this book makes fascinating reading. D Brian Plummer is the author of many books on keeping, training and working with terriers, lurchers and ferrets. His reputation and following has spread beyond the UK and he is recognised as an authority throughout the hunting world.
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D Brian Plummer is the author of many books on keeping, training and working with terriers, lurchers and ferrets. His reputation and following has spread beyond the UK and he is recognised as an authority throughout the hunting world.
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Book Description Perry Green Press. Sudbury. (1992) 1998 new paperback edition. 8vo paperback (230 x 154mm). Ppviii,246. B/w photographs, illustrations. Slight fading / owner's inscription but solidly intact second-hand paperback. "This comprehensive history of terriers covers over twenty breeds of this most typically British dog". Brian Plummer examines the history of this peculiarly British tradition, and gives much useful advice, opinion and many accounts of his own experiences. Chapters include: English and Welsh terrier types - Lakeland and Fell Terrier types, Jack Russell types, Sealyham, Bedlington, Norwich/Norfolk, Dandie Dinmont, Manchester terrier, Welsh, Airedale, Fox terrier, Bull terrier, Plummer terrier, Border terrier; terriers of Ireland - terriers of Ireland, Irish terrier, Kerry blue, soft-coated wheaten terrier, Glen of Imaal, terriers of Scotland, Cairn, West Highland white, Skye terrier, Scottish or Aberdeen terrier; Terriers and their quarry - principles of entering a terrier to quarry, training and entering to quarry, ferrets, rabbit hunting with terriers, use of terriers in mink hunting, fox hunting with terriers, working terrier packs, the law and the terrier man. . Seller Inventory # 32478
Book Description Gazelle Drake Publishing, 1998. Paperback. Condition: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG1902481003