Regal in his red and white splendor, the Welsh Springer Spaniel is not only one of the oldest but also one of the most well-rounded sporting breeds of all. Prized as a gundog of instinctive ability in the field, the Welshie is a striking presence in the show ring and a favorite in pet homes the world over. Intelligence, trainability, merriness and loyalty are but a few of the traits that have won him a multitude of fans. This Special Limited Edition, written by Haja van Wessem, a gundog enthusiast from Holland, presents the breed’s history in its homeland and traces the breed’s development in the United States and around the world. Also discussed are the breed’s characteristics and description, including the breed standard. New owners will welcome the complete chapter on finding a breeder and puppy selection as well as the chapter on general maintenance, with topics including feeding, grooming and exercise of the Welshie throughout his life. The subjects of house-training and obedience are explained in step-by-step detail. All chapters are accompanied by color photographs and sidebars with useful information for the new owner. An excellent chapter on preventive healthcare, written by veterinarian Dr. Lowell Ackerman, completes this package, making this volume indispensable for all owners and admirers of the Welsh Springer Spaniel.
The Welsh Springer Spaniel - A Complete Anthology of the Dog gathers together all the best early writing on the breed from our library of scarce, out-of-print antiquarian books and documents and reprints it in a quality, modern edition. This anthology includes chapters taken from a comprehensive range of books, many of them now rare and much sought-after works, all of them written by renowned breed experts of their day. These books are treasure troves of information about the breed - The physical points, temperaments, and special abilities are given; celebrated dogs are discussed and pictured; and the history of the breed and pedigrees of famous champions are also provided. The contents were well illustrated with numerous photographs of leading and famous dogs of that era and these are all reproduced to the highest quality. Books used include: The New Book Of The Dog by Robert Leighton (1907), Dogs Of The World by Arthur Craven (1931), Hutchinson's Dog Encyclopaedia by Walter Hutchinson (1935) and many others.
The Dog Scrapbook: The Welsh Springer Spaniel Edition is a collection of the best writings on the charming world of dogs and dog ownership, including everything from essays and anecdotes, to poems and literary excerpts. The book is illustrated throughout by a range of vintage photographs of the breed, drawn from our library of extremely scarce and sought-after breed books. The perfect gift for the canine-inclined. "With eye upraised his master's look to scan, The joy, the solace, and the aid of man; The rich man's guardian and the poor man's friend, The only creature faithful to end." Crabbe.
This book (Welsh Springer) provides you with a through description and positive attributes of this breed including origin, purpose, history, normal heights and weights, acceptable colors and behavioral traits. Our books differ from most books on dog breeds because this book also provides you with a comprehensive and authoritative source of all the known predisposed hereditary health syndromes for the breed. You will find extensive references for each problem described. We also provide the breed club address for this breed and a list of laboratories and organizations that can provide professional help and information. As a small animal veterinarian, I have always been intrigued by the way dogs have been bred to fill a purpose in life and further impressed that they also tend to love performing that service. Greyhounds and other sight hounds are built for speed with aerodynamic bodies consisting of small head, deep chest, narrow waist and large leg muscles. On the other hand Dachshunds take their name from German words meaning “badger dog” and they use their long nose, long body and short legs to both track, enter and dig into badger dens. After developing a practice that catered to clients with show dogs, my interest in each breed continued to grow as I studied and observed more and more about the unique predisposition and incidence of health problems in each breed. Breeders of purebred dogs for show were a challenge and inspirational for me to research and help them with their unique health problems. Historically references to hereditary problems are scattered throughout various Veterinary medical texts and journals such as ophthalmology, neurology, gastroenterology, cardiovascular and dermatology. This book, as well as the other books and articles I have written, is researched and compiled with the intention to provide both veterinarians and dog owners with comprehensive and authoritative predisposition information under the breed name. At the date of this publication, The American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation and the The Kennel Club of England reports over 400 known hereditary health syndromes throughout the dog kingdom. At the writing of my first book in 1983, less than 50 hereditary issues are able to be predicted and or diagnosed. Sequencing of the canine genome, DNA tests, metabolic testing including blood tests and urine testing; plus, phenotypic examinations such as radiographs, ultrasound, and CERF or OFA eye registry exams by a Board Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist have advanced the science of breed related health and behavioral problems. This book will provide veterinarians, researchers, pet owners and breeders with a comprehensive guide to all the known problems veterinarians and dog owners should consider during pet selection and throughout each life stage of our canine friends.
The Vintage Dog Diary: Welsh Springer Spaniel Edition is the ideal daily companion for the dog-lover. A glossy hardback, that shows four days to a page, with a full calendar in the rear, covering 2012 to 2020. It also includes a charming daily canine quote from great writers such as Wordsworth, Shakespeare and Tennyson. The book is illustrated throughout by a range of vintage photographs of the breed, drawn from our library of extremely scarce and sought-after breed books. This is the perfect gift for the canine-inclined. "And so my dog and I have met, and sworn Fresh love and fealty for another morn." Rawnsley.
The Vintage Dog Birthday Book: Welsh Springer Spaniel Edition is ideal for remembering all those important birthdays, year in year out. Designed with dog-lovers in mind, it is a glossy hardback that covers four days to a page, and includes a charming daily canine quote from great writers such as Wordsworth, Shakespeare and Tennyson. The book is illustrated throughout by a range of vintage photographs of the breed, drawn from our library of extremely scarce and sought-after breed books. The perfect gift for the canine-inclined. "And so my dog and I have met, and sworn Fresh love and fealty for another morn." Rawnsley.
A Comprehensive Guide to Owning and Caring for Your Dog
Author: Haja Van Wessem
Publisher: i5 Publishing
A loving family pet, a handsome show dog, a well-rounded sporting companion, the English Springer Spaniel enjoys a reputation of being one of the most widely appreciated dogs in the world. Affectionate, biddable, and good-natured, the Springer makes a fine choice for an active and attentive owner willing to put in the time training, grooming, and socializing this exceptional dog. Haja van Wessem, an international spaniel expert, has written an impeccable survey of the English Springer Spaniel, offering an excellent chapter on the breed’s history in England, the Continent, and America, illustrated with over three dozen photographs of important dogs, and a chapter on the breed’s characteristics, depicting the Springer’s physical attributes and personality. New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a reputable breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy. Chapters on puppy-proofing the home and yard, purchasing the right supplies for the puppy as well as house-training, feeding, and grooming are illustrated with photographs of handsome adults and puppies. In all, there are over 135 full-color photographs in this useful and reliable volume. The author’s advice on obedience training will help the reader better mold and train into the most well-mannered dog in the neighborhood. The extensive and lavishly illustrated chapter on healthcare provides up-to-date detailed information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, preventing and dealing with parasites, infectious diseases, and more. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as historical dogs, breeders, or kennels, toxic plants, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and parasite control. Fully indexed.