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.
Learn the Basics of Training, Nutrition, Recall, Hunting, Grooming, Health Care and more
Author: Dr. Joanna de Klerk
Publisher: LP Media Inc
English Springer Spaniels are beautiful and full of life, and so it is easy to see why they are so popular. They are playful and devoted, with massive characters. However, their drive and neuroticism can make them a very challenging breed for the inexperienced owner, and anyone new to the breed should have a full awareness of what owning a Springer Spaniel entails. This book provides all you need to know about the breed, whether you are buying or rescuing an English Springer Spaniel for a pet or a working dog. In The Complete Guide to English Springer Spaniels you will learn everything you need to know from start to end; how to choose a puppy, training, traveling, grooming, health care and senior care. You will also learn all about the background of the breed, its history, breed pre-disposed diseases, and special traits. All the information is specific to English Springer Spaniels and in easy-reading comprehensive detail. Find answers to questions like: Is a English Springer Spaniel the right dog for me? Should I buy from a breeder or adopt from a rescue? I brought my ESS home. What now? How can I best train my Spaniel? What are some common mistakes should I avoid? Whether you are a veteran or novice English Springer Spaniel owner, there will be something for everyone in this book. Chapters include all the basics such as: English Springer Spaniel Breed Overview Breed History Behavior Preparations for a New Dog How to choose an English Springer Spaniel Behavioral Training Recall Obedience Training Traveling Nutrition Dental Care Grooming Preventative Veterinary Medicine English Springer Spaniel Diseases & Conditions Hunting Working dogs Living with a Senior ESS Compiled by veterinarian, Dr Jo de Klerk, the book will ensure there is nothing left for you to wonder or worry about. It will provide you with everything you need to know to help you care for, train and bond with your new friend.
Welsh Springer SpanielWritten by a professional dog whisperer and dog owner, the Welsh Springer Spaniel Complete Owner's Manual has the answers you may need when researching this loyal and active hunting dog.Learn about this affectionate and playful dog that was originally used as a hunting companion before the invention of the gun, to spring or flush game for hunters, and find out whether this working spaniel will be the best choice for you and your family.Learn everything there is to know, including little known facts and secrets and how to care for every aspect of the Welsh Springer Spaniel