Originally published in 1906, The Pointer and His Predecessors is a highly researched guide to anything and everything relating to the pointing hunting dog. These hunting dogs primarily fall under the setter and pointer breeds, and Arkwright has included everything that an owner would need to know. Anyone who has any interest in shooting and hunting culture will find this book of substantial use.
The Pointer and His Predecessors includes topics such as:
Characteristics of the Pointer
Breeding and Selection
Shooting Over Dogs
Breaking and Training
Amidst the plethora of factual information are Arkwright’s own theories and anecdotes on the topic of pointing dogs. Arkwright discusses their origin as he pulls biblical quotes and examples to pinpoint where in history these hunting dogs were first spotted. He also recalls on his own experiences with the hounds to exemplify his passion for game dogs. The Pointer and His Predecessors is the top choice for anyone interested in hunting with dogs.
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