THE RETRIEVER: ITS POINTS MANAGEMENT TRAINING and DISEASES. By Frank Townend Barton. M.R.C.V.S. A VINTAGE DOG BOOKS CLASSIC REPRINT Originally published in London 1907, this scarce early work on the Retriever is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS have now republished it using the original text and artwork as part of their CLASSIC BREED BOOKS series. One hundred and thirty four pages contain seventeen detailed chapters: - General Management. - External Parts and Conformation. - The Flat-Coated Retriever. - The Labrador. - The Curly-Coated Retriever. - Management of the Stud Dog. - Care of Brood Bitch and Rearing Puppies. - Breaking Retrievers. - Liability of Breakers and Trainers. - Diseases and Injuries affecting Retrievers. (9 chapters) etc. The author was a highly respected breeder of the day and wrote several other important dog books. This is a fascinating read for any Retriever enthusiast or historian, andalso contains much information that is still useful and practical today. Many of the earliest dog breed books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.