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  1. Alington, Charles. Field Trials and Judging - "The Kennel Gazette" - UK - 1929 1st. Ed. [A delightful and rare overview of early spaniel and retriever field trials.] 109p - original bright green cvrs with exceptional gilt lettering and gilrt illustrations of a retriever & a spaniel - sporadic foxing throughout, numerous "pencil" notations that will erase, lovely book plate of W. Lee White inside front cover as well as his name stamped and printed on ffep - book is tight, bright and with the exception of the faults described vg. C$30.00
  2. SOLD Anthology Panther & Other Stories of Great Hunting Retrievers - Ducks Unlimited - TN - 2003 [The eighteen tales in this collection from the pens of some of the top gun dog writers of the day, portray the special bonds that form between man and dog when engaged in the common pursuit of hunting waterfowl and upland birds.] 272p - illus with drawings by Jack K Smith - f/f 
  3. Anthology [Truax, Doug] (ed) A Breed Apart Vol 1 - Countrysport - MI - 1993 1st ed [A collection of wonderful gundog stories by the leading writers in their field] 189p - illus by Bruce Langton f/f C$32.00   Note: we also have Vol 11 available in fine condition at the same price or C$56.00 for the two.  [2 copies of Vol 11 available]
  4. Argue, Derry. Pointers and Setters - Swan Hill - UK - 1993 1st. Edition [A complete guide to the training & breeding of the pointer, English, Irish, & Gordon setters by one of the leading gundog breeders and trainers in the UK.] 189p - illus with photos and a collection of wonderful clr plates of champions- fully indexed f/f C$24.00 [2]
  5. Arnette, Joe (ed) A Dog For All Seasons - A Tribute to the Labrador Retriever - Countrysport - ME - 2002 1st. Ed - [The 21 stories in this anthology, put together by Gun-Dog editor Joe Arnette, celebrate the qualities and stories that inspire joy, sadness, admiration, and remembrance of America's most popular breed. Contributors include the best-known writers in the gun-dog business including E. Donnall Thomas, Robert F. Jones, the late Gene Hill, Ted Lundrigan, Mike McIntosh, the late Richard Wolters, and Arnette himself.] 192p - f/f C$10.00
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  7. Arnette, Joe. Gun Dog Chronicles - Silver Quill - ME - 2001 [Reflections on Upland Bird Dogs and Waterfowl Retrievers in 3 parts: The early years, The Middle Years, & The Last Years.] 189p - illus by Ross B. Young - f/f C$10.00 [2]
  8. Arnette, Joe & George Hickox. Training Retrievers to Hunt 'Em Up! - Silver Quill - ME - 2000 [Popular opinion holds that it is difficult, if not impossible, for all but professionals to train first-class flushing dogs. Coauthors Arnette & Hickox contend that such a notion is rubbish fostered by incompetent owners or third-tier trainers drumming up business.] 242p - illus - f/f C$20.00 [2]
  9. SOLD Bailey, Joan. How To Help Gun Dogs Train Themselves - Swan Valley Press - OR - 1993 [Taking advantage of early conditioned learning. At the time of publication, the author had been editor of The Gun Dog Supreme for 24yrs; the advise in this training aid is born from more that 25 years of experience of working with puppies, young hunting dogs, their owners, and association with many in the world of gun dogs.] 209p - illus with photos - wrps. - signed by the author f. 
  10. Bennett, F.J. Speedy Dog Cures - Homoeopathic Publishing - UK - 1932 [Being an alphabetical listing of common dog diseases and the recommended homoepathic cure for each.] 68p - wrps with illustrated stiff card covers. - puppy teeth marks to cover corners and spine otherwise clean with unmarked contents. A little gem. C$30.00
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  12. Bruette, William A. Modern Breaking - The Blakely Printing Company - Chicago 1906 1st. edition [Being a treatise on the rearing, breaking and handling of pointers and setters.] 169p - illustrations from paintings by Prof. E.H. Osthaus of Toledo, Ohio - wrps with edgeworn paper covers more significant at spine head and tail - contents clean and free of any markings - other than the faults described a rather wonderful original copy of a delightful early dog book. vg. C$30.00
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  14. Cartmell, Rheta (ed) The Book of The American Brittany - The American Brittany Club Inc. - TX - 1980's edition [History, show and field trial records, tons of great photos, it's all here.] 288p inscribed by Rheta Cartmell to the former owner - bound in mustard cvrs with chocolate lettering f. C$24.00
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  16.   SOLDBissell, Nicky (ed) The Official Book of The Brittany Spaniel - ABC - NE - 1972 [The complete history of the breed in North America including field trial records by state including Canada as well as a good section on Brittany training.] 366p + a 20 page appendices - profusely illus with photos - fully indexed by registered name - minor shelf wear to cvrs, inscribed on the front end paper, small stain on front end paper, contents clean, crisp and free of any markings. A nice copy of this desirable & classic work 
  17. Brander, Michael. The Roughshooter's Dog - Sportsman's Press - UK 1989 [Much on the German Shorthair & training pointer-retrievers by a veteran trainer] 198p - illus - f/f C$10.00 [2]
  18. Brown, Darren (ed). Brag Dog & Other Stories: The Best Of Vereen Bell - Wilderness Adventure - MT - 2000 [Vereen Bell, a promising young author with three books and dozens of articles to his credit was killed in the second battle of the Philippines in WW2 at the age of 33. Had he lived, he undoubtedly would have been discussed in the same breath as greats such as the likes of Rutledge & Babcock . Bell's best stories were about bird dogs & quail hunting and appeared in leading magazines of the day like of Saturday Evening Post, and Collier's.] 220p - illus by Marguerite Kirmse - f. in pictorial sc C$50.00 [2]
  19. Brown, Darren (ed) For The Love Of A Dog - Wilderness Adventure - MT - 1999 1st. edition [Few things pull at our heartstrings like the courage and loyalty of a good dog. This anthology gathers many classic stories of bird dogs that show the precious and unbreakable bond that develops between hunter and dog. These timeless stories will lead you back to memories of you own best days spent afield with gun and dog.] 250p - illus by Brett Smith - f/f C$32.00
  20. Brown, William F. Albert Frederick Hochwalt: A Biography - Hochwalt - OH - 1939 1st. Edition [It is difficult to give any thought to the history of American field trials or for that matter sporting dog literature from the past century without the name Hochwalt surfacing. Brown has done more than a mere record of the life story of A.F.H., he has given his readers a revealing glimpse into the human side of this outstanding leader in field trial affairs.] 346p - illus with photos - pos on ffep, pages bit browned o/w a nice copy overall vg/dj edges worn and several small upper edge bits missing, now protected by a brodart cover and looks good. C$10.00
  21. Brown, William F. Field Trials - Barnes - NY - 1977 [History, management, & judging standards] 235p - illus with photos + appendix of winning records from 1896 thru 1976 - f/vg C$10.00 [4]
  22. Brown, William F. How To Train Hunting Dogs - Barnes - NY 19452[A successful system of training pointing dogs, sporting spaniels, & non-slip retrievers] 228p - illus - fully indexed - edge wear to covers o/w vg. C$10.00 [2]
  23. Brown, William F. Retriever Gun Dogs - Barnes - NY - 1945 1st ed [History, breed standards, & training] 143p - illus - vg in chipped dj C$10.00 [2]
  24. Brown, William. F. The Field Trial Primer - American Field - Chicago - 1934 [A wonderful little "gem" intended to give valuable information to the practical sportsmen interested in setter and pointer trials.] 12mo - 80p + 16 of advertising - Frontis etching by Marguerite Kirmse - illus with cartoon drawings by David Terry - f/vg+ C$12.00
  25. Burges, Arnold. The American Kennel And Sporting Field: Newly Revised & Enlarged Edition - Holmes - NY - 1882 [Origin of the dog-some sporting breeds; What constitutes a good dog; Points in selecting a dog; Setters, their breeding and comparative value; The best dog for American shooting; Breeding; Breaking young and old dogs; Diseases and their treatment; Bench shows and field trials; Guns and Equipment.] 243p - illus with 32 plates + 2 of advertising at rear- bound in original publisher's green cloth with glt pictorial cvr & glt titles - very minimal edge wear to cvrs, several darkish blemishes to front cvr (possibly from handling with oilish fingers) not a significant distraction and aside from a previous owner's signature (in pencil) to the ffep tight and clean, vg. C$250.00
  26. Butz, Bob. Season's Belle - A Labrador Retriever's First Year - Countrysport - ME - 2002 1st. Ed. [ In the fall of 2000, the author knew it was time to start another pup that would someday take over for his hard-charging veteran gun dog, Harper. He turned to Candlewood Kennels founder Mary Howley, who is arguably the most successful breeder of field Labs in the US. In these pages you'll meet Belle, a pretty female yellow Lab that instantly captured Bob's heart.] 4to - 96p - profusely illus. With 150 clr photos by Lee Thomas Kjos, dog photographer extrordinaire - f/f C$38.00 [3]
  27. Cofield, Thomas R. Training The Hunting Retriever - Van Nostrand - NY - 1959 1st. Ed [A practical, detailed and tested method for producing a finished and thoroughly trained hunting retriever of any breed. Edited by Eugene Connett.] 138p - illus with photos - gift inscription on ffep o/w vg /dj chipped C$10.00 [2]
  28. Collins, Donald R. DVM The Collins Guide To Dog Nutrition - Howell - NY- 1989 [A complete contemporary update of the modern masterwork for all dog feeders.] 33p - illus with a number of photos, charts, and graphs - crease full length of spine that does not appear to have any adverse effect of the book's structrure o/w near f. C$12.00
  29. Dapper, Gertrude. Your German Shorthaired Pointer - Denlinger - VA - 1975 - [A good all round look at the popular breed including it's history, breeding, care, training for field & show, plus a listing of AKC field trial winners.] 160p - illus with photos & drawings - fully indexed - bound in pictorial cvrs - vg. C$24.00
  30. Davis, Henry P. Training Your Own Bird Dog - (Revised ed) Putnam's - NY- York 1969 [Great book for the beginner by an expert, the former sporting dogs editor of Sports Afield] 168p - illus - f/vg C$16.00 
  31. Duffey, Dave - Dave Duffey Trains Gun Dogs - Drennan - NY - 1974 - 1st ed. - [Some good advise from the former gun-dog editor of Outdoor Life magazine] - 245p - illus - pictorial cvrs - f. C$16.00 [2]
  32. Duffey, David Michael. Hunting Dog Know-How - Van Nostrand - NJ - 1965 1st. ed [A very practical, standard work on spaniels, retrievers, & pointers] 182p - illus - vg/vg C$24.00 [2]
  33. Another - (Revised ed) Winchester NY - 1965 [A very practical, standard work on spaniels, retrievers, & pointers] 182p - illus - vg/vg C$16.00
  34. Falk, John R. The Complete Guide To Bird Dog Training - Winchester - NY - 1986 (Revised & expanded edition) [Pointing dogs & flushing dogs] 272p illus - vg/vg C$10.00 [[3]
  35. Falk, John R. The Practical Hunter's Dog Book - Winchester - NY - 1973 [Sensible, expert advise on everything that really matters, from selecting the puppy to advanced field training] 314p - illus - pictorial eps - f/vg+ C$8.00 [2]
  36. Fergus, Charles.A Rough Shooting Dog - Lyons & Burford - NY - 1991 1st ed [Chronicles the training & 1st hunting season of the author's English springer "Jenny", truly enjoyable] 234p - illus by Joe Fornelli - pos o/w f/f C$20.00 [2]
  37. Fergus, Charles. Gun Dog Breeds - Lyons & Burford - NY - 1992 1st. Edition [Those of us that have read Fergusís "A Rough Shooting Dog" know that Charlie has a soft spot for springers but he hides any such love affair well in this unbiased and trustworthy guide to the popular spaniel, retrievers, and pointing - breed dogs.] 201p - illus with photos - f/f C$8.00
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  39. SOLD Field Dog Stud Book Vol 1 thru Vol 43 inclusive - American Field - Chicago - 1901-1943. [Being an authentic register of Names, Colors, Ages, Pedigrees, Sex, Field Trial Winnings, Owners, and Breeders of Dogs on the American Continent.] One volume per year (aggregate pages 30,761) Registration numbers 01 to 337013 most vols illus with photos of winning dogs and prominent figures in early field trials - all with the exception of the 1906 volume are tight with strong hinges (both front & rear hinges of the 1906 volume are cracked and easily repaired) bindings are red cloth with gold titles, most are bleached from direct sunlight. This is a rare find and aside from the faults described, in remarkable condition with no evidence of significant soilage, no torn pages or hand writing (other than a previous owner's inked name on the ffep of the 1932 volume) A very desirable set 
  40. Foote, John Taintor. Dumb-Bell Of Brookfield, Pocono Shot & Other Great Dog Stories - Lyons & Burford - NY - 1993 [No one could have put it better than Richard Wolters in his review of this legendary work by one of America's most beloved sporting authors and we quote: "Whether you are young or old, you've got to read John Taintor Foote's masterful dog stories. Their appeal never fades."] 363p - illus with line drawings by Gordon Allen - edited with an introduction by the author's son Timothy Foote - f/f C$32.00 
  41. Free, James Lamb. Training Your Retriever - Coward, McCann - NY-1974 (5th revised ed) [Goldens - Labradors & Chesapeakes, the classic work in it's field] 336p - fully illus with photos & drawings - fully indexed - vg+/vg C$20.00
  42. George, Bobby. Training Retrievers: The Cotton Pershall Method - Countrysport - ME - 2005 [In the 15 years since it's first printing, legendary trainer Cotton Pershall has followed to his final rest King Buck, Tar of Arden, Shed of Arden, and a host of other wonderful dogs he trained during his half century career. Although the sporting world lost it's greatest retriever trainer, Pershall's legacy lives on through Bobby George's systematic presentation of his training methods.] 167p - illus with photos - f/f C$20.00 [2]
  43. Gibbons, Boyd. The Retriever Game - Stackpole - PA - 1992 1st. Edition [Gibbons, director of the California Dept. of Fish & Game takes you through the rigors of preparing for the famed "National Championship Stake" only open to the best of the best in retrievers. You will meet some of the top trainers, learn training techniques from the debate over the electronic collar to the role of correction to the things retrievers simply won't do.] 114p - f/f C$19.00
  44. Goodall, Charles S. How To Train Your Own Gun Dog - Howell - NY 1980 1st ed (4th ptg) [A carefully detailed step-by-step routine. Pointers, spaniels, and retrievers] 160p - photos - biblio - vg. C$10.00 [2]
  45. Greenlee, Martha H. & David A. Webb (ed) A Celebration And Tribute To Our Pointer Dogs - Glade Run - PA - 2005 1st. Edition [Co-editors Greenlee & Webb in addition to their own personal contributions, have selected a superb collection of long out of print pointing dog stories by some of the very best of America's legendary dog writers. A Celebration And Tribute To Our Pointer Dogs includes among others the works of Havilah Babcock, William F. Brown, Nash Buckingham, George Bird Evans, John Taintor Foote, William H. Foster, Ray Holland, & Charlie Waterman.] 158p - chapter head illus & cover design by Mark Anderson - f/f C$30.00 [4]
  46. Greenlee, Martha H. & David A. Webb. The Brittany: Amateurs Training with Professionals - Glade Run - PA - 2003 first edition [A clear step by step process developed after years of training as amateurs combined with the expertise of America's top Brittany professionals make this a most impressive and long overdue guide that reaffirms the necessity [whether you like it or not] of sometimes adjusting training methods to fit the dog not vice a versa.] Wrps - 119p - illus with line drawings - f. C$20.00 [5]
  47. Griffen, Jeff. The Hunting Dogs Of America - Doubleday - NY - 1964 1st ed [History & characteristics of 44 breeds. A very comprehensive, authoritative book on hunting dogs] 4to - 311p - profusely illus - vg/in chipped & plastic covered dj C$16.00
  48. Gun Dog - The Magazine Of Upland Bird & Waterfowl Dogs (1st. Issue Sept/Oct 1981) f. C$12.00 We have other back issues of Gun-Dog at C$6.00 each, discount for multiples.
  49. Sold Hammond, Ralph & Robert Hammond. Training & Hunting The Brittany Spaniel - Barnes - NJ - 1974 [Originally published in 1971 and the first book completely devoted to the breed. Both authors being trainers & shooters explore the aspects of the nature and characteristics of the Brittany and have designed their book to make a seemingly complicated subject simple.] 166p - illus - fully indexed - f/very slight edge wear to dj o/w vg 
  50. Holst, Phyllis A. DVM Canine Reproduction: A Breeder's Guide - Alpine - CO - 1985 1st. Edition [One of the most informative books available on the subject and deserving of space on your bookshelf whether you are considering breeding dogs or are an experienced breeder.] 223p - illus - fully indexed - bound in pictorial cvrs - f. C$36.00
  51. Hochwalt, A.F. The Modern Pointer - 2nd ed rev - pp - Dayton, OH - 1923 [Many names surface when one recalls the dog-writers of past, many were great, some were legends. Hochwalt stands out among the latter. The Modern Pointer is an outstanding tribute to the breed. [260p - illus, b/w frontis (photo of a group of field trail pointers at the Dayton, OH show 1907) + 24 b/w plates - bound in green cloth - glt lett sp & cvr - some glt missing from spine lettering, fresh end papers, o/w vg. C$120.00
  52. Hochwalt, A.F. The Modern Setter - pp - Dayton, OH - 1919 1st. Edition [Hochwalt, examines the routes of the setter with chapters on the early field trail winners as well as the breed variations.] 232p + several of advertising - illus with photos - bound in original green cloth with glt titles - much foxing throughout o/w a nice tight copy with fresh eps, and very little evidence of cover wear for such an early edition of this great work - vg. C$136.00
  53. Another - (A new volume supplementary to the 1923 edition, brought down to date with complete index for both volumes) pp - Dayton , OH - 1935 - 285p - illus with photos - bound in original green cloth with glt titles - pos on ffep o/w near f/near f dj (any dj rare with this edition) C$132.00 [2]
  54. Holland, Ray. Bird Dogs - Barnes - NY - 1948 1st. edition [A classic gundog book by a legendary author who penned such greats as Shotgunning in the Uplands, Nip & Tuck, My Dog Lemmon and many others.] 204p - illus by Fred McCaled incl a wonderful clr frontis of an English Setter on point - minor shelf wear o/w vg/ndj. C$35.00
  55. SOLD Humphrey, George M. & Dr. Shepard Krech - The Georgia - Florida Field Trial Club (1916-1948) - Scribners - NY - 1948 [Being a record and history of the G.F.F.TC. with observations on the sport of hunting with dog & gun and a dissertation on the organization and management of field trials. Although authorized by the directors at a meeting in February 1942 during WW 11, it was decided to defer publication of very desirable work until peace had returned.] 125p - illus with an exceptional full two page early field trial painting by A. Lassell Ripley and a multitude of early club photos - bound in original blue-grey cloth with glt pictorial quail on cvr and glt titles - issued in a limited edition of 600 copies vg+. 
  56. Hutchinson, Walter (ed) Hutchinson On Setters - [1934-1935] 1980 reprint- [The setter sections from Hutchinson.s famous Dog Encyclopedia reprinted by Donald R. Hoflin, Arvada, Colorado.] 4to - 52p - profusely illus - bound in bright red with glt titles - f. C$68.00
  57. Knap, Jerome & Alyson. Training the Versatile Gun Dog - Scribners - NY - 1974 1st. Edition [Although published over 30 yrs ago, this remains among the most informative and popular titles on versatile gun dog training.] 185p - illus with photos - f/vg+ C$36.00
  58. Lanting, Fred L. Canine Hip Dysplasia - Alpine - CO - 1981 [A thorough and informative work on the disease that is among the most dreaded of canine orthopedic problems and one that has become far to common in a number of breed lines.] 212p - illus - bound in pictorial cvrs - fully indexed - f. C$24.00
  59. Laverack, Edward. The Setter - pp - Eyre & Spottiswoode - UK - 1976 [For C.W. Sorenson Horsford Kennels Lydbury North Shropshire] [An absolutely delightful facsimile of the authors' famous 1872 work, among the rarest and most desirable of Setter works.] 62p - illus. with two exceptional clr & tissue guarded engravings by Hanhart: One of "Dash" a 10 year old Blue Belton and the other, of "Fred 4th." a 15 month old Lemon & White Belton. - bound in brown textured paper covered boards with glt titles - aeg - f in matching f sc C$100.00
  60. Long, Paul. Training Pointing Dogs - Lyons Books - NY - 1985 [A straight forward no nonsense approach to training pointing breeds. Long takes you through the entire process from puppy through elementary and adult with common questions and answers for each situation.] 98p - illus with photos - wrps f. $8.00 [2]
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  62. SOLD Lytle, Horace. Bird Dog Days - Appleton- NY - 1926 1st. ed [The author, perhaps the foremost pointing dog authority in Americaís past and Gun Dog Editor of Field & Stream for 20 years shares several of his stories and views in this early classic.] 191p - illus with photos - original wine & glt pictorial cvrs - vg+/ndj 
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  64. Mackay, John W. Good Shooting - Barnes - NY - 1960 1st. Edition - [The author, a native New Yorker, and son of famous sportsman Clarence Mackay, who leased Gardiner's Island for many years & operated his own NC shooting property in the early 1900's, wrote this to pass along his knowledge of bird dog training and the operation of a private shooting preserve] 138p - illus, photos & a lovely clr frontis of a pointer by Rosseau - vg/vg+ C$20.00
  65. Maurice, J.B. Training Pointers and Setters - Barnes - NJ - 1975 - 1st. American edition - [Dr. Maurice looks at the history of these breeds dating back to 1713 in Britain and takes the reader through all stages of his personal experience of training.] 12mo - 116p - illus - fully indexed - f/f C$16.00 [3]
  66. Maxwell, C. Bede. The New Complete German Shorthaired Pointer (2nd ed) - Howell - NY - 1967 [Origins, early American dogs & progress in breeding, the breed around the world, breed standards & field trials - picking pups - list of great winners & a photo gallery of great dogs] 288p - illus - bound in pictorial cvrs - vg. C$16.00
  67. Maxwell, C. Bede. The New Complete German Shorthaired Pointer (4th ed - revised & updated) - Howell - NY - 1982 [Origins, early American dogs & progress in breeding, the breed around the world, breed standards & field trials - picking pups - list of great winners & a photo gallery of great dogs] 319p - illus - bound in pictorial cvrs - near f. C$20.00 [2]
  68. Maxwell, C. Bede. The Truth About Sporting Dogs - Pelham - UK - 1972 1st. ed. [There is little question that the release of this book in 1972 raised the hackles on the necks of a large number of dog writers and of those who for years have accepted their word as the gospel. C. A. Binney, former secretary of the British Kennel Club, points out in his introduction to this important work that there are examples of representatives of several different breeds claiming the same ancient picture as proof of the long existence of their breeds and that he has the greatest respect for the few authors who have done original research in providing the basis of true breed history . ] 336p - profusely illus with photos - f/dj spine bid sunned o/w f. C$65.00
  69. SOLD McClure, William. Brittany Tales: Best of Dogs, Best of Times - Glade Run - PA - 2002 1st. Edition [McClure a Canadian by birth and a hunter since childhood, reflects on a life blessed with exceptional gun dogs having bred both Brittanys and English Setters, operated a boarding kennel, and written extensively for Dogs in Canada, Gun Dog, Wildfowl, and The American Hunter magazines, as well as contributing to four anthologies. Although Bill and wife Kathryn have owned and admired several breeds of gun dogs over the years, it is the Brittany that hold a special place in their hearts.] 132p - illus - f/f  
  70. Moffit, Ella B. Elias Vail Trains Gun Dogs - Orange Judd - NY - 1937 1st ed. "Covering the pointing breeds, the spaniels and non-slip retrievers" [Moffit, author of "The Cocker Spaniel" and an excellent writer chose Elias Vail, an accomplished trainer to assist her on this one and a wise choice it was. Moffit felt that if the meat of the book came from Vail it would be authentic and moreover, his system works] 219p - illus with photos - bound in green cloth with gold lett sp & cvr - vg. C$24.00 [2]
  71. Moxon, P.R.A. Gundogs: Training & Field Trials - Popular Dogs - UK - 1972 [A long respected training aid for both pointers & retrievers, in it's 16th. Printing.] 256p - illus - fully indexed - f/f C$16.00
  72. Mulak, Steve. Pointing Dogs Made Easy - Countrysport - OH - 1995 [An exceptional writer, Mulak has spent over 30 yrs. working with bird dogs. Pointing Dogs Made Easy departs from the traditional dog-training books by treating dogs as individuals to be trained according to the individual needs of their owners.] 167p - illus by the author - f/f C$36.00 [2]
  73. Pugh, George. The Gordon Setter Review 1973 -1977 -The Gordon Setter Club Of America - NY- 1978 [A history of the breed in America beginning in 1900.] 239p - illus in clr & b/w - pictorial eps "Clr painting of a Gordon on point over a woodcock" by Ronald T. Andrews - bound in attractive Gordon Plaid with gold inset medallion of a Gordon Setter - several paper clip impressions to upper page edges o/w f. C$130.00
  74. Quinn, Tom. The Working Retrievers - Lyons Press - NY - 1998 [The classic book for the training, care, and handling of retrievers for hunting and field trials. Quinn's exceptional artistic & writing skills, combined with his immense knowledge of what makes retrievers tick make this book a joy for those who own or contemplate owning one of the great retriever breeds.] 4to - 257p - illus in clr & b/w - fully indexed - f/f C$20.00 [3]
  75. Ripley, Ozark [John B. deM Thompson] Bird Dog Training Made Easy - Hunter-Trader-Trapper - 1936 [A timely manual on the choosing, training, feeding, exercising, and practical use of the bird dog.] 16mo - 80p - wrps - front cvr corner creased, couple of stains to back o/w vg. C$20.00 [2]
  76. SOLD Robinson, Jerome B. Hunt Close - Winchester - NY - 1978 [A realistic guide to training close-working gun dogs for today's tight cover conditions] 212p - illus with photos f/f C$12.00
  77. Robinson, Jerome B. Training The Hunting Retriever - PP - NH - 1991 [A collection of the most successful training techniques used by some of the best professional hunting retriever trainers in America. As Gundog editor of Sports Afield, Jerome Robinson was able to travel, meet, and interview the best of the best. The is the result of research.] 233p - illus with photos - f/f C$24.00
  78. Rutherford, Clarice, Barbara Branstad & Sandra Whicker. Retriever Working Certificate Training - Alpine - CO - 1986 1st. Ed. [Designed for the retriever owner who enjoys field work but prefers the challenges of a working certificate over those of field trials.] 111p - illus - fully indexed - wrps - f. C$12.00
  79. Seminatore, Mike. Your Bird Dog and You - Barnes - NJ - 1977 [Drawing on 60 yrs of training every breed of pointing dog, the author revels the unique methods he uses to teach dogs to point, quarter, back, retrieve, stop to the flush of game, & remain steady to wing and shot] 160p - illus - f/f C$20.00 [2]
  80. Smith, Lawrence B. (Lon) Modern Gun Dogs: Their Uses & Care - Scribner's - NY - 1936 1st. Edition [A popular author from the early 1900's with a good overview on gun dog training and much on kennel & care.] 173p - illus with some very interesting photos including early automobile transportation crates and mobile kennels - minor soilage to cvrs o/w vg/dj fully intact with some edge wear, now under new brodart protective cover C$10.00
  81. Smith, Stewart. Retrievers And How To Break Them For Sport & Field Trials - The Field Press - UK - nd (circa 1926) 3rd. Edition [A darling of a little retriever treatise including a delightful chapter "Out On The Twelfth" more commonly known as "The Festival of St. Grouse".] 16mo - 62p - front paste down and front end paper are advertisements for Spratt’s Dog Cakes and Charles Boswell Guns & Rifles respectively - bound in original publishers green cloth with gold titles - bit of shelf wear, tight bindings, small smudge upper border of p31 & a previous owner’s name, address & date at top of dedication page - overall vg. C$36.00
  82. Spencer, James B. Training Retrievers For Marshes and Meadows - Alpine - CO - 1990 [A veteran who has trained retrievers since the mid 1950's guides you with step-by-step instruction through puppy training, single marked retrieve, double marked retrieves, advanced marks and blinds, basic obedience, fore breaking...why & how, and basic blind retrieve training.] 231p - illus with photos - fully indexed - pictorial covers f/no dust jacket issued C$45.00
  83. Sutsos, Mike & R. Behme. Training Your Pointer & Spaniel Putnams - NY 1987 1st ed [A definitive guide to owning & training an upland game dog ] 256p - illus, photos - f/f C$20.00 [4]
  84. Syrotuck, William G. Scent And The Scenting Dog - Arner - NY - 1972 [The author examines the theory of how many natural elements as well as other unnatural elements effect a dog's ability to scent to a conclusion. Many factors "interfere" with both man and dog's natural sense of smell and while dogs can't talk [at least in a language readily understood by man] modern science has made advancements in understanding much more about humans sense of smell including much that can be compared to out canine friends.] 99p - illus with drawings - wrps - f. C$20.00
  85. Tarrant, Bill. Best Way To Train Your Gun Dog - The Delmar Smith Method - McKay - NY - 1977 [Tarrant, the gun dog editor of Field & Stream takes you step by step through the highly successful methods of five time winner of both the National Open & US Open Brittany championships, Delmar Smith.] 186p - illus - fully indexed - o/w f/f C$24.00 [2]
  86. Tarrant, Bill. Bill Tarrant's Gun Dog Book - Sun Trails - Arizona - 1980 [A collection of the author's greatest gun dog stories from his early days at Field & Stream Magazine.] 177p - illus by Patrick Sawyer - vg+/vg+ C$32.00
  87. Tarrant, Bill. Hey Pup, Fetch It Up! - Stackpole - PA - 1993 [Heralded by many as the best retriever training book ever written "Hey Pup, Fetch It Up" laid the ground work for the forming of hunting retriever clubs across America.] 500p - illus with photos and line drawings by Lou Schifferl - fully indexed - f/f C$40.00 [3]
  88. Tarrant, Bill. How To Hunt Birds With Gun Dogs - Stackpole - PA - 1994 1st. Edition [Not your usual run-of-the-mill "how to books" but rather some solid proven advise from one of the most respected dog trainers in modern times. Tarrant takes you and pup into the field hunting more than 20 popular game birds.] 178p - illus - fully indexed - f/f C$20.00 [2]
  89. Tarrant, Bill. Pick Of The Litter - Lyons & Burford - NY - 1995 [20 of the best stories about dogs & bird hunting by one of America's favorite gun-dog writers] 170p - illus - f/f C$35.00 
  90. Tarrant, Bill. Problem Gun Dogs: How To Identify and Correct Their Faults - Stackpole - PA - 1992 [This latest book by expert trainer Bill Tarrant picks up where other books on the subject leave off by teaching handlers how to correct flaws in a dog's behavior in the field. Common problems and corrective steps for retrievers, flushing dogs, and pointing breeds are covered.] 180p - illus - fully indexed - f/f C$32.00 [2]
  91. Tarrant, Bill. Retriever Pups: The Formative First Year - Voyageur - MN - 1999 [A seasoned trainer and gun dog columnist for Field & Stream the late Bill Tarrant, takes you through the important first steps in training during the early months.] 222p - illus - fully indexed - f/f C$30.00 [3]
  92. Tarrant, Bill. Tarrant Trains Gun Dogs - Stackpole - PA - 1989 1st ed. [Humane way to get top results - the first book written to remove the whip from the trainer's hand.] 222p - illus - fully indexed - f/f C$25.00 [2]
  93. Tarrant, Bill. Training the Versatile Retriever To Hunt Upland Birds - Wilderness Adventures - MT - 1996 [Tarrant teamed up with four of America's top retriever trailers to produce this excellent training aid for those who want a retriever that not only retrieves but also hunts upland.] 268p - illus - fully indexed - f/f C$40.00 [2]
  94. Taylor, John D. A Gentleman's Shooting Dog - Bonasa - PA - 2005 1st. Edition [Award winning author of seven books and frequent contributor to Upland Almanac as well as Gun-Dog & Pointing-Dog magazines, Taylor examines the evolution of the legendary Ryman Setter and how four primary individuals.....George Ryman, Ellen Ryman-Calkins, Carl Cawkins, and today Ken Alexander through DeCoverly Kennels have stewarded this unique line of English setters through a century.] 354p - illus by Dann Jacobus and with photos - fully indexed - outer edge damp stain to 1st 4 pgs o/w a fine unread copy in a fine dj reduced to C$25.00 
  95. Taylor, Major J.M. Field Trial Records of Dogs In America 1874-1907 - Nicholson - PA - 1907 1st. Edition [A massive work on the setter & pointer breeds, encompassing: Biographical sketches of prominent sportsmen; Field Trial Records from 1874 to July 1, 1907, giving ownership, name, sire, dam, breed, sex & handler of winners in each trial; Records of each national championship winner together with relative info & statistics; Records of each field trial clubs formed; Record of handlers and others who have handled 5 or more winners; Records of all sires and dams of field trail winners together with their progeny in alphabetical order; and more.] 4to - 545p - illus with photos & portraits - fully indexed - rebound in lovely dark green leatherette with glt titles & fresh eps - although not signed, this book is believed to have originated in the library of W. Lee White, Member of the Field Trial Hall of Fame and the numerous margin notes thoughout it's text are thought to have been penned by him. - other than the margin notes described, some outer edge dust soilage, and a few finger marks here and there throughout the text, this extremely important early work rates a vg. C$200.00
  96. Troyepolsky, Gavriil. Beem - Harper & Row - NY - 1978 [First published in Russian under the title "Belyi Beem Chernoe Ukho" in 1971. A novel, Beem is a beautiful story about the life of a Gordon Setter born with the wrong coloring for a pure-bred and destined for a very short life until rescued. ] 200p - translated from the Russian by Antonina W. Bouis - f/vg C$10.00
  97. Vance, Joel M. Tails I Lose: Coping With Bird Dogs - Derrydale - NY - 2000 [The former prisident of the Outdoor Writers Association and former regional editor of Field & Stream takes you on an adventure through the extremes of love and madness in training and working with bird dogs.] 197p - f/f C$32.00
  98. Volhard, Wendy & Kerry Brown DVM. The Holistic Guide For A Healthy Dog - Howell - NY - 1995 [Fulfill your dog's individual needs for good health; what really is in dog food; how to read labels; how to test your dog's diet; homeopathy, chiropractic, alternative therapies, supplements, hers, etc. Seems to work for humans, why not our 4 legged friends. An interesting look at alternative health sources.] 294p - illus - fully indexed - bound in pictorial cvrs - f. C$16.00
  99. Walkowicz, Chris & Bonnie Wilcox, DVM Successful Dog Breeding - Arco - NY - 1985 first edition [The complete handbook of canine midwifery.] 218p - illus - fully indexed - f/f C$16.00
  100. Walpole, Stewart J. Scrapbook Selections Book lll - American Field - Chicago - nd (circa 1945) [Reminiscences of the sporting life with chapters on Quail shooting in the Yucatan, Fishing in Wisconsin and much on bird dog training and field trials] 12mo - 104p - illus with b/w frontis, 2 line drawings and a plate - bound in red leatherette with rounded corners, gold titles and sewn in silk marker ribbon - vg. C$32.00
  101. Walters, D.L. & Ann. Training Retrievers To Handle - Privately published - KS - 1979 1st. Edition [D.L. Walters was born into his profession, helping his parents raise and train hunting dogs. In 1945 he joined them in the business, specializing in retrievers. Before long he was on the field trial circuit winning his first open stake in 1951. In the years to come, the Walters name would become synomimus with the training of great retrievers in both field trial and hunting circles. In 1967, D.L. & Ann edited "Charles Morgan on Retrievers" one of the most respected and best selling retriever training books of all time. Twelve years later they developed and published this exceptional work to teach handling and while the procedures described are adaptable to all types of dogs, they are especially designed to promote stylish, confident, hard running dogs on blind retrieves. Their program laid out step by step stresses the creation of good habits and the prevention of bad habits.] 133p - illus with 12 photos and over 50 diagrams - lovely pictorial end papers - a classic! - pos on front end paper o/w near f/dj near f with a 3/4" chip at the spine head neatly repaired and barely noticeable under new brodart protective cover C$55.00
  102. Webb, David A.(ed). A Feisty Little Pointing Dog - Silver Quill - ME - 2000 [A celebration of the Brittany with contributions from 16 authors in 26 stories of personal experiences with this popular breed.] 200p - illus. with line drawings by Chris Smith - f/f C$45.00 
  103. Webb, David A. (ed) Empty Collars: A Tribute To The Memory Of Our Gun Dogs - Glade Run - PA - 2003 first edition [The training, growth, attainment, elation, and the aging of a gun dog each come as part of a whole package, one that ends in loss. You can't have a little bit without accepting it all. This observation from contributing writer Mark Jeffrey Volk is the bittersweet reality of that all to short time spent with a close hunting companion. Empty Collars is a collection of exceptional writings by a host of leading canine experts including the likes of George Bird Evans, Bill Tarrant, Joe Arnette, and others, each offering an intimate glimpse into the lives and memories of gun dogs.] 142p - illus with the drawings of Chris Smith - forward by Chris Cornell, editor of Countrysport Press - f/f C$28.00 [4]
  104. SOLD Another - Specially bound in forest green buckram with gold titles - limited to only 75 hand numbered copies each signed by both the editor, David Webb and illustrator Chris Smith - f in matching slip case 
  105. Webb, Sherman. Practical Pointer Training - Winchester - NY - 1974 [Hints on training the pointing breeds including classic problems like the bolter, the self-hunter, the flusher, the chaser, the blinker, and the gun-shy dog.] 12mo - 178p - illus with photos - fully indexed - vg+/vg+ C$12.00 [3]
  106. Wehle, Robert G. Snakefoot: The Making of a Champion - Country Press - NY - 1996 [To quote Tom Davis, senior gun dog editor , Sporting Classics, "On a certain level, Snakefoot: The Making of a Champion is the chronicle of one dogís journey from the whelping box to the dais at the top shooting dog of the year awards ceremony. But on a deeper level, it is nothing less than a blueprint for bird dog greatness, a blueprint authored by the only man truly qualified for the task". No man has done more, or dedicated more of his life to the breeding and training of pointers than Bob Wehle, he is without question the best of the best.] 268p - illus with clr photos - lovely pictorial end papers - f/f C$80.00
  107. Wehle, Robert G. Wing & Shot: Gun Dog Training - Country Press - NY - 1971 [I asked a former breeder and trainer of champion gun dogs to choose his favorite of all the training books he was familiar with and he chose this one! A great dog book—The pointing breeds, their development & step by step training] 190p - illus, with clr frontis, nice chapter head sketches, b/w photos + several lovely clr repos of some of the greats - pictorial eps - pos o/w vg/vg. C$20.00 [3]
  108. Wildfowler [Lewis Clement] Dog Breaking - Burlington - UK - 1915 [A Practical Treatise on the Training and Management of Shooting Dogs. With a Chapter on Points Of Sporting Dogs. By Fred Gresham.] 90p + 5 of advertising - illus with a frontis & 14 wonderful b/w plates - bound in original green cvrs with glt titles - cvrs bit soiled (but presentable) from years of handling, corners slightly bumped, end papers browned o/w vg. C$60.00
  109. Williams, Ben O. Winston: The Life of a Gun Dog - Willow Creek - WI - 2003 1st. edition [Williams has trained Brittanys for fifty years and his dogs are as famous in the West as Elhew pointers are legendary in the South. Winston was a champion in Ben's heart, the best dog he ever owned. This book is a portrait of that special dog, and a living document of what the hunter's life spent bird hunting is in its purest form.] 12mo - 175p - illus with photos - f/f C$26.00 [5]
  110. Willow Creek editors - Just Dogs - Willow Creek - WI - 1988 1st. Ed [A literary and photographic tribute to the great hunting breeds.] 4to - profusely illus in clr - f/f C$24.00
  111. Winterhelt, Sigbot & Edward Bailey. The Training & Care of the Versatile Hunting Dog - North American Versatile Hunting Dog Assoc - Ontario - 1973 [An excellent training aid for the fancier of the traditional European breeds.] 105p - illus - spiral bound stiff card covers - vg. C$16.00 [3]
  112. Wolters, Richard A. Duck Dogs - Dutton - NY - 1990 [Wolters, author of Water Dog, Game Dog, and Gun Dog, all popular best sellers filled with grass route basics and the fundamentals of training shooting dogs, traces the history of the popular retriever breeds and their training.] 239p - illus - fully indexed - f/f C$20.00
  113. Wolters, Richard A. Gun Dog - Dutton - NY - 1961 [A rapid training method written for the gunner with limited time & facilities who wants to train the dog himself~herself] 150p - illus - vg. C$20.00 [5]
  114. Wolters, Richard A. The Labrador Retriever: The History.......The People Revisited - Dutton - NY - 1992 Revised & Expanded edition [Wolters traces the history of the most popular sporting dog in the world today from it's routes in Newfoundland to England & Scotland where a select few had literally saved the breed from extinction by accepting it as their favorite retriever for driven grouse and pheasants then on to it's rise to stardom in the US where legends like "King Buck" owned by John Olin and trained by the legendary Cotton Pershall reigned. Wolters traveled over 20,000 miles researching this remarkable work and his efforts complimented by many historical photos and exceptional art make this a treasure for the fancier of labs.] 4to - 226p - profusely illus including 36 full clr paintings by Magargee, Reneson, Hennessey, Abbett, Pleissner, Ripley, Gromme and others - f/very minor edge wear to dj C$20.00
  115. Wolters, Richard A. Water Dog - Dutton - NY - 1964 [A Revolutionary rapid training method written for those with limited time but who want to train a working retriever fast and on their own.] 179p - illus with photos - fully indexed - pictorial eps - f/vg C$20.00
  116. Ziessow, Dr. Bernard.(ed) The Official Book Of The Labrador Retriever - TFH - NJ - 1995 [A monumental work covering all aspects of the breed. Ziessow left no stone unturned in assembling the team responsible for the vast amount of knowledge contained herein.] 448p - profusely illus with photos most in clr - fully indexed - f. C$28.00