Sporting Dogs

Breeds and Training
Memoirs and Commentary
Sporting Dog Fiction

Be sure to see "Breeds" in the table of contents for more information on your favorite dog.

Memoirs and Commentary

  • ALMIRALL, Leon V. Canines & Coyotes Wheat Ridge: Hoflin, 1976. Gilt-stamped red leatherette binding, 8vo, 150 pages, index, black-and-white photos and drawings; preface by R. L. Smith; foreword by Patrick Chalmers. Coursing dogs in North America; emphasis on wolfhounds. Facsimile of the 1941 Caxton edition. 1st thus. As new condition. $45.00

  • BB [Denys Watkins-Pitchford] The Sportsman's Bedside Book London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1937. Brown cloth binding (gilt-stamped spine), 8vo, 237 pages; black-and-white illustrations by D. J. Watkins-Pitchford and G. D. Armour. Prose, and a little poetry, on all aspects of the sporting life, including hounds, horses, foxes, and all the other creatures of the countryside; portions drawn from Country Life, Scottish Country Life, and Shooting Times. 1948 reprint. Good condition (some light browning, especially on endpapers); no dust jacket. $25.00

  • BRADLEY, Cuthbert ("Whipster" of The Field) The Foxhound of the Twentieth Century: The Breeding and Work of the Kennels of England London: George Routledge and Sons, Limited, 1914. Crimson morocco and cloth (leather spine and corners), gilt-stamped spine, 4to, 308 pages, index, list of illustrations (16 full-page color prints with tissue overlays, 16 full-page black-and-white prints, 83 smaller black-and-white text illustrations, and 10 maps). The author of Good Sport Seen with Some Famous Packs, 1885-1910 and Fox-Hunting from Shire to Shire takes the reader on one adventure after another, joining the hunts of Yorkshire, the Northern Counties, the North-Western Counties, the Mid-Eastern Counties, the Eastern Counties, the Western Midlands and South Wales, the Mid-Southern Counties, the South-Eastern Counties, and the West Country. Chapters discuss "The Puppy Walkers The Back-Bone of Fox-Hunting," "Periods in Hunting History Between 1787 and 1912 Which Influenced the Development of the Foxhound," "The Symmetry of the Modern Foxhound," Belvoir kennel sires, and the 1913 Reigate and National foxhound shows. 1st edition. Very good condition (previous owner's name and date inside from cover and on half-title; boards show some wear and small areas of discoloration on front and back covers; hinges firm; minor foxing on some pages but most text pages are clean; all art intact and clean, with tissue overlays on color plates). $90.00

  • BROMLEY-DAVENPORT, W. Sport (new edition) London: Chapman and Hall, 1888. Decorated cloth binding, 12mo, 243 pages plus 12 pages of advertising; preface by Augusta Bromley-Davenport; illustrated by Lt.-Gen. H. Hope Crealocke, CB, CMG. Devoted to fox hunting (several fine illustrations of horses and hounds), salmon fishing, covert shooting, and deer stalking (deerhounds are pictured); distinctly personal perspectives by an enthusiastic sportsman active in Britain and Norway. Good condition (inscription on free endpaper; boards faded). $65.00

  • DE VEZINS, Comte Elie Hounds for a Pack London: J. A. Allen, 1974. Cloth (gilt-stamped spine), 12mo, dust jacket, 48 pages, 8 full-page black-and-white drawings (after paintings by Baron Karl Reille); translated from the French and with an introduction by Lionel R. Woolner; foreword by Sir Rupert Buchanan-Jardine. Hare hunting by a master huntsman, with such hounds as the black and tan, griffon, griffon basset, and Porcelaine. 1st English-language edition of Les Chiens courant français pour la chasse, du lièvre dans le Midi de la France (Montauban, 1882). Very good condition, in very good dust jacket in Mylar. $35.00

  • DRABBLE, Phil Phil Drabble's Country Scene London: Pelham Books, 1974. Green cloth binding with gilt-stamped spine, 8vo, dust jacket, 216 pages, index, black-and-white photos. Dogs are among the memorable characters encountered in the British naturalist's "Country Scene" columns from the Birmingham Evening Mail (published from 1967 to 1970); subjects include game and gameskeepers, foxes and fox hunters, birds and badgers, and such breeds as the lurcher, German shorthaired pointer, whippet, and Staffordshire bull terrier are portrayed. Good+ condition (lacks title/copyright page; minor soil on endpapers; text pages clean and crisp), in very good dust jacket (price clip). $12.00

  • FERGUS, Charles A Rough-Shooting Dog: Reflections from Thick and Uncivil Sorts of Places New York: Lyons & Burford, 1991. Cloth, 8vo, dust jacket, 234 pages; illustrated by Joe Fornelli. Thoughtful observations on English springer spaniels, their training, and work in the field. 1st edition, very good condition (pages very faintly browned), in very good dust jacket. $10.00

  • FERGUS, Jim A Hunter's Road: A Journey with Gun and Dog Across the American Uplands New York: Henry Holt, 1993. Wraps, 8vo, 290 pages, bibliography. Labrador retriever Sweetzer joins the author on a trek reminiscent of Steinbeck's Travels with Charley. 1st thus. As new condition. $10.00

  • FOOTE, John Taintor Sporting Days New York/London: D. Appleton-Century Co., 1937. Green cloth (gilt-stamped front cover, black-stamped spine), 12mo, dust jacket, 159 pages; full-page captioned black-and-white drawings by Arthur D. Fuller. Anthologizes some of Foote's best writing on the love of hunting and fishing. Dogs appear in "Dog Upon the Waters" (setter Myrtle), "Old Joe" (setters), "Lily Belle Gets the Air" (pointer), and "The Blighting of Jeptha" (setters make a brief appearance). Also included are "The Diver Does His Stuff" (fishing), "My First Depression" (cockfighting), "The Fall of Mr. Barnstople," and "The Diver Takes to Pinochle." 1st edition. Signed and dated by the author on free endpaper. Fair to good condition (some wear and discoloration on boards; text clean but faintly browned), in fair to good dust jacket (price clip; small chips and tears) in Mylar. $60.00

  • HANCOCK, David Old Working Dogs Princes Risborough (U.K.): Shire Publications (Shire Album 123), 1998. Pictorial wraps, 8vo, 32 pages, short reading list, numerous black-and-white illustrations. A concise study of the hunting, pastoral, and earth dogs of Great Britain. 2d edition. As new condition. $6.50

  • HENDERSON, David Spook: Tales of a Bird Dog New York: Lyons & Burford, 1995. Cloth, 8vo, dust jacket, 126 pages, bibliography; black-and-white drawings by Shep Foley. Memoir of a remarkable setter, fowling and life in North Carolina. 1st edition. Pristine, as new condition. $17.00

  • HILL, Gene Tears & Laughter: A Couple of Dozen Dog Stories New Albany: Countrysport Press, 1996. Gilt-stamped cloth, 8vo, dust jacket, 168 pages; black-and-white illustrations by Herb Strasser; foreword by Martin "Bubba" Wood. Reprint of the 1981 classic; 26 memorable tales, with full-page dog portraits. 1st thus. As new condition. $25.00

  • Just Dogs: A Literary and Photographic Tribute to the Great Hunting Breeds Minocqua: Willow Creek Press, 1988. Cloth (gilt-stamped spine), 4to, dust jacket, 148 pages. Contemporary writing, from quips to essays, and exceptionally fine color photography. Stated 1st edition. Near fine condition, in near fine dust jacket. $20.00

  • PROPER, Datus C. Pheasants of the Mind: A Hunter's Search for a Mythic Bird New York: Prentice Hall Press, 1990. Cloth, 8vo, dust jacket, 154 pages, notes; illustrations by Eldridge Hardie. Includes the selection and training of the ideal bird dog. 1st edition. Very good condition, in good dust jacket (slight soil) in Mylar. $20.00

  • SALMON, M. H. Gila Descending: A Southwestern Journey Silver City: High-Lonesome Books, 1986. Pictorial wraps, 8vo, 210 pages; black-and-white illustrations by Fred Barraza. A hound and a tomcat join Dutch Salmon on a wilderness trek, by foot and canoe, through Arizona and New Mexico. 3d edition. As new condition. $9.95

  • TARRANT, Bill Pick of the Litter New York: Lyons & Burford, 1995. Cloth, 8vo, dust jacket, 170 pages; black-and-white illustrations by Eldridge Hardie. Some of the author's best writing from his Field & Stream column; excellent reading and fine illustrations. 1st edition. Pristine, as new condition. $18.00
  • Bill Tarrant's training books appear in the "Breeds and Training" section of "Sporting Dogs."

  • TRUAX, Doug, editor A Breed Apart: A Tribute to the Hunting Dogs that Own Our Souls: An Original Anthology New Albany: Countrysport Press, 1996. Illustrated wraps, 8vo, 364 pages, brief author biographies; introduction by the editor. Personal experiences of some of the top writers in the genre: Philip Bourjaily, John Barsness, George Bird Evans, Michael McIntosh, Charles Fergus, Datus Proper, Steve Grooms, Chris Dorsey, Robert F. Jones, Thomas Bevier, Randy Lawrence, Gene Hill, Thomas McIntyre, Jim Fergus, Gary Marek, Dave Meisner, Charles F. Waterman, John Holt, Dan O'Brien, Paul Carson, Tom Huggler, Diane Vasey, Glen Sheppard, Stewart Williams, Geoffrey Norman, and Jerome Robinson. 1st thus. As new condition. $18.00

  • VANCE, Joel Bobs, Brush, and Brittanies: A Long Love Affair with Quail Hunting New York: Lyons & Burford, 1997. Hardcover, 8vo, dust jacket (featuring an Eldridge Hardie painting of a Brittany on the front), 207 pages, black-and-white drawings. The accomplished outdoorsman and popular columnist and author shares a lifetime of knowledge and experience in this memoir; must reading for Brittany fanciers and bird hunters. 1st edition/1st printing. As new condition. $22.00

  • WATERMAN, Charles F. Gun Dogs & Bird Guns: A Charley Waterman Reader New Albany: Countrysport Press, 1986. Cloth, 8vo, dust jacket, 219 pages; introduction by Ed Gray; black-and-white illustrations by Fred W. Thomas. Entertaining and informative reading, with fine complementary artwork. 1st edition. As new condition; dust jacket in Mylar. $30.00

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    Sporting Dog Fiction

  • BAILEY, Arthur Scott The Tale of Old Dog Spot (Slumber-Town Tales series) New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1921. Black-stamped brown cloth, 12mo, 113 pages; endpaper illustrations, frontispiece, and title page illustration by Harry L. Smith. Children's novel of young farm boy Johnnie Green and well-spoken Spot ("You know I'm a sporting dog. I'm a pointer.") and their adventures from the local swimming hole to the circus. Notable for Spot's many conversations with other animals. Good+ condition; no dust jacket. $18.00

  • BARKER, K. F. Bellman: The Story of a Beagle London: A. & C. Black Ltd. (The "Classic" Animal Library series), 1936. Dark green blindstamped cloth with gilt-stamped spine, 8vo, 207 pages plus 5 pages of publisher's advertising. Beautifully illustrated throughout by the author, with 26 full-page and smaller black-and-white drawings, in addition to a frontispiece and 13 head and tail pieces to chapters. Novel of a hunt beagle in Great Britain, from puppy days through a lifetime of adventure; first published in 1933. Apparent 1st printing. Very good condition (some foxing; minor soil on fore edge); no dust jacket. $35.00

  • "reprinted from THE SPECTATOR" [Joseph ADDISON and Sir Richard STEELE] Days with Sir Roger de Coverley London: Macmillan & Co., 1886. Gilt-stamped and decorated blue cloth, square 8vo, 82 pages. Sporting dogs, house pets and pups, and fox hunting feature in this touchingly human and humorous account of country life in Britain, from the pages of the famous periodical (1711-1712). This edition is enriched by the more than 80 black-and-white illustrations by Hugh Thomson, many of which depict with precision and levity hounds afield and sporting and domestic scenes featuring dogs. 1st edition. Fair condition (upper portion of frontispiece removed; previous owner's inscription on printer's blank; boards worn, especially on the corners and head and tail of spine, but front cover gilt illustrations are undisturbed and retain their sheen; foxing on two text pages, title page, and frontispiece's tissue overlay; text and art clean). $75.00

  • For more fiction about sporting dogs, consult listings for your favorite breeds and browse through our Fiction and Literature department.

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    Breeds and Training

  • AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB Sporting Dogs (Hounds): The Breeds and Standards as Recognized by the American Kennel Club New York: G. Howard Watt, Inc., 1935. Black-stamped blue cloth binding, 8vo, 118 pages, black-and-white photos and line drawings; introduction by Charles T. Inglee, AKC executive vice president; most photos by R. W. Tauskey; glossary of technical terms compiled by Vinton P. Breese. Combines fine illustrations typical of dogs of the early decades of the 20th century and detailed breed standards for the Afghan hound, basset hound, beagle, bloodhound, dachshund, Scottish deerhound, American and English foxhounds, greyhound, harrier, Norwegian elkhound, otterhound, saluki, whippet, Irish and Russian wolfhounds. 1st edition. Fair to good condition (lacks saluki chapter; spine faded; covers, in Mylar, show wear and light soil; text and illustrations clean); no dust jacket. $15.00

  • BRANDER, Michael Gundogs: Their Care and Training London: Adam & Charles Black, 1963. Illustrated hardcover, 8vo, 97 pages, index, black-and-white photos (many of German shorthaired pointers). General work for the novice; includes brace work. 1976 reprint. Good condition (spine shows wear); no dust jacket. $15.00

  • BROWN, William F. Field Trials: History, Management and Judging Standards New York: A. S. Barnes, 1947. Cloth, 8vo, 221 pages, black-and-white illustrations, roster of champions. Originally published in 1934. Some fine period photos. Good condition (some foxing; edgewear; endpapers discolored); no dust jacket. $20.00
    ---- How to Train Hunting Dogs: A Successful System of Training Pointing Dogs, Sporting Spaniels, and Non-Slip Retrievers New York: A. S. Barnes, 1942. Cloth, 8vo, dust jacket, 228 pages, index, black-and-white photos. With an interesting "Helpful Memoranda" section, a chapter on war dogs, and many good action illustrations. 4th printing (June 9, 1944). Very good condition, in good dust jacket in Mylar. $25.00
    ---- Know Your Setters and Pointers: Raising, Care and Field Training New York: The Pet Library Ltd. (no. 538), no date [ca. 1970]. Pictorial wraps (with a portrait-quality color photo of an English setter on the front cover), 12mo, 64 pages; color and black-and-white photos by Sally Anne Thompson. Nice photos and concise advice on selection and training of all setters and pointing breeds. 1st printing. Good+ condition. $7.00

  • CROXTON SMITH, A. British Dogs at Work London: Adam and Charles Black, 1906. Gilt-stamped and decorated cloth (pointer appears on the spine; the pointing pointer on the front cover duplicates the color frontispiece), 8vo, 132 pages plus 3 pages of dog-related advertising, list of illustrations; 20 full-page color illustrations by G. Vernon Stokes. Chapters discuss "Hounds at Work," "Shooting Dogs," and "The Terriers," as well as "Kennels and Their Construction," purchasing a dog, raising and feeding, breeding and "Some Common Ailments." An introductory chapter on "Man's Best Friend" takes a quick tour of literature and history before setting out Kennel Club rosters of sporting and nonsporting breeds. Each illustration, including the frontispiece, faces a full page of facts about the breed depicted, including "His Work" and "His Points." Breeds shown are the pointer, otterhound, beagle, deerhound, Irish wolfhound, English setter, Clumber spaniel, Sussex spaniel, Scottish terrier, foxhound, basset hound, bloodhound, Irish setter, retriever, cocker spaniel, fox terrier, Airedale terrier, bulldog, collie, and old English sheepdog. Apparent 1st edition. Presentation copy (stamp on title page). Good+ condition (previous owner's signature and date on free endpaper; all art intact; some foxing on text pages but art unaffected; boards and spine worn, but volume is firm). $350.00

  • DAVIS, Henry P. Training Your Own Bird Dog (new revised edition) New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1969. Cloth, 8vo, dust jacket, 178 pages, glossary, field trial records, 16-page black-and-white photo insert (including many notable dogs). Contains the poem "Bird Dog" by C. T. Davis; Barnacre Buster appears on the dust jacket. 4th impression. Good+ condition, in very good dust jacket (slight wear) in Mylar. $15.00

  • DEELEY, Martin Advanced Gundog Training: Practical Fieldwork and Competition Ramsbury (U.K.): Crowood Press, 2001. Pictorial wraps, 8vo, 176 pages, index, black-and-white photos and line drawings. Advanced training for sporting breeds. Paperback reissue of the 1990 edition. 1st thus. As new condition. $20.00

  • DUFFEY, David Michael Hunting Dog Know-How Princeton: Van Nostrand, 1965. Cloth, 8vo, dust jacket, 176 pages, index, black-and-white photos. Selection, training, and employment of all hunting breeds. 1st edition. A good reading copy; fair condition (ex-library), in fair dust jacket (slight soil) in Mylar. $22.00

  • FALK, John R. The Complete Guide to Bird Dog Training (revised and expanded) New York: Lyons & Burford, 1994. Cloth, 8vo, dust jacket, 272 pages, bibliography, black-and-white photos. From selection of the breed that's right for you through field trialing. With emphasis on pointing breeds (English setter and pointer, Brittany, German shorthaired pointer, vizsla, and wirehaired pointing griffon) and flushing breeds (English springer spaniel, Labrador and golden retrievers, and American water spaniel). 1st edition. As new condition. $18.00

  • FERGUS, Charles Gun Dog Breeds: A Guide to Spaniels, Retrievers, and Pointing Dogs New York: Lyons & Burford, 1992. Cloth, 8vo, dust jacket, 201 pages, black-and-white photos; foreword by A. Hamilton Rowan, Jr. Practical perspectives on English and Welsh springers; cocker, American and Irish water, Boykin, Clumber, field and Sussex spaniels; Labrador, Chesapeake Bay, golden, flat-coated, curly-coated, and Nova Scotia duck tolling retrievers; English, Irish, and Gordon setters; pointer; Brittany; German shorthaired and wirehaired pointers; vizsla; weimaraner; wirehaired pointing griffon; with comments on Pudelpointer, small and large Munsterlander, spinone, and German longhaired pointer. 1st edition; as new condition; $22.95. A second copy: 1st edition, near fine condition, in very good dust jacket; $15.00

  • FORESTER, Frank, compiled, abridged, edited, and illustrated by The Dog by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson New York: Excelsior Publishing House, 1873. Gilt-stamped green cloth, 8vo, 663 pages (including 2-page editor's note), index, numerous full-page and smaller black-and-white drawings (with setter and woodchuck frontispiece). Combines three classic texts: The Sportsman's Vade Mecum by Dinks, Dogs and Their Management by Mayhew, and Dog Breaking by Hutchinson. Very good condition (tight, clean pages; minor soil on fore edge, back cover, and endpapers; gilt in very good condition on front cover and spine), in Mylar. $120.00

  • FREE, James Lamb Training Your Retriever (6th revised edition) New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1977. Cloth (gilt-stamped spine), 8vo, dust jacket, 336 pages, index, black-and-white photos; with "special reports" by S. Alan and Joan Williams and Perry E. and Zola R. Pound. A classic on the subject; the 40-page photo insert includes many step-by-step training sequences. 3d impression. Good+ condition, in good+ dust jacket. $10.00

  • GIBBONS, Boyd The Retriever Game Harrisburg: Stackpole, 1992. Gilt-stamped cloth, 8vo, dust jacket, 114 pages. A look at the field trial circuit, with focus on the National Championship Stake. Stated 1st edition/1st printing. As new condition. $12.00

  • GRIFFEN, Jeff The Hunting Dogs of America Garden City: Doubleday, 1964. Cloth, 4to, dust jacket, 311 pages, black-and-white photos; drawings by Raymond S. Pease. A masterful work organized by pointing, flushing, retrieving, scent-hunting, and coursing breeds; fine illustrations. 4th printing, good condition (spine worn at tail), in good dust jacket (chipped) in Mylar; $22.00. A second copy: 2d printing, very good condition, in good dust jacket (price clip; minor chipping) in Mylar; $24.00

  • HARTLEY, Oliver Hunting Dogs Columbus: A. R. Harding, 1937. Decorated wraps, 16mo, 251 pages plus 7 pages of publisher's advertising, glossary, black-and-white photos. Paperback reprint of 1909 edition that "describes in a practical manner the training, handling, treatment, breeds, etc., best adapted for Night Hunting as well as Gun Dogs for Daylight Sport;" includes the dachshund. Fair to good condition (tight, showing only slight wear). $30.00

  • HUTCHINSON, Walter Hutchinson on Setters Wheat Ridge: Hoflin, 1980. Gilt-stamped red leatherette binding, 4to, 54 pages, 1 color plate, black-and-white illustrations. English, Gordon, and Irish setters extolled; reprint from the classic British encyclopedia of the 1930s. Near fine condition. $40.00

  • IRVING, Joe Gundogs: Their Learning Chain (2nd edition) Shrewsbury: Swan Hill Press, 1998. Pictorial wraps, 8vo, 208 pages, index, black-and-white photos (in which English springer spaniels predominate) and line drawings. An update of the 1983 book by the professional gundog trainer and contributor to such periodicals as Sporting Gun, Shooting News, and Working Gundog. 1st printing. As new condition. $25.00

  • JONES, Robert F. Jake: A Labrador Puppy at Work and Play New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1992. Pictorial wraps, 8vo, unpaginated (32 pages); color photos by Bill Eppridge. For children; Jake is the pup in Upland Passage. 2d printing, very good condition; $5.00. A second copy: 2d printing, near fine condition; $5.50
    ---- Upland Passage: A Field Dog's Education New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1992. Cloth (gilt-stamped spine), 8vo, dust jacket, 69 pages; color photos by Bill Eppridge. All about hunting Labrador retrievers, with special focus on the author's black Labrador Luke and the yellow Labrador pup Jake. 1st edition, near fine condition, in very good dust jacket; $12.00. A second copy: 1st edition, signed by the photographer on the title page; near fine condition, in good dust jacket in Mylar; $14.00. A third copy: 1st edition, near fine condition, in near fine dust jacket; $16.00. A fourth copy: 1st edition, as new condition, in as new dust jacket in Mylar; $18.00
    ---- Upland Passage: A Field Dog's Education New York: Noonday Press, 1997. Wraps, 8vo, 69 pages; color photos by Bill Eppridge. All about hunting Labrador retrievers, with special focus on the author's black Labrador Luke and the yellow Labrador pup Jake. 1st thus, very good condition; $8.00. A second copy: as new condition; $10.00

  • LLOYD, Jack Ivester Hounds of Britain London: Adam and Charles Black, 1973. Gilt-stamped red cloth binding, 8vo, dust jacket, 135 pages, index; illustrated by the author and James R. Mead (23 black-and-white photos); foreword by the Duke of Beaufort. Chapters on hounds (foxhound, Dumfriesshire black and tan, Welsh hound, fell hound, harrier, beagle, basset, bloodhound, staghound, otterhound) and on their quarry (fox, otter, deer, hare). 1st edition. Very good condition, in good dust jacket (featuring the Whaddon Chase foxhounds in color; large closed tear) in Mylar. $35.00

  • LYTLE, Horace Point! A Book About Bird Dogs Lyon: Derrydale Press, 1992. Gilt-stamped blue leatherette binding (gilt edges; marbled endpapers), 8vo, 197 pages, black-and-white illustrations (including the Irish setter Smada Byrd on the frontispiece). Limited edition of 2,500; previously published in 1941. Pristine, as new condition. $40.00
    ---- How to Train Your Bird Dog Dayton: Hochwalt, 1943. Decorated cloth binding, 12mo, 224 pages, black-and-white illustrations, illustrated endpapers. Practical training guidance, plus some interesting old photos of dogs Lytle especially admired, including Ch. Alford's John and Smada Bird's King. Good condition (boards show some wear and fading); no dust jacket. $13.00

  • MOFFIT, Ella B. Elias Vail Trains Gun Dogs (Covering the Pointing Breeds, the Spaniels and Non-slip Retrievers) New York: Howell Book House, 1964. Cloth, 8vo, 219 pages plus 4 pages of publisher's advertising, index, black-and-white photos. First published in 1937. 1st printing. Good+ condition (ex-library, but few markings remain), in good+ dust jacket (spine sunned) in Mylar. $18.00

  • MOXON, P. R. A. Training the Roughshooter's Dog London: Popular Dogs, 1977. Cloth (gilt-stamped spine), 8vo, dust jacket, 157 pages, index, 2-page glossary, black-and-white photos. Revised and expanded version of Gundogs: Modern Methods of Training (1946), with new photos, featuring English springer spaniels, by the author. 1st printing. Good+ condition, in good dust jacket. $28.00

  • MUELLER, Larry Bird Dog Guide: The Complete Guide to Selecting, Training, Working and Breeding Gun Dogs South Hackensack: Stoeger, 1976. Pictorial wraps, 4to, 207 pages, black-and-white photos. Numerous instructive photos are a feature of this large-format paperback, a revised, updated version of the author's Bird Dogs. Good condition (covers rubbed). $10.00
    ---- Speed Train Your Own Bird Dog Harrisburg: Stackpole, 1990. Pictorial wraps, 8vo, 288 pages, black-and-white photos. Covers English pointer, setter, Brittany, drahthaars, vizsla, Irish setter, and German shorthaired pointer. Stated 1st edition/3d printing. As new condition. $18.95
    ---- Speed Train Your Own Retriever: The Quick, Efficient, Proven System for Training a Finished Dog Harrisburg: Stackpole, 1987. Pictorial wraps, 8vo, 222 pages, black-and-white photos, diagrams. 5th printing. Very good condition. $11.00

  • MULAK, Steve Pointing Dogs Made Easy: How to Train, Nurture, and Appreciate Your Bird Dog New Albany: Countrysport Press, 1995. Gilt-stamped cloth, 8vo, dust jacket, 167 pages; introduction by Mark C. Dilts; black-and-white illustrations by the author. Merits include an interesting chapter on "The Top Ten Lessons We Learn from Bird Dogs." Stated 1st edition/1st printing. As new condition. $25.00

  • PETRIE, Chuck, text by Just Retrievers Memphis: Ducks Unlimited Inc./Minocqua: Willow Creek Press, 1997. Gilt-stamped cloth, oblong 8vo, dust jacket, 146 pages; 200 color photos by numerous contributors. A lavish celebration of retrievers, seen doing what they do best. Features Chesapeake and flat- and curly-coated retrievers, plus scores of Labradors and goldens. 1st edition. As new condition. $18.00

  • QUINN, Tom The Working Retrievers: The Training, Care, and Handling of Retrievers for Hunting and Field Trials New York: Lyons Press, 1998. Cloth, 4to, dust jacket, 257 pages, index, selected bibliography, glossary, black-and-white photos and line drawings and color illustrations, including 16 pages of reproductions of Quinn's paintings of dogs and game birds. Reissue of the 1983 classic; covers Labrador, Chesapeake, golden, and other retrievers. 1st printing. Pristine, as new condition. $40.00

  • RICE, Philip F., and John I. Dahl Hunting Dogs New York: Outdoor Life/Harper & Row, 1967. Illustrated wraps, 8vo, 186 pages, index, black-and-white photos and drawings (including frontispiece on "Parts of a Hunting Dog"). Training of all hunting breeds. Fair condition (covers rubbed; a good reading copy). $7.00

  • RIPLEY, Ozark Quail and the Quail Dog Columbus: The Hunter-Trader-Trapper Co., 1939. Wraps, 12mo, 110 pages. All about quail, and a good deal about the choice, care, and training of specialist dogs; English setters are much praised by the author. 1st printing. Good condition (small stain on front cover). $23.00

  • ROBINSON, Jerome B. Hunt Close! A Realistic Guide to Training Close-working Gun Dogs for Today's Tight Cover Conditions Lyme: Jerome B. Robinson, 1978. Gilt-stamped green cloth, 8vo, 221 pages, index, black-and-white photos. Covers the topic thoroughly, from puppy selection and the avoidance of gunshyness through all facets of training and problem solving. Apparent 1st edition. Near fine condition; no dust jacket. $12.00
    ---- Training the Hunting Retriever Lyme: Jerome B. Robinson, 1992. Gilt-stamped green cloth, 8vo, dust jacket, 233 pages, index, black-and-white photos. Based on the author/trainer's work as gundog editor of Sports Afield magazine. A detailed and accomplished treatise drawn from professional trainers' experience. Apparent 1st edition. As new condition. $20.00
  • Roebuck, Kenneth C. Gun-dog Training Pointing Dogs: Care and Training of All Pointing Breeds Harrisburg: Stackpole, 1983. Cloth, 8vo, dust jacket, 183 pages, index; black-and-white photos and drawings by David G. Roebuck. 1st edition. As new condition. $16.95
    ---- Gun-dog Training Spaniels and Retrievers Harrisburg: Stackpole, 1982. Cloth, 8vo, dust jacket, 192 pages, index; black-and-white photos by Ramon M. Rustin and David G. Roebuck; black-and-white line drawings by David G. Roebuck. 1st edition. As new condition. $16.95

  • RUTHERFORD, Clarice, and Cherylon Loveland Retriever Puppy Training: The Right Start for Hunting Loveland: Alpine, 1988. Pictorial wraps (featuring Benchmark's Brio in a color photo by Annette Smith), 8vo, 109 pages, bibliography, glossary; black-and-white photos by Sandra Whicker; black-and-white diagrams by Abigail Bridges. As new condition. $11.95

  • SALMON, M. H. Dutch Gazehounds & Coursing: The History, Art and Sport of Hunting with Sighthounds (revised and expanded second edition) Silver City: High-Lonesome Books, 1999. Hardcover, 8vo, 274 pages, coursing glossary, bibliography, black-and-white photos and reproductions. All about the lore and skill of sighthounds, with incisive observations and guidance on selection and training. Breeds profiled include Afghan hound, borzoi, greyhound, Irish wolfhound, saluki, Scottish deerhound, and whippet. 1st printing. As new condition. $25.00

  • SPENCER, James B. Retriever Training Tests (second edition) Loveland: Alpine, 1997. Illustrated wraps, 8vo, 202 pages, index, black-and-white photos and diagrams (latter designed to evaluate wind, terrain, and cover). Indispensable for working certificate tests, field trials, and hunting. 1st printing. As new condition. $16.95
    ---- Training Retrievers for Marshes and Meadows (second edition) Loveland: Alpine, 1998. Pictorial hardcover, 8vo, 231 pages, index, black-and-white photos and drawings. 1st printing. As new condition. $29.95

  • TARRANT, Bill Hey Pup, Fetch It Up! The Complete Retriever Training Book Harrisburg: Stackpole, 1993. Cloth (gilt-stamped spine), 8vo, dust jacket, 500 pages, index, black-and-white photos; line drawings by Lou Schifferl. A new edition of the fine 1979 manual, with a new preface. 1st printing. As new condition. $24.95
    ---- How to Hunt Birds with Gun Dogs Harrisburg: Stackpole, 1994. Cloth, 8vo, dust jacket, 178 pages, index, black-and-white photos. Everything you should know for a successful day in the field for you and your dog. Topics range from what to wear and how to anticipate and provide for your dog's needs to the choice of guns, descriptions of more than 20 game bird species and their habitats and how to determine the dog that's right for your hunting goals. Stated 1st edition/1st printing. As new condition. $18.95
    ---- Problem Gun Dogs: How to Identify and Correct Their Faults Harrisburg: Stackpole, 1992. Cloth (gilt-stamped spine), 8vo, dust jacket, 180 pages, index; black-and-white photos by the author. Full of helpful explanations and practical solutions. Stated 1st edition/1st printing. As new condition. $15.00
    ---- Tarrant Trains Gun Dogs: Humane Way to Get Top Results Harrisburg: Stackpole, 1989. Red cloth binding (gilt-stamped spine), 8vo, dust jacket, 222 pages, index; black-and-white photos by the author and others."Train with intimacy, not intimidation," Tarrant advises in this thorough course "specifically written to remove the whip from the trainer's hand." Stated 1st edition/4th printing, near fine condition, in near fine dust jacket; $17.00. A second copy: stated 1st edition/3d printing, as new condition; $18.95
    ---- Training the Versatile Retriever to Hunt Upland Birds Bozeman: Wilderness Adventure Press, 1996. Cloth (gilt-decorated front cover and gilt-stamped spine), 8vo, dust jacket, 268 pages, index, black-and-white photos. In this handsome guide, Tarrant aims to "point your dog to performance through love" using methods that "leave all the dog in the dog." Includes the use of hand signals. 2d printing. As new condition. $29.95

  • WEHLE, Robert G. Wing & Shot: Gun Dog Training Scottsville: The Country Press, 1964. Gilt-stamped cloth, 4to, dust jacket, 190 pages, black-and-white text illustrations (photos and drawings), frontispiece in color of notable Elhew pointers; foreword by Henry P. Davis. The classic step-by-step guide by the noted pointer breeder (Elhew Kennels). Beautifully illustrated. 5th printing (May 1979). As new condition; dust jacket in Mylar. $25.00

  • WOLTERS, Richard A. Game Dog: The Hunter's Retriever for Upland Birds and Waterfowl (2d edition) New York: Dutton, 1995. Green cloth binding, 8vo, dust jacket, 207 pages, index; black-and-white photos by Dale Spartas and others; foreword by Dave Meisner; epilogue by Gene Hill. "A concise new training method" based on the 1983 edition. 3d printing. As new condition. $22.95
    ---- Gun Dog New York: Dutton, 1961. Red cloth binding, 8vo, 148 pages; introduction by John W. Randolph; black-and-white photos by Joan Sydlow et al. The author's "revolutionary rapid training method" covers all aspects of training and working field dogs. 22d printing, good+ condition (corners bumped), in good+ dust jacket; $14.00. A second copy: 24th printing, very good condition, in very good dust jacket; $16.00. A third copy: 30th printing, very good condition (small sticker mark on free endpaper); no dust jacket; $10.00
    ---- Water Dog New York: Dutton, 1964. Blue cloth binding, 8vo, dust jacket, 179 pages, index; black-and-white photos by Joan Sydlow and others; introduction by Art Smith. 24th printing, good condition, in fair dust jacket; $10.00. Another copy: stated 1st edition, good+ condition (corners bumped; slight edgewear), in fair to good dust jacket (some discoloration; minor chips) in Mylar; $20.00

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