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The New Complete Saint Bernard 1971 History Care Training Vintage Dog

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New Edition by Professor Albert Heim, Mrs. Henry Hubble, Milo Denlinger, Gerda Umlauff
Revised by Rex Roberts with many new photographs
Copyright 1966 eighth printing 1971
Howell Book House Inc.
Hardcover, orange cloth binding with illustrated covers
Measures 8 1/2 in. x 5 3/4 in.
Section I has 222 pages
Section II has 128 pages

Lots of b/w photo illustrations.

The front endpages are also illustrated.



Contents:

Foreword
Acknowledgements
The Hospice of Saint Bernard
The Crossing of the Alps by Napoleon 
The History of the Saint Bernard Dog, by Professor Albert Heim
Saint Bernard Breeders in Switzerland, 1873 to 1904 
Saint Bernard Breeders in Switzerland to Mid-century
Saint Bernards in Germany
Saint Bernards in England
Early American Breeders
The Saint Bernard in America to Mid-century, by Mrs. Henry H. Hubble 
The Saint Bernard in North America into the 1960's
Interpretation of the Standard 
Text of the Official Standard, by courtesy of the Saint Bernard Club of America 
Special Problems of Giant Dogs, by Joe Stetson 
A Week-end with the Saints
The Saint Fancier's Forum
The Saint in Action 
The Saint Puppy and His Parent

PART II, Care and Training

Condition:

No inscriptions, not an ex library. The cover and pages are intact and in great condition.

Foreword:

This edition of The Complete Saint Bernard is a major revision of the original book written by Milo Denlinger and others, and published in 1952. The historical portions remain substantially unchanged. Discussion of the breed as it exists today has been almost entirely revised, in order to keep pace with the increasing number of Saint Bernard fanciers, and with the widespread improvement they have created in the individual representatives of the breed.

Since the Saint Bernard was first recognized as a breed, there have been good, and great, representatives thereof. Along with the good ones, there have been many of the not so good. A breed so large, magnificent, surrounded by legend and beset by press agentry, true and untrue, and endowed with a size which magnifies every virtue and fault out of all proportion, is bound to have had trouble in achieving a definition as to what constitutes a good Saint Bernard.

This difficulty is now approaching resolution. Though it is neither cheap nor easy to have a Saint Bernard around the house, in the sense that it is neither cheap nor easy to have a wife, husband, son or daughter, the Saint has become a member of the family, a task for which he is well equipped.

During the past few years, Saint Bernard breeders and owners have grasped the vision of the ultimate dog, as big as canine structure will permit, as heavy of bone and body as his work requires, as gentle and yet indestructible as we hope all the members of our family will be.

We thank all Saint Bernard breeders and owners who have contributed to the support of this growing vision.











 

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