Chapter XII - Bibliography Picture

The following list of books has been prepared with the view of enabling those breeders who wish to extend their knowledge of the principles and practice of breeding to do so in the most economical and effective manner. In general, the books mentioned are the standard works on the subjects they treat, but an effort is made only to include those most available to American readers. Because of the lack of information on books treating of the histories and points of the various breeds, a short list of the most important of these is included.


Charles Darwin's "The Origin of Species," "The Descent of Man," and "Animals and Plants under Domestication" (in the order named) make a splendid introduction to this study, and can be followed by A. R. Wallace's "Darwinism," Romane's "Darwin and After Darwin," and Weismann's "The Evolution Theory."


E. B. Wilson's "The Cell," is the standard work on the cell, and will supplement the elementary facts found in any good text-book on Physiology.


H. M. Vernon's "Variation in Animals and Plants," contains many forceful examples of the different types of variation, while for a statistical study the best books are F. Galton, "Natural Inheritance," and K. Pearson, "The Grammar of Science." For mutations one should read, H. de Vries. "Species and Varieties," and "The Mutation Theory."


J. A. Thompson's "Heredity," is a standard work—the sections dealing with the germ plasm theory are especially good—and G. Archdall Reid's "The Laws of Heredity," is capital treatment of heredity in man.

Selection (Breeding)

By far the best work I know for practical breeders is "Principles of Breeding," by Eugene Davenport—a clear and complete exposition of the scientific and practical material. More directly treating of the problems of dog breeding is C. J. Davies' "Breeding to Type." "The Rational Service," by "Great Dane," and "The Management of the Stud Dog and Brood Bitch," by Theo. Marples are valuable little books.

General Works on Dogs

The standard American work treating the histories and points of the various breeds is James Watson's "Book of the Dog," a popular one volume edition of which is now published, containing all the text, but only part of the illustrations of the original two volume edition. "Modern Dogs," in four volumes, two devoted to sporting dogs, one to terriers, and one to non-sporting breeds, by Rawdon B. Lee is a well written, authentic work, and "The Twentieth Century Dog" (two volumes, one sporting; one non-sporting) is a remarkably valuable compilation of the opinions of many experienced owners. "The Kennel Encyclopedia," edited by J. Sidney Turner, is a splendid work of reference, while Count Henri de Bylandt's "Dogs of All Nations" (2 vols.) is a profusely illustrated work giving, in four languages (English, French, German, and Dutch) the official standards of all known breeds, many of which are not even mentioned in the English and American works.

The following is a list of the most important monographs on the more popular breeds. Those books published in America are marked with a star (*).

Sporting Dogs

  • * "The Sporting Dog," Joseph A. Graham.
  • "The Bloodhound," Edwin Brough.
  • "Bloodhounds," Major E. H. Richardson.
  • "Scotch Deerhounds and their Masters," George Cupples.
  • * "The Borzoi" (Russian Wolfhound), Joseph Thomas.
  • * "Horse and Hound" (Foxhounds), General Roger Williams, M.F.H.
  • * "The Foxhound," General Roger Williams, M.F.H.
  • * "The American Fox Hound," Haiden C. Trigg, M.F.H.
  • * "The Beagle," edited by Reno B. Cole.
  • "The Greyhound," Dalziel, Maxtee, and Rixon.
  • "Sporting Spaniels," Cane and Phillips.
  • * "The Cocker Spaniel," Eugene Glass.
  • * "The Spaniel and its Training," F. H. Mercer.
  • "The Clumber Spaniel," James Farrow.
  • "The Pointer and his Predecessors," William Arkwright.


  • "Terriers," edited by Harding Cox.
  • "The Airedale Terrier," Holland Buckley.
  • * "The Airedale," Williams Haynes.
  • "The Airedale Terrier," F. M. Jowett.
  • * "All About Airedales," E. M. Palmer.
  • * "The Bull Terrier," Williams Haynes.
  • "The Perfect Fox Terrier," Sidney Castle.
  • "The Fox Terrier," Hugh Dalziel, revised by J. Maxtee.
  • * "The Fox Terrier," Williams Haynes.
  • "The Fox Terrier," Rawdon B. Lee.
  • "The Scottish Terrier," C. J. Davies.
  • "The Scottish Terrier," W. L. McCandlish, with a chapter on "The West Highland White Terrier," by B. W. Powlett.
  • * "Scottish and Irish Terriers," Williams Haynes.
  • "The Irish Terrier," F. M. Jowett.
  • "The West Highland White Terrier," Holland Buckley.

Non-Sporting Dogs

  • "The Great Dane," Frederick Becker.
  • "Great Danes, Past and Present," Morrell Mackenzie.
  • "The Collie," Hugh Dalziel, revised by J. Maxtee.
  • "Show Collies," H. E. Packwood.
  • * "The Useful Collie," W. A. Sargent.
  • "The Perfect Bulldog," Hay Hutchison.
  • "Show Bulldogs," Sidney H. Deacon.
  • "Bulldogs and Bulldog Men," H. St. John Cooper.
  • * "The Boston Terrier," Varnum Mott, M.D., revised by Williams Haynes.
  • * "The Boston Terrier," Edward Axtell.
  • "The Whippet and Race Dog," Freeman Lloyd.
  • "Manual of Toy Dogs," Mrs. Leslie Williams.
  • "Toy Dogs," Mrs. Handley Spicer.
  • * "English Toy Spaniels," Mrs. Lillian Raymond-Mallock.
  • "English Toy Spaniels," the Hon. Mrs. Lytton.
  • "Show Pomeranians," Miss L. Ives.
  • "The Yorkshire Terrier," "Our Dogs."

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