BASSET HOUNDS amp BEAGLES WITH DESCRIPTIVE AND HISTORICAL SKETCHES ON EACH BREED, THEIR BREEDING, AND USE AS A SPORTING DOG By Carl E. Smith A VINTAGE DOG BOOKS CLASSIC REPRINT Originally published in 1926 as "Training the Rabbit Hound", this extremely scarce early work on Bassets and Beagles is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS have republished it, using the original text and photographs, as part of their CLASSIC BREED BOOKS series. The author spent over twenty years breeding and training these small hounds for his own use, and commercially for others. His methods met with much commendation from satisfied hunters nationwide. Although the book is primarily concerned with the popular American sport of rabbit hunting with hounds, much of the content is also applicable to the traditional hunting of the hare. The book consists of one hundred and eighty five pages containing fourteen comprehensive chapters: Selection of the Pup, Early Training, Field Work, Getting Used to the Gun, Later Training, Breeding the Rabbit Hound, Feeding and Caring, Kennel Care and Training, The Basset Hound, Pheasant Hunting with Bassets, The Beagle, Ailments and Remedies etc. The book is well illustrated with a number of vintage photos. Notes on the history and origin of the two breeds will prove of much interest to owners and historians alike. "Ears that sweep away the morning dew, Crooked-kneed and dewlapped like Thessalian Bulls." Shakespeare 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.