THE BOSTON TERRIER By E. J. Rousuck. A VINTAGE DOG BOOKS CLASSIC REPRINT Originally published in 1926, this scarce early work on the Boston Terrier is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS have now republished it, using the original text and photographs, as part of their CLASSIC BREED BOOKS series. The Boston Terrier is fondly known as "e;The American Dog."e; It is supposedly the only dog originally bred in America and, like everything else truly American, they came from Boston Town. The author's aim in this work was to "e;rehearse the principal factors in both the human and technical sides of the history of the Boston Terrier."e; It is intended to give the reader an expert's guide as to the rearing, showing, and the fundamentals as to what constitutes a really typical Boston Terrier. The book's two hundred pages contain ten comprehensive and illustrated chapters: - The Melting Pot of Dogdom. - Origins. - Characteristics of the Head. - Characteristics of the Body. - Training and Feeding the Youngsters. - Showing. - Diseases. - Foundation Strains. - Relation of the Present Day Strains to Foundation Strains. - Boston Terrier Standard. - Index. Also present are many black and white photos of Champions plus text illustrations. This is a fascinating read for any Boston Terrier enthusiast or historian of the breed, and also contains much information that is still practical and useful today. 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, using the original text and artwork.