Originally published in 1899. The author was an Honorary Member of the Bulldog Club and Editor of the Kennel Gazette. This is probably the most well researched and comprehensive book on the English Bulldog ever published. The well illustrated contents contain detailed chapters on: Historical Sketch of the Bulldog Bull and Bear Baiting The Bulldog as a Dog Fighter Old Fanciers and Old Dogs Early Dog Shows Modern Bulldogs The Principal Strains Description and Scale of Points Toy Bulldogs Hints to Novices The History of the Bulldog Club (Incorporated) Showing Judging Names of Dogs Description of Illustrations etc. Many of the earliest dog books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.