Kennel secrets - how to breed, exhibit, and mannage dogs (1904) (14586607170)
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Title: Kennel secrets : how to breed, exhibit, and mannage dogs
Year: 1904 (1900s)
Authors: Perry, Joseph Franklin, 1846-
Subjects: Dogs Dogs -- Diseases
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown and Co.
Contributing Library: Webster Family Library of Veterinary Medicine
Digitizing Sponsor: Tufts University
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IIOSTOA TliUKlKll, ••I>AI>V I>AI)\TY. IN SEASON. 225 Should bitches be bred at every season? Upon thisquestion, also, breeders are at variance, and v^hile somecontend that it is an injurious practice and one which mustinevitably undermine the strongest constitution, others asstoutly maintain that they have never detected evidencesof ill effects from it. To sustain them in their position the first class relymainly on the fact that bitches of sporting varieties losespeed after being bred often, and they claim that there isalso a loss of vigor. The other class acknowledge thatspeed is lessened in breeding, but they point to the factthat great speed, in the greyhound for instance, is out ofthe question after breeding once only, and they are notready to accept that this loss is any evidence of impair-ment of vigor. In cases in which abnormalities exist, beyond doubtanimals are sometimes improved in health by carryingyoung, but as a rule gestation and nursing must tax theenergi
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