THE POLICE DOG: A STUDY OF THE GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG (OR ALSATIAN) By David Brockwell A VINTAGE DOG BOOKS CLASSIC REPRINT. Originally published New York 1925, this scarce early work on theGerman Shepherd Dog (G.S.D.) is very 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 book was originally published to assist American breeders and owners of the "Police Dog", which at that time was a relatively recent introduction in the U.S.A. Its objective was to provide a complete and concise knowledge of every phase of this breed. The book's two hundred and ten pages contain seven Comprehensive Chapters: Origin and History. Appearance and Characteristics. Breeding. Care and Rearing. Training (Emphasis on Police and Guard Dog Work) Various Uses. Diseases and Accidents. The book is well illustrated with text drawings and full page photographs of Champions of that era. This is a fascinating read for any G.S.D. 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 increasingly scarce and expensive. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.