THE SPORTING BULL TERRIER A BOOK OF GENERAL INFORMATION VALUABLE TO OWNERS, TRAINERS, HANDLERS AND BREEDERS OF BULL TERRIERS By Eugene Glass A VINTAGE DOG BOOKS CLASSIC REPRINT Originally published in the early 1900s, this extremely scarce work on the "Sporting" Bull Terrier or Pit Bull Terrier 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 was an experienced and well respected dog man, and was editor of The Dog Fancier for a number of years. "The Sporting Bull Terrier" consists of one hundred pages containing sixteen detailed chapters: Historical. - The Standards. - Breeding and Care. - Training for the Pit. - The Training Machine. - The Spring Pole. - To Chain Break a Dog. - Rules of the Dog Pit. - Training for Rat Killing Matches. - Rules Governing Rat Killing Matches. - Ear Cropping. - Hints on Handling in the Pit. - Care of Dog After Battle. - Foul Tricks. - Diseases and Treatment. - Construction of a Kennel. The book also contains rare vintage photographs of famous Pit Bull Terriers and eighteen pages of early advertisements for Pit Bull Terriers, Treadmills, Dog Remedies, Equipment, etc. This is a fascinating read for any Pit Bull Terrier enthusiast or historian of the breed and contains much information that is still useful and practical 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.