This is probably the definitive book on the history of English Setters in the UK and an essential book of over 400 pages for Breeders and Enthuiasts. It follows the origins of the breed from the 14th century through the developments made by Edward Laverack and Richard Purcell Llewellin in the 19th century, culminating in the achievements of some of the more recent breeders. It includes details of the breeding of a host of champions and features numerous photographs and illustrations. Other chapters include sections on Breeding & Inbreeding, The authors Interpretation of the Kennel Club Breed Standard, Judging & Exhibiting and a comprehensive section on General Management of English Setters. This book is now out of print and new copies we believe are no longer available.
The English Setter Association currently has one used book for sale.
£155.00 including P&P per copy.
For further information contact:-
Mrs V Isherwood
Tel. 01388 537688
The book contents are broken down into 14 highly informative chapters with quality photographs, line drawings, illustrative plates, A brief description for each chapter is shown below.
Chapters 1 & 2 give a history of both the English Setter and also the Association.
Chapter 3 describes the dedicated work of the English Setter Rescue Association which is operated totally independently of the ESA. The essential funds for English Setter Rescue are raised totally from voluntary donations, bequests and events organized by individuals, clubs and societies with lots more information concerning Rescue.
Chapter 4 gives information on the working English Setter, including training and Field Trials.
The health of our dogs is a very important to all owners and Chapter 5 covers all issues of health, general care, first aid, diseases & disorders, parasites,old age and other problems specific to Setters
A highly informative Chapter 6 describes the basics of genetics as it applies to breeders and owners of English Setters and is divided into several very clearly explained comprehensive sections.
The information from the last chapter will assist with Chapter 7's 'Breeding Considerations'. Breeding is a venture not to be taken lightly and this chapter guides you through important decisions.
Following on Chapter 8 guides you through the process of Planning, Whelping and Rearing a litter of puppies.
Chapter 9 takes you to 'Choosing & Caring for A Puppy' and covers purchasing your puppy. It includes the considerations made prior to purchase, sections on searching for a puppy, house training, socialisation, training and growing into adulthood.
Methods of Feeding is covered in Chapter 10 including ingredients and food choices.
Chapter 11 covers Trimming & Grooming and advice is given on trimming, be wary of using groomers who do not know the correct way of trimming English Setters otherwise the beautiful coat could be spoilt by over-use of clippers.
Perhaps you will decide to exhibit your Setter, Chapter 12 covers 'Preparation for Show', Chapter 13 'The Breed Standard', which gives The Kennel Clubs Breed Standard' together with an interpretation which is the blueprint in words for the breed. Following on is the final Chapter 14 'Well Known Kennels' details a history of many of the top Kennels & Breeders past and present. It outlines the influence these Kennels have made on the development of the breed to the present day.This quality publication is available for only £8.00 including post and packaging.