Victorian Heroes: The popularisation of the Newfoundland and St Bernard in Victorian England [NOOK Book]

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Illustrated with a selection of historical photos and engravings.

“The Saint Bernard shares with the Newfoundland the honor of being the only two breeds of dogs whose special mission and characteristics are the saving of life, in contradiction to all other breeds which more or less, lie in the direction of destruction.” (Show Dogs)

Monumental developments like dog shows and purebred registries often overshadow the fact that Victorian values shaped perceptions about many breeds ...

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Victorian Heroes: The popularisation of the Newfoundland and St Bernard in Victorian England

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Overview

Illustrated with a selection of historical photos and engravings.

“The Saint Bernard shares with the Newfoundland the honor of being the only two breeds of dogs whose special mission and characteristics are the saving of life, in contradiction to all other breeds which more or less, lie in the direction of destruction.” (Show Dogs)

Monumental developments like dog shows and purebred registries often overshadow the fact that Victorian values shaped perceptions about many breeds that endure today. Ideological, economic and philosophical trends were all reflected in the growing appreciation for purebred dogs.

Sentimental attitudes about pets taken for granted today are traceable to the influence of romanticism in art and literature, which emerged around 1780. Thanks to romanticism the admiration for nature and exotic lands became major themes of popular culture.

Against this social background there were two breeds that fired the Victorian imagination because of what was seen as their noble and selfless service to man. They were the St Bernard and the Newfoundland.

This short e-book looks at how this Victorian passion came about and how these dogs became well established breeds.

Author, Amy Fernandez, is a multi award winning dog writer, author, and journalist.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044633247
  • Publisher: Puppy Care Education
  • Publication date: 7/7/2013
  • Series: Dog History Shorts , #6
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Amy Fernandez acquired her first Chinese Crested in 1981. In the past 27 years, her Razzmatazz kennel has produced six generations of champions.

She is president of the Xoloitzcuintli Club of America, and has edited the official club newsletter, The Xolo News since 1986. In 2003, she had the honor of judging the Mexican Xolo Specialty in Tijuana.

Amy is a member of the World Dog Press, and past president of the Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA). She is a feature writer for Dog World, the AKC Gazette, Popular Dogs, Dogs in Review, and Top Notch Toys. In 2003 her book Dog Breeding As A Fine Art was the overall winner of the DWAA writing competition. Her writing has also won the Elsworth Howell award, the Robert Cole award, and the PAW Arthur Award.

She is the author of Dog Grooming-A Short History (2009, Puppy Care Education), Operations Manual for the Xoloitzcuintli (2009, Puppy Care Education), Operations Manual for the Chinese Crested (2009, Puppy Care Education), The Xoloitzcuintli Handbook (1999), Hairless Dogs-The Naked Truth. (2000), The Chihuahua Bible (Barrons), The Poodle (TFH), The Maltese (TFH), Training Your Dachshund (Barrons) and The Xoloitzcuintli (Kennel Club Books).

Her dog paintings have received awards from the Society of Illustrators, The Pastel Society of America, The Art Show at the Dog Show, and can be found in the Dog Museum of America. Samples of her artwork can be viewed online at www.Amyfernandez.net.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2014

    St bernard

    I have a st bernard and even when they mess up the house or even drool they make GREAT family dogs!!!!

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  • Posted November 16, 2013

    Really interesting read for anyone interested in dog history or

    Really interesting read for anyone interested in dog history or these two breeds

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