This is a vintage guide to training and managing a dog for hunting purposes, with chapters on breeding and selection, different methods of breaking, the various breeds of hunting dogs, the requirements of a trainer, and much more. Although old, it contains a wealth of timeless information that will be of considerable utility to modern sportsmen and trainers alike. Contents include: "Some Qualifications of the Dog Breaker", "Patience and Perseverance", "The Possession of a Good Temper", "Sobriety and Kindness", "To Break Sporting Dogs the Breaker must be a Sportsman", "The Dog-breaker must be a Keen Observer and a Speculative Thinking", "Energetic", "The Irish Water Spaniel", "The Working or Field Spaniel", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction.