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The Dog of Leonberg Vol 1: A Turbulent Past (2008 Hardback)


£40.00

Very good condition used Hardback
(no Dust Jacket).

2008 First Edition Published
by Metha Stramer, Netherlands.
Author: Metha Stramer.
ISBN: 0904811182.
Approx dims: 245mm h x 175mm w x 28mm d.

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The Dog of Leonberg, Volume 1: A Turbulent Past, Period: 1846-1945.

Condition and Description:

Very good condition used Hardback (no Dust Jacket).

2008 First Edition Published by Metha Stramer, Netherlands.
Author: Metha Stramer.
ISBN: 0904811182.
Approx dims: 245mm h x 175mm w x 28mm d.

Intact condition pictorial boards (no dust jacket) with some staining to boards and intact spine, plus some rubbing and signs of handling. 368 clean pages of English, French, German and Dutch text with 257 photos and illustrations, including 32 pages in colour, no inscriptions. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of The Dog of Leonberg, Volume 1: A Turbulent Past:

”The Dog of Leonberg, Volume 1: A Turbulent Past, Period, 1846-1945 is is the first volume in a trilogy on the history of the Leonberger breed by Metha Stramer.  A complete overview of the creation of the Leonberger, its initial flourish, but also its abuse, followed by worldwide expansion.

200 years ago Heinrich Essig was born in Leonberg. He will make history as the creator of the Leonberger. Why were the dogs called Leonberger or Dog of Leonberg? Read more about Heinrich Essig, his successors and imitators. Why the official cynology was so hostile ? How did these first Leonbergers look?

The author Metha Stramer has owned Leonbergers since 1962 and founded, together with her sister José, the Dutch Leonberger Club. Metha has bred and showed Leonbergers and was awarded with the golden pin of honour of the German Leonberger Club, the golden pin of honour of the Dutch Kennel Club, received the Millenium award of the Italian Leonberger Club in 2000. Metha is a member of honour of the Dutch Leonberger Club.

Contents:
Chapter 1: Leonberg and its most famous citizen.The breed and the breed standard.

Chapter 2: The origin and giving of the name; The related breeds; The Pyrenean Mountain dog/Wolf dog; The Saint Bernard; The Newfoundland; The Essig kennel, the competitors and imitators; Criticism from the official canine world; The distribution and the first Leonberger Club.

Chapter 3: The morphology. The standard (Kull); The lack of cooperation and the struggle for existence, the Division, reunification and expansion; The War and the destruction.

Chapter 4: The Reconstruction. The seven Swabians; The Revival and expansion; The failure and a new Era.
Chapter 5: The Leonberger in Art.
Chapter 6: The first registrations.
Chapter 7: Shows and assessments.
Chapter 8: The doubts.
Chapter 9: Recapitulation and conclusions.
Bibliography.”