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Hutchinson on Sighthounds, The Sighthound Sections of Hutchinson's Dog Encyclopedia by Walter Victor Hutchinson (1887-1950) - Hardcover - 1976 - from The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB (SKU: M00270)

Hutchinson on Sighthounds, The Sighthound Sections of Hutchinson's Dog Encyclopedia

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Hutchinson on Sighthounds, The Sighthound Sections of Hutchinson's Dog Encyclopedia

by Walter Victor Hutchinson (1887-1950)

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  • near fine
  • hardcover
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pagination is not continuous, first page is 7, last page number 1936 with photographs and drawings. Quarto (11 1/2" x 8 3/4") bound in original publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and cover. ighthounds, also called gazehounds, are a type of dog, which are hounds that hunt primarily by sight and speed, rather than by scent and endurance as scent hounds do. These dogs specialize in pursuing prey, keeping it in sight, and overpowering it by their great speed and agility. They must be able to detect motion quickly, so they have keen vision. Sighthounds must be able to capture fast, agile prey such as deer and hare, so they have a very flexible back and long legs for a long stride, a deep chest to support an unusually (compared to other dogs) large heart, very efficient lungs for both anaerobic and aerobic sprints, and a lean, wiry body to keep their weight at a minimum. Sighthounds have unique anatomical and physiological features likely due to intentional selection for hunting by speed and sight; laboratory studies have established reference intervals for hematology and serum biochemical profiles in sighthounds, some of which are shared by all sighthounds and some of which may be unique to one breed. Condition: near fine.

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Bookseller
The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
M00270
Title
Hutchinson on Sighthounds, The Sighthound Sections of Hutchinson's Dog Encyclopedia
Author
Walter Victor Hutchinson (1887-1950)
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Donald R. Hoflin
Place of Publication
Arvada, CO
Date published
1976
Keywords
Dogs
Bookseller catalogs
Miscelaneous;
Size
Quarto

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