The History of Spaniels: Sporting & Toy by Jane Harvey

The History of Spaniels: Sporting & Toy
Jane Harvey

The History of Spaniels traces the history and development of 13 Sporting and Toy Spaniels and their divergence into separate breeds.

Designed as both a fascinating reference and informative guide for dog judges, Spaniel enthusiasts and dog lovers around the world

Covers the development of Spaniels to give a historic perspective and understand the modern day characteristics and comparisons between Spaniels


The contents of the DVD and video are identical and cover the following topics:

Early History
First Spaniel types
Water Spaniels and their connection with the Barbet
Irish Water Spaniels

Land Spaniels (Sporting)

Muzzle loading guns
Field, Clumber and Sussex Spaniels
Welsh and English Springers
American Cocker and Cocker Spaniels

Toy Spaniels

Distinction between Toy and Sporting Spaniels
Cavalier King Charles
King Charles Spaniels
European Toy Spaniels - Papillon & Phalene
Asian Toy Spaniels - Japanese Chin, derivation of the modern Pekingese
Tibetan Spaniel


All pictures on this page appear in the actual footage of 'The History of Spaniels'.
DVD/Video Review

Spaniels enjoy a long and well-documented history, which is highlighted in Rangeaire Vision's video 'THE HISTORY OF SPANIELS'. It is an excellent review of the modern breeds available, which is strongly supported by substantial and interesting historical comment.

Don't be fooled by the modern usage of the word 'Spaniel' to think this video only discusses the Gun dog breeds. The producers have also taken the time to investigate the companion breeds, such as the Cavalier, Papillon and many more. In fact you will see modern footage of some of the world's most successful show ring dogs in a comprehensive range of breeds, plus glorious paintings and prints from many centuries past.

This is a visually rich video, the narrator (Jane) speaks at a moderate pace, making it easy to understand every word. There's ample time to examine the lovely old artwork and the show ring scenes, which allows the viewer to see the breeds that are available today in pristine surroundings.

For those interested in the Spaniel and associated breeds, the Rangeaire Vision video is excellent value and a good introduction to the history of this exquisite family of dogs.

This title is in the following categories:

Retrieving & Hunting
Special Interest

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