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Everybody's Dog Book. By Major A. J. Dawson. (Collins. 10s.

6d. net.)—This is not a systematic treatise but a collection of papers about dogs in general, with some stories of particular dogs. The author writes very sensibly on the care and cultiva- tion of dogs, on their feeding and on the problems that face an exhibitor. In a chapter on the employnient of dogs he describes French and Belgian methods, especially in war-time, and reproves his fellow-countrymen for their sentimental objection to making practical use of dogs, except in sport. He gives a list of dog societies in an appendix, and illustrates his book with many good photographs of prize dogs of various breeds.