THE FRENCH BULLDOG HERITAGE AND ART by Nick Waters
Michael Rosser’s review of this extraordinary new book describes some of the chapters that make this work unique. As its author notes, “The French Bulldog Heritage and Art does not attempt to feature all the many rôles the breed has played over the years, or be a complete listing of every picture painted, every artifact ever made, or all the characters both human and canine who have moulded the breed. Such a task would not only have been impossible but would have spoilt the thrill of discovery for every French Bulldog enthusiast.”
It includes text and beautiful images that most Frenchie fanciers and collectors will not have seen before, with contributions from many collectors around the world.
Click HERE to read the review.
by Michael Rosser
There have been four T.F.H. French Bulldog books over a period of 45 years.
How to Raise and Train a French Bulldog by Neal Pronek (1965)
French Bulldogs by Anna Katherine Nicholas (1989)
FRENCH BULLDOG: A Complete and Reliable Handbook by Muriel Lee (2000)
FRENCH BULLDOG: A Practical Guide for the French Bulldog Lover by Lisa Ricciotti (2010)
To read Michael’s discussion of these books, click here. ______________________________________________________________
BO BENGTSON – Best in Show and Around the World in 50 years
The publisher of the book Best in Show calls it “The most comprehensive history of dog shows ever written.” Though its author says that it is “… simply a book of facts and photographs about dog shows gathered from every source,” it is much more. It is a magnum opus – an immensely readable and revealing book which has been written by a true renaissance man of the dog world and which could only have been written by such a person. Around the World in 50 years is a collection of 10 articles published in 2010 in Dogs in Review. To read more about this remarkable book click here.
NOT ONLY THE DOGS (BOOKS AS WELL)
by Michael Rosser
The French Bulldog numbers explosion is reflected in current Frenchie publishing.
Let’s review French Bulldog book numbers (in the English language) since the last world war. (Include children’s books, well-regarded pamphlets and booklets, but exclude magazines and so on.)
From 1945 it took nearly forty years for a total of four French Bulldog publications to emerge. Contrast 2008 and 2009. Each year four frenchie books were published.
The accelerating pattern is shown in this little chart:
1945 to 1985 4 books in 40 years
1986 to 1995 6 in 10 years
1996 to 2000 6 in 5 years
2001 to 2005 10 in 5 years
2006 to 2007 4 in 2 years
2008 4 in 1 year
2009 4 in 1 year
(or 12 in the 4 years 2006 to 2009)
The reviews below will give you an idea of the variety of published works of our favorite breed.
Spreading the Buzz of the Holiday Season
What Do You Want to BeeCome?
You can read more about the Sweet Pea books here.
FRENCH BULLDOGS: The Frenchie
Just in time for the start of the new school year, here’s a new book for children about Frenchies! One in a series of children’s books called Little Dogs ROCK!, this book is written for the third grade reading level and tries to educate little kids about our breed.
A lovely little gift for a child OR an adult!
To read more, click here.
Carlos is back! And just in time for the holidays!
Extraordinary artwork and pedigree info from Linda Maingot, with contributions from Juanita Imperiale writing about the use of genetic manipulation to shape the breed, and grooming advice from DaNee’ Jensen. There are 55 full page color portraits by Linda Maingot of 63 champions, and opposite each painting is a four generation pedigree prefaced by succinct but interesting notes.
This book is a must-have addition to serious Frenchie breeders’ and fanciers’ libraries. For Michael Rosser’s review, click here.
This book is a wonderful frenchie trip around the world, covering 2007 and 2008. It is all the more interesting for the different countries’ correspondents’ reports and texts. Chock full of photographs and pedigrees, this 308 page hardback book is a must-have addition for any Frenchie bibliophile’s bookshelf! Read Michael Rosser’s review here and then order your copy!
This book, supposedly written for adolescent
girls, is actually a fun read for adults! Now
out in paperback as well as hard cover, click
here to see what Michael Rosser has to say about it.
Two great new children’s books that adults will enjoy just as much as kids! Follow Carlos the French Bulldog in his adventures in Grand Central Station (Ankle Soup) and at Coney Island (Custard and Mustard). And for the newest of the Carlos books (Christmas Feet) click here.
Michael Rosser’s review of William Secord’s latest book on dog painting will have you grabbing for your Visa card! Even those who are lucky enough to own the previous book (Dog Painting 1840 – 1940 A Social History of the Dog in Art) will want to add this to your collection. Read about it here!
Michael Rosser found a great treasure … Part 19 of Hutchinson’s Dog Encyclopaedia … at one of the vendor booths at our specialty, and has written about it here. ______________________________________________________________
Another review from Michael of a great Frenchie book: Bertie and the Big Red Ball!
Beryl Cook, the artist who created Bertie, died on 28 May 2008 at the age of 81.
This wonderful book … not just for children … was published in 1982 and is now out of print. Good luck at finding a copy! To read Michael’s review click here.
For a book that you will love, click here to read Michael’s review of Vivienne Flesher’s great new book … ALFRED’S NOSE! More details at http://www.alfredthebulldog.com. You can order a signed, stamped copy from our website boutique. By buying the book on this website, you are supporting the FBDCA Charitable Fund, which is selling it as a fundraiser to provide grants for education, health, and rescue. Half the purchase price goes to this worthy cause.