Gwynned Valley PA: Gwynllan Kennels, 1935.
Illustrated by Illustrated. Card Covers. Very Good with no dust jacket. Item #12271
Light corner creasing, light tone, otherwise light wear. Solid two-hole punched ring-bound card covers. ; Undated, but photo of Champion Christel of Gwynllan states Winners, Westminster, 1935, and there is a For Sale slip glued under Giza v Konigsbruck for a female whelped Dec. 19th, 1934, thus indicating 1935 publication. Gwynllan Kennels was founded by Marjorie Bourne Thayer, heiress to the Singer Sewing Machine fortune on a farm purchased in 1930, and bred Champion AKC-registered German Shepherds. Along with 7 pages describing the Kennel and its philosophy, there are 12 pages highlighting specific German Shepherds available for breeding, one Notes page, and four pages showing the bloodlines of twelve of the Shepherds. "The Foundation Stock, comprising some of the best specimens of the breed, were selected by the owners of Gwynllan Kennels with the object of combining the three essentials necessary in a desirable Shepherd, Type - Temperament - Ability. All the dogs utilized for breeding at Gwynllan Kennels must have the ability and willingness to work, otherwise they are of no value to the Gwynllan breeding objective. The aptitude of a pupil is increased according to the degree of training and education acquired by the ancestors. Gwynllan puppies demonstrate before leaving for their new homes, sound temperament and working ability, returning cheerfully when called, "Heeling" correctly, advancing with inaudible signal, gun sureness and "Platz" until recall, thus giving the owner a definite control from the commencement of his new charge. Gwynllan Kennes are the pioneers of breeding Shepherds from dogs that possess Type - Temperament - Ability, training the young puppy implicit obedience, cheerfully obeyed." All pups are also inoculated with the Laidlaw-Dunkin vaccine against distemper. An interesting piece of German Shepherd breeding history.; 24 pages.