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Image from page 22 of “Modern breaking; a treatise on the rearing, breaking and handling of setters and pointers, embodying the methods employed by the most successful breakers and field trial handlers of the day ..” (1906)
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Title: Modern breaking; a treatise on the rearing, breaking and handling of setters and pointers, embodying the methods employed by the most successful breakers and field trial handlers of the day ..
Year: 1906 (1900s)
Authors: Bruette, William A
Publisher: Chicago, Ill., The Blakely Printing Company
Contributing Library: Cornell University Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN
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and thick-ets, take to water and work in cold, stormyweather as courageously as any setter; andthere are setters which are seemingly as littleaffected by heat and can go as long withoutwater as the best pointer. A setters coat orfeather can be clipped so that burs will notstick to it, and in warm countries, where bursare most in evidence, the setters coat, in ageneration or two, is scarcely heavier than themost satin-skinned pointer. In disposition,pointers are not quite so affectionate and com-panionable as setters, and show some of the Modern Breaking 19 traits of their hound ancestry. Setters aredescended from the spaniels, and generallydisplay all of their lovable qualities. So far as the beauty of the two breeds^ is con-cerned, that is solely a matter of taste, andabout difference in tastes there can be no dis-pute. There is something distinctive and breedyabout a clean-cut, statuesque pointer, and thereis no animal more attractive than an animated,silky-coated, soft-eyed setter.
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CHAPTER III. Selecting a Puppy.—Pedigrees and their value; rearing;kenneling; feeding; diseases of puppyhood ; preventionof gunshyness. FOR the first few weeks of a setter or pointerpuppys life it is an odd and most inter-esting little animal. Its nose is short andblocky, its head a dome, its face a mass ofwrinkles, out of which its watery blue eyesblink lazily; its body is fat, round and too heavyfor its stubby legs and clumsy feet, and itstumbles and noses about with a curiosity andhelplessness that are most appealing. The apparently profound discourses and thedetailed instructions for selecting, unfailingly,the best puppy in a litter are absurd, and basedsolely on a lack of wisdom. Selecting a puppyfrom a litter when eight or ten weeks old is amatter of guesswork. The apparently brightestpuppy may develp into a dullard; the weakestphysically may become the largest. At thistime pedigree is the only guide to probabilities,and with the number of good dogs and reputablebreeders now i
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Moore Park, Klamath Falls, Oregon
North Light Belgian Filly
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Model # P1127 – blonde chestnut
Size: 5-1/2"H x 4"L
When you look at this North Light Draft Foal, you see a young horse with an inquisitive face and the tall legs that speak of growth to come. This Draft-type model has excellent balance to the body, immediately recognizable as a young foal, using the leg to body proportions. She is a pretty draft horse filly!
North Light model horse figurines are made of a porcelain and resin composition, which allow for the extensive mold detailing (some with individual hair detailing, braided manes & tails, etc) that is very evident in the finish. The figurines are finished in a studio where they are airbrushed with the body color and shading required for the particular breed piece. Next comes the hand detailing , which can be extensive, depending on the horses’ color pattern. Pinto and appaloosa patterns require extensive hand work, and vary greatly from horse to horse. Facial features also receive hand detailing, with expressive, lifelike eyes which have a final gloss application to make them look moist and realistic. Touches of pink are added to muzzles. Nostrils are darkened inside to add depth.
With this degree of hand detailing, each model horse will vary slightly.
North Light is a company located in Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire, England. The area is famous for its potteries and figurines, including the well known Wedgwood, Beswick and Royal Doulton brands. In 2005, the North Light factory was sold – including all existing North Light molds – to the company: WADE CERAMICS LTD (yes, the same company that made those little whimsy figurines found in red rose tea boxes years ago). Wade repackaged the existing North Light horses under their new trademark and resold them within the Wade division as "North Light @ Wade" horses.
Directly from Wade Co. website, verbatim:
Contributed by Carol Atrak
Monday, 18 July 2005
We have pleasure in announcing that Wade has purchased certain assets from Dennis Doyle of the North Light resin figurine range. North Light, which will trade as a division within Wade as "North Light @ Wade", is famous for its range of dogs, farm animals, horses and wildlife figurines. They are manufactured in resin and hand painted. The "Classic Dog and Horse Ranges" are finished in marble, china blue, bronze, Monet and other effects to grace the sideboards and coffee tables of the World’s finest homes.
Managing Director, Paul Farmer said, "North Light @ Wade" will bring a new dimension to Wade’s figurine capability and Wade’s mechanisms for online purchases of its ceramic products will be adapted to cater for North Light products too. We are also looking forward to improving our ceramic hand painting techniques which come with the North Light asset purchase."
Artists, Guy Pocock and Anne Godfrey, have been retained to continue modelling new lines and Clare Beswick, from that famous family of figurine makers which bears her name, has been appointed Sales and Product Manager for North Light @ Wade.
The manufacture has been moved from Biddulph to a separate resin area within Wade’s Royal Victoria Pottery in Burslem.
In 2008, Wade announced they would no longer produce the North Light @Wade horses (and dogs) at the factory (in the UK). Instead they decided to release a new line: "North Light @ Wade Premier Collection" (consisting of 17 horses and 22 dogs) – to be produced in China. Many of the existing NL horses you see being sold on eBay (and elsewhere) today, bear the "made in China" sticker, along with the NL backstamp.
In 2009, Wade ceased production altogether on all existing North Light models . Today, North Light horses are no longer being produced, sold or marketed by Wade Ceramics, making these horses highly sought after, valuable and rare.
I have no idea what the Wade Co. decided to do with all the existing North Light horses. Some say they sold the existing molds to a company in China.
If your North Light horse has the "©North Light Made in the UK" backstamp, you have a very rare & valuable collectible indeed!