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Walter Hutchinson published 50 parts to Hutchinson's Popular & Illustrated Dog
Encyclopaedia. The publisher was London: Hutchinson & Co. (1935).
It is almost always advertised as three
volumes, which means the parts are divided up and placed inside books to
make up the three volumes. Individual parts
have been sold on the internet.
The title further stated: "An international &
invaluable work (arranged alphabetically for easy reference) on breeds
of dogs of every country, with full veterinary advice in cases of
accident or ailment, & on their care & home treatment, by most eminent
authorities." It then goes on to state: "Edited by Walter Hutchinson,
M.A., F.R.G.S., F.R.S.A., F.R.A.I., F.Z.S., Barrister-at-Law (Editor of
Story of the Nations, The Wonders of the World,
"Britain Beautiful", etc.)."
This book included an
image of a shepherd with his dogs. A very small portion
of the photograph has been enlarged separately in order to see the two dogs. The
caption for the photograph stated that: "...Old English
Sheep-dogs as being most excellent canine workers...."
The dog on the left in this photo is another example of a
Beardie-like dog that might have been mistaken for an Old
English. Hutchinson credits Dorien Leigh, likely the Dorien Leigh Gallery in London.
Clifford Hubbard, in his book
The Literature of British Dogs (1949), pointed out
regarding encyclopedias, that "...it is not intended here to
review the mass-produced works which are only naturally good in
some parts and not good in others, and where inaccuracies may be
laid at the doors of too many contributors."