Fighting dogs have existed in some form and in numerous societies for thousands of years. These dogs and the purposes for which they were developed have been an endless source of fascination and intense study for several centuries. Now this important new book brings a meaningful historical perspective to the entire subject. A Complete History of Fighting Dogs details the dogs of war, and all the forms of baiting and fighting sports that were developed and the dogs that were used in them. When the reader is done a new appreciation is gained for the contemporary fighting breeds and their valiant ancestors.
With the help of a spectacular collection of historical and contemporary illustrations, this book provides a unique insight and much–needed understanding into one of the world′s oldest canine groupings. Some of these are reproduced here for the first time.