More information on this wonderful
72 page book. Heavy card stock cover in canary yellow. Bound with comb
binding (plastic ring comb). Protective clear plastic sheets at front
and back for durability.
The classic Manual of the Waterslager was written by Gustaff Lelievre
and L.Van Roelen. Gustaff Lelievre was the best known judge and
expert in waterslagers of his day. L. Van Roelen was President of
Belgiums Ornithological Union (UOB) and of the World Ornithological
Confederation (COM). Although both of these men have died, their
writings on the subject of waterslagers continue to be purchased and read
in their native Belgium. This remains as important a work today as it was when it was first
written and translated into French.
Now, for the first time, this book is available in English, complete with
a brand new pronunciation guide and editorial updates of the text where
appropriate. The integrity of the original wording has been maintained
and the new translation remains as close to the authors' intent as possible.
Major topics covered in the work include: Origins of the Breed,
Origins of the Names Waterslager and Malinois, Physical Aspects of the
Waterslager, Generalities on the Song, Song Selection, Song Tutoring,
Contest Cage Training, Practice Contests, Judging, Analysis of the Song,
The Tours as a Group, Song Quality, Team Harmony, Detailed Analysis of Each
Song Tour (the origin of its name/characteristics/comparisons to other
sounds/necessary qualities/consonants and vowels employed/rhythm of the
sound/ movement of the sound/and remarks for each tour), Improvised Tours,
Song Faults, Other Points of Showing and Scoring, Ranking Birds and Teams,
and, in addition to all the information on open caged showing, a brief
overview of an alternate Belgian judging system: Song Contests with
Closed Cages and Evaluating Birds in that System.