A History and Description of the Modern Dogs of Great Britain and Ireland: (The Terriers.)

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H. Cox, 1894 - 426 sider
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Side 59 - ... ribs well sprung, back slightly arched at the loin and falling again at the joining of the tail to the same height as the shoulders. Legs. — Must be quite straight, set on well under the dog, and of fair length. Feet.— More inclined to be cat- than hare-footed. Tail. — Moderate length, and set on where the arch of the back ends ; thick where it joins the body, tapering to a point, and not carried higher than the back. Coat. — Close, smooth, short, and glossy.
Side 276 - In the case of a mustard dog the hair should be mustard in colour, a shade darker than the body, but not black. All should have a thin feather of light hair starting about two inches from the tip, and of nearly the same colour and texture as the topknot, which gives the ear the appearance of a distinct point. The animal is often one or two years old before the feather is shown. The cartilage and skin of the ear should not be thick, but rather thin. Length of ear, from three to four inches.
Side 76 - Jet black and rich mahogany tan, distributed over the body as follows : On the head the muzzle is tanned to the nose, which, with the nasal bone, is jet black ; there is also a bright spot on each cheek and above each eye, the...
Side 4 - Badger in such sorte that eyther they teare them in pieces with theyr teeth, beyng in the bosome of the earth, or else hayle and pull them perforce out of theyr lurking angles, darke dongeons, and close caues ; or at the least through cocened feare drive them out of theire hollow harbours, in so much that they are compelled to prepare speedie flyte, and, being desirous of the next (albeit not the safest) refuge, are otherwise taken and intrapped with snayres and nettes layde over holes to the same...
Side 116 - Terrier should be cloggy or in any way coarse; speed and endurance must be looked to as well as power, and the Symmetry of the Foxhound taken as a model. The Terrier, like the Hound, must on no account be leggy, nor must he be too short in the leg.
Side 276 - EARS — Pendulous, set well back, wide apart and low on the skull, hanging close to the cheek, with a very slight projection at the base, broad at the junction of the head and tapering almost to a point, the fore part of the ear tapering very little, the...
Side 304 - Head. — Long, with powerful jaws and incisive teeth closing level, or upper just fitting over under. Skull wide at front of brow, narrowing between ears, and tapering gradually towards muzzle, with little falling in between or behind the eyes.
Side 246 - The face should wear a very sharp, bright, active expression and the head should be carried up. The dog, owing to the shortness of his coat, should appear to be higher on the leg than he really is, but at the same time he should look compact and possessed of great muscle in the hindquarters.
Side 207 - Shoulders and Chest. — Shoulders must be fine, long, and sloping well into the back ; the chest deep and muscular, but neither full nor wide. " Back and Loin. — Body moderately long ; back should be strong and straight, with no appearance of slackness behind the shoulders ; the loin broad Q 2 and powerful and slightly arched ; ribs fairly sprung, rather deep than round, and well ribbed back.
Side 277 - It should not be twisted or curled in any way, but should come up with a regular curve like a scimitar, the tip, when excited, being in a perpendicular line with the root of the tail. It should neither be set on too high nor too low. When not excited it is carried gaily, and a little above the level of the body. Legs. — The fore-legs short, with immense muscular development and bone, set wide apart, the chest coming well down between them.

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