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from anything approaching hanging lips or jowl. Throatiness, too, must be guarded against; indeed, a perfect bull terrier should be as cleanly chiselled or cut in the muzzle, mouth, and neck as a black and tan terrier or as an English white terrier.
In the United States an attempt is being made, or has perhaps in a degree succeeded, to introduce a so-called new variety—the Boston terrier—named after the “hub of the universe.” This animal is, from a description I have been given, and from illustrations forwarded me, nothing more than a very bad strain of the old-fashioned fighting bull terrier, and I fancy has nothing to recommend him, still it is being “boomed '' in America, and at some shows special classes are provided for him. As is the case with our bull terrier, it is the fashion to have his ears cut.
Os several occasions I have quoted the number of entries in the "Konnel Club Stud Pook" as indicative of the rise or fall in popularity of the different varieties of dogs to which they allude. These figures must not always be taken os an actual and infallible guide either one way or the ot' or, for when the first volume was published the registoric n of dogs was, as it were, in its infancy. The general public knew little about the thing, and only those inimately connected with shows as exhibitors and breed. Is took the trouble to have their dogs entered. This is not so now, for pretty nearly everyone who has a dog of good pedigree will have him entered in the “ Stud Book,” whether it be shown or not. However, so far as the little terrier whose name heads this chapter is concern d, the inference may be correctly drawn, for no one believes that this, the most fragile and delicate of all our terriers, is so common and easily to be found as he was a score of