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FROM all I have been told, and from what I have read, I believe that this little dog is the oldest variety of the canine race indigenous to North Britain, although but a comparatively recent introduction across the border and into fashionable society, at any rate under his present name. For generations he had been popular in the Highlands, where', strangely enough, he was known as the Skye terrier, although he is so different from the long-coated, unsporting-like looking creature with which that name is now associated. Even Hugh Dalziel, in the first edition of his “British Dogs,” published so recently as 1881, gives an excellent illustration of the Scotch terrier which he calls a Skye terrier. l have seen an engraving of a picture painted at the close of 1700 in which there is a capital representation of a Scottish terrier, one quite of the modern type. A correspondent writing to the Field during the great canine controversy

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