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CHAPTER XIV.
THE CLYDESDALE TERRIER.

I ONCE heard a man describe this dog as “ neither fish, fowl, nor good red herring,” meaning no doubt to express his opinion in a somewhat original manner that the Clydesdale, which was also known as the Paisley terrier until the Kennel Club in 1888 adopted the name at the head of this chapter, is neither one thing nor another; and perhaps he was not far wrong. It has been said that this terrier was originally a cross between the ordinary Skye terrier and the Yorkshire terrier, but, although it is of quite modern origin, no proof has been produced when such crosses took place or who made them. To my idea it is much more likely that the Yorkshire terriers were produced from the Paisleys or Clydesdales, and we all know that, until Within a comparatively recent date, the former were known as “Scotch terriers,” and in the first volume of the “Kennel Club Stud Book” their classification is “ Broken-haired Scotch or Yorkshire terriers.”

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