The Dogs of the British Islands: Being a Series of Articles on the Points of Their Various Breeds, and the Treatment of the Diseases to which They are Subject

"The Field" Office, 1878 - 252 sider

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Side 205 - The Teeth very strong, especially the canine, which are of extraordinary size for such a small dog. The canines fit well into each other, so as to give the greatest available holding and punishing power, and the teeth are level in front, the upper ones very slightly overlapping the under ones. [Many of the finest specimens have a "swine mouth...
Side 206 - ... the back rather low at the shoulder, having a slight downward curve and a corresponding arch over the loins, with a very slight gradual drop from top of loins to root of tail ; both sides of backbone well supplied with muscle. Tail. — Rather short, say from Sin.
Side 205 - Head. — Strongly made and large, not out of proportion to the dog's size, the muscles showing extraordinary development, more especially the maxillary. Skull broad between the ears, getting gradually less towards the eyes, and measuring about the same from the inner corner of the eye to back of skull as it does from ear to ear.
Side 136 - The ears should be V-shaped, and rather small ; of moderate thickness, and dropping forward closely to the cheek, not hanging by the side of the head, like a foxhound's.
Side 78 - (2) orange and white freckled, known as orange Belton ; (3) plain orange, or lemon and white ; (4) liver and white; (5) black and white, with slight tan markings; (6) black and white; (7) liver and white; (8) pure white; (9) black; (10) liver; (11) red or yellow.
Side 205 - 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 77 - The texture and feather of coat (value 5) are much regarded among setter breeders, a soft silky hair without curl being considered a sine qua non. The feather should be considerable, and should fringe the hind as well as the fore legs.
Side 98 - The arms and thighs must be bony as well as muscular, knees and hocks large and strong; pasterns very short and bony, feet large and round, and with short hair between the toes. The legs should be very short and strong, with great bone, and may show a slight bend in the forearm, and be moderately well feathered. The...
Side 77 - In character the setter should display a great amount of " quality," a term which is difficult of explanation, though fully appreciated by all experienced sportsmen. It means a combination of symmetry, as understood by the artist, with the peculiar attributes of the breed under examination, as interpreted by the sportsman. Thus, a setter possessed of such a frame and outline as to charm...
Side 76 - The nose should be long and wide, without any fullness un. der the eyes. There should be in the average dog setter at least four inches from the inner corner of the eye to the end of the nose. Between the point and the root of the nose there should be a slight depression — at all events, there should be no fullness — and the eyebrows should rise sharply from it. The nostrils must be wide apart and large in the openings, and the end should be moist and cool, though many a dog with exceptionally...

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