The Sporting Dog

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Macmillan, 1904 - Dogs - 327 pages
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Page 312 - The skull oval (from ear to ear), having plenty of brain room, and with well-defined occipital protuberance. Brows raised, showing stop. The muzzle moderately deep, and fairly square at end. From the stop to the point of the nose should be long, the nostrils wide, and the jaws of nearly equal length, flews not to be pendulous.
Page 53 - ... the chief influences in establishing the predominance of the color. A study of the English setter in America would be imperfect if the superstition in favor of the " pure " or " straight-bred " Llewellin were not thrashed out in a way to convey the true state of the case to sportsmen generally. It is hardly necessary to say that the word " pure " is entirely misapplied. There never was and never will be such a thing as a " pure " Llewellin in the true technical sense of the word as it is used...
Page 319 - A miniature fox-hound, solid and big for his inches, with the wear-and-tear look of the dog that can last in the chase and follow his quarry to the death.
Page 314 - The back should be strong at its junction with the loin, sloping upward in a slight rise to the top of the shoulders, the whole forming a graceful outline of medium length; any sway or drop in the back is objectionable. The loin should be strong, with moderate length, slightly arched, but not to the extent of being reached or wheel-backed.
Page 20 - Many of the logicians and microscopists, who do the theorizing for sporting papers, will cite opinions and detached facts to the contrary, but it remains that the American field trial type of setter is essentially Gladstonian. For scientific purposes, it would be accurate to call this type the Gladstone setter rather than the Llewellin setter. This Gladstone type is a leader among American setters. It is wiry, compact, fast and decisive, with remarkable courage and ability to carry high speed. Nevertheless,...
Page 314 - The arm should be flat, muscular, strong with bone fully developed and with muscles hard and devoid of flabbiness; of good length from the point of the shoulder to the elbow; well let down at such angle as will bring the legs fairly under the dog. The elbows should have no tendency to turn either in or out. The pastern should be short, strong and nearly round, with the slope from the pastern joint to the foot deviating slightly from the perpendicular.
Page 3 - The dry climate of extreme temperatures, the nature of the grounds and game, and the methods of hunting the fox and shooting game birds cause the survival of the fittest to proceed in the direction of a faster, lighter, more enduring animal ; perhaps not more sensitive of nose, but quicker in the reflexes of judgment and action which are the sequences of scent.

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