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The Harrier Dog
There was a time when the Harrier was a distinct breed of dogs used in England to hunt the hare, and there exists today an Association of Master Harriers who keep a Stud Book and have done everything they could to keep up a distinct strain.
The Beagle Dog
These deservedly popular little dogs are the loveliest of the hound family. They are the merriest little fellows imaginable, shrewd workmen, with the keenest of noses and the most musical of voices.
The Basset Hound
These quaint-appearing dogs are of very ancient descent, and have existed in France in exactly the same type that they present today for centuries. They are essentially hunting dogs, possess marvelous powers of scent and wonderful voices.
The Dachshund Dog
These long, low, and peculiarly-shaped dogs are the national dogs of Germany. They are classified with the hounds, but in reality are terriers, as their work is almost entirely underground.
Old English Sheep Dog
The Old English Sheep Dog is a highly intelligent, picturesque, affectionate, and useful member of the pastoral class, resembling in important particulars of conformation, appearance, and character the herd dogs of continental countries from Spain to Russia.
The Collie Dog
The life story of the Collie is the history of pastoral life, for from the first day that man herded flocks he had a dog to help him.
The Rough Coat Collie
The Rough-coated Collie is a purely Scottish-bred dog, and, like all varieties of sheep and cattle dogs, used in pastoral life and agricultural pursuits, is of great antiquity.
The Smooth-Coated Collie
The Smooth-coated Collie is or should be an exact replica of his rough-coated brother in every detail and particular, but with a short, dense, double coat which looks smooth to the eye, but which is harsh and weather-resisting.
The German Shepherd Dog
This native German breed resembling the wolf in general appearance is known throughout the world by many different names. Commonly called the Police Dog, by reason of the large number used in night patrol duty on the police force of German cities.
The Shetland Collie
This breed of dog bears the same relationship in size and appearance to the rough Collie as the tiny Shetland pony does to some of the larger breeds of horses native to Scotland.
The Pointer Dog
The Pointer deservedly occupies a high place in the esteem of American sportsmen, for he is attractive in form and possesses fine field qualities. The pointing dogs, from which they are descended, originated in Spain during the Middle Ages.
The English Setter
The English Setter is one of the handsomest of sporting dogs. Their abundant coats give them an advantage over the Pointer in facing cold, wet, windy weather, or brambles and briars in a rough country.
The Irish Setter
The Irish Setter by most authorities is conceded to be the purest bred member of the bird dog family. This is singular, in view of the fact that very little is known about his origin.
The Gordon Setter
This handsome breed of Setters derive their name from the Dukes of Gordon, who owned a most important kennel of black-and-tan and black-whiteand-tan Setters at a period considerably in advance of dog shows.
The Griffon
The Pointing Griffon is distinguished from the Griffon Hound, from which he undoubtedly sprang. They are mentioned as far back as the sixteenth century.
The Chesapeake Bay Dog
These splendid retrievers are the only sporting dogs which have a clear claim to the distinction of being absolutely American. They are native to the shores of the historic Chesapeake Bay, and have a racial tree that considerably antedates the period of dog shows.
The Irish Water Spaniel
There is much in common in type and character between the Poodle and Irish Water Spaniel-viz., in coat, conformation, head, and general character.
The Flat-Coated Retriever
There are three varieties of the Retriever-the curly-coated, the flat-coated (formerly described as the wavy-coated), and the Labrador.
The Curly-Coated Retriever
The Curly-coated Retriever is a much older breed than the Flat-coat, which has to a great extent displaced him in the affections of the public.
The Labrador Retriever
This breed of dogs is a compatriot of the Newfoundland, and although they have played an important part in the evolution of the Flat-coated Retriever, one of the most important sporting dogs in Britai.
The Spaniel Family
The name borne by this family of beautiful dogs indicates that the parent stock came from Spain.
The English Springer Spaniel
This is probably the prototype of the whole of the sporting Spaniel family. Some of the earliest records speak of the 'Springing Spaniel,' and he is no doubt a contemporary of the 'Setting Spaniel.'
The Field Spaniel
This is one of the most popular varieties of the Sporting Spaniel, and to all intents and purposes is, in its present form, a modern creation, dating from somewhere about the advent of dog shows.
The Cocker Spaniel
The Cocker Spaniel, unlike the field varieties, is free from any abnormalities, being a rationally built and symmetrical little dog, full of buoyancy and beaming with intelligence, and of tireless energy.
The Clumber Spaniel
This handsome and useful member of the Spaniel family is of ancient lineage, and his solemn and majestic aspect mark him as a true aristocrat of long descent.
The Sussex Spaniel
The Sussex is one of the oldest of the Spaniel family. The breed, however, have been kept pure only by excessive in-breeding, which has impaired their constitutions. In consequence puppies are often delicate and hard to raise.
The Welsh Springer Spaniel
The Welsh Springer is a smart, active Spaniel, more lightly built and smaller than Field Spaniels, being very little larger than the Cocker.
Old English Broken-Haired Terrier
This ancient English breed of working Terriers is one of the few breeds for which a specialist club does not exist, and there is a decided call for one to save it from utter extinction.
Black-And-Tan Terrier
There was a Black-and-Tan Terrier in England before the days of dog shows, less graceful in outline and coarser in type, to be sure, than those of today.
The Smooth Fox Terrier
The smart appearance, graceful conformation, and attractive coloring of the Fox Terrier has made him the most popular member of the Terrier family.
The Wire-Haired Fox Terrier
The Wire-Haired Fox Terrier is identical with his smooth-coated brother, with the single exception of the character of his coat, which should be harder, more wiry, and broken.
The Airedale Terrier
A few years ago there appeared at the dog shows in the north of England a big, useful-looking sort of a Terrier whose ancestors were a cross of the old border Terrier, the Bull Terrier, and the Otterhound.
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