General and Particular Descriptions of the Vertebrated Animals; Arranged Conformably to the Modern Discoveries and Improvements in Zoology

General and Particular Descriptions of the Vertebrated Animals; Arranged Conformably to the Modern Discoveries and Improvements in Zoology

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ...as a fancy lap-dog in proportion to its diminutiveness. It is sometimes found entirelyblack, and is then called, in England, King Charles's dog, from the liking evinced by our second Charles for this variety. THE MALTESE nos. LE BICHON. THE LION-DOG. 1.1: cnnsn LION. Canis Leoninus. L. These, also, are small species of the spaniel. The first is supposed to have sprung from the intercourse of the little spaniel with the smaller water-dog. It l has the hair, all over the body, extremely long and silky, and generally pure white. The other has long silky hair about the head, neck, shoulders, and extremity of the tail; but on the other parts it is short, giving the little animal a leonine appearance. It is probably bred between the little spaniel and one of the naked varieties. THE GREAT WATER-SPANIEL, LE GRAND BARBET, Canis Aquaticus, L., Has long, curly hair, and is, in other respects, much like the large land-spaniel; but the head is larger and rounder. The small water-spaniel is presumed to be the offspring of the great water-dog and the little spaniel. It is very much like the former animal; but the curly hair is more silky, and like that of the landspaniel. There is also a useful variety of this breed between the water-spaniel and shepherd's-dog. These animals are used as finders in shooting water-fowl, which their great fondness for water, and consequent aquatic habits, enable them to bring to the sportsman when the birds are shot, and have fallen into this element. rm: nounn. LE CHIEN covmmr. Canis Sagas'. L. The hounds have the muzzle nearly as long as that of the dogs included in the first division, but much larger; their head is large and round; the ears are large, long, and pendulous; the limbs long and strong;...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236938100
  • 9781236938107