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The Dog   By: (1776-1847)

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[Illustration: THE SOUTHERN HOUND.]

THE DOG,

BY WILLIAM YOUATT.

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS

[Illustration: HEAD OF BLOODHOUND]

EDITED, WITH ADDITIONS,

BY E. J. LEWIS, M.D.

Member of the Academy of Natural Science of Philadelphia; of the Philadelphia Medical Society; of the Parisian Medical Society, &c. &c.

1852.

Entered, according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1846, by

LEA AND BLANCHARD,

in the clerk's office of the District Court of the United States for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

THE SOUTHERN HOUND HEAD OF BLOODHOUND ANCIENT SCULPTURE OF GREYHOUNDS THE THIBET DOG THE DINGO, OR NEW HOLLAND DOG THE HARE INDIAN DOG THE DANISH, OR DALMATIAN DOG THE GREYHOUND THE GRECIAN GREYHOUND BLENHEIMS AND COCKERS THE WATER SPANIEL THE POODLE THE ALPINE SPANIEL, OR BERNARDINE DOG THE NEWFOUNDLAND DOG THE ESQUIMAUX DOG THE ENGLISH SHEEP DOG THE SCOTCH SHEEP DOG THE BEAGLE THE HARRIER THE FOX HOUND PLAN OF GOODWOOD KENNEL THE SETTER THE POINTER THE BULL DOG THE MASTIFF THE SCOTCH TERRIER SKELETON OF THE DOG DOG'S HEAD CONFINED FOR AN OPERATION DOG'S EYE PREPARED FOR AN OPERATION TEETH OF THE DOG AT SEVEN DIFFERENT AGES

PREFACE OF THE EDITOR.

The Editor, having been called upon by the American publishers of the present volume to see it through the press, and add such matter as he deemed likely to increase its value to the sportsman and the lover of dogs in this country, the more readily consented to undertake the task, as he had previously, during the intervals of leisure left by professional avocations, paid much attention to the diseases, breeding, rearing, and peculiarities of the canine race, with a view to the preparation of a volume on the subject.

His design, however, being in a great measure superseded by the enlarged and valuable treatise of Mr. Youatt, whose name is a full guarantee as to the value of whatever he may give to the world, he found that not much remained to be added. Such points, however, as he thought might be improved, and such matter as appeared necessary to adapt the volume more especially to the wants of this country, he has introduced in the course of its pages. These additions, amounting to about sixty pages, will be found between brackets, with the initial of the Editor appended. He trusts they will not detract from the interest of the volume, while he hopes that its usefulness may be thereby somewhat increased.

With this explanation of his connexion with the work, he leaves it in the hope that it may prove of value to the sportsman from its immediate relation to his stirring pursuits; to the general reader, from the large amount of curious information collected in its pages, which is almost inaccessible in any other form; and to the medical student, from the light it sheds on the pathology and diseases of the dog, by which he will be surprised to learn how many ills that animal shares in common with the human race.

The editor will be satisfied with his agency in the publication of this volume, if it should be productive of a more extended love for this brave, devoted, and sagacious animal, and be the means of improving his lot of faithful servitude. It is with these views that the editor has occasionally turned from more immediate engagements to investigate his character, and seek the means of ameliorating his condition.

PHILADELPHIA, October, 1846.

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

Chapter

I. The Early History and Zoological Classification of the Dog

II. The Varieties of the Dog. First Division

III. The Varieties of the Dog. Second Division

IV. The Varieties of the Dog. Third Division

V. The Good Qualities of the Dog; the Sense of Smell; Intelligence; Moral Qualities; Dog carts; Cropping; Tailing; Breaking in; Dog pits; Dog stealing

VI. Description of the Skeleton... Continue reading book >>




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