Anecdotes of Dogs

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Author: Edward Jesse
Published: 1858
Language: English
Wordcount: 126,631 / 360 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.3
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 2,172
Added to site: 2008.09.01
mnybks.net#: 21944
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Nature

The character, sensibilities, and intellectual faculties of animals have always been a favourite study, and they are, perhaps, more strongly developed in the dog than in any other quadruped, from the circumstance of his being the constant companion of man. I am aware how much has been written on this subject, but having accumulated many original and interesting anecdotes of this faithful animal, I have attempted to enlarge the general stock of information respecting it. It is a pleasing task, arising from the conviction that the more the character of the dog is known, the better his treatment is likely to be, and the stronger the sympathy excited in his behalf.

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from America, 390--traces his master four hundred miles, 390--M. Léonard's dogs, Brague and Philax, 391--a pointer acts as a landing-net, 394--calls the attention of his master to a hare, 394--an extraordinary pointer, 395--a pointer suckles a hedgehog, 398.

THE SETTER.

Its origin and present breed, 400--smells birds a hundred yards off, 401--acts as a retriever, 402--traces a wounded deer, and brings her master to it next morning, 403--finds a lost whip, 404--gratitude of a dying setter, 405--friendship with a cat, 406--a setter angry with his master for missing birds, 406--falls in love with a mongrel, 407--effect of imagination on pregnant bitches, 408--Médor brings the keys to his shut-out mistress, 409--sagacity in hunting red-legged partridges, 410.

THE PUG DOG.

Its history and progress, 412--a pug saves the life of the Prince of Orange, 413--a lady incurs a pug's displeasure for preventing him from stealing, 414--a pug pronounces the word William, 415--ditto El

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