Apple Headed

A term used to designate the peculiar roundness of the black-and-tan Toy Terrier. This roundness is considered a point of beauty by some judges.

Beltons ( Blue And Lemon )

The spotted or flecked Laverack Setter.


A dog that gives too much tongue when working. Generally applied to those Spaniels which ought to be mute.


A broody bitch—one that, from its length and conformation, gives evidence of being a likely mother.


A blood—a dog with every appearance of high breeding.


The chest—of a Setter, for instance.


The white line up the face of some breeds, such as the St. Bernard, Scotch Collie, or Blenheim.


A term used to define the peculiar shape of some Bulldogs' ears.


A German name given to a D.ihshund of unusual size.


Having a foot like a cat—the orthodox foot for Greyhounds and nearly all other dogs.


An expression used in describing some Fox Terriers, with reference to their symmetry and well-knit appearance.


A dog's being in condition means that he is in a state of perfect health: just enough flesh, and no more, and his coat in excellent order.


When a dog shows character, he shows in a marked manner the points of the breed to which he belongs.


The upper ridge or portion of a dog's neck. Generally applied to sporting tings, as the Setter.

Comb Fringe

The beautiful straight fringe of feather that droops from the tail of a Setter.


That portion of loose skin that hangs from the throat of some dogs, as the Bloodhound and Bulldog.


An extra claw found on the inside of the lower portion of the hind leg of many dogs, especially the St. Bernard, where it is admissible. In the Newfoundland it is not, but it is often seen on the Scotch Collie. It is usunlly cutoff When found in puppies where its presence would not enhance, or would spoil them for show purposes.


Interfering with a dog's natural appearance for the sake of hiding defects, as dyeing a Retrievers breast, if white; or pulling the flag, if any, from a curly-coated Retriever's tail. "A Pake-' is the deed done.


The chaps or hanging lips of a dog, as the Bloodhound.


The beautiful half-crescentic mass of feather under a Scotch Collie's throat.


A term applied to the drooping feather on some dogs' tails, as that of the flat-coated Retriever.


A word used to describe the long hair and locks in a dog's coat, and the coat of long-haired dogs generally.


A very expressive term, used to define the lantern jaws of some big budly-bred Mastiff.


When the long feather of a Collie or Retriever gets matted into masses that bid defiance to anything short of scissors, it is said to be '-felted," a condition which is a disgrace to the dog's owner.


Means astonished. Judges are fixed by some particularly and rarely bred dogs.


Synonymous with spoon-foot: defining the shape of foot some dogs have, as the Pug, which has the toes well split up. as in the hare.


The bet! or nest of the otter, generally built of straw or stubble, withered grass, and weeds, in a hollow of bank or rock by the river-side.


The reddish portion of the inner eyelid of the dog, shown in the Otterhound, Bloodhound, and St. Bernard.


The spots on the cheeks of some Toys and others: as the mole on the cheek of the Pug.


A name given by the author, and now generally adopted, to the great white-and-black Newfoundland, which the immortal painter so loved to portray.


Applied to hanging lips of some dogs where hanging lips should not exist, as in the Bull Terrier.

Length V

Possessing length of body, as the Newfoundland ought to do. A Skye is long, a Newfoundland or St. Bernard lengthy.


The skin. Especially applied to the dog's ear.

Lady Pack

Hounds are usually hunted in packs all of one sex. The bitches are called the "lady pack."


A term used to describe some Fox-territrs. A dog's teeth are said to be level when the jaws are neither overhung nor underhung. You cannot put your nail behind a tooth when the mouth is closed.


Having the legs too long in proportion to the body. "Shaped like a milking-stool," (Idstone).


The feather which is massed on the shoulders of the Collie and Newfoundland. That on the breast of the Blenheim is also called the " mane," which is quite a subversion of the term.


A term applied to the body of a good Newfoundland or St. Bernard, and descriptive of the solidity of frame.


The ankles.


Having jaws hi the formation of a pig. Applied to Setters when the upper jaw protrudes.


A word used to define the formation of some dogs'" craniums, as that of the Bloodhound and Irish Setter.


Applied to the coats of some dogs, as the Dandie-signifying that the coat is a mixture of "hardish and soft hair.

Pencilled Toes

The toes of a well-bred black-and-tan Terrier are "pencilled," or marked with black upon the upper or convex portion. A point of beauty.


Descriptive of the coats of seme Terriers.


A term difficult to translate. It signifies that mixture of blood and breediness that you see in many good dogs, notably sporting dogs. It is seen in shape, and coat, and eye. and delicacy of form. etc.


The word tells its own tale. It is seen in the tails of some Deerhouads.