Of him, the trifold merits we demand, Of Pointer, Beagle and of Newfoundland ; Active, intelligent, determined, spry, Tn hunting qualities, with Hound may vie, With Pointer, trace the Woodcock, Snipe or Hare,
Or with Newfoundland, Bulging waters dare. In form compact, in temper faultless too, In pluck and vigilance excelled by few ; Best of retrievers, in all climates good, For river, swamp, or brake, or thorny wood, Of liver color, oft'times mixed with white, The king of Spaniels, if but tutored right; Largest of all, in limb more firmly set, Fondest of all the Genus Canis yet; Robust in frame, with soft and curling hair, Except the head, which should be somewhat bare ;
An eye full beaming with expression kind, Bespeaks his friendship and his truth combined; An car, with graceful ringlets drooping low, His limbs well clad and feathered to the too. Although Dogographers oft' disagree, Methinks his race original must be ; Old England boasts the honor of his birth, His fame acknowledged, and esteemed his worth,
Lis attention, and still not to make it appear in' tentional. He must be practiced with " Up and Down" till he obeys instantly. All sorts of exciting words may be addressed to him, when dead, but the teacher must on no account allow him to stir, except to one command. An assistant will be useful to excite him in every way to rise, while his master insists on perfect " Dead." Be easy, firm and decided in your commands, and appear to be highly delighted in their execution, always allowing intervals for a frolic, between yourself and your pupil. You should never lose sight of this in your teachings. It is not so essential after the dog is thoroughly trained, but even then, it should be often resorted to, as an incentive to willing submission.