Irish Wolfhound

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An Irish Wolfhound is seen from the side, standing in moorland hills and looking backward
Irish Greyhound.
(Facing p. 91.)

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An Irish Wolfhound (referred to by the author as “Irish Greyhound”) is seen from the side, standing in a landscape of moorland hills and looking backward. Considered extinct, or near-extinct in the 1800s[1], the Irish Wolfhound was recreated in the late nineteenth century. The author mentions it as follows:

From the few individuals which we have seen of this species at different periods, and from many more of the crosses between the Irish and English Greyhound, we are inclined to think that the specimen here offered to the public eye, is a true representation of the original Greyhound of Ireland, meaning thereby, nearly such, in point of form and qualification, as he was, many ages since, imported from some of the eastern countries bordering on the Mediterranean.

  1. ^ Taplin, William. The sportsman’s cabinet, vol. 2, p. 98. London: printed and published for the proprietors by J. Cundee, 1804.
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