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Historical Notes

Excerpt from: Rural Sports
By William Barker Daniel
Published in 1800 species of which will fight the Badger so resolutely and fairly as Terriers, of which there are two kinds ; the one is rough, short-legged, long-backed, very strong and most commonly of a black or yellowish colour, mixt with white ; the other is smooth haired, and beautifully formed, having a shorter body and more sprightly appearance, is generally of a reddish-brown colour or black with tanned legs ;  both these sorts are the determined foe of all the Vermin kind, and in their encounter with the Badger, very frequently meet with severe treatment, which they sustain with great courage...


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