Greyhound, Irish (Cam's grains Hibernicus). This is the largest of the dog kind, and in its appearance the most beautiful and majestic. The breed is peculiar to Ireland, where it was formerly of great service in destroying the wolves with which that couutry was infested, but is now extremely rare. These dogs are generally of a white or cinnamon colour, and more robust than the common greyhound, their aspect mild, and their disposition gentle and peaceable. They are superior in strength to the mastiff or bulldog, and uniformly seize their antagonists by the back and shake them to death.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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