KING CHARLES'S DOG. (Canis brevvpilus. Linn.) A variety of the most elegant kind, and which is sufficiently known in this country under the appellation here given. The head is small and rounded, with the snout short, and the tail curved back; its ears are long, with the hair curled, and the feet are webbed. Its familiar name is derived from the partiality entertained for the species by King Charles II., who was always accompanied by several of these beautiful creatures.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835
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