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WEST OF ENGLAND AND MAGAZINE. No. 20. Monday, July 23, 1832. Half-penny. THE ESQUIMAUX DOG. This variety of dog most nearly resembles the shep- herd's-dog, and the wolf-dog. The ears are short and erect; the tail is bushy, and carried in a graceful curve over the back: in this particular the Esquimaux dog principally differs from the wolf of the same district, whose tail is carried between his legs in running. The tail turned upward is the distinguishing characteristic of the domestic dog of every variety. It has been considered by some natu¬ ralists, that these dogs are wolves in a state of domesti¬ cation. The anatomy of both, for the most part, corresponds; the wolf is, however, larger, and more muscular. The average height of the Esqui¬ maux dog is one foot, ten inches; the length of his body, from the occiput (the back of the head) to the insertion of the tail, two feet, three inches; and of the tail itself, one foot, one inch. The dog in the Zoological Garden is of a white colour, with somewhat of a yellow tinge. Some of the Esquimaux dogs are brindled, some black and white, some almost entirely black, and some are of a dingy red.