Animals, p.xxiv.

[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents]

Scotland and England have so freely interchanged their esteemed or approved breeds of domestic animals, that few varieties exist in either except such as, in order to be discriminated, require the nice distinctions of the natural historian. Scotland’s most noted peculiar breeds, are the Shetland pony, the Clydesdale horse, the Ayrshire, Galloway, Buchan, and Argyllshire black cattle, the Cheviot and Shetland sheep, and the colley or shepherd’s dog. But even some of these now belong more or less to both divisions of the island. The wild animals and birds, if Wales be included, are also, with few exceptions, the same or similar. Game, owing chiefly to the vastness of the extent of waste lands, is exceedingly abundant. 

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