The Bull Dog, p.51.

[Three Hundred Animals Contents]

   IS much less than the mastiff, but not inferior in fierceness. His short neck adds to his strength. Those of a brindled colour are accounted the best of the kind; they will run at and seize the fiercest bull without barking, making directly at his head, some times catch hold of his nose, pin the animal to the ground, and make him roar in a most tremendous manner, nor can they without difficulty be made to quit their hold. Two of these Dogs let loose at once will manage a bull; three are a match for a bear, but a lion will require four of them to be subdued. 

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