This section is from the book "The Dogs Of Great Britain, America, And Other Countries. Their Breeding, Training, and Management in Health and Disease", by John Henry Walsh (Stonehenge). Also available from Amazon: The Dogs Of Great Britain, America And Other Countries.
This fine animal is now, I believe, extinct, though there are still pome gentlemen who maintain that they possess the breed in all its pristine purity of blood. They are much larger than the deer-hound, some of them being 35 or even 38 inches high, but resembling that dog in shape, being generally of a fawn color, with a rough coat and pendent ears. They were formerly used for the purpose of hunting the wolf.