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  On the Trail of Lost Breeds

     Although many breeds in the history of dogs no longer exist, their blood still runs in the veins of some

     of today’s breeds. We follow the trail of…

Dog Writer and Contributing Editor of Dog Magazines

OLD FRENCH HOUNDS

The   history   of   French   hounds   is   old   and   complicated   because   of   a complex    process    of    evolution.    By    the    17th    and    18th    centuries, several   hound   breeds   had   been   developed   in   France.   They   were used   for   the   petite   vénerie   (small   game,   such   as   hare   and   rabbit) and   grande   vénerie   (large   game,   such   as   wild   boar,   wolf,   red   deer and roe deer)

OLD ENGLISH WORKING SPANIELS

The   roots   of   the   Bird   Dog,   Land   Spaniel,   (English)   Water   Spaniel, Tweed    Spaniel    or    Ladykirk    Spaniel,    Norfolk    and    Shropshire Spaniel,    Devonshire    Cocker    and    Welsh    Cocker.    When    talking about   a   breed,   fanciers   usually   have   a   purebred   dog   in   mind. However,   most   of   our   modern   breeds   share   their   history   with other   breeds   of   the   same   type.   In   the   past,   they   belonged   to   a general   group   of   dogs   –   like   terriers   or   spaniels   –   with   more   or less the same characteristics. Illustrated with old prints and paintings.
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If   you   are   interested   in   publishing   one   or more   of   these   articles,   illustrations   and photographs     included     please     contact me. E-mail:  horter@tiscali.nl All    articles    are    available    in    English and/or in Dutch.
1. Old English Working Spaniels 2. Old French Hounds 3. Old Mastiff types - Rascal, Scoundrel, Scamp and Mongrel

OLD MASTIFF TYPES - RASCAL, SCOUNDREL, SCAMP

AND MONGREL

Although   the   history   of   old   mastiff   types   cannot   be   told   in   detail, there   is   no   doubt   that   they   existed.   Old   miniatures,   engravings, paintings   and   other   depictions   testify   to   their   appearance,   and indicate   whether   a   type   has   become   extinct,   as   well   as   if   or   how they contributed to present-day breeds.
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