Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Beagle dog

Posted: 20 Apr 2011 02:48 AM PDT

Male and female beagle puppies in action

Beagle breed dog is a a progenitor of all the hunting dogs.

Origin of the beagle and mysteriously lost in the mists of time. Several well-known beagle lovers offered their version of the origin of this breed, so the following notes owned by Captain Otho Paget from Melton Mowbray, England, which is probably one of the first carried away by them. According to Greek historian xenon nofontu, there were hounds, working on the trail, and the Romans adopted many customs of ancient Greece. In England before the arrival of the Romans already had their own hounds, and it is recorded that Pvill, Prince of Wales, a contemporary of King Arthur, had a special breed of superb white hounds. Fans Retriever, setters, spaniels and other breeds argue that creating a hound used these dogs. It seems unlikely, apparently it’s actually happened vice versa. Beagle was a progenitor of all the hunting dogs, and two clearly differing breeds were “Haze”, or a greyhound, who hunted only by means of view, and Bloodhound, which relied solely on instinct.
In the days of Queen Bess, almost every English gentleman had in his pack of hounds in any type of hunting for prey. Fox at that time game was not considered. Apparently, while the hounds divided into two classes – large and small. Large termed “bakhaundy” with them to hunt deer, and those that smaller – “Beagle” – from the French «Beagle», for hunting hare.
By the middle of the XVIII century fox hunting was acquiring popularity among young people, preferring the thrill, not watching to see how the hounds hare untangle the loop. Undoubtedly, the Foxhound (fox hound) arose from crosses bakhaunda and beagle. By this time, at the whim of the breeders, there are two types of hounds to hunt the hare: one – the southern hound “, and another – the” northern beagle. The first was slow and cumbersome, while the second was his complete opposite. According to the author at the time, “North beagle was agile and energetic, and does its work so zealously that he Iiuy1 would have remained happy with it.
In the middle of the XIX century Parson Honeywood assembled an experienced pack, demonstrating a mastery of the dogs in Essex. His gang was the basis of the modern beagle, so almost every well-known kennels are the descendants of these dogs. Beagle is one of the oldest breeds in history and, along with the Bloodhound, and possibly otterhaundom is closest to the origins of the appearance of the hounds

Picture of seven cute beagle puppies, playing in the garden

Beagle breed dogs are hunters,  beagles are fast run, beagle dogs hunt separately.

Up to about 1870 in the United States are small hunting hounds Southern states, which was then called Beagle, more like pryamonogih basset or had lighter head, like a taxi, and were white color with a small amount of dark spots. They were very agile, tireless hunters full of vigorous energy, fast cornering, but it looks ugly. Those dogs, which in 1860 brought into the country from Gen. Richard Rouett Karlinsvillya, Illinois, became a turning point in the history of American-style beagle. They have improved the exterior of which thought little ones who until then was hunting with beagles. From what leash in England, General Rouett received his hounds, remains unknown.
Around 1880, Mr. Arnold of Providence, Rhode Island, brought a pack of beagles from Northern England, which had a huge impact on American beagles. In 1896, James L. Kerr Noha brought from England pack, which gave a lot of top-notch hounds.
In 1888 was founded the National Club Beagle, which carried out the first field tests. Since that time, throughout the United States were quick to organize field trials, which were awarded points, and many clubs were allowed to conduct informal tests. Leash, stand in single classes for hounds in height from 33 to 38 cm and in classes for hounds below 33 cm, and in the national tests – and in a class pack. There are single class for young hounds, called “Derby” and the classes of all ages without regard to growth. At the national trials in addition to these there are four classes of single-class pack, which will compete separately, as is done in a single class, with a score.
In addition to the exhibition of all breeds, through the American Kennel Club, hunting clubs hold specialized exhibitions in field trials and on breeds of hounds.
Those who are interested in hunting with beagles in the pack, usually experience the pleasure of hunting larger birds with one stone than a wire-haired American rabbits. Rabbits are not hiding in holes and do not spoil the hunt, thus, making a much more long, straight and fast run. Hare, lives in the northern marshes – an excellent facility for hunting with a pack, but does not survive in other areas.
In the United States there are thousands of hunters who keep a few beagles and use them to hunt separately. In addition, there are many leash, registered in the National Club “Beagle.” They hunted in the prescribed manner, with the permanent rangers in hunting livery, with special collars distinctive color and
etc. The restriction on height for beagle in the United States is 38 cm, and in England – 40.5 cm Canes higher growth are not allowed on field trials or exhibition.
Meek brown eyes beagle give him a good character, but they are not always visible to a delightful courage and fortitude. These qualities are especially important when it works in the field, but also in the house you can not find a more affectionate and loyal friend than a beagle

Beagle puppies playing with the snow

Beagle dogs has straight narrow waist and flat ribs.

Beagle. Official Standard
Approved September 10, 1957

Head. The skull is long and slightly arched, broad and extensive. Ears are planted relatively low, long, stretched forward, they got almost to the tip of the nose, thin to the touch, rather wide, hanging close to head, front margin slightly expanded to the cheek, the tips are rounded. Eyes large, widely spaced, with a meek and mild typical hound and inquiring expression, brown or hazel color. Muzzle medium length, straight and square, the transition from forehead to muzzle moderately expressed. Bite the line. Lips, nostrils wide and open.
Flaws: very flat, narrow, domed skull, small eyes, wedge-shaped, pointed (terernaya) or very short muzzle, unfilled or convex under the eyes, hollow, or turned up, a long snout, a Roman nose. Ears short, set high, raised on the cartilage.

Corpus. The neck is set high, strong and sturdy, although not too massive, of medium length. Dry, but allowed a small symmetrical folds under the jaw.
Flaws: a thick, short, loose, low-set neck; suspension.

Shoulders and chest. Scapula oblique, flat muscle – their constitution says about freedom of action, activity and strength. Chest deep and broad, but not enough to prevent the free movement of the shoulders.
Flaws: steep, sharp blades, too large or small breasts.

Back, loin and ribs. Back short, muscular and strong. Loins broad and slightly arched, the ribs prominent, forming the bulk chest.
Flaws: very long, sway or roach back. Straight, narrow waist. Flat ribs

Male Beagle puppy sitting in the park

Beagle breed dog is strong and friendly dog.

The front legs and paws. The forelegs are straight, with a massive bone structure, corresponding to the size of the dog. Pasterns short and straight. Feet well arched, round and firm. Pads thick and tough.
Flaws: elbows turned outwards. Soft, sloping pasterns or Kozinets. Curved like a dachshund or forelimbs. Long, loose, flat feet.

Hind legs and feet. Thighs strong and muscular. The angles of the knee expressed. Hocks strong, with angulated. Feet arched and strong.
Faults: Cow or direct of limbs. Underdeveloped musculature. Splayed feet.

Tail. Set on medium high, straight up, but not over back. Saber, short, covered with dense hair.
Faults: Long, “squirrel” or brushed over the back tail. “Rat” tail (hairless).

Coat. Tight-fitting, hard, medium length, typical of the hound coat.
Faults: short, sparse or soft coat.

Color any typical hound.

General view. Miniature Foxhound, solid and powerful for its size, with a view of tireless hound, which has pursued the animal until the end

Bloodhound dog

Posted: 20 Apr 2011 02:06 AM PDT

Two geoudeous  Bloodhound dogs- female and male sitting

Bloodhound breed dog is intelligent, Bloodhound dog begin to pursue prey by smell, Bloodhound is a hunter.

When Claudius Aelian wrote in the III century AD. er. his famous book, «Historia Animalium», he mentioned the special warmth breed of hounds, which had no equal on instinct, and which had such a persistent search that does not cast a wake up until it finds the beast. Thus, the Roman scholar of ancient times painted a portrait of a dog, now known as Bloodhound.
Today it looks a little different, but it retained its unusual ability to walk on the trail, even with the slight smell.
How far into the past is rooted Bloodhound is unknown, but many experts believe that the breed was known in the Mediterranean long before our era. Bloodhound called modern of the oldest types of hounds, though time has changed its appearance compared to those dogs, which extolled the ancients.
In Europe, Bloodhound, was brought from Constantinople long before the Crusades. In color, they were divided into black and white. Black were the famous San governor VIII century, and white later became known as the southern hounds. In England imported dog black dog.
Bloodhound played a big role in the development of other breeds of dogs such as beagles and hounds.
In the XII century, when even the bishops were hunted on horseback with hounds, the higher clergy who have facilitated the development of the Bloodhound. Many priests kept a pack of hounds, kennels and has been an integral part of every monastery. It is they who largely is credited with saving the breed pure. Breeding of these dogs was carried out with such care that they were called «blooded hound», that is purebred or aristocratic hound.
Several centuries later, the famous English physician and dog lover Dr. Johannes Caius gave a different explanation for the title and provided a description of the breed. Here it is: “… It remains to mention the larger class, these dogs too pendulous lips and ears, and is well known that they are pursuing their prey on the blood trail, sensing the smell of blood. If the game had been wounded and left hands of the hunter, or if it is taken from the workload is killed (in both cases was shed much blood), these hounds immediately begin to pursue prey by smell. Precisely because they rightly called Sanguinaraii (blood)

Picture of Bloodhound dogs looking at something in the forest

Bloodhound hunter dog is known for a century.

However, it often happens that some animal thieves stole and thus act prudently to avoid bloodshed, but the dogs are so smart that even in this case, go on a dry human trace a great distance and can provide the right person in the crowd, no matter what big it was. Forced his way through dense thickets, they continue to prosecute, even when they have to cross the river, and clicking on the other side, they begin to circle again to take the trace. Thus, they complement the skill and perseverance deserve what they said about Elian in his History of Animals.
Although the modern type was formed in England, the merit in its formation belongs to the United States. In America, the breed is known for a century.
Abolitionists once drew harrowing images, in which fugitive slaves pursued the Bloodhound, but hardly for this purpose are actually used dogs of this breed, although at that time in the south there were quite a lot. Bloodhound often called mongrel dogs, and most likely they terrifying the slaves.
Purebred Bloodhound – one of the most docile breeds. In pursuit of Bloodhound more motivated sporting interest than anything else. Unlike the police dog, he never attacks on a man who tracks down. Once Bloodhound brought rut until the end, in this his problem ends. But he so accurately recognize implies that this is proof to the court. Some of the famous American Bloodhound found more criminals
What are the best detectives. On account of one male was found over six hundred criminals. The famous dog Nick Carter took the trail, which was one hundred five hours, and as a result of the offender was apprehended. This record set in the early 1900′s, is now exceeded by more than half.
Dog owners have proved that the Bloodhound can be both a champion of the show, and bloodhound

Picture of six  Bloodhound police dogs ready for mission

Bloodhound breed dog is fast, strong and rescue dog.

Members of the National Association of “Police Bloodhound” together with volunteers from the search rescue clubs across the country are increasingly using the Bloodhound in its traditional work. Endurance and tenacity of this species are confirmed by the vast distances that have dog runs, so some dogs chased a man for over 80 kilometers, and one dog led detectives 220 kilometers, detaining the offender.
As for obedience, the Bloodhound quickly learn the necessary, but can be stubborn, if not enjoy it.
In recent years, an increasing number of Bloodhound receive the title of “Companion Dog”, and several dogs have titles COX and UD.
In the United States Bloodhound exhibited from the first dog shows. American Bloodhound Club, a national organization of breed, gave fans the opportunity to hold specialized exhibitions from East to West.

Bloodhound. Official Standard

General view. Bloodhound possesses all the qualities gregarious dogs that prey instinct. He is stronger and more enduring than other hounds.
The skin is thin and extremely loose, especially on the head and neck, where it dangles deep folds

Young male Bloodhound dog in hunt position

Young Bloodhound dog is extremely friendly and sensitive dog.

Growth. Height: Males – 64 – 68 cm, females – 59 – 63 cm, on average males – 66 cm, females – 61 cm
Preferable to higher growth, coupled with a harmonious addition.

Wt. Average weight: Males – 41 kg, females – 36 kg.
Males reach a weight of 50 kg, females – 45 kg. Greater weight is preferable, if (as in the case of growth) the dog is harmoniously composed.

Overall impression. It is a noble, dignified dog. It gives the impression of a powerful, strong and wiser.
Temperament. The dog is extremely friendly and affectionate, peaceable with owners and other dogs. By nature it is somewhat shy and sensitive to the good will or punishment.

Head long and narrow, slightly narrowed from the temples by the end of the muzzle. When viewed from above and front looks uniformly flattened laterally. The profile of the skull and muzzle are parallel. Length of muzzle equal to length of skull. Head length from occiput to nose should be at least 30.5 cm in males and not less than 28 cm in females. The skull is long and narrow, with a pronounced occipital protuberance. Brow ridges are not pronounced, although because of the deep-set eyes can be created that impression. Muzzle long, deep, of equal width along the entire length, square in profile. Deep-set eyes, a cut eye in the diamond-shaped because the lower eyelid pendulous – drawn down and slightly turned out. Eye color – to match coat color, different shades: from dark brown to yellow. Walnut color is preferred, although it rarely occurs in the red-tan dogs. Ears are thin and soft to the touch, extremely long, very low-set, falls pretty pleats at the bottom of a little wrapped inside and posteriorly. The folds of the skin: the head is covered with loose skin, which seems excessive. When a dog hangs his head low, the skin folds hanging free, especially the forehead and sides of the head. Nostrils large and wide-open. Lips. The upper lip forms a right angle from the front with the back of the nose, while the back forms a deep hanging Bryl, and continuing further into the folds of loose skin at the neck, form a pronounced dewlap. Females less raw.

Neck, shoulders and chest. Neck long, blade-muscled, oblique, convex edges, chest deep, the front forms a deep keel.

Limbs and feet. The forelegs are straight, with a massive bone, elbows close to the body, pasterns vertical, strong, powerful legs and arched, hips and legs muscled, the angle of the hock joint well defined. Hocks low omitted. Hocks straight and parallel to each other.

Back and loin. The back is strong and straight, the loin strong, deep and slightly arched.

Tail long, tapering, set on rather high, with longer and dense hair on the lower surface.

Elastic motion, wide and free, while the tail is held high, but not throws on his back.

Black and tan, red and tan and fawn (reddish brown), the darker color may have blotches lighter hair or badger hair color, sometimes of white hair. A small amount of white on the chest, legs and tail tip

Borzoi hound dog

Posted: 19 Apr 2011 01:08 PM PDT

Five adult Borzoi dogs sitting in the park, Intelligent dogs

Borzoi is a breed of dog, This Borzoi dog is  originally bred for baiting a wild animal, Borzoi dog is a Long-haired dog

Greyhound, until 1936 known in the U.S. as a Russian wolfhound, pursues and catches the beast with the help of sight, differing agility, dexterity and daring.
Today, these beautiful and intelligent dogs not only hunt in the field, but also adorn the living rooms of houses. Their story goes into the misty past of imperial Russia.
Russian aristocracy for hundreds of years bred these dogs. There is evidence, telling about the hunting expeditions to the Mongolian ruler Genghis Khan’s era, in which as the main hunting dogs are referred to larger greyhounds. In Russia, believed that the ancestors of the greyhound had several types of dogs, including long-haired dog with a smooth face, which in ancient Russia to hunt bears, dogs that are used in the south of the Tatars, “Ovcara” – a high Russian herding dogs, as well as other ancient types hunting dogs pursuers beast with the help of sight.
Whatever the origin of the greyhound, in the records of the court of Grand Prince of Novgorod in 1260 is referred to as rabbit-baiting fun, and in 1650 was recorded first Borzoi standard (according to the testimony, it is not very different from the current standard).
Since the early Russian Tsars to the abolition of serfdom in 1861, hunting with hounds was the prerogative of the Russian aristocracy. Vast estates, stretching for thousands of acres, with hundreds of serfs were used for breeding and training greyhounds, and hunting with them.
Today it is hard even to imagine that the scope and grandeur, which is the successor to the noble hound. Prior to 1861, and to a lesser degree until the 1917 revolution, these dogs spent so much effort and money, as to any other breed. In hunting season, hunting was carried out near the main land or hunters traveled from one place to another in search of game

Three adult Borzoi dogs with their owner near the lake, large dog, brave dog, hound dog

Borzoi  dogs near to the lake with their owner

The monograph Roller on hunting in Pershin said that for the transport of people, horses, dogs, tents, kitchen, crew, etc. to the site using a special hunt hunting train, consisting of 42 freight cars, including two carriages of the first and second classes , where the Prince and his guests were arriving by train the individual. In the hunt was attended by more than 100 greyhounds as much Foxhound and rangers. Horses were chosen specifically for hunting as a pack of hounds and the Foxhound. When the entire group was coming to the place where according to preliminary data there were wolves, plans, made preparations and started hunting. Beaters, accompanied by a pack of Foxhound chased the animal, usually a wolf from the forest into the open field, where they waited a respectful distance riding hunters, each with a triple greyhounds on a leash – one female and two males. When they showed the beast, the hunter took his dog with a leash. Greyhounds chased the wolf, and after they rode hunters. After an exciting chase, if the wolf could not escape, greyhounds should grab it and hold until the arrival of the hunters, who at full speed rushed to the site of the bout, according to the accepted custom to immediately engage in a fight, the wolf’s mouth shut and tie it. After that, the wolf is often released and, of course, the next time he conducted himself smarter and more cautious. Fascinating story of a hunt can be read from Tolstoy in his novel “War and Peace” (Book II, Part 4, Chapter 3).
In the period from the Napoleonic Wars to the abolition of serfdom in 1861, appears to have been many experimental unrelated crosses. In 1873, only a few remaining hounds of the old type and the Imperial Society was formed to protect them and breeding. This society is of great interest to fans of modern greyhounds, because many of today’s bloodlines greyhounds America, if not most, go back to the breeders who were members of that society. The most famous among them was the Grand Duke Nicholas, uncle of the king and commander of the Russian army. The second most important was Artem Boldarev rich landowner. Led to these people members of the public looking for, bred and kept the old type of hound. And it is their hunting in Pershin and Vorontsovo obliged many of today’s greyhounds of their heritage.
As far as is known, first appeared in the American Greyhound – bitch named Elsie – was brought from England in 1889 by William Wade of Halton, Pennsylvania. This dog he bought from Freeman Lloyd. «The English Stockkeeper» describes it this way: “… the kind of nothing special, small, lightweight and cachectic, with a light bone structure, with a straight back, a twisted tail and sharp knees.”
The first American who traveled to Russia and brought back the hounds (including two dogs, who were then the champions ACC), was Stedman Hanks, founded in 1890 Seacroft nursery in Massachusetts.
Beginning in 1903, Joseph Thomas (from the nursery Valley Farm) visited three times in Russia and brought the dogs, which was destined to play an important role in creating American bloodlines greyhound. Among them were brought dogs were greyhounds from kennels Pershin, belonged to Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich, and from the nursery Vorontsovo owned by Artem Boldarevu.
Modern greyhound remained almost unchanged compared to her Russian ancestors, both in appearance and in a calm, gentle nature and working qualities.
In the West, this dog is often used for harassment, which is becoming increasingly popular in many states. Mind and ability to learn have enabled many greyhounds get prizes for obedience. Despite the fact that the main purpose of a greyhound – hunting, its beauty and temperament has always been highly valued. She was always elegant companion and decoration of interior.
Today, this noble breed easily finds its way to the heart of his master, and although for now the hounds are not the conditions in tsarist Russia, they remain true aristocrats

Picture of Borzoi dog on the beach, Borzoi dog near to the ocean, Borzoi  dog with his owner

Greyhound. Official Standard
Approved June 13, 1972

General view. Borzoi was originally bred for baiting a wild animal on a more or less open terrain, using sight rather than scent. To this end greyhound required special structure that allows to catch up, grab and hold their prey. Particular attention was paid to the unit movement, strong neck and powerful jaws, courage and agility, combined with the right addition.
Borzoi inherent elegance, smooth lines, elegance in motion or standing.
Males masculine but not coarse, bitches feminine and refined.

Head. Skull slightly domed, long and narrow, with just a transition from forehead to muzzle, bridge of the nose may be a mild hump. Jaws long, strong and deep, somewhat finer in bitches but not pointed. Teeth are strong, incisors are located in a line, straight or scissor bite.
Nose is big and black. The ears are small and delicate to the touch, at rest held tightly to the neck, the tips of his ears, drawn back, almost converge at the back, when the dog guards, their ears go up.
Eyes oblique, dark color. Expression of the eyes smart and gentle.
Eyelid dark, inner corner of eye is located in the middle of the distance from nose to occiput.
Faults: Round, protruding or light eyes, edentate.
The neck is dry, without folds, slightly arched, muscular, set high.

Scapula oblique, Withers expressed, but not loaded.

Chest rather narrow and deep. The edges are slightly convex, very deep, large chest for the heart and lungs.

Spin smoothly up to the graceful bend of the waist. The loin is strong and muscular. The abdomen is well matched by a deep chest, short back and short ribs hesitant.

Forelimbs. The bones are straight and somewhat flattened, as the blade, the narrow side forward. The elbows move freely, turning neither in nor out. Pasterns strong.
Paws “hare”, arched, fingers clenched into a ball, with strong padded

Borzoi dog, hair styling for dogs, dogs, dog, hound dog, hunting dog

Borzoi  on hair dresser

Hindquarters Long, very muscular and powerful, with a pronounced angle of the knee joints; placed slightly wider front. Femur and tibia strong, hocks and expressed low omitted. When viewed from the rear limbs are parallel to each other.
Dewclaws on the hind limbs removed, the fifth fingers on the front – you can remove it.

The tail is long, planted and kept low, in a beautiful bend.

Coat. Coat Long, silky (not rough), wavy or rather curly. On the head, ears and front legs the hair is short and tight, the neck very thick and curly “frill.” The hair on the thighs and the tail is long and thick on the chest and back of the front legs not so long.

Color. Any color or combination of colors.

Growth. The height of adult males at the withers should be not less than 71 cm and bitches – no less than 66 cm
Height above these values ??are permitted if stored harmonious composition, agility and endurance.
Faults: Height at withers below specified in the standard.

Weight of males on average 34 – 48 kg in females at 7 – 9 kg less.

Movement. Forelimbs with a strong and elastic pastern be submitted far in advance.
While the hind legs raised broader front, the fast trotting feet closer to the center line. When viewed from the side swept a good push and a long, creeping step, starting from the well-bent knees and hocks. Movement must be the embodiment of power, but without effort, endurance, speed, agility, smoothness and elegance.
Flaws: mincing, Zapletal, as well as traffic from intersecting each other with their paws.

Vices and weaknesses
Any deviation from the specified standard shall be considered a disadvantage, materiality depends on the severity of this deviation

Greyhound breed dog

Posted: 19 Apr 2011 12:54 PM PDT

Sport Greyhound dogs running in chapionship on the track, houd dog, hunting dog, muscular dog

Greyhound is breed of dog for hunting, it is a short-haired hound dog, dog for running, rescue dog, muscular dog. Greyhound is very intelligent and gorgeous dog.

Quick, like a ray of light, graceful as a swallow, wise as Solomon, – all this allows us to predict that the Greyhound as a breed will never die. His fame was first recorded in writing in the hot sands of Egypt, can be traced to various locations in almost every country on every continent of the globe.
This type of dog was known to the ancients, and from time immemorial it was a symbol of aristocracy. However, Greyhound - it’s such a dog that does not need the fanfare to herald its approach, and do not need armor to rivet the eye of people. His innate qualities allow it to rotate in all circles, high and low.
The first information about the Greyhound have reached us from the tomb Amtena in the Nile Valley. Egyptologists believe that it belongs to the fourth dynasty, that is, in modern history to 2900-2751 years BC. er. Thread in this old tomb depicts three different episodes with the dogs, no doubt related to the type of Greyhound. In two of them they attack the deer, and the third – an animal with horns, somewhat resembling the American mountain goat. A dog’s tail

Picture of Greyhound dog playing in the garden, Adult male Greyhound dog

Male Greyhound dog in the garden

Put forward a lot of assumptions about the origin of the word “Greyhound“. One of them is the name derives from the word «Graitus», which means “Greek”, because this dog is very appreciated by the ancient Greeks. Another hypothesis associates the word with the old British grech or greg, meaning “dog.” Some argue that it came into use, because once the predominant color of this rock was gray («grey» – «gray”).
While in the old Egyptian pictures greyhound as a recognizable type exists with a very long time, the first full description of this species have survived from the Roman sources. It was written by Ovid, who lived from 1943 BC. er. in 1917 by. er. This description confirms that in ancient times, the dog looked just like today.
Greyhound has always moved in the aristocratic and cultural environment. He was a favorite of the rulers of Egypt, it was diluted and grown in a luxurious setting that oppress the people and the ordinary people of those times had every reason to hate this dog. However, the nature of this dog was just as nice and docile as they are today. If ordinary people were allowed to keep these dogs, the story would have gone the other way, but such a right they did not have.
Ancient traditions associated with the Greyhound came from the depths of history. This dog has existed in England from very early times. In one manuscript of X century AD. er. is an illustration depicting Elfrika, duke of Mercia, and next to the Saxon leader worth his hunter with a pack of greyhounds. It is not known for many centuries before Elfrika in England knew Greyhound, but there is every reason to believe that this breed has existed there for a long time

Greyhound dog relaxing outdoor, large Greyhound dog

Large Greyhound dog lying outdoor in the park

Adopted at the meeting of Parliament at Winchester in 1016, the famous code of laws, written in Danish, because at that time the Danes have won a large part of modern Britain, confirms what position in society occupied the greyhound. Article 31-I of this body of law reads: A person of low type can not keep the greyhounds, but free citizens can keep greyhounds … But if they come to the borders of the forest closer than 10 miles, they have to pay 12 pence for each mile, and if Greyhound would find in the forest, the owner or dog owner gives the dog and ten shillings to the king.
With the Greyhounds to hunt small game and deer, foxes, etc., but by its very nature it is intended for the hare, and this dog for centuries seen as a greyhound. Hunting with hounds is held in England for two centuries.
Greyhound has appeared in America before 1776. Laurel Drew, who dealt with the history of this breed, find information on Greyhound, which was brought to this country (along with Mastiffs) Spanish explorers in the early 1500-ies in order to “protect, hunt, intimidate and punish their enemies – in this case Indians . In these data refers to the hunting prowess greyhounds, how they “went to the nearby forest and returned from there with hares and rabbits.”
Greyhound prominently in the diaries of English explorer George Cartwright, who made an expedition to Labrador in 1770. Baron Friedrich von Steuben, a German military professional who has helped to General Washington in the war for independence, has always walked, accompanied by a huge Greyhound named Azor

Two cute Greyhound puppies, male and female Greyhound puppies playing on the kitchen floor

Cute Greyhound puppies playing in the kitchen

Of the many owners of greyhounds by one of the most famous in history was the general Jor i g A. Custer, who was particularly fond of the breed greyhounds – Greyhounds n deer hounds – and traveled with a pack, which was about 40 soblk. One book says that Custer’s dogs competed in the race on the eve of his departure for the fatal expedition to the Big Horn River in 1876.
Greyhounds were among the first to take part in American dog shows. In the catalog of the first exhibition of the Westminster Kennel Club in 1877, made 18 greyhounds, while in the second edition of the AKC Studbook (for 1885) there were three males and five females.
In 1912, OP Smith invented the mechanical lure, and as a result of the 1920 race greyhounds have been held on the treadmill, which greatly boosted the interest in this breed. This interest continues today.

Greyhound. Official Standard

The head is long and narrow, broad between the ears, the transition from forehead to muzzle poorly expressed, sinuses almost undeveloped, the muzzle long, strong but not coarse. Teeth strong, bite the line. The ears are small and subtle, laid back and folded when the dog is in an excited state, polustoyat on the cartilage. Dark eyes, sparkling, with intelligent expression

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