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2009-02-02 12:36:15

The owner of a pub in Raleigh, N.C., says he'll comply with health regulations banning dogs but he's not so sure his canine friends will understand. Super Bowl Sunday marked the last Sunday dogs would be allowed to frolic and dine with their owners at Lenny's Hideway, restaurant owner Ed Schultz said. Schultz started his canine Sunday soirees three months ago as a way to spend more time with his basset hound, Miss Chief, pronounced mischief, the Raleigh (N.C.) News & Observer reported...

2009-01-03 13:56:34

A 16-year-old Basset hound named Beryl in Tenterden, England, has an unusual best friend, a 4-year-old Tawny owl named Wol, the animals' owner says. Sara Ross said she has been sharing her home with the two animals and witnessing how they have bonded despite their significant differences, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday. They are both rescue animals and they're like best buddies.


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2008-05-27 22:43:34

The Mudhol Hound, also called the Caravan Hound, the Pashmi, or the Karwani, is an Indian sight hound and a common companion to Indian villagers. It is also used in the Deccan Plateau as a hunting and guarding breed. It is a relatively rare breed and it is recognized by various Kennel Clubs in India. The breed is ancient and is probably a descendant of the Saluki and the Afghan Hound which were brought by Arabs, Persians and others when they came to India through the Khyber Pass. They were...

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2008-05-06 22:31:06

The Beagle is a medium sized scent hound developed for tracking rabbits and other game. It has a keen sense of smell which makes it a popular hunting breed. The Beagle resembles the Foxhound and has existed in type for over 2,000 years. The modern form of the Beagle was developed in the 1830s from several breeds, including the Southern Hound, the Talbot Hound, the North Country Beagle, and possibly the Harrier. The Beagle stands between 13 and 16 inches high and weighs between 18 and 35...

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2008-05-06 22:23:04

The Basset Hound is a scent hound; its sense of tracking second only to that of the Bloodhound. Basset is derived from the French word "bas" plus a suffix, translating literally to "rather low". This is no exaggeration as the Basset Hound is only around 13 to 15 inches high and has very short legs. What the Basset lacks in height it makes up for in weight, weighing between 50 and 70 pounds. It is a large dog on short legs, originally bred by the French to have dwarfism. It is a very long...

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2008-05-06 22:21:10

The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is a short-legged scent hound. It stands barely over a foot high and is the shortest backed of all the basset breeds. It has short, fine, dark hair on its ears and coarse, dense, lighter hair on its coat. The ears just reach the end of the nose instead of trailing on the ground like other Bassets. The breed was developed in France, and was once a rare breed, but now stands its ground as a show dog, family pet and scent hound. It is a loving, outgoing breed that...

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