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Mudhol Hound
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...

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...

Basset Hound
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...

Basset Fauve de Bretagne
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...

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.