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Trigg Hound
2013-06-19 12:31:42

The Trigg hound, also known as the Hayden Trigg Hound or the Trigg foxhound, is a domestic dog and a type of the American foxhound. Colonel Haiden C. Trigg developed the breed in the 1860s, when Trigg bred hounds from Maupin, Birdsong, and Walker to create a faster breed of hound for foxhunting.  The dog became very popular, despite its physical unattractiveness, but when Trigg passed away,...

Istrian Shorthaired Hound
2013-06-18 13:44:37

The Istrian shorthaired hound is a domestic breed of hunting dog that originated from Croatia. The history of the breed is largely unknown, although there are many stories about its development from its home country. Images were found on frescoes that resemble the breed that date back to 1497 and writers including Bishop Bakič of Đakovo, from 1719, speak of the dog.  This breed, along with...

Istrian Coarse-Haired Hound
2013-06-18 13:39:13

The Istrian coarse-haired hound is a breed of domestic hunting dog that originated from Croatia in the nineteenth century. The breed was developed by Croatian and Slovene breeders that bred the Istrian Shorthaired Hound, which has smooth hair, with the French Griffon Vendeén, making its first official appearance in Vienna at a conformation show that occurred in 1866. The dog was originally...

Hygenhund
2013-06-18 13:35:23

The Hygenhund is a breed of domestic hound dog that originated from Norway in the nineteenth century. The breed was developed by a breeder named Hygen, who used multiple breeds of hounds to create a hunting dog that could withstand harsh arctic environments. The breed reaches a height between nineteen to twenty-four inches and an average weight between forty-four to fifty-five pounds. Its body...

Hawaiian Poi Dog
2013-06-18 13:31:49

The Hawaiian Poi Dog is an extinct breed of domestic pariah dog that originated from Hawaiʻi that was once used as a source of food and was said to be a spiritual protector of children. The term Poi, which means kalo or taro root, was used in the dog’s name because it was given to the breed to fatten it before eating. The dogs were not needed for hunting, because the island does not have any...

Gascon Saintongeois
2013-06-18 13:28:16

The Gascon Saintongeois, also known as the Virelade Hound, is a breed of domestic scenthound dog that originated in France. The breed holds two types, known as the Grand Gascon Saintongeois and the Petite Gascon Saintongeois. The terms Grand and Petite do not refer to the size of the dogs, although the Petite type is slightly smaller than the Grand, but to the size of game that each type hunts....

Formosan Mountain Dog
2013-06-18 13:24:36

The Formosan Mountain dog, also known as the Taiwan Dog, is a breed of domestic dog that can be used in many jobs including guarding, rescuing, and hunting dogs. The breed was developed in part by four major events in Formosa’s history. These were the Dutch settlement that occurred there in 1624, which caused crossbreeding between the pointer or greyhound type dog known as the Flying Dog, the...

Treeing Walker Coonhound
2013-06-18 11:37:29

The Treeing Walker Coonhound is a breed of domestic hunting dog that originated in the United States. It was developed in the nineteenth century when an unknown breed of dog and a Walker hound were crossbred, although it is now said to have been a crossbreed between American and English foxhounds. Although it was primarily used to hunt small game like opossums and raccoons, it has been used to...

Deutsche Bracke
2013-06-18 10:26:35

The Deutsche Bracke, known by many other names including the German hound, is a breed of domestic scenthound dog that originated in the Westphalia region of Germany. This breed is an ancient breed, but its origins are largely unknown. It is thought that the breed is most likely derived from Celtic hounds, greyhound breeds, and St. Hubert's Hound. The breed now holds two regional types, but the...

Cursinu
2013-06-18 10:18:29

The Cursinu is a breed of domestic working dog that originated from Corsica in the sixteenth century. The breed declined in number during the twentieth century, but was brought back to healthy numbers by the group L'association de Sauvegarde du Chien Corse. In 2003, it was recognized by the Société Centrale Canine as a primitive breed, but it is not recognized by any major clubs. The...