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Old Danish Pointer
2008-05-27 23:07:02

The Old Danish Pointer, also known as the Bakhound, is a hunting breed from Denmark. The breed's origin can be traced to the year 1710. The breed was created when a man named Morten Bak crossed gypsy dogs with local farm dogs. Some of the dogs crossed might have been descendants of St. Hubert Hounds and Spanish Pointing Dogs. The breed makes an excellent pointer in hunts in both small and large...

Broholmer
2008-05-18 22:51:03

The Broholmer, from Denmark, is a large molosser type of dog. It typically weighs 110 to 132 pounds and its coat can either be black or fawn with a black mask. The Broholmer is a guardian breed named after a game-keeper who lived in the 1700s, Sehested of Broholm. The breed almost became extinct during World War II, however a group of Danish enthusiasts saved the breed when isolated dogs were...

Nine-spined Stickleback
2008-05-06 14:47:35

The Nine-spined Stickleback (Pungitius pungitius), is a species of fish in the Gasterosteidae family. It is found in Belarus, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greenland, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Republic of, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Sokoke
2007-12-13 18:48:55

The Sokoke is a breed of cat originally called the Khadzonzos. These cats were discovered on the Kenyan coast and taken to Denmark to breed in the late 1970s. The name of the breed changed to reflect the name of the forest in which the breed was discovered in 1993 when they were officially recognized. The Sokoke has a blotched, tabby, coarse, short-haired coat in shades of brown. They have...

Word of the Day
drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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