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2013-06-19 14:17:09

The Jämthund, also known as the Swedish elkhound, is a breed of domestic dog of the Spitz type. The breed originated in Northern Europe and is associated with Jämtland, where it is said to have been used for sled pulling and moose hunting since the last ice age. It was known locally as the bear dog, because it was and is one of the few breeds that do not run away when encountering a bear....

Tibetan Mastiff
2013-06-19 12:40:48

The Tibetan Mastiff is a breed of domestic guard dog that originated in Asia, where it was used to guard livestock, palaces, tents, villages, and monasteries. The breed was known by many names in different regions, including Bhote Kukur, which translates to “someone from Tibet” and “dog” in Nepali. The term mastiff was once used to denote a number of large breeds, but the Tibetan...

Tweed Water Spaniel
2013-06-19 12:34:24

The Tweed water spaniel, also known as the Tweed spaniel or the Ladykirk Spaniel, is a breed of domestic dog that went extinct in the nineteenth century. This breed is thought to have been developed near the River Tweed, close to the borders of Scotland, and was most likely created by breeding the St. John's water dog with local dogs, although this cannot be proven. This breed is known for...

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...

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...

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...

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  • 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.