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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, that popularity died down. A small amount of fanciers and one man who purchased many of Trigg’s...

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 hunt bears. The skill of this breed and its ability to track warm scents makes them ideal for...

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2008-05-22 19:06:46

The English Foxhound is a hunting breed, bred to hunt by scent, originally in packs. It is the original of the two Foxhound breeds. It was created in the 1500s after the deer supply in England was depleted, so they turned to hunting fox. The Foxhound is a mix of the Greyhound, Fox Terrier, and the Bulldog. The English Foxhound can weigh as little as 65 up to 100 plus pounds and stands 21 to 25 inches high. It has muscular legs, and a large head which is both wide and long. Its eyes are...

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2007-12-18 11:19:38

The American Foxhound is a scent hound related to the English Foxhound. They are fairly large dogs, weighing anywhere from 40 to 75 pounds, and ranging from 21-28 inches tall. The body of the Foxhound is narrow, and it has very long, straight legs. The Foxhound has a large skull, low and wide-set ears, a long muzzle, and wide-set hazel or brown eyes. The Foxhound bears a slight resemblance to the Beagle; however it is a larger, taller breed. The lifespan of the breed is generally 10 to 13...

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