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2007-04-05 13:35:00

From the towering Great Dane to the feisty little Chihuahua, all dogs are brothers under the skin. Now, researchers have uncovered a reason why the animals wearing that skin vary so much in size.


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Transylvanian Hound
2013-09-23 11:09:59

The Transylvanian hound is a domestic breed of hunting dog that originated in Hungary. The ancient breed was developed when hounds traveled with Magyar tribes into Hungary in the ninth century, who bred them with Polish hounds and local breeds. Hungarian kings used the breed to hunt bears, wolves, foxes, and other creatures, but by the twentieth century, it was on the verge of extinction. In 1986, breeders began saving it, but it is still rare and can only be found outside of Hungary in...

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. The Gascon Saintongeois was developed in the mid nineteenth century by Count Joseph de...

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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2008-05-31 12:10:38

The Portuguese Podengo is a Portuguese multi-sensory hunting breed. The hound hunts with sight, scent, and hearing, generally in a pack, independent of its human companion. There are three sizes of Portuguese Podengo: Pequeno, Medio, and Grande, and each size can have either a smooth coat or a wire coat. The Podengo Pequeno was developed for flushing rabbits and other vermin from cover, and makes a good exterminator. The Podengo Medio was developed also for rabbit flushing, but is capable of...

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2008-05-28 11:22:04

The Polish Hound is a hunting breed which originated in Poland. The breed was highly esteemed by Polish nobility. It hunts primarily by scent. Jozef Pawuslewicz is credited with the development and the registration of the breed. The breed is large, weighing 50 to 70 pounds and standing 22 to 26 inches tall. The coat of the breed is short and dense. Its color is black and tan. It is a compact, strong breed that is highly mobile. The Polish Hound is brave and stable. It is not an...

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