Hounds

Hounds

THE WHIPPET

The Whippet

The Whippet  From paintings by Louis Agassiz Fuertes A small and very swift breed of greyhound called the whippet has been developed in England, and whippet racing is an old and favorite sport among English workingmen, particularly in the northern and northwestern counties. The dogs are raced over a 200-yard straightaway course, and are usually …

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TIMBER WOLF AND COYOTES

The Wolves and Coyotes

The Wolves and Coyotes  From paintings by Louis Agassiz Fuertes The timber, or grey, wolf, which undoubtedly has an influence in the formation of the native Indian and Eskimo dogs of this country, formerly occupied practically all of the northern continent of America. He is a large, strong animal, attaining a weight of probably well …

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ENGLISH AND AMERICAN FOXHOUNDS

The FoxHound

  The FoxHound  From paintings by Louis Agassiz Fuertes The English foxhound for more than 300 years has been one of the principal factors in the great English sport of fox-hunting. Perhaps no other single sport has done so much to mold the national character. The dogs in packs follow the fox across country, and …

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ALASKAN ESKIMO DOGS

Alaskan Eskimo Dogs

Alaskan Eskimo Dogs  From paintings by Louis Agassiz Fuertes There is no set standard for Eskimo dogs, and nowadays one must go very far into the Arctic to find the packs pure and uncontaminated with the blood of the white man’s dogs; for the best huskic is the strongest, most willing, and obedient dog, whatever …

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IRISH WOLFHOUND

Irish WolfHound

Irish WolfHound  From paintings by Louis Agassiz Fuertes While not so heavy as the St. Bernard, the Irish wolfhound is considerably taller, and easily outclasses all the other big dogs for size and bulk, reaching the extreme height at the shoulder of 36 inches. A big Dane with his feet on a man’s shoulder looks …

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NEWFOUNDLANDS

Newfoundland

The Newfoundland Dog  From paintings by Louis Agassiz Fuertes The Newfoundland Two dogs which rival the Eskimo in their ability to endure deep snow and extreme cold are the St. Bernard and the Newfoundland, both of which have become famous as savers of life. Both are well-known subjects of the poet and the painter, who …

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NORTH GREENLAND ESKIMO

North Greenland Eskimo Dog

North Greenland Eskimo Dog  From paintings by Louis Agassiz Fuertes Polaris was chosen as our model of this type because he has been considered the most perfect North Greenland Eskimo dog known. He shows the light color so prevalent among the dogs of the extreme north on both continents, and the marked depth and breadth …

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