Goggie ob teh Week: Royal Hunter

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The Weimaraner was originally bred for hunting in early 19th century Germany. Early Weimaraners were used by royalty for hunting large game such as boar, bear, and deer.

Goggie ob teh Week: First Spaniel?

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Did you know that the English Springer Spaniel is the founder of all the English hunting spaniels breeds?

Goggie ob teh Week: Springers

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English Springer Spaniels were originally bred as hunting dogs that would "spring" (or flush) game-birds into the air, where a trained falcon or hawk would bring it to the handler. This is also the origin of the breed's name.

Goggie ob teh Week: Tiny Hunter

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Did you know that West Highland Terriers were originally bred for hunting rats, foxes, badgers, otters, and other small critters?

Goggie ob teh Week: Molosser

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"The Boxer is part of the Molosser dog group, developed in Germany in the late 19th century from the now extinct Bullenbeisser, a dog of Mastiff descent, and Bulldogs brought in from Great Britain. The Bullenbeisser had been working as a hunting dog for centuries, employed in the pursuit of bear, wild boar, and deer."

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Goggie ob teh Week: Historical Hunters

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"Images of Brittanys were first seen on tapestries and paintings from the 17th century. These images depicted orange and white dogs hunting and retrieving game. The first written and verifiable record of Brittanys comes from a hunting description written by Reverend Davies in 1850."

[Wikipedia]

Goggie ob teh Week: Medieval Deer Hunters

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During the Middle Ages Scottish Deerhounds were used as deer hunting dogs for Scottish tribes.

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