Friday, March 16, 2012

America's Arborist Dog

And still destroying trees 100 years later.


Anonymous said...

more images

Anonymous said...


blown up image.

Anonymous said...

Those Pesky "Bloodhounds."

1880 Libby Prison Bloodhound Hook Rug

Illustrated "The Bloodhound image from here

Theodore Roosevelt speaks negatively about the cuban bloodhound breed. "There have been instances in which five or six of the big so-called bloodhounds of the southern states - not pure bloodhounds at all, but huge, fierce, ban-dogs with a cross of the ferocious Cuban Bloodhound, to give them good scenting powers-have by themselves mastered the cougar and the Black Bear. Such instances occurred in the hunting history of my own fore-fathers on my mother's side, who during the last half of the eighteenth century, and the first half of the present century, lived in Georgia, and over the border in what are now Alabama and Florida. These big dogs can only overcome such foes by rushing in in a body and grappling all together; if they hang back, lunging and snapping, a cougar or bear will destroy them one by one."  Hunting the Grisly and Other Sketches: by Theodore Roosevelt 

images from the book "Breeding, Training, Management, Diseases Of Dogs", by Francis Butler.

Anonymous said...

why are all of lucky dogs labeled as mixed when they are obviously pit type dogs?

these are the same people who had parrot the pit bull.


scurrilous amateur blogger said...

this borders on criminal.