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Bull baiting.
Bull baiting.
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Alano.
Alano.
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Illustrator: Paul de Vos.

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Frans Snyders,1590.

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Turnspit Dog.
Turnspit Dog.
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The Turnspit Dog.
The Turnspit Dog.

Comforter (Lap Dog), 1807, Bewick.

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The Turnspit Dog.
The Turnspit Dog.

Illustration from 'The Illustrated Natural History' (Mammalia), published in 1853 showing the conformation of a Turnspit Dog.

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The 'Snuffelaar'.
The 'Snuffelaar'.

The 'Snuffelaar'just a funny popular cheap copy from Buffon's Chien de Berger (Shepherd Dog). See the dog at the top of this image from one of Buffon's versions.

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The 'Snuffelaar'.
The 'Snuffelaar'.

Picture from a Dutch publication with the very intelligent subtitle of "Snuffelaar" sniffler, Schnüffler, Canis odorator). Circa 1780.

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Plaza de Toros, Madrid.
Plaza de Toros, Madrid.

Manuel-Castellano,1853. Ambassador of France and bordeauxdog. Museo del Prado.

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Plaza de Toros, Madrid.
Plaza de Toros, Madrid.

Manuel-Castellano,1853. Ambassador of France and bordeauxdog. Museo del Prado. (Detail)

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Karafuto-Ken.
Karafuto-Ken.

The Karafuto-Ken is a beloved Japanese sledding dog, currently facing extinction. In 2011, there were only two known purebreds left in Japan. The breed comes from the island of Sakhalin (known in Japanese as Karafuto), which is a large Russian island in the North Pacific Ocean. Captioned: (北海道) 雪中の犬橇 Hokkaido. Dog sledding in the snow.

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'Cangni'.
'Cangni'.

This dog named Cangni ("Dark Blue Lion”) was a purebred Tibetan Mastiff, offered by Fu Qing, Tibetan vice-provisional governor. Painting from 1750, Castiglione.

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Mastiff Guard Dog.
Mastiff Guard Dog.

Tied up during the day, let loose at night. Engraving from the mid 1800's, English.

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Bullenbeisser, 1883.
Bullenbeisser, 1883.
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'Bagatelle'.
'Bagatelle'.

Mrs. F. M. Higgs's Black & Tan Terrier.

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Bulldog, circa 1915.
Bulldog, circa 1915.
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Pit Bull, circa 1800.
Pit Bull, circa 1800.

In the 1800s Pit Bulls were often called "nanny dogs" because of the protective behavior they exhibit around children.

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White Bull Terriers, 1918.
White Bull Terriers, 1918.
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Staffordshire Bullterriers.
Staffordshire Bullterriers.

Old gentleman with 5 Staffordshire Bullterriers. The gentleman is the actor Tom Walls.The picture is from 1938 and it is out off Dieter Fleig, staffordshire bullterrier,1988.

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Staffordshire Bull Terrier,1898.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier,1898.
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Mrs. Goad’s White Pekingese, 1929.
Mrs. Goad’s White Pekingese, 1929.
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Pekingese spaniel, 1898.
Pekingese spaniel, 1898.

This dog is listed as a Pekingese spaniel in The Windsor Magazine (1898). His name was Little Billee and belonged to the Princess of Wales.

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Emperor Taisho.
Emperor Taisho.

Pictured with his 2 Akitas in 1899.

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Caynsham-beagles, 1885.
Caynsham-beagles, 1885.
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John Brown.
John Brown.

Informal portrait of John Brown with Queen Victoria's Dogs. Balmoral c. 1880

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Margaret Harrison,1954.
Margaret Harrison,1954.

Margarte with 6 Irish wolfhounds

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Mrs. Handley Spicer.
Mrs. Handley Spicer.

Mrs Handley Spicer’s Griffons at exercise. Besides several brood bitches, the group includes Ch Copthorne Wiseacre, Ch C Lobster, C Betty, C Josephine, the veteran C Pasha, C Wizard, and Ch C Treasure. Photo is from the early 1900s.

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Hunter With His Hounds, 1897.
Hunter With His Hounds, 1897.
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A whippet fancier.
A whippet fancier.
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Gunnar Kaasen.
Gunnar Kaasen.

Kaasen, musher of Balto's teamwith Balto and his other dogs, 1925.

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Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann.
Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann.

Dobermann is the man on the left. The dog seated at his feet is Schnuppe, the mongrel farm dog that Dobermann bred to a “butcher’s dog” (Rottweiler) to found his strain. Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann was the first breeder of Doberman Pinscher. He started the creation of this dog breed in the town of Apolda, in the Grand Duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach around 1890, following the Franco-Prussian War.

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Emily Schweitzer and her dogs, 1930.
Emily Schweitzer and her dogs, 1930.

Courtesy of Dundee Township Historical Society.When she was 12 years old, her father brought home an Irish Setter. After graduating from the Convent of the Sacred Heart High School in Chicago, she began raising, training and showing Setters.

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Labradors. The Labrador Retriever was inducted into the AKC Registry in 1917. Photo published in Illustrated Universal Sport No. 1621 of March 24th, 1934.

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Borzois.
Borzois.

Borzois at Sandringham Kennels, 1898. Illustration 'The Dog Book' 1906.

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The original Boxer, with the father of the breed, Friedrich Robert. 1890's.
The original Boxer, with the father of the breed, Friedrich Robert. 1890's.
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Boxer circa, 1905.
Boxer circa, 1905.
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Perro de Presa Canario.
Perro de Presa Canario.
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El moloso de Alejandro.
El moloso de Alejandro.
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Tauromaquia, 1905.
Tauromaquia, 1905.

Bull fighting in Spain with the assistance of Alano dogs. Francisco de Goya (1646-1728).

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Two fighting bulldogs.
Two fighting bulldogs.

Jacobus de Jonckheer 1661-1684.

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Dog world, Number 251
Dog world, Number 251

In 1873 Mr. F. Adcock bought several copies in Madrid , including " Toro" dark red brindle and " Alfonso " fawn with white spots and black mask. Toro , the most popular of the more referrals you have in spite of not having found any pictures of him- please, we are looking for photographs-. It was recorded in the Book of Origins of the British Kennel Club with the number 2655 , as the son of " Bonhome " and "Lisbon " Author : Ignacio Martinez .

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Dog world, Number 251
Dog world, Number 251

In 1873 Mr. F. Adcock bought several copies in Madrid , including " Toro" dark red brindle and " Alfonso " fawn with white spots and black mask. Toro , the most popular of the more referrals you have in spite of not having found any pictures of him- please, we are looking for photographs-. It was recorded in the Book of Origins of the British Kennel Club with the number 2655 , as the son of " Bonhome " and "Lisbon " Author : Ignacio Martinez .

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Chow Chow,1948.
Chow Chow,1948.
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One of the great pioneers of the Chow breed in England in the 1920s and beyond was Mrs. Mannooch, pi
One of the great pioneers of the Chow breed in England in the 1920s and beyond was Mrs. Mannooch, pi

One of the great pioneers of the Chow breed in England in the 1920s and beyond was Mrs. Mannooch, pictured above with her Choonam Chows.

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Chow Chows.
Chow Chows.

A line-up in the late 1940s.

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Doberman Pinchers.
Doberman Pinchers.

Two promoters of the Dobermans breed in the U.S.A. with their dogs. Legend and illustration as appearing in a German Edition.

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Doberman Pinchers.
Doberman Pinchers.

On the photo champion of the USSR Westa (2nd left), champion of the USSR Almaz (third from left) with their offspring, the first litter of breeder E.Rozenberg (with Almaz). 1st left Armagh, 4th left Arna, 5th from left, Arthur, 6th left Aza. Litter was born 23 of February, 1963.

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Doberman Pinchers, 1950.
Doberman Pinchers, 1950.

After Tess Henseler of vom Arthal Dobermans watched a performance by the Lippizaner horses of Vienna, she starts the Doberman Drill Team. Their performances include Madison Square Gardens in New York City at the Westminster Kennel Club show, 1950s.

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Bulldogs, 1930's.
Bulldogs, 1930's.

Press Photograph: Four Bulldogs Crufts competitors.

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Bulldog Meetup, ±1 966.
Bulldog Meetup, ±1 966.
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Rancho Gabriel.
Rancho Gabriel.

Rancho Gabriel was the kennel name used by Lyle and Phydelma Gillette, Borzoi breeders in California. Their involvement with the breed began in the 1950's and extended for more than 35 years into the 1990's.

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The Tiller Girls.
The Tiller Girls.

Tiller Girls walking their Borzoi dogs,1952.

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Borzoi dogs.
Borzoi dogs.

This is an original rotogravure picture section from the Los Angeles Sunday Times, June 25, 1925. This four-page, double-sided section includes images of Anona M. Lemmon with two Borzoi dogs.

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Pyrenees dog.
Pyrenees dog.

Postcard, 1965.

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French Poodles.
French Poodles.

A kennel-maid from Ifield Kennels takes to a bicycle to exercise two French Poodles, May 12th, 1938. Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images.

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Miss M. Richmond and her dogs, 1927.
Miss M. Richmond and her dogs, 1927.

Miss M. Richmond, owner of the 'Kennel Bridge Sollers Deerhounds', the largest kennel of this ancient breed in its day.

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Raymond Oppenheimer.
Raymond Oppenheimer.

Raymond Oppenheimer of Ormandy Bull Terriers was the genius in Bullterrier breed and created the type.

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Raymond Oppenheimer.
Raymond Oppenheimer.

Raymond Oppenheimer of Ormandy Bull Terriers was the genius in Bullterrier breed and created the type.

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Raymond and Eva Weatherill
Raymond and Eva Weatherill

Raymond Oppenheimer of Ormandy Bull Terriers was the genius in Bullterrier breed and created the type.

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Balto shown with his musher.
Balto shown with his musher.

Balto and Gunner Kaassen.

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Balto and his musher.
Balto and his musher.

Gunnar Kaasen, musher of Balto's teamwith Balto and his other dogs, 1925.Kaasen, musher of Balto's teamwith Balto and his other dogs, 1925.

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Balto as a model.
Balto as a model.

Balto models for memorial, from the Cleveland Memory Project.

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Balto as a model.
Balto as a model.

Balto models for memorial, from the Cleveland Memory Project.

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Ch. Falko Von Schloss Allstedt.
Ch. Falko Von Schloss Allstedt.

The Game against a horse shows the perfect confirmation of the Dane. The Dane is the result of breeding the very best German lines. Dolf and his father Bosco (part of the Royal family) from the Von Saalburg line and Famulus Hansa from the Von Hansa line.

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Betty Rank and a team of winning Great Danes.
Betty Rank and a team of winning Great Danes.

A rare photo of photos of Betty Rank's only daughter James V Rank owner of Ouborough Kennels.

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A brace of Great Danes.
A brace of Great Danes.
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