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Frederik de Grote en Wilhelmina.
Frederik de Grote en Wilhelmina.
Jan de Bont, 18e eeuw.
Jan de Bont, 18e eeuw.

Funeral of the scout his dog (Lakenhal Leiden)

Hunting scene.
Hunting scene.
Children of Charles1st, 1637.
Children of Charles1st, 1637.
Carolina van Oranje Nassau.
Carolina van Oranje Nassau.

By Anton Wilhelm Tischbein.

Egypt 2000 years BC.
Egypt 2000 years BC.
Tesem.
Tesem.
Griekse rhyton, doghead with collar.
Griekse rhyton, doghead with collar.
Mosaic of Hercules with his dog.
Mosaic of Hercules with his dog.

Name of the dog was Cerberus.

Egypt 2000 years BC.
Egypt 2000 years BC.
Assyrian relief (Niniveh, ca 650 BC)
Assyrian relief (Niniveh, ca 650 BC)

It shows a warrior with a clearly Mastiff.

Sumerian terracotta, ca. 200 BC.
Sumerian terracotta, ca. 200 BC.

Chicago Museum.

Pompei, Roman guard dog mosaic.
Pompei, Roman guard dog mosaic.

Many were found at Roman upperclass.

Pompei, Roman guard dog mosaic.
Pompei, Roman guard dog mosaic.

Many were found at Roman upperclass.

Mastiff.
Mastiff.

Black marble statue of an alleged Persian Mastiff. Bron: Iran,Bastan Museum ca. 500 BC.

Mastiff.
Mastiff.

Black marble statue of an alleged Persian. Bron: Iran, Bastan Museum ca. 500 BC.

Roman relie.
Roman relie.

Circa 3rd century of hunting wild_boar with a bay dog. RömischGermanisches Museum, Köln.

Assírio.
Assírio.
Relief.
Relief.

Pattern very similar to the bulldog.

A floor mosaic from Pompeii depicting a guard dog.
A floor mosaic from Pompeii depicting a guard dog.

1st century CE.

Argos.
Argos.

Hond van Odysseus, Griek uit de oudheid.

 “Argus, trouwe hond"
“Argus, trouwe hond"

Hond van Odysseus, Griek uit de oudheid.

Greyhond 18th century.
Greyhond 18th century.
Roman dog,
Roman dog,

Ptolemaeïsche era.

Rhyton, in the vorm of a dog's head.
Rhyton, in the vorm of a dog's head.

16th-15th century B.C..

Tombe with shrine of a dog.
Tombe with shrine of a dog.
Celts in Gaul
Celts in Gaul

Wood block print .

Dog preserved in Pompeii.
Dog preserved in Pompeii.

Illustration by Christian Wilhelm Allers, 1892. The cavity of 'The Dog From Pompeii' was discovered November 20th, 1874, in the house of Marcus Vesonius Primus, in the Fauce, the corridor at the entrance of the house. The house was located in Region VI, Insula 14, Nr. 20. During the eruption Mt. Vesuvius eruption in 79 A.D the unfortunate dog, wearing his bronze-studded collar, was left chained up at his assigned place to watch the house of Orpheus, and he suffocated beneath the ash and cinders.

Persian small dog.
Persian small dog.

Earthen stamp, Parthian era, 247 BC, Iran.

Earthenware Dog China.
Earthenware Dog China.

Han Dynasty 206 to 220 CE.

Green-glazed pottery dog.
Green-glazed pottery dog.

Han Dynasty 25-220 CE.

Han Dynasty, pottery dog.
Han Dynasty, pottery dog.
Han Dynasty,pottery dog, Nanyang.
Han Dynasty,pottery dog, Nanyang.
Han Dynasty, pottery dog.
Han Dynasty, pottery dog.
Red pottery figure of a dog.
Red pottery figure of a dog.

Han Dynasty.

Mastiff,
Mastiff,

Date mid 2nd millennium B.C. Mesopotamia Kassite culture. Bron: MetMuseum

Sixteenth Century armored dogs.
Sixteenth Century armored dogs.

Bron: The new Dog Encyclopedia. Revised edition of Henry P.Davis's Modern Dog Encyclopedia.

'Barda',  Roman dog with harness.
'Barda', Roman dog with harness.
Dog with a armor.
Dog with a armor.

Medieval illustration,1450.

Dog armor.
Dog armor.

At the Instituto Ricardo Brennand.

Dog in a special armor.
Dog in a special armor.

In the Middle Ages, in order to preserve the precious dogs from injury in the hunt, the dogs were wearing their protective armor made of fabric with sewn boning rods.

Dog armor.
Dog armor.
Historical samurai armor built for a dog.
Historical samurai armor built for a dog.
Historical samurai armor built for a dog.
Historical samurai armor built for a dog.
Assyrian Fighting and Hunting Dog.
Assyrian Fighting and Hunting Dog.

Reliefs in stone of the 12th. Century BC at a Babylon Temple, rebuilt by Nebukadnezar in 380 BC, appear to be the oldest portrait of Dogge-like canines. Bron: Hans Röber, encyclopedia for dog breeds.

Tapestry of Medieval hunting.
Tapestry of Medieval hunting.
Gaston Phoebus 1331-1391.
Gaston Phoebus 1331-1391.

Livre de la chasse, Gaston Phoebus and hunters accompany.

Karel De Grote ca 768-814.
Karel De Grote ca 768-814.
Dogs help in hunting wild boars.
Dogs help in hunting wild boars.
Dogs at hunting large game 1200.
Dogs at hunting large game 1200.
At the court of Karel de Grote.
At the court of Karel de Grote.
Spanish wardogs of Balboa.
Spanish wardogs of Balboa.

Peru by Pizarro circa 1478-1541.

Boar Hunt circa 1646-1704.
Boar Hunt circa 1646-1704.

Painted by the French painter Joseph Parrocel.

Alphonso of Castilie14th century.
Alphonso of Castilie14th century.

Libro de la Monteria.

Joseph Heinz.
Joseph Heinz.

Il Giovane 1600-1678. Bull baiting at Campo San Polo.

Bullenbeisser.
Bullenbeisser.

Dog, armoured for boar-hunting. Unknown artist. Lithografie bei Rau und Sohn Dresden Litho.

Roman relie.
Roman relie.

Circa 3rd century of hunting wild_boar with a bay dog. RömischGermanisches Museum, Köln.

Sumerian terracotta, ca 200 BC.
Sumerian terracotta, ca 200 BC.

Chicago Museum.

Assírio.
Assírio.
Relief.
Relief.

Pattern very similar to the bulldog.

Celtic dog
Celtic dog
 “Argus, trouwe hond"
“Argus, trouwe hond"

Hond van Odysseus, Griek uit de oudheid.

Old tile with hunting scene.
Old tile with hunting scene.
Old tile with hunting scene.
Old tile with hunting scene.
Tile with a depiction of a dog,
Tile with a depiction of a dog,

produced by Royal Delft in Delft, designed by LEF Bodart, circa 1910-1930.

Inquistion.
Inquistion.

Some conquistadores fed the Spanish dogs with living Indians.

Spanish wardogs of Balboa.
Spanish wardogs of Balboa.

Some conquistadores fed the Spanish dogs with living Indians.

Sunshade, 1915 - 1929.
Sunshade, 1915 - 1929.

Made in Italië. Silk, leather, wood, metal and synthetic materials. Bron: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (USA).