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Wednesday, 16 November 2011

ROYAL AND NOBLE DOGS

The more I see of humans, The more I love Dogs

FREDERICK THE GREAT OF PRUSSIA  :  Carried an Italian greyhound everywhere with him., even into the battle, and he buried it himself, in the Palace garden at Berlin.

LOUIS XI OF FRANCE AND CHARLES I OF LORRAINE : passionate hunters with dogs.

LOUIS XIV : Great Pyrenean court dog known as 'The gentleman with the white fur'.

MADAME de POMPIDOU and MARIE ANTOINETTE :
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LOUIS XV : Truffle dogs.

12th CENTURY KING OF ULSTER :  offered six thousand cows for a Wolfhound called AIBE and fought a battle when his offer was declined.


15th CENTURY KING MATTHIAS I : used a Kuvasz for hunting wild boar.


16th CENTURY KING OF SPAIN  : Loved and kept Irish Wolfhounds.


CHINESE EMPEROR : AD 565 - Persian dog called CH'IN HU or Red Tiger, rode on front of Emperor's saddle.

KING SOLOMON : saluki called GIRT IN THE LOINS for coursing.

KING LOBENGUIA : 19th century Matabole chief - gave two hundred cattle for one Italian greyhound.

CHIEF M'TESA OF THE WAGANDA : Uganda- Described by Captain Speke as being accompanied by a white dog, a spear, a shield and a woman- the trappings of royalty because eight generations earlier a hunter called UGANDA came from Unyoro with a spear, shield, woman and pack of dogs and founded the kingdom of WAGANDA.

GREAT KHAN OF TARTARY : used to hunt with a pack of five thousand hounds.

DALAI LAMA OF TIBET : exchanged Lhasa apsos for Shih-tzus when visiting dignitaries came from China.

EMPERORS OF CHINA :  varieties of small spaniels like today's oriental spaniels kept only in the homes of royalty and court nobles; the court dog OKINAMARA had her troubles recorded in Lady Sei Shunagan's sketchbook, AD 991-1000


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Raj Prateek Verma

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