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Which saint on the icons was depicted as a knight with a dog's head?
In the Eastern Orthodox Church, certain icons covertly identify Saint Christopher with the head of a dog. The background to the dog-headed Christopher is laid in the reign of the Emperor Diocletian, when a man named Reprebus, Rebrebus or Reprobus was captured in combat against tribes dwelling to the west of Egypt in Cyrenaica.
In the Nordic mythology, what is the name of the dog guard at the gates of the kingdom of the dead?
In Norse mythology, Garmr or Garm is a wolf or dog associated with both Hel and Ragnarök, and described as a blood-stained guardian of Hell's gate.
What was the favorite dog breed of the Japanese court?
The Japanese Chin is unique in that they are owned strictly for companionship. Their distinct appearance and personality eventually captured the hearts of Japanese royalty and resulted in ownership being restricted to those of royal and noble blood
The ancient hairless dog breed from Mexico is:
The modern Xoloitzcuintle appears to be a result of a mixture of the aboriginal, pre-Columbian Xoloitzcuintle, itself a descendant of a domesticated dog that came with the ancestors of indigenous Americans from Asia.
What is the Japanese fighting dog breed, called "sumo inu" and created for dog sumo fights?
It was originally bred in Tosa (present day Kōchi) as a fighting dog, by crossing Shikoku-Ino crossed with European dog breeds, such as Mastiff, St. Bernard, Great Dane and the Bull Terrier. The heyday of Tosa breeding was between 1924 and 1933, today the breed is rare. Ownership of Tosas is legally restricted in many countries.
This is a statue of a heroic dog, erected in 1925 in Central Park. What was the dog's name?
Rin Tin Tin
Balto was a sled dog who led his team on the final leg of the 1925 serum run to Nome, in which diphtheria antitoxin was transported to combat an outbreak of the disease. After the mission's success, Balto and the Norwegian Gunnar Kaasen, who drove the sled, became celebrities.
Where does the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever dog breed come from?
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a medium-sized gundog bred primarily for hunting. It is often referred to as a "toller" due to its ability to lure waterfowl within gunshot range. It is the smallest of the retrievers. The breed originated in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, Canada.
What dog breed is the smallest of the sighthounds?
The Italian Greyhound is the smallest of the sighthounds, typically weighing about 3.6 to 6.8 kg and standing about 33 to 38 cm tall at the shoulder. The breed is believed to have originated more than 2,000 years ago. Dogs similar to Italian Greyhounds are recorded as having been seen around the Emperor Nero's court in Rome in the first century AD.
What is the largest of the terrier breeds, called "King of terriers"?
It is traditionally called the "King of Terriers" because it is the largest of the terrier breeds. In Britain this breed has also been used as a war dog, guide dog and police dog. In the United States, this breed has been used to hunt big game, upland birds, and water fowl, and serve in many other working capacities.
The Persian Greyhound is also known as...
The Saluki is among the oldest dog breeds originally bred in the Fertile Crescent. Historically, Salukis were used for hunting by nomadic tribes of Persia. Typical quarry included the gazelle, hare, fox and jackal. Breeding in the West did not start until the 19th century.