- Talbot (dog)
name = Talbot Hound
extinct = true
The Talbot Hound is an extinct snow white
hunting dogoriginating in Normandy and used and developed in Great Britain. It had a keen smell and was of such large stature that it was rumored of being capable of bringing down a white stagin the midst of winter, though there are no records of this. William the Conqueroris credited with bringing the Talbot to Britain in the eleventh century A.D. Though the breed is now extinct because of its lack of purpose and need for constant care, it is credited with being a more recent ancestor of the modern-day beagleand bloodhound.
The term "talbot" is used in
heraldryto refer to a good mannered hunting dog
The market town of Sudbury,
Suffolkin the east of the United Kingdomhas the Talbot on the town crest, which is also used for a local school and many local sports clubs. The dog is always depicted with its tongue protruding.
* [http://www.britainexpress.com/counties/derbyshire/houses/Haddon-Hall-Photos/Haddon-Hall-Photo-21.htm Painting of a Talbot Dog from the 15th Century, England]
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