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American Foxhound

American Foxhound

While similar to its English cousin, the American Foxhound has been developed by its breeders to be lighter and taller, to have a keener sense of smell, and to be even faster in the chase. A large, handsome hound, its front legs are long and very straight-boned. American Foxhound is best for people with experience, as it can prove to be perplexing to educate. The breed is comparatively less sensorial compared to many other breeds. The American Foxhound is one of the breeds with the highest energy levels. The breed requires a lot of training. The head is long with a slightly domed, large skull. The ears are broad and pendant, framing the face. The eyes are large and wide-set - either brown or hazel, with a sweet, imploring expression. The ears are wide, flat to the head and its tail is carried cheerfully with a slight upward curve, like a sickle. The short, hard coat may be any color. Temperamen... 

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Chartreux

Chartreux

The blue cat of France, with golden eyes, has existed for countries This breed is very old. Its short, wooly coat is said to have been sold as otter fur in ancient times! The Chartreux has apparently existed in France for many centuries. In the 16th century, Joachim du Bellay mourned the death of this little gray cat, Belaud.. In the 18th century, Buffon, in Natural History, refers to the Chartreux as the Cat of France, while Linne distinguished it from the Angora cat, naming it Felis cattus caeruleus, or blue cat. There are many theories as to the origins of this breed. Legend holds that the Carthusian monks bred these cats after bringing them back to France from South Africa. So what is the origin of this breed’s name? Some believe the name describes its dense, wooly coat that resembles a Spanish wool fabric called Chartreux pile. Others, such as Fizniger, posit that the breed is a cross between the Manul cat and the Egyptian c... 

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