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Black and Tan Coonhound

Black and Tan Coonhound

The Black and Tan Coonhound is a large, powerful working hound. It is very well-proportioned, with a finely modeled head. The upper plane of the skull is approximately parallel to the upper plane of the muzzle. It has well developed pendent lips and wide black nostrils. The long pendent ears fall in graceful folds and it has a strong tail that is carried freely. The moderate stop is located midway between the occiput and the nose. The teeth should meet in a scissors bite. The rounded eyes are hazel to dark brown. The length of the body from wither to rump is the same as or a bit longer than the height at the withers. The topline is fairly level. The chest should reach at least down to the elbows. The short, sleek coat is black with tan markings on the muzzle, limbs, and chest. The graceful droop of loosely fitting skin and extensive ear leather give the Black and Tan a distinctive quality. It can cover a lot of ground with ... 

Belgian Malinois
Belgian Malinois

Cat Breed

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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