torsdagen den 29:e september 2011

A few days ago. A man and a woman riding on a big dog.



A man and a woman riding on a big dog. The dog looked like a big! wolfhound. After a moment only one of them kept riding on the dog. I do not remember who but I think the woman continued riding on the dog and the man mounted off. The dog was so muscular that it could carry two persons without differculty. A beautiful specimen. The man and the woman was dressed in old fashioned clothes. The woman in a dress in fine material.

The Irish wolfhound (Irish: Cú Faoil, Irish pronunciation: [ˈkuː ˈfˠiːlʲ]) is a breed of domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris), specifically a sighthound. The name originates from its purpose (wolf hunting) rather than from its appearance. Irish Wolfhounds are the tallest of dog breeds.

The breed is very old; there are suggestions it may have been brought to Ireland as early as 7000 BC.[8] These dogs are mentioned, as cú (variously translated as hound, Irish hound, war dog, wolf dog, etc.) in Irish laws and in Irish literature which dates from the 5th century or, in the case of the Sagas, from the old Irish period - AD 600-900. The breed almost disappeared, but was successfully revived by efforts of the captain of the British Army D E Graham to recreate it, he drew the line related wolfhounds As a result, has developed a modern breed Irish Wolfhounds Today they are well established themselves as companions and guards.[9] The word "Cu" often became an added respected prefix on the names of warriors, such as Cú Chulainn, the Hound of Ulster, as well as kings denoting that they were worthy of the respect and loyalty of a Cu.

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