Comment to 'Alano Espanol'
Comment to Alano Espanol
  • The Sarmathians, living in the flatlands in the Steppes from Central Asia, Ukrania and to the Caucasus, used to marry Assyrian Princess with their noble sons, in order to keep peace with the Assyrians, probably the Alaunt is the customized breed of dog adapted to long runs with the horsemen, of the heavier Assyrian Mastiff, because of the familiarity with them, the Yamnayas, whose lived in the Ucranian Steppes 3000 years before the current era, when invaded European territory, and Spain, carry with them the Shepherd Mastiffs, because of the domestic cattle they introduced with them in those lands. They taught the Iberians to handled cattle and ride horses, the new technics of the time, it´s only when the Alaunts arrive to Europe, that they brough their hunting dogs with them.

    Recent DNA studies describe that in Spain most of the males of the neolitic were killed, and the Yamnayas tribes take all the womans in Spain for them, 8000 to 5000 years ago at least in the Bronce Era, and brough with them the ancestor of the Spanish Mastiff. But in those times they seem that did not brough with them heavy hounds for hunting with them, in roman mosaics, the Roman Molossus are well represented in Olmeda, Valencia Spain, and other toman mosaic era.

    The Arabians in Spain, during the occupation, call to the alaunts the Germanic Dogs, in the bullfights when a new noble son of the arabian were born and make bullfights to celebrate.

    Gasthon Phoebus Comte de Foix, circa 1380 aprox.  mention on his books, that the bird dogs, and the Alaunts, were obtained from Spain, were not native from Spain.

    The Spanish dictionary of the XIX century, mentions that the Alaunt was the cross between the Mastiff and the grayhound. Obviously there was not cinophilia and scientist studies in those times.

    Cazalla, the best in show Alano, used to have foregingers in the legs, which is common in the Spanish Mastiff, and resemble the old German Boarhound with no Suliot dog or Irish Wolfhound blood on it.

    Sarmatian coin

    Exists a chariot of the Bronce Era in Spain of a man hunting a Boar, but is hard to explain if it is a Podenco, a light Mastiff or another dog, it belongs to Yamnaya culture, since the iberians start to use the horses and chariots until the arrival of the Yamnayas of the Steppes, 8000 years ago, putting end to the Neolitic era.