The Game Keepers Night Dog
The "night dog" referred to is, of course, the Bullmastiff, the only British breed ever specifically produced for guard duties and from the two oldest, purest and bravest breeds. Technically created in modern times, it existed for centuries in the form of the lighter Mastiff when used as a hunting dog, and the bigger, faster Bulldog when used for bull-baiting. It can be argued that the Bullmastiff is a truer descendant of the original Bulldog than the modern breed of that very name.
Gee, almost makes me want to change my favorite breed: CO / CAO.
Godspeed to all good doggies and wise owners....
Animal Behavior - By Lee Robinson
Animal behavior - written by Lee Robinson. A great read.
A Short Treatise of Hunting
Compyled for the delight of Noble men and Gentlemen, by Sir Thomas Cockaine, Knight, in 1591.