Horses and Hounds…maybe.

william-barraud-1837 newfoundland

I lied.

There are no horses at all, apart from the above picture, and not really any hounds unless you count Newfoundlands as such.

But their history is quite fascinating, so here’s my quick post on the subject

Newfoundlands: Lord Byron’s Bear and other stories


~ by cavalrytales on April 6, 2013.

4 Responses to “Horses and Hounds…maybe.”

  1. Reblogged this on Writers Riding and commented:
    Dogs and horses, My two favorite animals in alllll the world


  2. It’s as enlightening to follow your research as it is your tales.



    • Well…one problem with research is knowing how much of it to use. Too much history and you can end up with non-fiction, almost. Whereas someone just told me an ‘unconfirmed’ story that when Napoleon escaped from Elba by sea, he fell in and was only saved from drowning by a Newfoundland dog. No-one seems to know whether there’s any truth in this or not, but it would make a great scene in a novel!


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