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Ancestors of the APBT? Images from museums & collections

Discussion in 'Pit Bull Roots & Heritage' started by Hoyden, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. Hoyden

    Hoyden Little Dog

    Ancestors of the APBT? Images from museums & collections

    In typical Hoyden fashion, something caught my interest and me being me, I had to run it down. An image posted by Palomino caught my eye and I've spent hour after hour combing though on-line museums collections all over the world to locate that image.

    I'm also working on a SCA project about hunting with dogs during the medieval periods, researching collars, armor, gear, practices, breeds etc.

    Along the way, I've found some pretty interesting things, so I figured I would post it here for everyone else to enjoy too.

    Ulisse Aldrovandi 1522 - 1605
    An Italian from Bologna, Aldrovandi wrote roughly 400 volumes on natural history. He has been referred to as the Father of Natural History studies.

    Since I'd rather post pictures, you can read more about him here, if you'd like;



    The White English Dog. Perhaps the extinct White English Terrier. I intend to research it further


    Another English Dog.

    If you are so inclined, you can have a look at many of his works that are at the University of Bologna. Italy. What is interesting to note is that some of the illuminations are spot on and very accurate, while others are rough depictions. Further research showed that he had several others that helped him with illuminating all of his specimens, however he wrote descriptions for all of them himself.


    More to come soon....

    PNWPBR Good Dog

    Interesting! The second dogs face almost looks cat-like....
  3. Hoyden

    Hoyden Little Dog

    Very cat looking.

    Of course, it was the collars that caught my eye at first. :blush:
  4. Morgans

    Morgans Puppy

    I live not too far from Bologna.
    In a few months I have to go to Bologna for work. The museum and I will try to post photos.
    Bel Jobs!
  5. jeoestreich

    jeoestreich GRCH Dog

  6. Palamino

    Palamino Little Dog

    If you tell me what image it was Hoyden, I can tell you the reference and where to find it.
  7. lolo2

    lolo2 Puppy

    Good !

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