Dog Breeds Lost to Time

While the breeds in this post are extinct, there are current breeds which were likely descended from at least a couple of them. I’ve noted those in the captions.

From the book A History and Description of the Modern Dogs of Great Britain and Ireland: Sporting Division By Rawdon B. Lee, Illustrations by Arthur Wardle, V. 2, 1897 Likely descendants: English Springer spaniels
From A History and Description of the Modern Dogs of Great Britain and Ireland: Sporting Division By Rawdon B. Lee, Illustrations by Arthur Wardle, V. 2, 1897
From the book British Dogs (Third Edition) by W. D. Drury, 1903
Another image of the Cuban bloodhound, noted as a “slave hunter” in the caption from the book Histoire Physiologique et Anecdotique des Chiens de Toutes les Races by Bénédict-Henry Révoil, 1867
From the book Histoire Physiologique et Anecdotique des Chiens de Toutes les Races by Bénédict-Henry Révoil, 1867
Likely descendants: Gascon Saintongeois
From the book The Twentieth Century Dog (Sporting) by Herbert Compton, 1904

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  1. Sadly a lot of dog breeds have become extinct, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_extinct_dog_breeds. Since all dogs are a variation of the wolf, these breeds could probably be brought back, especially if there is DNA available, and anyone was interested. Here’s a couple of extinct Canadian indigenous breeds: the Tahltan Bear Dog, and the Salish Woolly Dog. The latter was bred for it’s coat and shorn like a sheep several times a year. Both were bred by westcoast tribes.

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