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July dogs



There is a dog called the July hound. According to my research it dates back to the 1800.  Col  Myles Harris  was on a trip to buy mules and was invited to a fox hut, by the mule trader, an avid for hunter.

He was so taken by the dogs that he went to the breeder in Maryland to buy a pup. He bought two and he called one Mary and one July, because it was in the month of July that it happened.


According to a book written by Sarah Strahan, called American Foxhunting, an Endangered Sport, -

“The male pup had small thick ears which set rather high. His eyes were prominent and dark, with red toenails and round cat-like feet. His back was dark with a little sprinkle of gray with sides and flanks of a grayish color and bright tan inner legs.”


The dog became a very good fox hunter, and was a sought after stud dog.


Who knew. Not me, but now I do.

Apparently some types of hunting hounds are still referred to as the July hound, and or the Henry hound. Why didn’t they get called the Harris hound I wonder.


You can find more about this at http://www.huntingdawgs.com/hd1_july_hound_history.html


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