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Alec Barfield
A Climber, a Jumper, and a Howler: Moxie the Bluetick

A Climber, a Jumper, and a Howler: Moxie the Bluetick

I recently added a new pup to the mix, a Bluetick Coonhound from Jared Moss' Best Gun Dogs kennel.  Blueticks are a breed of scent-hound that originated in the Southeastern United States in the early days of the country. Many people believe the Bluetick developed from the ancient French hound, the Grand Bleu de Gascogne, used in France to hunt deer, wolves and boar.

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Alec Barfield
Tazi: The Nomad's Sighthound of the Steppes

Tazi: The Nomad's Sighthound of the Steppes

The Tazi is a breed of sighthound native to the Central Asian steppes, found throughout the Stans, Russia, the Caucasus and all the way to Turkey. Tazis are sighthounds, bred to hunt hare, fox, gazelle, boars, and even wolves in long distance chases across the desert sands or grasslands of the steppe. The Tazi has long been prized as a bread-winner (or meat-winner) by Central Asian Nomads, with similar-looking dogs depicted in petroglyphs and bodies found in graves over three-thousand years old. 

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