Wednesday, 2 May 2007

My canine godson


Although rare outside its native France, meet my canine godson, Bounty, a 8 month old French Spaniel (Epagneul français). This breed of dogs was developed in France as a multi-purpose gundog, capable of pointing and retrieving. It is a very old breed with documentation of the breed back to the 14th century where is was used for net hunting and falconry.
This dog looks and acts the part. He gives the impression of compact power and agile grace. His head is noble, carried proudly and his expression is intelligent and alert. His muscular body bespeaks both staying power and dash. His every movement shows him to be a wide-awake, hard-driving hunting dog possessing stamina, courage and the desire to go. And in his expression are the loyalty and devotion of a true friend of man.
The breed is very popular in Canada where it was introduced in the 1970s.
I should just add that it is quite normal in Belgian and French cultures to be a godparent to a furry creature.

6 comments:

Winchester whisperer said...

I bet you're his favourite godfather

Eurodog said...

Godmother you mean. A lapsus linguae obviously.

I, like the view said...

he's lovely!

jmb said...

Well I want to be a godmother to a dog, since I don't have my own. Few of my friends have dogs now, most of us haven't replaced our last dogs since we can't guarantee 14-15 years for them anymore.
That is a very handsome dog and although you say it's popular in Canada I have never seen one, well knowingly anyway.
regards
jmb

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Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Love it! Why shouldn't a dog have a godparent? Pretty breed.