Monday, 26 April 2010

Another hound.

This post should have been titled:  "How many names can a dog have?". The Old Danish Pointer is also known as the Old Danish Bird Dog, Bakhound, Gammel Dansk Hønsehund and the Danish Chicken Dog. Its origin can be traced back to 19th century Denmark, when breeder, Morten Bak, began experimenting with crossing various local breeds. Bak eventually crossed various Hound and Pointer breeds, and the Old Danish Pointer was finally born.
Throughout its history, the Old Danish Pointer has been most commonly used for hunting, scenting, tracking, and retrieving game such as fox and rabbit, proving its abilities to work in the harshest of terrain while providing enthusiastic and gentle companionship.
Today, while the Old Danish Pointer has attained a regional popularity as a hunting and companion dog, the breed remains rather rare outside of its native Denmark.

NB: to me Gammel Dansk is not a dog but I shall let my Danish friend explain this to you.

4 comments:

Winchester whisperer said...

Not sure about cross-breeding. Do you like ligers?

Eurodog said...

Makes you think. Doesn't it?

Jeanette Hansen said...

Gammel Dansk ( Old Danish) is not “just” a dog but also Denmark’s own bitter dram - known to all Danes and loved by most people. A sure winner for morning coffee and rolls Saturday morning, various celebrations such as weddings, birthdays. It is known to be displayed and enjoyed anytime and anywhere Danes meet and a small one does good. It is served at room temperature in small, sturdy glass. I would go so far as to say that, Gammel Dansk on a fishing trip, is almost indispensable. I’m positive Eurodog will agree on this .
It contains 29 herbs, spices and flowers stored in 38% alcohol for three months. Ingredients are carefully selected for their aromatic, sharp and bitter qualities.

It is known to be displayed and enjoyed anytime and anywhere Danes meet and a small one does good. It is served at room temperature in small, sturdy glass.
Cheers ,

Eurodog said...

Thank you JH.
I could not delete the repetitive paragraph but that does not matter.
I have tasted Gammel Dansk in situ and live to tell the tale!