Boarhounds???

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  1. mrose_s

    mrose_s BusterLove

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    Ok, I was reading Harry Potter and they mention Fang the boarhound, I have seen him on the movies and wanted to learn how, I searched in google for pics and found some of fang
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    and some of dogs that looked like great danes:confused:
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    are they the same breed? I looked on http://www.dogbreedinfo.com
    but boarhound wasnt listed, is boarhound another name for a different breed?
     
  2. yuckaduck

    yuckaduck Guest

    Honestly that is what I thought the Pit bulls were originally called until they were found to be good fighters and started being used for that.
     
  3. Manchesters

    Manchesters Guest

    Hog Dogs

    In the states Pit Bulls were very often (and likely still are) used to hunt wild boar....like male feral pigs. They are called Hog Dogs, rofl. Dog fighting goes back a few hundred years---or more probably as long as humans and dogs have been associated with each other.

    Any breed of dog MUST be bred carefully, with temperament and health the main concerns. Beauty comes way after those.

    A nicely bred Am Staff is not only a beauty, but a sweet fun dog to be around...as long as there aren't any other dogs, lol. Now they get along in the show ring, because they are trained to get along.

    I never like the looks of the Staffordshire Terrier....but then I think it is the ears mostly.
     
  4. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    In the movie, a digitally enhanced Bandogge was used as Fang.

    There are all sorts of Boarhounds. If you'll go to www.molosserdogs.com and do a search for boarhounds you'll turn up quite a few.

    Along with that, the term boarhound was also used historically to refer to any dog used to hunt boar. Filas are boarhounds by that definition. ;)
     
  5. AmberwayGSD

    AmberwayGSD GSDGurl

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    The dog in that movie is a Neopolitan Mastiff.They have become quite popular because of the movie.
     
  6. mrose_s

    mrose_s BusterLove

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    cool, i can see why, they are beautiful!

    Oh and Manchesters, about the hog dogs, we have them here, sort of. To hunt wild pigs, but they are just called pig dogs and people grab whatever big dog they can find. People often think Sophie is a pig dog :p
     
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    colliekid I love collies!

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    That's what I thought
     
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    i think this is such a pretty dog...amstaff/ or staffordshire
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    BigDog2191 Big German Shepherd

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    I'm pretty sure they're the same thing. Amstaff=American Staffordshire Terrier.. Staffordshire is short for American Stafforshire Terrier.

    I think. You're right, it's very beautiful.
     
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    WOW, that is a very beautiful dog.
     
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    i luv!! the black lined eyes
     
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    Me too. That face is irresistable.
     
  13. Manchesters

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    Look IT UP

    Staffordshire Terrier is a completely different breed from the Am Staff.
     
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    Really? But arent the pit bull, staffordshire terrier and Am Staff in the same group, or closely related?
     
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    American Staffordshire Terrier
    Staffordshire Bull Terrier
    American Pitbull Terrier

    That is how they are broken down and yes, they are different.

    On another note, the original name for the Great Dane was the boarhound. :)
     
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    "Pit Bull" is just a class of dogs, classes of dogs just include ones that either look similar or have similar jobs etc. Like "Husky" is not a breed of dog, it is a class of breeds that include breeds such as the Siberian HUsky, Alaskan Husky, Alaskan Malamute, Inuit Dog, etc.

    Like already mentioned, AmStaff and Staffordshire are NOT the same though they are both "Pit Bulls". Another breed in this same class is the Bull Terrier.
     
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    There are many different types of the Bully breeds that are used as Boar Hunting Dogs - hence called boar dogs or boar hounds. Key ingredients of the breed are agility, tenacity and strength. Dogos, ABs, Bandoggs and other bull breeds excell at this "sport". You can find more information about Boardogs or Boarhounds here. Some pictures may be disturbing.
     
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    Isn't AmStaff short for American Staffordshire Terrier? And if you live in America and you shorten it up to Staffordshire Terrier that makes it a different breed? I'm so confused :confused: :D lol
     
  20. rottiegirl

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    Yes, am staff is short for american staffordshire terrier. Staffordshire terrier is short for staffordshire bull terrier. Not sure why anyone would shorten it to "staffordshire terrier".
     

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