furever_pit wrote:Hoyden wrote:I am a turning into a total dog history geek. First I melted down when they used the wrong kind of bulldog in the Sherlock Holmes movie.
Tonight I had fits while watching Centurian. They had a malinois in the movie for 3.5 seconds. WRONG. The Barbet would okay though. There are roman coins found that have them on the coin so that verifies that those dogs existed in that period.
Most of the armor & costuming was correct. They even had a Moy bog gown on one woman.
I know, I know. GEEEEKKKK!
Are you into old dog books?
I just got a dog book from the 1800s. It's pretty interesting.
YUP! I love old dog books. The book barns, auctioneers and estate liquidator people around me know it too. They call me in anytime there is old dog stuff so I can have a look. It's kinda funny, they will call me and ask me to give an opinion, knowing that I will HAVE to go look it up and research it if I don't know off the top of my head, just because I wanna know. They also ask me to help catalog, tag and put things together for the auction or sale and will let me choose cash or equal value of doggie goods if there is something I really want.
I stalk all the on-line auction houses like Bonhams that sell dog stuff and buy their catalogs for reference. I record what items sell for too for my own reference. At this point, I can date most dog collars within 50 -75 years by just looking at them and within 10 years if it's workman ship I recognize.
My earliest dog book is a reprint of The Master of Game by Edward Duke of York. It's a translation of the writing of Gaston Phoebus Livre le Chasse from the mid 1400's. Tells how to build kennels, care for the dogs, what to feed the dogs, how to train them, how to make leashes and about collars.
I am the crazy lady who loves going through estate tax records that are 100's of years old because it tells me about the dogs. You'll see records that state X amount of horse hair was bought for weaving into leashes from X person or that vermillion was bought to decorate the collars of the Lord's hounds or that silver was bought from this person and delivered to the Smith to make collars for the Lord's hounds. X many Villagers were hired to clean out the kennels and build a temporary kennel because Lord So and So arrived with his hunt party and X many hounds. Sales of dogs to other hunters. Neat stuff like that.
I told you I was a GEEKKK!!