What made certain breeds of dogs disappear?
Some of them have passed through the crossing, and finally turned into a new breed that no longer meet modern needs and requirements.
Others were destroyed by predators (including humans) or simply ignoring their needs on the part of those involved in their cultivation and maintenance of their existence. No matter how it happened, the extinction of entire species of dogs occurs constantly. Here are 11 dogs that no longer exists on our land.
Who's the nicest dog? Everything.
Breed Kuri was brought to New Zealand in about the 14th century, most likely from eastern Polynesia. Most telling, though, these dogs were favorite companions Maori women, but not all of them liked. "They were insidious and often biting us" - says the Frenchman Julien Marie Crozet, who traveled to New Zealand in 1771 with the next expedition.
Kuri is often described as ugly and stubborn dog with a bad smell. As a result, this breed is completely extinct. Rest in peace, Kuri, your short legs and snapping jaws were too good for this world.
This snow-white hunting dog was so well known in the Middle Ages, that her image can be found on many family coat of arms. Some historians believe that William the Conqueror brought the breed to England in 1066.
Hunting dogs were rather sluggish, but has an excellent sense of smell and are often used in combat or as assistants peace officers. Talbot became extinct around the 16 th century, but left behind a large number of descendants of a great-great - great-great -. ... Grandchildren - beagle dogs.
Molossoid breeds - large breed dogs, a favorite among the Romans and Greeks. They were the forerunners mastiff, Saint Bernard, Great Dane and others. It is assumed that they were used for hunting, as herding dogs for dog fights (but not both, of course). Molossoid breeds are also "intelligent" history. It turns out that Aristotle loved these dogs and because they wrote in his "History of Animals»:
"Speaking of dogs of breed molosses, especially regarding their use in the chase, it is worth noting that they are not much different here from other dogs. However, this breed shepherd dogs excel in size and courage with which they rush to attack the wild animal ».
4. Cordoba fighting dog
Breed, combining a ruthless and powerful mastiff, bull terrier and a bulldog, used for dog fights in Argentina. It turns out, Cordoba fighting dog was bred too "perfect" when it's time to mate, males and females were too busy, that they tried to break one another to pieces. Engaged in the creation of offspring they were too busy. As a result, the breed became extinct.
5. Hawaiian Poi Dog
As Khoury, Hawaiian Poi Dog is believed to have Polynesian origin. Poi Dogs fed soft vegetarian foods, because of what their "head was large and flat, because of the lack of chewing they were poorly developed bones».
This image also contributed to supply their rampant obesity. The breed began to disappear in the 18th century after mating with other dogs that were brought to Hawaii.
6. Paisley Terrier
Bred to be an exhibition like Skye Terrier dog breed Paisley terrier died, when she ended the demand from the organizers of the exhibition. But nobody said that in show business is easy to hold out.
7. Marriage Dupuis
This purely French hunting dog was originally bred in the 19th century, despite the fact that today we can find many similar to it dogs, Marriage Dupuis in its original form no longer exists.
8. St. John's Dog (diver)
These dog-friendly-minded simpletons roamed the Newfoundland and often exported directly to the breeders, who used them to create a variety of different retrievers (for example, a golden retriever and Labrador).
The original breed of the dogs began to slowly die out in the 20th century, until only two dogs. Unfortunately, they both seemed male, so that was the end to a water dog St. Johns.
This aggressive German bulldog, ultimately was used to create the famous boxer today.
10. Coton de Reunion
Legend has it that these adorable fluffy dog survived a shipwreck in the Indian Ocean, fought off the shark and swam to the shore of Madagascar. And then, mating with a large number of street dogs created dozhivshuyu until today the breed Coton de Tulear (great they tried, it should be said, got such a beautiful dog!).
But more likely it is that they were brought to the island nation of sailors who kept them as their little companions.
Whatever it was, the shark must be careful if they are ever faced with one of the dogs, pictured above. So, just in case.
11. Russian Hound
These large (weighing about 100 kg) dogs were bred in Russia and used by farmers from the Caucasus Mountains to guard the cattle.
In 1800 Sir Dudley Mardzhoribenks watching a circus performance with the participation of Russian hounds (which took place in Brighton, England) and they liked it so much that he bought a whole pack of dogs as a whole. From them, he finally created a golden retriever, while the simple Russian hounds quietly disappeared.