Before Costco, We had Dogs

Not that long ago, survival hunting accounted for 99% of man’s survival, both economically and by putting food in his stomach. Today, it counts for less than 1%, so it’s easy to forget the origins of scent and sight hounds, and how vital they were to daily life. Long before long guns, people had little to help them find food beyond their dogs. In fact, some cynologists believe that purebred dogs predate agriculture, or came into being about the same time.

Clumber Spaniel by Walter Weber (1906 – 1979)

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