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==[[Dog]]s==
 
==[[Dog]]s==
 
*Setter (old french brachet) - let loose at the end of a chase to corner the tired beast.   
 
*Setter (old french brachet) - let loose at the end of a chase to corner the tired beast.   
*Bloodhound (old french ''l�emmier/l�amier'') - [[hunting]] dog, flushes out and chases down the prey, or tracks it.eg In [[Guingamor]] the huntsmen take thebloodhound with them to track a boar. When they track it to a thicket they "led the bloodhound forwards and let it bark. By force they drove the boar from the thicket"
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*Bloodhound (old french ''/'') - [[hunting]] dog, flushes out and chases down the prey, or tracks it.eg In [[Guingamor]] the huntsmen take thebloodhound with them to track a boar. When they track it to a thicket they "led the bloodhound forwards and let it bark. By force they drove the boar from the thicket"
 
*Greyhound
 
*Greyhound
 
**[[http://www.askaboutireland.ie/show_narrative_page.do?page_id=2858 Dog collar]] from c1150 Ireland
 
**[[http://www.askaboutireland.ie/show_narrative_page.do?page_id=2858 Dog collar]] from c1150 Ireland
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===Semi-Wild Animals===
 
===Semi-Wild Animals===
*[[Rabbit]]s kept in ''warrens'' as a ready source of meat for those who could afford; warrens from which many then escaped, to populate the countryside more generally and become somewhat of a pest to agriculture and the commoners (who, however, didn't mind the extra meat in their diet).
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*[[Rabbit]]s kept in ''warrens'' as a ready source of meat for those who could afford; warrens from which many then escaped, to populate the countryside more generally and become somewhat of a pest to agriculture and the commoners (who, however, didn't mind the extra meat in their diet).
 
*[[Ferret]]s - later, wild polecats were somewhat domesticated, enough that they could be sent down a rabbit-burrow to kill the rabbit and, rather than eating it below ground, bring the corpse back to the surface for its owner
 
*[[Ferret]]s - later, wild polecats were somewhat domesticated, enough that they could be sent down a rabbit-burrow to kill the rabbit and, rather than eating it below ground, bring the corpse back to the surface for its owner
 
*[[Bear]]s - often used semi-tamed as wandering entertainment.  They were supposed to be able to be trained to "dance" to music (probably having been taught that if they didn't shuffle about while the music played, they would be beaten), and to fight with dogs (probably for gambling purposes).
 
*[[Bear]]s - often used semi-tamed as wandering entertainment.  They were supposed to be able to be trained to "dance" to music (probably having been taught that if they didn't shuffle about while the music played, they would be beaten), and to fight with dogs (probably for gambling purposes).

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