Missing Dog

There’s a breed of dog I’m trying to find the name of; they’re white and relatively short-haired, slim and medium build, with large pointed ears whose insides are reddish-pink and translucent; below is my attempt to draw one, though I draw even worse with a mouse than with a pen – I’ve made the head look like less like a dog than like a duck with rabbit ears, which is not exactly what I was going for.

attempt at drawing a dog

The reason I ask is that in Welsh legend the Lord of the Dead hunts with a pack of dogs with “hair of shining white, and ears red,” and I’ve always wondered whether this might be the intended breed – but without knowing its history (i.e. whether this breed existed in early medieval Britain) I can’t tell whether that’s possible. So anyway, if you recognise the breed, please let me know. Thanks!

0 Responses to Missing Dog

  1. CL October 25, 2008 at 2:56 pm #

    White Shepherd?

  2. Administrator October 25, 2008 at 9:30 pm #

    Thanks, but nope — the breed I have in mind doesn’t have that distinctive shepherd shape, it has shorter hair and is a bit sleeker, and the internal redness of the ears is much more prominent.

  3. Brian N. October 27, 2008 at 10:32 am #

    Might it be a Canaan Dog? Or else something here?

  4. Vache Folle November 3, 2008 at 4:51 pm #

    Could it be an albino or white haired strain of a fox hound?

  5. raccoon November 8, 2008 at 11:59 am #

    american eskimo?

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