Medieval Dogs in manuscripts from Middle ages. History of dogs and men. Amazing pictures of medieval dogs.
Men and dogs are friend more than 30 000 years. Dog was always a loyal helping friend of people. Loyalty was very appreciated in Medieval times, the feudal system depended on loyalty.
Medieval dogs were often used for hunting by nobles, dogs served as a realiable guards, shepherds but also as a favourite pets of nuns in medieval monasteries.
Dogs protected medieval peasants from wolf attack. Dogs were also used in medieval warfare. Medieval people believed a dog can heal wounds of his master.
Pictures of medieval dogs
Medieval wardog-loyal friend of the medieval knights.
King John Landless and his favourite dog
Dog healing wounds of his master
Medieval dogs, Bayeux Tapestry
Medieval dogs, a manuscript
Pet dog in medieval monastery
Bohemian shepherd-everybody knows German shepherd. German shepherds are a loyal dogs used by police, military and rescue teams worldwide. German shepherds are in service from 19th century. Bohemian shepherd is a dog breed used from 13th century on Czech / German borders. Bohemian shepherd is probably ancestor of the famous German shepherd.
Bohemian shepherds were used by Chodes, people living on Czech – German borders. Border guard was main duty of these people. They were armed by axes. These people protected Czech borders from German invasion. If the German army appeared, they sent info to Czech troops. Meanwhile they slowed down the approaching troops by blocking roads by trees (axe) and by skirmish attacks from woods.
Chodes used dog on their coat of arms. Chodes are still called “Psohlavci” what means “dogheads” in Czech language.