General Custer and his Deerhounds

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6 years 1 month ago #39609 by Robb
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I read about this in the Deerhound Club Newsletter and was quite surprised by it! I've googled a bit and found quite a few references. I think this one is very interesting:

www.irishwolfhoundtimes.com/custer.htm

Seems he was quite a fan of sighthounds and had quite a few including his favourites Deerhounds. By all accounts he was often off with his hounds hunting and leaving his troops to fight the Indians! Shame he didn't do that at the Battle of the Little Bighorn :laugh: dh:)

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6 years 1 month ago #39611 by Ironstone
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Very interesting post Robb. A pity there are no photos of Custer's massive pack of deerhounds either on the hunt or settled in for the night with the Custer's in their tent. Forty deerhounds. What a sight that would have been.

Have a nice Sunday. I'm off to a plant nursery to find pots for the garden. Spring has come at last,
Shelley

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6 years 1 month ago #39622 by saorsa
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That's pretty interesting.
Although after reading Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown, I'm glad the Indians killed him..
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6 years 1 month ago #39626 by Trowsahound
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Thats really interesting - and do we know if these 'deerhounds' are actually the same type as ours? ('Deerhounds'can come in quite different forms far back in history sometimes in my experience).

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6 years 1 month ago #39627 by Joerg Yoki
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Many thanks Rob for your interesting informations.

I found a blog with pictures on this theme.
Link: piperbasenji.blogspot.de/...d-his-dogs.html


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6 years 1 month ago #39630 by Trowsahound
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Thanks Joerg, there's a photo there of some deerhoundy type dogs - fascinating, I had no idea there was a connection there!
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6 years 1 month ago #39631 by Robb
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There's a picture of him with a hound on my link at the top, also the picture below:




His favourite Tuck, in image, is wheaton in color"

One article states "But Custer would soon import others from the United Kingdom (UK), by some sources from a Lord Berkeley Paget in 1870, and perhaps also from the kennels of Queen Victoria."

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2 weeks 6 days ago #43822 by Joerg Yoki
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Hello,

A new book to this thematic:

General Custer, Libbie Custer and Their Dogs: A Passion for Hounds, from the Civil War to Little Bighorn (Dogs in Our World) by Brian Patrick Duggan



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