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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Mastiff from Czech Republic


A Mastiff Postcard from the Czech Republic!
The back reads...

Mastif
Mohutny (minimalne 76 cm vysoky) hrdy, statecny pes anglickeho puvodu, je zname stare plemeno z dob kolem roku 700 pred n. I. Prosve vlastnosti byle kdysi pouzivani pri kralovskych stvanicich k lovu lvu v rimskych dobach v arenach pri krvavych hrach. Dnes patri mezi pracovni plemena.

Foto zasl. um. E. Tylinek
Test Z. Samkova
Vytiskly VCT, provoz 19, Pardubice

translated by linda718 on flickr:
Muscular, at least 76 cm tall, proud and brave dog came from England way back from 700 b.c.In medieval times, they were used as lion hunting dogs and by the time of Ceasar,they were used as war dogs and gladiators. He is one of the working breeds today.
Photo sent by artist E Tylinek
Text by Z.Samkova
Published by VCT,unit 17,Pardubice(name of town)

unused but I think from around 1993

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