A Sculpture for Lithuanian Hounds Vilnius

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A Sculpture for Lithuanian Hounds – We love dogs!

I love dogs very much. I myself have three fluffy friends at home. Two of them you can see in the photo posing very nicely near the sculpture of three dogs (the third fluffy friend is a cat, thus not in this photo).

I am very happy that Vilnius is indeed a dog-friendly city. Near the Gediminas castle hill there is a really cute sculpture for the one and only dog breed that was derived in Lithuania in medieval ages. The breed is called Lithuanian hound and has been known since the 16th century when hounds were used by the Grand Dukes of Lithuania for hunting in the woods. The dogs were really popular in the old times. It was a question of wealth and honor for every noble family to have a number of Lithuanian hounds in their estate. Unfortunately, nowadays there are not too many Lithuanian hounds left.

Authors of the sculpture are Rimantas Keturka, Feliksas Volčakas and Romualdas Kvintas. 

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Barboros Radvilaitės g. 6a, Vilnius

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)