canis vertragus - Non sibi, sed domino venatur vertragus acer, Inlaesum leporem qui tibi dente feret. (Not for himself, but for his master hunts the swift vertragus hound, who will bring you a hare unharmed by tooth.) Martial XIV.200
Joan Bennett with cocker spaniel puppies
Joan Bennett and her cocker spaniels, via Flickr.
Charlize Theron, an Oscar winner, holds one of her cocker spaniels at a Hollywood party to benefit homeless animals.
English Cocker Spaniel Pup ~ Classic Look & Trim
Mosaic of a tethered dog, Roman, 1-2 century
Wild boar from the Orpheus Mosaic from Saint-Romain-en-Gal, France. Roman, 2nd cent. CE
Roman Mosaic. Dog. Mérida (Emerita Augusta), Spain.
Evil Eye, 2nd century Roman mosaic, Hatay Archaeological Museum, Antioch, Turkey
Roman Waterspout in the form of a hound | Early 1st century A.D.