Traditional Hunting Commission
The Commission Traditional Hunting - Hunting with Hounds has given itself the task of better informing the public about traditional form of hunting and also to defend it wherever it is threatened. They are ancestral ways of hunting that had adapted to the changing times without losing their authenticity, while symbolizing the essence of ethical hunting.
Hunting with hounds originated by the use of many different breeds of dog, which are utilized for their practicality, and it assures the well being of these superb races. Strongly rooted in the culture of nations who practice it, hunting with hounds is at the heart of the hunting culture of art, literature, sculpture and influences the popular language of societies.
It is towards 1500 BC when hunting dogs made their first appearance: Egyptian representations demonstrated hunting with dogs towards hare and gazelle. In Middle Ages, the Celt and the Normans were the first to practice the form of hunting on horseback and are in a way responsible for introducing hunting with dogs. Today this form of hunting is practiced in fifteen countries (France, Great Britain, United States, Ireland, Canada, Belgium, Holland, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, India, Kenya, South Africa, Lithuania, Italy) grouping 1110 teams, 52000 dogs and approximately 20000 horses.