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The dogs that were helping in the slaughterhouses in towns at the feet of the Pyrenees and rounding the cattle up to the market places, were called Alaunt de Boucher by Espinar. Phoebus called them Alano de Carnicero. As the time was passing by, other names were appearing for the dogs of that type, such as Matin, the dog from Tolouse or Bordeaux, French Alano or Doguin D'Aquitaine. Eventually they are described as Perro de Presa and Perro de Toro.

 


 


The other type of Alaunt described by Espinar was much lighter and greater, with his silhouette reminding a muscular Sight Hound with more massive head - Alaunt Gentil, called Alano Nobles by Phoebus.


The third type is a cross with the local pastures' and hunters' breeds which resulted in a half-way type - Alaunt Veantre, called Lebrel by Phoebus - similar to big Sight Hounds, such as Wolfshound or Deerhound.

 


The name "Noble Alano" is first of all related to the social class that used these dogs for hunting big animals, but it also reflects the respect that the dogs had worked out during the war with the Muslim invaders.