In me­dieval art

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Me­dieval painters used dogs to rep­re­sent loy­alty as well as to in­di­cate sta­tus in hunt­ing pic­tures. Im­ages of dogs were of­ten carved on tomb­stones to rep­re­sent the de­ceased’s feu­dal de­vo­tion or mar­i­tal fidelity. They also be­gan to ap­pear on coats of arms

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