"a shaggy white dog, a Talbot hound by its appearance"

Talbot Inn
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A Talbot is a very large white hunting dog, now extinct. References tell us that the Talbot hound and the greyhound are the only dogs to have appeared in heraldry. ‘The Talbot’ or ‘Talbot Arms’ is a common name for English pubs, usually displaying a white hound with long ears on the sign.