Popular 17th century hunting dog armor intended specifically for use when wild boar hunting. This particular armor is designed for wear by larger, physically powerful dogs, bred to catch and hold wounded -therefore- dangerous wild boar, hence the strong breast, neck and front leg protection which still affordes excellent freedom of movement. The here pictured armor is part of the still missing: Wartburg Ruestkammer Collection of Eisenach/Germany, taken out of country by Russian Occupation Forces Feb.8, 1946