What is a Talbot?
An extinct English hound.
A large white or light-colored hound of an English variety, having long hanging ears and heavy jaws, formerly used for tracking and hunting.
talbot \Tal"bot\, n. A sort of dog, noted for quick scent and eager pursuit of game. [Obs.] --Wase (1654).
Talbot Hounds were brought to Great Britain from France in 1066, and are considered to
be ancestors to the beagle and the
foxhound and today's bloodhound.