It was not your photo to take and use, the image belongs to someone else (you don’t mention exactly where on the internet you got the photo, perhaps the owner didn’t even put it up, or if they put it up it was perhaps to share with friends, not for someone else to take and change). Copyright laws aside, there is the concept of moral rights to one’s own work. Since the Internet, people have gotten really lax with this, but that doesn’t mean our sense of ownership over something has changed. If you plan a career in art, you should read up People LOVE their dogs. What you did to the image of that person’s furry loved one may have been very hurtful to them, especially if it featured their dog in a horrifying or otherwise gory way. Who knows, maybe they took your work as a threat, especially if they don’t know you.
By taking the image of that person’s dog, you involved them in your art without their permission. Think how someone would react if you did this with a picture of their baby – people love their pets *that much. Would you have done this work with a picture of someone’s baby? Hello, I have never experienced it, You should be okay, cleanse your eyes with water after the connection, any difference or irritation with your eyes, You should connect your doctor if worse, emergency, here are various contenders. It will depend on the terrain, climate, desired quarry, and, perhaps above all, the personal preferences of the hunter.
There are many breeds spread across quite a few different types of dogs that are used as bay dogs. You have the Scenthounds, the curs, the primitive spitzes, and also herding dogs and gun dogs can be used as bay dogs. Even terriers and sighthounds, usually not baying dogs, but occasionally can be utilized in that manner and some are even modified to be bay dogs. Catahoula, Black mouth, Mountain, Blue Lacey, Florida Cracker, Treeing, American Leopard, Tennessee Treeing Brindle, Kemmer Stock, Rhodesian Ridgeback. Thai Ridgeback, Basenji, Dingo, New Guinea Singing dog, Canaan dog, Cretan hound, Akita, Shiba, Korean Jindo, Shikoku, Hokkaido, Karelian Bear dog, Laikas (all varieties), Norweigan Elkhound, Norweigan Lundehund, Jamthund, Kintamani, Formosan Mountain dog.
Most sighthounds kill or hold their quarry, but these mentioned bay on at least some game – borzois bay wolves, Sloughi, and taxis bay boar and hyena – as do some other more obscure sighthounds across north Africa/the middle east/south Asia. The podenco/Cirneco/Ibizan/etc lineage of prick-eared primitive sighthound all basically have the same drives and instincts of a pariah/spitz so they too will “bay” at a certain level of prey. A baying dog is essentially committed to persecuting the target and won’t let it get away, but isn’t ready to fully engage. It’s instead aiming to wear down the prey’s stamina and also possibly injure it with non-committal slashing nips and bites to the flanks and hindquarters. For the human hunter, this basically serves as a distraction so they can line the target up in their sights and shoot it. From the dog’s perspective, however, this is more about softening the target up so they become easier to fight and kill.
Wolves do the same and indeed play a very “long game” on their larger targets. They herd and bay and harass and injure and etc with intent to harvest at a later date. When their target is compromised to a certain point, THEN they will transition into “catch” dogs and ultimately “exterminating and eating” dogs. Bay dogs are no different, they all have a “catch point” where they will transition into subjugation and killing. Hypothetically a very very soft bay dog with a very low threshold for catching might bay on anything above a rabbit, but it would still be a “catch dog” on a rabbit or a mouse or a beetle, etc.
In boar hunting, there are dogs that catch dogs on pigs “up to 80 kgs”, and then bay on pigs above that. There are others who are bay dogs on pigs unless another dog is there, and then they turn into catch dogs. A legitimate catch dog, however, should commit to subjugating anything by itself. To a fault, they believe that they alone can conquer any beast. Again a wild timber wolf is nowhere close to that, it is a bay dog on most largish animals unless something is critically wrong with them. The breeds I listed vary dramatically in where their “catch point” is. The highest of those mentioned would probably be the Jagd terrier. It is basically full catch/kill, but because it’s targetting bears and boars, and weighs 18 lbs or so, the prey is essentially being “harassed” by its maniacal attack, and its ultimate function in the hunt is that of a bay dog on these very large dangerous animals, even though perhaps in its mind it is a killer. Airedales are pretty rough also. Curs and spitz are typically rougher than scenthounds, who are typically especially favored to refrain from catching. So they have a very low catch point on purpose. The Plott hound is probably one of the rougher scenthounds because they are basically bear specialists and need to be tough to be persuasive to bears. If a bay dog is too soft the target won’t take them seriously at all. So it’s a real balancing act.