A pack is a group of dogs used to hunt . It is possible to distinguish between small game hunts (whose members try to catch hares, foxes or rabbits) and big game hunts (oriented to wild boars, deer or roe deer).
The pack is run by a dog , who can be in charge between four and about sixty dogs. The dogs are responsible for following the trail that the animal to hunt leaves at night to find it during the day. Once found, the dogs chase the prey until the hunter slams it with its firearm or until it is caught by the hounds themselves.
Among the types of dogs that exert as hounds, especially those belonging to the breed known as Spanish hound. In the north of the aforementioned country is the origin of this type of trail dog that specializes in what is the hunting of hair animals such as deer, wild boar, roe deer or wolf, among others.
The concept is used, by extension, to name any group of dogs . In this way, when a set of stray or wild dogs appears, people usually talk about pack: "A pack attacked a four-year-old girl and caused serious injuries", "The abandoned factory has been occupied by several jaurías that prevent people from going through the door", “The lineman walked with his pack behind, with no people close but accompanied by his faithful canine friends”.
The term is also used symbolically to name the set of those who chase or harass with animosity to one or more individuals: "When the artist left the hotel, a pack of photographers pursued him without letting him walk", “Journalists are like a pack that doesn't leave you peace until they hunt you”.
In addition to all of the above, it should be stressed that the term in question has been part of the title of a film that has become one of the classics of cinema of all time. We are referring to the film "The human pack", which arrived on the big screen in 1966 by the director Arthur Penn.
Marlon Brando, Angie Dickinson, Jane Fonda, E.G. Marshall and Robert Redford are some of the actors that make up the cast of this aforementioned drama that revolves around the figure of a person who has been unjustly condemned by the relevant authorities and who now returns to his village, located in the southern United States.
This return to the aforementioned population will result in part of the citizenry rising against the convicted individual. A real chaos and situations of the most complicated will be faced by the local sheriff who will do everything possible to try to calm the nerves and placate the attitudes of certain miserable individuals.
In the cultural field it is necessary to expose that there is also a book entitled "The pack". It is written by the French author Émile Zola and is part of the Les Rougon-Macquart saga.
Pack Finally, it is an Argentine rock band led by Ciro Pertusi , former member of Attaque 77 .