The Clydesdale breed originated in the Clyde Valley, Lanarkshire,
Scotland, in the mid-eighteenth century,
when the Sixth Duke of Hamilton
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Following contributions from Flemish and Frisian stallions, the definitive characteristics of the breed were fixed at the beginning of the eighteenth century. This breedís official debut under the name Clydesdale was at the 1826 Glasgow Exhibition in Scotland. The Clydesdale was bred for hauling coal and doing farm work. In Scotland it eventually replaced the Shire breed as a carriage horse.
Clydesdales are bred in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Africa, New Zealand and Australia. Clydesdales were introduced to the United States Prior to the Civil War.
The estimated United States Clydesdale population is between 2,500 and 3,000. Approximately 400 Clydesdales are registered in the United States each year. Anheuser-Busch currently maintains the largest Clydesdale herd in the world, between 225 and 250 horses.
One of two breeding farms for the
The second breeding farm is located near
about 60 miles southeast of
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