Top Dog At Westminster
Newsweek February 27, 1939
Reblogging because this was an actual cover! From 1939! And here we are talking about the media’s recent descent into frivolity! And….and…and would you look at that bloodhound!
Today in Things We Love: Sled Dogs, by Fritz Hoffman
Play time for Clark.
So sorry I missed a Clark appearance.
Postman’s Photos of Dogs
with some great commentary.
English Springer Spaniel by Tim Flach, from his stunning book, Dogs Gods:
The breed can be traced back to the early 1800s when it was first clearly separated from the cocker spaniels, which are smaller and associated with hunting woodcock. In those days, the springer might flush so that a trained falcon would take the birds. Today, the breed has found its skills also adapted to policing work, where, for example, it was used as a sniffer dog for explosives after the 2005 London bombings. Other applications of its scenting ability include finding illegal immigrants, mobile phones in prisons, and bumblebee nests. This picture was taken on the Elveden Estate in Norfolk, England which was developed into a great shooting property in the nineteenth century by the Maharaja Dalip Singh who, in exile from his homeland in the Punjab, became passionate about raising pheasants.
This portfolio is fantastic; def. check it out.
The big bitch did it! Your 2011 Westminster Kennel Club Best in Show: 85 pounds of Scottish Deerhound.
19 GCH Foxcliffe Hickory Wind
Breed: Scottish Deerhound
AKC: HP 20581907
Date of Birth: December 20, 2005
Breeder: Cecilia L Dove & Dr R Scott Dove
Sire: Thistleglen Newell
Dam: Foxcliffe Summoning Charms
Owner: Sally Sweatt & Cecilia L Dove & Dr R Scott Dov
Italian judge Paolo Dondina to NYT:
This one feels perfectly the standard in all the ways. I am a hound person. I had Afghans, I had whippets, I had Irish wolfhounds. I never owned a deerhound. This is my dream.
This was my pick for Best in Show, even though the MSG crowd was clearly behind the Pekingese