The Wolves and Coyotes

The Wolves and Coyotes  From paintings by Louis Agassiz Fuertes The timber, or grey, wolf, which undoubtedly has an influence in the formation of the native Indian and Eskimo dogs of this country, formerly occupied practically all of the northern continent of America. He is a large, strong animal, attaining a weight of probably well …

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Chesapeake,Curly Coated,and Irish Retrievers

Chesapeake,Curly Coated,and Irish Retrievers  From paintings by Louis Agassiz Fuertes   Identified more or less with the retrievers, because they perform similar duties, are the sporting spaniels, which, because they are divided into so many branches, constitute perhaps the largest dog family in the world. The English “Kennel Club” recognizes Irish water spaniels, water spaniels …

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The Schipperke

The Schipperke  From paintings by Louis Agassiz Fuertes The schipperke got his name from being so frequently seen on the canal barges of Belgium, where he makes a good “watch” and keeps down the rats. The word is pronounced “skip-perkee” and is the Flemish for “little skipper.” Doubtless an offshoot of the “wolfspitz,” of Central …

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The Dingo

The Dingo From paintings by Louis Agassiz Fuertes The Dingo Several fine dingos have been kept in various zoological gardens in this country, those in Washington being especially typical and well conditioned. The dingo is the most doglike of any of the wild members of the canine group, and the fact that they interbreed freely …

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Sherry – Boxer Dog

Sherry – Boxer Dog The Cross Keys, Chelsea, S.W.3   THERE is a lovely dog known as a “boxer”; she is also (and there will be a wide measure of agreement on this, I feel confident) an excellent apéritif known as sherry. And that brings me at once to think of The Cross Keys and …

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Rex – Heinz Cross

R E X, Ye Olde Mitre Tavern, Ely Place, Holborn, E.C.4.   In wanderings round London’s pubdom, it is inevitable that many good things have to be missed. Perhaps later we shall have an opportunity to make good such omissions. But we certainly could not leave out, in any circumstances, a visit to the oldest …

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Patricia – Heinz Cross

Patricia, The Goat, Stabroad Street, W.1  IT is difficult sometimes to decide which is more important pubs or pups. Take the case of Patricia, for example. On the Christmas Eve of 1942 a thin, small white puppy, which appeared to be all tail and almost no body, was offered to The Goat. The manageress, thinking …

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Friday – The Airdale

  F R I DA Y, The Lass of Richmond Hill, Richmond Hill, Surrey   If you ever happen to visit Richmond and this idea has for generations occurred to many thousands of people from all over London a walk up the steep, but not overlong, hill to the Terrace is remarkably rewarding. From this …

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Buzz – Heinz Cross

Buzz, The Prospect of Whitby, Wapping, E.1   Don’t we all at times have silly ideas? One of mine was that there were no really “good” inns or pubs that were worth inclusion in this book, except those in the City, the West End, the outer suburbs, and, of course, the country. But a hint …

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