A passionate little blog started by a deerhound dog in Scotland called Rogue ‘Brylach’ MacAllister and Passed to Rascal ‘Logan’ Dorrator Heath
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Most Perfect Creature of Heaven Tumblr
Hey! there's someone over here - doin' on tumblr what we've been bloggin' for years - visit and enjoy!
Friday, March 01, 2013
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Scottish Deerhounds in Walt Disney's 'Mary Poppins'
This is one of my all time favourite movies and the whole family watched this just yesterday - Mary Poppins. It was only then we noticed a Scottish Deerhound in the movie - and why not? After all, it's set in Victorian London, a period when auld Queen Vic had brought Scottish Deerhounds into vogue inspired by her highland jaunts. 'Bert' (Dick Van Dyke's character) has screeved a Landseer work onto the pavement in chalk. The original "Stag at Bay" is now hung in Dublin Castle and owned by the Guiness family should you wish to view it.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
Scottish Deerhounds in a Tank
Tank Magazine that is - they've even managed to pose some human as a fashion accessory beside the hounds. This is part of a photoset shot by photographer Hellen Van Meene that appears in TANK Magazine | Volume 7 Issue 5 | if you want further information or if you wish to buy a hard copy follow the links.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Deerhound Dog pack savage young deer
Killers in your home! If you don't work your Scottish Deerhound, here's a reminder of just what these dogs are capable of. In the case that follows it would have been better that the dog owners inform the police of the incident - particularly in light of it being witnessed in a public car park. Follow this link to read the police report and the BBC give a photograph of the beach where the incident occurred here, whilst deadline news let the public view what a Scottish Deerhound looks like and bring the breed a little unwelcome publicity and Scottish Television News opt for a stock image of the quarry shot by photographers.
Deerhounds do what they do and this seems an unfortunate incident where the humans were in as much a state of panic as the deer itself.
Monday, April 02, 2012
The Scottish Dog
Looking for more deerhound in print - this Aberdeen University Press publication is a must for lovers of Scottish Breeds - The Scottish Dog - edited by Joyce and Maurice Lindsay is a cultural excursion into the magical world of Scottish Dogs - with Ghost Dogs, Literary Dogs, Heraldic Dogs, Good Dogs, Bad Dogs - poetry, humour and tales galore, seek out this book where you can. Many breeds are covered and of course the book wouldn't be complete without The Scottish Deerhound - which can be found in several sections within. There are also poems by writer Vallerie Gillies whom we have featured elsewhere on the blog with her fantastic Men & Beasts book - check out another of her poems below and we also recommend you seek out her books where you can.
Admit the lives more valuable
than our life, than the bodies we bear
more beautiful: tall grey dogs,
what huntsman, what dogboy loosed you
on our slow hearts
and let you slaughter them?
Long dogs, you move with air
belling the vault of your ribcage.
You subdue the miles below your hocks.
Levelled out in speed across wayless country,
over the open grassmoor that is paradise,
the onset of your going undulates the ground.
The bracken hurdles below your height,
the rushes make way for you;
your hard eyes hold in sight the rapid hills.
Brace of deerhounds, a matched two!
Intent, all flame, is what quickens
those long throats thonged with leather.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Brave Scottish Deerhound
Our blog is always one to advocate the use of Scottish Deerhounds in the movies, and what better a place for them to appear than in the forthcoming Disney movie from the PIXAR studio - 'Brave'. A mature fairy tale set in Scotland about the hero finding her own path and causing chaos in the Kingdom. Hmm? Wait a minute - Scotland ? Desiring Independence ? Finding your own path ? Creating Chaos ? Is this movie really set in the 10th Century ha! ha!
Brave is to be premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this coming June. The movie is sure to be another quality entertainment from Pixar. Just follow the links above to find out more - or you can view more Brave trailers at i-tunes and include applause for the writers, animators and Pixar crew for being observant enough to include A Scottish Deerhound alongside the Clan Chief.
Gawn yersel big-man! And wee Merida anaw !