A passionate little blog started by a deerhound dog in Scotland called Rogue ‘Brylach’ MacAllister and Passed to Rascal ‘Logan’ Dorrator Heath

Monday, January 31, 2011

For the Chase

'Here is an interesting little plate taken from ‘The Dog’ in ‘Graphic Illustrations of Animals - showing their utility to man in their services during life, and uses after death’ (1845), illustrated by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins and R K Thomas this book was published by Thomas Varty. Printed by J Graf, C Graf, Day and Haghe.

It’s a pretty rare book and is near impossible to obtain a printed copy of. Even google books and the open library do not have copies available. Deerhounds and fans everywhere - enjoy our little copy of the illustration.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Rogues very own book ?

Well here’s a little piece of deerhound in print that may just have passed you by. And what’s more, the title is in-keeping with your bloghost in name and attitude. Yes, Rogue! . . . ‘Rogues and Running Dogs’ an insight into the not so pedigree world of Lurchers - with a whole chapter (12) on Deerhound Lurchers. Written by David Brian Plummer and first published in 1976 - this book has recently been re-published by COCH-Y-BONDDU books and is available at good bookstores and webstores. If you would like a quick read through follow the title link above to a Google Books edition for an overview - or visit the publisher for a whole series of country interest books,


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Cecil Aldin - Deerhound

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Why Dogs rule the world

BBC Wildlife

Photographs of deerhounds ? Put them here !

Scottish Field visit there !

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Happy New Year from Rogue and Rascal !

In the world of Scottish Deerhounds we oft hear of certain books - The Scottish Deerhound with notes on it’s Origin and Characteristics by E Winston Bell for example along with a host of many others. Enthusiasts can have trouble finding a copy of these valued printings which prove to be rare in bookshops and public libraries. It takes dedication, perseverance and patience to hunt down a hard copy. Indeed, digital copies can be difficult to find – with the ever increasing hostings on the world wide web making nany searches a little more fortuitous.

But as followers of Rogue and Rascal know - if it’s deerhound - it’s likely to appear on this blog. So if you do not own a copy already and are interested - click the link above to be taken to a copy of the E Winston Bell book.

Enjoy 2011 and remember . . .

Here's to the deerhound, the glen and the heather,
The bonnet, the plaid, the kilt and the feather!

Slàinte maith, h-uile latha, na chi 'snach fhaic!