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

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 !

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spin the Deerhound

Monday, March 26, 2012

About Our Dogs

Here's a nice wee extract from the 1931 book About Our Dogs by A Croxton Smith OBE.

Citing sources for the Scottish Deerhound from MacPhersons Ossian, various Sir Walter Scott, Dr Johnson and Queen Victoria. Why - Croxton Smith even tells us that 'deerhounds have become distributed among the commoner people' following the rising of '45.

I'd put it to him that if he researched a little further he may have discovered that many of these 'commoner people' would have had dogs like these in the rugged north. And records indicate that almost as many dogs as people boarded ships bound for the new world during the eighteenth century (so much so, that New York alone had more dogs than people at one point - giving rise to the dog catcher and his carriage) so there is a good chance many Scottish Deerhounds journeyed with their owners 'Noble' or otherwise.


Sunday, March 25, 2012

Mackie and Rascal