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

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.



Anonymous Micky said...

Nice stuff! I'm enjoying reading your blog here!

4:37 am  
Anonymous Birgit said...

Thank you Rascal for sharing!! What a wonderful wonderful breed you are!

7:31 pm  

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