Dogs in British History

Dogs in British History

Dogs have been our best friends throughout the UK throughout history, with the Bulldog becoming a mascot for Britain and some what summing up our national character. Here we take a look at famous faces in British history and the celebrate the bond we have with our faithful fury friends….

Churchill Dog

Winston Churchill pictured with a Bulldog, a name that stuck with him as the ‘British Bulldog’. Chruchil’s  steadfast determination to overcome powerful Nazi forces in World War II made him an almost living embodiment of the heroic pooch.

Irish Wolfhound

A young Irish wolfhound measures up his owner rather than the rest of the competition during a Kennel Club show at Crystal Palace, London, in 1928.

Crufts Winner

Champion bloodhound Leo of Reynalton being cuddled by his little mistress Dorothy Horder at the Crufts Dog Show in London in 1935. Leo won the show six times.

Queens Corgis

The Queen has been very fond of corgis since she was a small child, having fallen in love with the corgis owned by the children of the Marquess of Bath. King George VI brought home Dookie her first dog of the breed in 1933. Princess Elizabeth and her sister Princess Margaret would feed Dookie by hand from a dish held by a footman. Here the Queen is seen with her beloved Corgi’s watching the Royal Windsor Horse Show in 1973.

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