|The Queen's Corgis |
It was the Queen's father, King George VI, who started the Corgi trend, by introducing the first of the breed to the Royal household in 1933.
The Corgi is now a Royal icon, as recognisable, and perhaps as admired, as some of the Royal Family!
|HM The Queen has kept up the Corgi tradition by owning three to four at any one time, but has also introduced the 'Dorgi' to the family which is a cross between a Corgi and a Dachshund. The Queen's corgis are almost all direct descendants from Susan, a female given to her on her 18th birthday. |
Old English Sheepdog Or as it is known around here - the Dulux dog! Originating in the 1800's in the UK the Old English Sheepdog has an immense shaggy coat and consequently requires a great deal of grooming.
Thought to have developed from drover's dogs, such as the Shepherd dogs, found in mainland Europe the Old English Sheepdog requires plenty of exercise to keep it happy and healthy. The Old English Sheepdog is also known as the Bobtail.
|The Andrex Puppy|
The original point of the Andrex puppy was that Andrex was good value because you got a lot of it for your money. The puppy got tangled up in the loo-roll, ran around the garden (negating the need to even depict a bathroom) and the family were amused at how far it went. But the adverts rapidly reached a point where 'Labrador Puppy' meant 'loo-roll'
|Sooty and Sweep|
Sweep is well known to Britsh children from the Sooty and Sweep television show.
"Ah! There's a likely looking show speciimen"
Dennis the Menace has been a professional ten-year-old for over 50 years and is well known as the mascot of mayhem to countless generations of children.
|Now, Dennis and his faithful hound Gnasher have sprung from the pages of D.C. Thomson's best selling comic "The Beano" and are bouncing aroundthe television sets of the world in 26 half-hour animated tales, written and produced by Collingwood O'Hare Entertainment.|
'This is a story about the Woodentops.
There was Mummy Woodentop and the baby and Daddy Woodentop.
|And then there were Willie and Jenny, the twins.And Mrs Scrubit who comes to help Mummy.And Sam who helps Daddy Woodentop.And last of all, the very biggest spotty dog you ever did see.And they all live together in a little house in the country. |
|Despite changes to and tests with the weapon continuing until only days before the raid was planned to take place, many problems were overcome and on the night of Sunday May 16th 1943, 19 Lancasters took off for the Dams, in three waves; Gibson's flight to attack the Mohne and Eder, McCarthy's to attack the Sorpe, and a mobile reserve and diversionary force led by Townsend. A full moon lit the night sky, making normal operations impossible. An apparently bad omen was that Gibson's black Labrador, Nigger, had been run over and killed as the crews were being briefed for the operation. Gibson had given orders that Nigger was to be buried at midnight on the grass verge outside his office; he had the premonition that he and Nigger would be going into the ground at the same time. The car's driver, a doctor from Grantham, did actually stop.|
(It's interesting to note that on some versions of the film, the name "Nigger" is either cut out or voice-overed. The prospect of adjusting history in the interests of Politically Correct Stupidity never ceases to amaze me. It is apparently PC to remind the Germans they lost the war but not PC to say the correct name of a dog. In this context, who could take offence? The editing required to eliminate the name of Gibson's dog also results in some important tracts of the film being lost.)
The British Bulldog
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