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The Deerhound..
(The Sydney Wool and Stock Journal 18 May 1900 - )


The prominence which the stalwart deer- hound has assumed during the last few years is only an evidence of the worth of this remarkable animal. Not many years since this breed of dogs was practically unknown in the colonies, save only in a few exceptional in- stances where some particular dog-fancier chose this noble brute as his special breed for his show kennels; but, thanks to the enterprise of Mr. M. Cecil Davies, who is now the owner of the celebrated Strathdoon Kennels, the deerhound has, at last, assumed the position of prime favourite on the large run and station. For killing dingoes and foxes this dog cannot be surpassed, and recognising their worth, Mr. Percy Palmer, of Linthorpe, New- town (son of the well-known S. A. Palmer, of Vitadatio fame) has purchased a brace of these dogs, which for pedigree, at any rate, cannot be beaten in Australia. The dog Linthorpe Laird, is by the imported Lord Morag (litter brother to Champ. Selwood Dhowran, who won the championship at the Crystal Palace in 1899) out of the well-known prize-winner Rosie-Lee, who has a great name as a worker. The bitch Linthorpe Lady is also by Lord Morag (imp.) out of Boguada by Shepherd (imp.) from Caledonia (imp.), who was by the Prince of Wale's champion deerhound Strath- more. We understand that Mr. Palmer has a few of these dogs to select from, and anyone desiring to avail themselves of the chance of purchasing a dog specially bred for speed and strength cannot do better than obtain a deerhound.



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