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THE SCOTTISH DEERHOUND.
(The Inquirer and Commercial News (Perth, WA) 11 September 1896)


The Scottish deerhound is one of the most noble looking species of the canine race. He is also in- telligent and companionable, and in the service of man he is invaluable as a hunter and sportsman's companion (says a Melbourne paper). It is, therefore, a subject of much congratulation that Mr. Cecil Davies has ' frozen on ' so thoroughly to this ancient breed, and has gone straight to the foun- tain head for the best blood of the best strains wherewith to carry on breeding operations in a proper manner. Newton Spey is one of that gentleman's importations, and a more perfectly symmetrical animal could scarcely be conceived. She has a beautifully balanced body, strong throughout, yet full of grace. Her shoulders, legs, feet, are first-class, while her typical bead and sensible face and eyes show her to be of the best of her race. In Great Britain she was most successful as a show bitch, and gained six firsts, five seconds and a special at the Crystal Palace. In '95, just before leaving for here, she, at Birmingham defeated a bitch that has since won her championship at the Kennel Club show at the Crystal Palace. So far as breeding goes Newton Spey is of the best blood, she being by Ewen - Elsie. In a year or two, with such animals as Mr. Davies has, his kennel will increase in strength, and, with such as Newton Spey, quality will not be wanting.



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