Irish Wolfhound Times
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Arrival of the deerhound "Newton Spey" in Australia
by Tub Kknnelman. The Australian (Melbourne) 9 November 1895
This well-known English prize-winner arrived safely on Saturday last by the steamer Nineveh, and is now in quarantine at the kennels of her new owner, Mr. Cecil Davies, at Strathdoon, Glenferrie, It was expected that Newton Spey would arrive in whelp to tlie celebrated aog Selwood Roy, but unfortunately such is not the case, Newton Spey is a steel brindle in colour, of powerful build all through, stands 28in. at shoulder (under the standard, not by tape measure ment), and looks capable of doing everything required of the breed. She has a typical head, capital neck and shoulders, good body, legs, and feet, is exceptionally good in loin ana hind quarters, and is full of character throughout. Newton Spey (K.C.S.B. 33,131) was whelped in April, 1891, and was bred by her late owner, Mr. R. Hood Wright, a well-known authority on the breed. She is by Ewan, by Ruscar II.-Champion Spey, her dam being Elsie, by Champion Bevis-Champion Lufra III., and her pedigree includes such well known names as Brenda, Bruce, Chieftain, Old Torrum, and other celebrities. As a prize-winner she has a long record under the best judges in keen competition, and her wins include-first Dublin ; second, Gloucester-1892. Second, Cirencester ; first, Dublin ; second, Birmingham-1893. First, Dublin ; first, Exeter ; second. Birkenhead ; third, Crystal Palace-1894. First, Bath ; second, Exeter; first (winners) and second (limit), Birkenhead-1895. During my visit to the Strathdoon Kennels 1 noticed Strathdoon Oscar, who has much improved since his wins at Melbourne, and several very promising puppies, so that this kennel will probably be well to the front in future.
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