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Friends of Guisachan Quiz

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A Good Source for a Great Breed

A non-profit group has made the history of Golden Retrievers it’s business… https://friendsofguisachan.org/main/ STATUE UNVEILING The parade of more than 100 Golden owners and their Goldens was led by a piper followed by (left to right) Stuart Baillie Strong, Patricia … Continue reading

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Tweed Water Spaniel Revisited

The Tweed Water Spaniel is a mysterious breed. It is very probable that this was a water dog/retriever that resided and hunted along the Tweed River. I am inserting previous blog posts to revisit… This is from: “The complete farrier, … Continue reading

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History is as good as what is recorded….

There is no mention of the Tweed Water Spaniel in the Guisachan  stud book. There is a note on the cover page that was later added that reads: Tweed over the words Water Spaniel. When you read the description of the … Continue reading

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Another Myth Busted…

There has been a rumor going around that Dudley Coutts Marjoribanks was not Lord Tweedmouth but rather Baron Tweedmouth. Well, the fact is that he was both and referred to as both. He was a part of the House of … Continue reading

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Dogs of Purpose

I was reading through a few books from the 1800’s to get a better feel for the dogs and thinking that went into the creation of today’s retrievers. Well, clearly I have been doing this for a few years and … Continue reading

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Old to New

…and hopefully back again! Can we return to something more practical? Cocker Spaniel in 1903: Cocker Spaniel? (Dust Mop!!!) today: Which one would you want as a working companion? Which one would you want as a pet? The photos don’t … Continue reading

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What is a Breed?

What is a breed? We humans want to classify everything in life in order to control it enough to examine and understand within our given abilities each item. In the case of dogs, breeds have gone beyond a dog’s color … Continue reading

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“English Retriever”

Title Outing: Sport, Adventure, Travel, Fiction, Volume 35 Publisher W. B. Holland, 1899

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A retriever’s purpose…

Fetch and carry: a treatise on retrieving By Bernard Waters 1895 This book written just before the turn of the 20th century, is largely about how to train and hunt with a retrieving dog. The Chesapeake Bay dog that is … Continue reading

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