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DOGS AT £10 AN OUNCE.

About, 600- dogs, valued at £50,000, including a .Pekingese -which is declared to be worth more than £10 an ounce, were on view at the annual show of the Pet Dog Society at the Horticultural Hall. Westminster, I/ondon. The champion- dog in the Pekingese class" was Cliu-firh, owned by Mrs. Ash-' ton Cross, while among other successful prije-wmnctsywert Mrs.. Herbert's. YenChu, a typical grey brindle; Miss Keith Wright's Palace Kwung, and Mrs. Browning's lovely little Brackley Kinchon. - Special-attention, was .paid to this exquisite, toy animal, for the cage was decorated -with* trailing- ivy and white chrysanthemums, while its brilliant red lining made a striking contrast to the floral decoration. Other priceless, dogs, so tiny that they might 1— carried inside one of the modern . muffs, were lapped in luxury, some ot them being provided with quilted satin eiderdewns and frilled ~lace pillows. Several cages were upholstered in gorgeous. Chinese embroideries, and bore embroidered emblems inside the satinlined walls. The poodles were decidedly the most haughty denizens of the hall, for they sat stiffly in their boxes with curled moustachios and be-ribboned top-knots. TSny ."gfiEons, diminutive Yorkshire ! terriers, snub-nosed pugs, and fierce toy bulldogs all tried to outvie each other in this beauty show. Many of the dogs are valued at from £200 to £2100, while two French bull- ! dogs are valued at £1000 each. A tiny • Yorkshire terrier and a dainty little I Pomeranian are also valued at £ 1000. !

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DOGS AT £10 AN OUNCE., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 64, 16 March 1909

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DOGS AT £10 AN OUNCE. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 64, 16 March 1909

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