Smooth fox terrier

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This piece of taxidermy was purchased in a sale sometime around 1960. The dog was once the property of the late Lord Lonsdale, the 5th Earl of Lonsdale, also known as 'Lordy' or the 'Yellow Earl'.

The specimen is the earliest known example of a Smooth Fox Terrier, as distinct from the wire haired variety. Both breeds were recognised with the advent of the Kennel Club of which Lord Lonsdale was a founder member.

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