dog licence

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I noticed from your site the earliest licence you have seems to be 1906. I have one issued to end Dec. 1877. Surprising to see the fee then was five shillings for one dog with a penalty of £5 for keeping a dog above 6 mths old. I should think crofters then would have more than one dog and a sum of five shillings seems quite hefty. Were working dogs excluded from this fee? This licence is printed on paper with a perfect Victorian watermark of V (crown)R

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