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loves: you win if you guessed "pets" and "museums". Also books, art history, travel, British punk, Korean kimchi, bindis, martinis, and other things TBD. I will always make it very clear if a post is sponsored in any way. Drop me a line at thepetmuseum AT gmail.com !

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

victorian dog shows

thanks karenswhimsy

Today I'm going to send you straight over to History Extra magazine for a fine article on the surprising history of Victorian dog shows.  Identity fraud, the physical turpitude of the lapdog, and jockeying for show primacy - it's all here.  Best in Show, 1860's edition!
Bonus find!  The significance of the British bulldog.

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