Oil on canvas 18 x 24 ins
There was much political infighting between supporters of Toy Bulldogs, Miniature Bulldogs and French Bulldogs: the Kennel Club would not have them, the Bulldog people didn't want them but the French Bulldog Club finally won the day and that breed survived, although all three were probably variants of the same. The two here are Toy Bulldogs, a breed that did not survive the First World War. They are Ch Peter Amos and Ch Ninon de L'Enclos, both owned by Lady Pilkington who made up eight of the 20 Champions in the breed. This is the original painting for the photogravure number 22, England Expects, in Maud Earl's portfolio 'Terriers and Toys'.