Departmental Dogs!

It goes without saying that Britain is officially a nation of dog lovers. And as we welcome entries of paintings of prize pooches for our forthcoming Sporting Art, Wildlife, and Dogs sale in June, we thought we would take a moment to introduce some of the beloved breeds that frequently grace our salerooms.


It goes without saying that Britain is officially a nation of dog lovers. And as we welcome entries of paintings of prize pooches for our forthcoming Sporting Art, Wildlife, and Dogs sale in June, we thought we would take a moment to introduce some of the beloved breeds that frequently grace our salerooms.

1. Mabel

Mabel

Mabel is a 12 year old lurcher - a cross between a Scottish deerhound and a bearded collie. Despite her years, she shows no sign of slowing down! She is an absolute joy to her owners and generally no trouble at all, although she now insists on sleeping in the bedroom and will only eat her food if cheese is grated on the top!

 

2. Lila

Lila 

Meet “Kenxtwen Hedwig” (kennel club name) or to her family - Lila. A golden cocker spaniel. She is 18 months old and very lively and playful, she loves long walks in the park, chasing the birds. She is very loyal, loving and protective. She lives in a very busy household, and loves the children, playing tug-of-war, fetch, and licking faces. She has her playtime with the cats but at the end of the day she likes to snuggle up on the sofa and enjoys a snooze.

 

3. Twiggy and Toffee

Twiggy and Toffee

On the left we have Twiggy. She’s a nine-year-old black lab. She loves big sticks and tummy rubs and dislikes men with beards (doesn’t get on very well with our Fine Interiors Department!).

On the right we have Toffee. A three-year-old Norfolk Terrier/Jack Russell. She loves barking at nothing in particular and cleaning Twiggy’s teeth.

 

4. Coco

Coco

This is Coco, she’s an old girl now (but still has her moments when she thinks she is a puppy!), and has been a Sworders dog for most of her 12 years. She is a chocolate lab/Springer Spaniel cross and is basically a stomach on legs! Like most Labradors, she has a one-track mind…food!

 

5. Fig

Fig

Meet Fig. She’s a very affectionate seven-month-old Patterdale Terrier/Jack Russell. She loves eating rose bushes (the thornier the better!) and woofing at passers-by on the street outside her home. Whilst out on her walks she is desperate to become best friends with anything that moves and has no appreciation for personal space.

 

6. Jasper and Elle

Jasper and Elle

On the left we have Jasper, a 6 ½-year-old Cockapoo, and on the right Elle, a 2 ½-year-old Brittany Spaniel born to a rescue dog in France.

They have become inseparable over the years and are the best of friends, playing ball together and chasing each other around the garden. Both are extremely loving and good-natured. They love nothing more than long walks around the countryside and meeting up with their favourite friend Charlie the pig!

 

7. Wren

Wren

This is Wren. She’s a four-month-old Patterdale/Lakeland. Wren comes from a working farm in Yorkshire and will eventually be on vermin control in the grain stores at the farm where she now lives. In the meantime, she has been providing some much-needed entertainment to her family during lockdown and is interested in absolutely everything!

 

8. Badger, Lannes and Belle

Badger Lannes and Belle

From left to right we first have Lannes, a Springer Spaniel, aged eight. His occupation at home is ‘Game Manager’ and he is generally laid back and calm. In his spare time, he likes hugs, walks, eating carrots, and chasing pheasants and lycra-clad joggers.

Next is Belle, a seven-year-old Springer Spaniel. At home, she is ‘Princess and CEO’ and very high maintenance. She loves eating cucumber (out of a gin and tonic), trips to the seaside, and chasing muntjacs, squirrels and hares.

And finally, Badger. An eight-year-old Springer Spaniel and blind from birth but this doesn’t stop him in any way at all. His occupation at home is ‘Head of Operations and Security’ and he’s a bit of a party animal. A fanatical gardener, he recently took up the remaining pieces of trellis in his garden at home and ate them.

 


 

We are currently accepting entries for our forthcoming sale of Sporting Art, Wildlife and Dogs, to be held on Wednesday 2 June, and looking for work by artists including George Earl, John Emms, John Ferneley, Heywood Hardy, John Cyril Harrison, John Frederick Herring, Sir Alfred Munnings, John Nost Sartorius, Sir Peter Markham Scott, James Seymour, David Shepherd, Archibald Thorburn, Arthur Wardle, George Wright to name but a few.

George Earl Dalmatian

George Earl (1824-1908) 'CRIB', A DALMATIAN. Sold for £3,700 including fees in 2019 

To find out more about the sale or discuss a valuation, please contact our specialist Jane Oakley - janeoakley@sworder.co.uk | 01279 817778

Entries close Monday 19 April.

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

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