"To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.”
― George Orwell
The photo above I happened to take Christmas eve and looking at it is very interesting to observe the nose length of each dog. Ysobel is one of our old girls being nearly 9 years old now and I got her from a Show breeder when she was around 18 months old. Often show breeders run a couple dogs on from a litter and if they then don't like them so much to look at as an adult or they are not hitting the mark in the show ring, they will re-home them. Ysobel sports the most show champions of all our dogs in her pedigree, over 20 champions in her first four generations. You will easily see that her nose is the most exaggerated being around only 3.5 cm long. you can then see that Jessica's nose is a bit longer and she has been bred by a breeder who breeds solely Cavaliers as pets. Jessica's nose is 4 cm long. We then have Bumble, who is from our first litter of Cavalier cross Brittany pups and at 8 months old her nose is 6.5 cm long.
Now below is a painting of young King Charles II of England with his sister, Mary and his brother, who would become, James II, thought to of been painted around 1630. The spaniels at their knees are thought to be the spaniel type later called the King Charles Spaniel. Looking at the photo above, which of the three dogs resemble the spaniels that were sitting at King Charles II knee as a child in the painting below?
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me (Jane) with Puddin' and Teagol, waiting patiently to flush a patch of kale, December 2019
Hello, I am Jane!