Posted by AnneM on July 16, 1997 at 19:55:57:
In reply to Re: Dogs posted by Xenia on July 16, 1997 at 17:08:43
] ] ] I was much offended by the odd set of dogs the Middletons had in ET:s S&S,
] ] Sir John was a bit of an eccentric.
] Having an assortment of dogs sprawled over one's sofa, car and heaven knows what else is considered evidence of real Englishness in some quarters. I imagine it's eschewed by the noveau riche who want everything just so which makes it a indicator of being genuinely upper-class - or perhaps I read too many Laura Ashley home furnishing catalogues ;-)
I think Spaniels, Terriers and Beagles would be kept for their work ethic.I could be wrong so don't quote but I think English Springers would flush out the birds, the terriors the rats and the beagles the fox. Throw in a pug (or other small thing)* or two as lap dogs. Et volia Laura Ashley!
Lets not forget Labs, to bring in the birds, (and to save the dalmations)
*I like Cavaliers
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