recently been at Woodstock are pretty much the toys now admired, though by no means first-rate specimens from the modern point of view. The Duchess of Marlborough sent four to the Birmingham show in 1882, but they were larger than the winners, and neither so short in face or round in the skull as they. Still, these Marlborough Blenheims were active, well formed little dogs, the biggest certainly not less than fourteen pounds weight. A word or two may not be out of place here as to the earlier open dog shows, such as took place in London at Ashburnham Hall, Chelsea, and elsewhere, in the sixties. Divisions for King Charles and Blenheims were provided at all of them, and the former were usually well filled, the Blenheims not being so numerous. The King Charles were for the most part divided according to size, sometimes for dogs and bitches over 7lb. weight, and for such under 7lb. Then the division was for King Charles not exceeding 12lb. and under 7lb., and in all cases the classes for the little dogs were best filled, there being as a rule approaching twenty entries or more. For the most part these divisions were supported by the London fancy already alluded to, and the best specimens came from Mr. Garwood, Mr. McDonald, Mr. W. Tupper, Mr. R. Mandeville, and Mr. J. W.

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