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Winky, the Norwich Terrier


July 12, 2010
Sandor Fagyal

In the movie “Best in Show”, Winky the Norwich Terrier wins the prestigious show. The movie chronicles the adventures of five dog owners and their dogs and their dog show experiences from start to finish. The film ranked at #38 on Bravo’s 100 funniest movies. Winky and his owners Norwich Terriers come in all shades [...]

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President Hoover's Norwegian Elkhound – Weejie


July 12, 2010
Sandor Fagyal

A large number of Presidents of the United States have had dogs. Not all of them have had one, but there’s no denying that it’s an informal tradition of sorts. Today we look at President Hoover and his dog Weejie (Sometimes spelled Weegie). The Norwegian Elkhound (that was Weejie’s breed) is widely held to be [...]

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Popular Paws # 31: Norfolk Terrier


July 12, 2010
Sandor Fagyal

Eric Banks – Child turned Norfolk Terrier In Allan Ahlberg’s delightful book “Woof!”, 10 year old Eric Banks is magically transformed into a Norfolk Terrier. The book explains life through they eyes of a dog and when he becomes a boy, he has to prepare for it to happen again! This children’s book is well [...]

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Popular Paws # 30: Newfoundland Dog


July 12, 2010
ann

Newfoundland Dog: Nana from Peter Pan (1904- ) Nana was the Newfoundland dog belonging to the Darling Family in the Peter Pan story by J. M. Barrie. Nana howled to alert Wendy’s parents that the children were flying away. Mr. Darling ignored the warning of Nana and was so remorseful at the loss of the [...]

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Popular Paws # 29: Neapolitan Mastiff


July 12, 2010
ann

Neapolitan Mastiff: Fang from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2003) Aside from his enormous size, Fang appears to be an entirely ordinary dog. While his appearance is intimidating, he is, in Hagrid’s words, “a bloody coward”. Boisterous and loving with people he knows, he seems especially fond of Harry and at times, Hermione. Fang, [...]

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Popular Paws # 28: Mountain Cur


July 12, 2010
ann

Mountain Cur: Old Yeller from the Book and Movie: Old Yeller (1957) Old Yeller is a 1956 book by Fred Gipson and the title is taken from the name of the fictional Mountain Cur dog who is a main character in the book. In 1957 the story was made into a film. The story takes [...]

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Popular Paws # 26: Jack Russell


July 12, 2010
ann

Jack Russell: Eddie from Frasier, the Comedy T.V Series (1992-2004) The Jack Russell named Moose – that played the character of Eddie in the sitcom called Frasier- made his first appearance on the long-running Cheers spin-off in the first episode on 16 September 1993. He retired 10 years later; in 2003. The show finished in [...]

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Popular Paws # 27: Labrador Retreiver


July 12, 2010
ann

Labrador Retriever: “Moreover”, from the Movie: The Biscuit Eater (1972) The Biscuit Eater is a film made by Walt Disney Pictures in 1972 . It is the last ‘One Boy and his Animal’ themed movie made by Disney, as this subgenre would eventually grow out of fashion. The story revolves around a Labrador Retriever named [...]

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Popular Paws # 25: Irish Setter


July 12, 2010
ann

Irish setter: Big Red, from the Movie: Big Red (1962) Big Red is a 1962 American family-adventure film from Disney Studios. Based on a 1945 novel by American author Jim Kjelgaard and adapted to the screen by American screenwriter Louis Pelletier, the film starred Walter Pidgeon and was set in the Canadian province of Quebec. [...]

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Popular Paws # 24: Husky


July 12, 2010
ann

  Huskies from the Movie: “Eight Below” ( 2006 ) Eight Below is a Walt Disney Pictures film which was released in 2006 in the US. It is the fictional re-imagining of the true events of the 1958 occurrence moved forward to 1993; the last year that sled dogs were used in Antarctica. Jerry Shepard [...]

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