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What's new in the Poodle History Project

During 2011 and 2012 we'll construct this on-going list of additions, revisions, and corrections:

Added to the list of PHP volunteers who have contributed large and small items: Denise Herman; Kate Kelly; David J. Arthur; Nick Waters; Kate LeBoutillier O'Neil.

Added the following items:

Thanks to Irma Shanahan we have added the following art history item to Charlemagne until 1890 (or so):

Ingaldi, Nicola (active late 18th-early 19th century). Crèche figure--seated white Moyen wearing moderate working Continental, associated with one of the three kings, ca 1862. See: Linn Howard and Mary Jane Pool, photographed by Elliott Erwitt, THE ANGEL TREE: Celebrating Christmas at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York: Metropolitan Museum, 2011), pp. 24, 26-7, 116; and, as of 22 December 2012, Seated Poodle, accession no. 1981.162.5

Thanks to Patricia Rose, we have edited the following item in Duck dogs--guns:

  • CKC MOTCH, AKC OTCH JO WHIRLWINDS MAJORMAJORMAJOR, CKC WCI, AKC MH, UDX 12, OGM, RN, VER, PCA WC/X; (D) PC 917891, STANDARD, BLACK, 2/2/04; (CH U-CD, HRC SHR Tudorose Roman Emperor, WC, JH, CDX, AGN, RAMCL x CH, MOTCH Napoli Oneacmepoodlekit, AKC UDX, OM1); Call name: Harper. WC (Golden Retriever Club of Canada National Specialty, Fredericton, NB) 17/8/06; WCI (Labrador Retriever Club of Canada National Specialty, Fredericton, NB) 20/8/06. Breeder: Patricia Rose, Owner: Patricia Rose.

    Thanks to John Hamilton, we have added the following item to Duck dogs--guns:

  • CANTOPE RUSTY NAIL OF VALENCIA WCI, JH; (D) WY332526 RED, DOB 11/12/09 (Mathril Nafta for Cantope x Cantope's Jasmine CGN). WC (Labrador Retriever Club Of Northwestern Ontario, 3/9/2011); WCI (Labrador Retriever Club Of Northwestern Ontario, 1/9/2012); JH 2/9/2012 (Labrador Retriever Club Of Northwestern Ontario). Call name: Rusty. Owner: John Hamilton (Ontario); Breeder: Diane Welsh (Ontario).

    Thanks to Lisa Day, we have added the following item to Duck dogs--guns: GMOTCH (multiple HIT winner in AKC and CKC) TUDOROSE SMOOTH OPERATOR WC, RE, CGN, AKC UD RE; (D) RG030103 BLACK, DOB 16/4/05 (Samarcanda Cabryn Patriarch x Tudorose Black Pearl). WC (Ottawa Valley GRC) 23/9/2012. Call name: Shaver. Owner: Lisa Day (Ontario); Breeder: Dawn Lisabeth.

    Thanks to M.J.T. Weir, we have added the following to Charlemagne until 1890 (or so):

    Northcote, James (1746-1831). A Standard Poodle in a Coastal Landscape. Oil on canvas. Dated 1806. 102.2 x 127.5 cm. Private collection? sold by Christie's, London, on Friday, November 15, 1991. Christie's Images/CORBIS print available including on eBay July 2012.

    Thanks to Roslyn Beaman, we have added the following dog to Duck dogs--guns:

  • CH VANIR'S PALMAN'S BEAU JEST CDX RAE AGNJ HIC WC, CARO RAMCL, NAFA FDCH, PCA WC, VIP VCX; (D)MW846265 MINIATURE, CREAM 24/11/2002; (Ch Palman's Icelander ex Michele's Reflection of Sarah); WC Sept 29, 2011 (Mill Creek Retriever Club, Puslinch, Ontario). Call name: Owen; Owner: Roslyn D Beaman (Ontario); Breeder: Ted & Louise Fahlgren (Ontario).

    and we've amended the following entry:

  • SUNDANCERS MEYACHT CDX AGX WC, AKC CD OA CGC, NAFA ONYX, AAC ADC, NADAC EJC/NGC/OJC, PCA WC and JAM; (B) CQ214744 MINIATURE, CREAM 27/08/1994 - 22/11/2002; (Casava's Cosmopolitan Dancer ex Casava's Meggie Ann of Jasu); WC July 7/2002 (Labrador Retriever Club of Canada, Cornwall, Ontario). Call name: Meya; Owner: Roslyn D.Beaman (Ontario); Breeder: Tracey D. Davidson (Ontario).SUNDANCERS MEYACHT CDX AGX WC; (B) CQ214744 MINIATURE, CREAM 27/08/1994; (Casava's Cosmopolitan Dancer ex Casava's Meggie Ann of Jasu); WC July 7/2002 (Labrador Retriever Club of Canada, Cornwall, Ontario). Call name: Meya; Owner: Roslyn D.Beaman (Ontario); Breeder: Tracey D.Davidson (Ontario).

    Thanks to Kate LeBoutillier O'Neil, Sally VanRiper Eller, Rosa Engler, and Nick Waters, we have revised After 1880--or so as follows: Megargee, Edwin (American, 1883-1958).... Private collection. Beer card. This is taken from an oil painting which a once-upon-a-time owner recollects on board (perhaps canvas), approximately 10" x 14". Head study, facing left, swamp landscape, waterfowl fly overhead. Part of a series of at least three beer cards (we have eye-witness documentation of a Chessie--from Burgermeister-- and a Lab--from Old Crown--beer cards evidently in the same series) and we've tracked down two copies of this beer card, this one from the Burgermeister brewery (San Francisco, 1956- ; "...Burgermeister Brewing Corporation in 1956, transferred to Joseph Schlitz Company in 1961...", see Burgermeister and the other from "Old Crown Brewing Corporation, Fort Wayne, Indiana. 1962-1973; Old Crown beer continuing production in Chicago from 1973?-late 1980's" (see Old Crown). Megargee died in 1958, before accomplishing the Toy illustrations for his final project, Man's Best Friend, The National Geographic Book of Dogs (1958); the book was completed using photographs, so we infer that rights were transferred from Burgermeister to Old Crown 1961-62; as of 17 August 2011 we lack further documentation. Since beer cards are customarily issued in sets of four, we'll be interested to see if a fourth is turned up by the diligent and dedicated Breweriana collectors!

    This image is also claimed by the IWS folk: please see Nick Waters, A Bundle of Rags in a Cyclone (Shrewsbury: Nick Waters, 1998, first published 1992) art plate 25, between pp. 92-93. Megargee habitually painted from life: we hope to identify his model, who is still within living memory, unlike models for the many other equivocal images in our art history section which were created before the dog show movement got underway in the fourth quarter of the 19th century, and which are also claimed by fanciers of "the cousins" (for a list of "the cousins" see Long-Time Cousins in .) Show dogs).

    Thanks to David J. Arthur, we have added the following item to Movies/videos starring Poodles!* Inglourious Basterds (2009). War movie starring (albeit in a bit part) a gorgeous black Standard Poodle. "Look to Mondino's right . . . aint he/she pretty?!? . . . LOL" (DJA, 18 Aug. '11).

    Thanks to Kathryn Foran, we have added links in Rare books... to digital copies of:

  • Cirino;
  • Leclerc (Comte de Buffon) Complete Works (in French);
  • Barr's Buffon;
  • Coxe;
  • Nicholson;
  • Scott;
  • Johnson;
  • Knight;
  • Pardon;
  • Revoil (in French);
  • Dunoyer (in French, and particularly welcome), vol. 1, vol. 2, and vol. 3;
  • Idstone;
  • "Wildfowler" in "Stonehenge" 4th ed., in Appendix;
  • "Snapshot" (Clement) in Baily's Magazine;
  • Dalziel;
  • Jesse;
  • Furness (in Shields);
  • Lee;
  • Beckmann (in German); also at Beckmann (in German);
  • And a new reference: Richardson, H. D. Dogs: Their Origins and Varieties, Directions to Their General Management and Simple Instruction as to Their Treatment Under Disease (Dublin: James McGlashan; London: Orr; Edinburgh: Fraser & Co. 1847).

    Thanks to Kate Kelly, we have added the following item to our art history section Charlemagne until 1890 (or so): Anon. Pair of Wine Coolers, 1777 (Genoa, Italy). Metalwork, Silver, Height: 11 9/16 inches each; Diameter: 13 3/8 inches each. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Long-term loan from The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (L.2010.9.33.1-.2) Decorative Arts and Design Department. Handles opposite sides represent Poodles with tails docked short, and shaved down except for topknots and outside of leathers. See wine coolers as of 9 August 2010.

    Thanks to Kathryn Foran, we have added links in Rare books... to digital copies of Gesner's Historiae Animalium, a digital text-only version of Caius's De Canibus Britannicis (Of Englishe Dogges), Taplin's The Sportsman's Cabinet, Youatt's The Dog , Shaw's The Illustrated Book of the Dog, Mason's Dogs of All Nations, Leighton's The New Book of the Dog, and Watson's The Dog Book.

    Thanks to Denise Herman, we have added the following to our art history section After 1880--or so: Ulrich, Alden George (American, Winchester master engraver from 1919-1949). "The fine skeet gun depicts one of George Ulrich's hunting Poodles, 'Punjab'. He loved to hunt with a Poodle. A relative who also has Poodles acquired the shotgun a few years back and wrote the lovely article for the Double Gun Journal from which I made these scans. The photo including one of George Alrich's poodles was taken in 1934 in Connecticut. That was the time-frame when Blakeen Kennels, Hayes and Sherman Hoyt, were active. They always hunted their Poodles once through with the show ring. My husband's uncle, Alfred McBrien, was their head kennel man and handler. He is responsible for my first 'hunting' Poodle back in 1982." (D.H., 30 July 2011). Edward E. Ulrich, "Winchester Engravers and the Model 21" Double Gun Journal, volume 12, issue 2, Summer 2001, pp. 121-137.

    Thanks to Pat Rose, we've added the AKC Master Hunter title to the following entry in Duck dogs--guns: MOTCH, JO WHIRLWINDS MAJORMAJORMAJOR, WCI, PCA WC/X, AKC OTCH, UDX6, OM7, RN, VER, MH ; (D) PC 917891, STANDARD, BLACK, 02/02/04; (CH U-CD, HRC SHR Tudorose Roman Emperor, WC, JH, CDX, AGN, RAMCL x CH, MOTCH Napoli Oneacmepoodlekit, AKC UDX, OM1); Call name: Harper. WC (Golden Retriever Club of Canada National Specialty, Fredericton, NB) Aug 17/06; WCI (Labrador Retriever Club of Canada National Specialty, Fredericton, NB) Aug 20/06. Breeder: Patricia Rose, Owner: Patricia Rose.

    Thanks to Teresa Myrfield, we've added/upgraded the following two entries in Duck dogs--guns:

  • HRC HR TUDOROSE TRUE BLUE CDX, WCX, JH, AgN, TT, Herding Instinct Tested; (B) 1083494 STANDARD, BLUE, Dec.11,2001, (Tudorose A Dickens! Daventry Am CD, Am JH x Tudorose Hanoverian Gamble); WC (Golden Retriever Club of BC) July 16/2005; HRC SHR (Salt Chuck Hunting Retriever Club) Aug. 27/2005; JH (Pacific Rim Hunting Retriever Club) Sept. 4/2005; WCI (Poodle Club of Canada) Sept.15/2007; WCX (Poodle Club of Canada) June 12/2010; HRC HR (Salt Chuck Hunting Retriever Club) Aug 29, 2010; Call name: Blue; Owner: Teresa Myrfield (British Columbia); Breeders: Jacqueline Harbour (Oregon) and Cynthia Stratton.
  • CH HRC SHR TUDOROSE QUEEN'S OWN WIT CD, WC, JH, Herding Instinct Tested; (B) 1096539 STANDARD, BLACK, Oct.23,2005, (Ch Cadbury's City Slicker x Tudorose Annabella Stuart WC, Am CD JH WCX); WC (Poodle Club of Canada) Sept.15/2007; JH (Pacific Rim Hunting Retriever Club) Sept. 6/2009; HRC SHR (Salt Chuck Hunting Retriever Club) May. 31/2009; Call name: Lego; Owners: Teresa Myrfield (British Columbia) and Jac Harbour (Oregon); Breeder: Jacqueline Harbour (Oregon),

    We've upgraded information about the following:

    We've corrected: On 2 August 2011, corrected the links in our art history section After 1880--or so to the Encore Editions website according to their URL revisions, and updated this section in relation to the William Secord Gallery .

    We note:

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