Following is the programme for the ensuing year:

March: Smoke Social.

April: Annual Show, which will be held at Victoria Park on 27th.

May: Annual Dinner.

June: Evening Show.

July: Leg of Mutton Supper.

August: Evening Show.

September: Annual Meeting and Smoke Social.

Misfortune has persistently got in the track of the bulldog men for some time lately, in the shape of good dogs dying. It is a serious blow to lose these good dogs, and for this reason the forthcoming show may not contain so many entries as usual. One thing is certain, notwithstanding, and that is the fixture will go off with the same swing and verve that has characterized previous shows for the good reason that the dub is blessed with a committee that can rise to the occasion.

Readers have been informed in this column of the coming importation of a dog and bitch by Mr. Osborne, from Mrs. Arthur Mayor of Aylesbury, England. Full details are expected to arrive at about the end of the month, as Mr. Osborne cabled his acceptance of the terms on December 19. and it is believed that photos will be available. If so, they will appear in this column, Mr. Osborne having kindly promised to let me have them. Mis. Mayor in her first letter described the bitch thus: “A rich brindle, unshown, whelped on October 17, 1910, weighs 52 lbs., very strong, healthy, and sound, very quiet, exceptionally good head, good expression, very good layback, plenty of broad, well-turned jaw, plenty of work on foreface, good wrinkle, small rose ears, and dark eyes. Big roomy body, with huge ribs, short back for her size, sound quarters, and a crank tail. Just whelped four nice pups, which have been put to a foster mother (as the bitch is to go out at once to South Australia), and she whelped easily.” No particulars are to hand regarding the dog, except that it is understood be will be exceptionally good, and that he has proved himself as a stud dog.

The pedigree of the bitch shows that she is by Leaherhead Perfection out of Island Chedagh. On the dam’s side there is some great blood, while on the side of the sire there is any amount of the Stone blood, including Ben Stone, British Stone, Regina Stone, Buck Stone, and the great Ch. Rodney Stone himself. The influence of the bitch to arrive within the next month or two should cause a distinct uplift to the breed in South Australia. As just written, the dog’s breading is not yet so hand, but it is known that he will be exceptionally good, and a proved breeder, so that with these imported dogs and the previously imported dog Kyneetcha Crib (already noted as a sire of local winners) and the imported bitch Wroxham Venesta Mr. Osborne will hold a very strong hand in the fine old national dog. and as his desire, first, last, and all the time is to improve the local quality and encourage the breeding of the bulldog, he may. as in the past, be expected to make the new strains freely available to local breeders. (Evening Journal Sat 13 Jan 1912)

The South Australian Bulldog Club held its third annual and the second championship show in the saddling paddock of the Victoria Park Racecourse on Saturday afternoon, the enclosure having been made available through the courtesy of the committee of the Adelaide Racing Club. The attendance was much larger than usual. About 400 people passed through the gates, including many ladies, whose presence and pretty frocks lent brightness and sparkle to the show. The saddling paddock is well adapted for an outdoor exhibition of the kind, and the club’s officers made complete arrangements for the conduct of the show. The committee did well and may be congratulated on the way the fixture was managed.

A record number of dogs. 47, were nominated, and most of them entered the ring. On the whole the quality was maintained. The club’s membership is increasing. General interest and friendly rivalry are becoming keener, so that still greater improvement at future shows may be expected. The value of the imported new blood was demonstrated. Most of the wins went to animals bred from Mr. R. E. P. Osborne’s Kyneetcha Crib and Wrexham Raisuli. the latter of whom is a son of Ch. Silent Duchess, and both of whom were brought out from England to the great improvement of the local quality. In the novice dog class, Wulka Guiness (Wroxham Raisuli, imp. ex Carmen) was placed first. He is a brindle-and-white dog, rather plain in the head, a bit high off the ground, and rather long in the body, but the judge’s decision was sound, for Wulka showed himself well, and was the best dog in the ring at the time. The second place went to Avondale Prince (Wroxharn Raisuli ex Portia), a five-months-old puppy. Prince is nuggety, with good bone and sour expression. It is not unlikely that he will develop into a champion. He possesses the same lovable disposition as his sire. Prince was taken into the ring by a lady, for whom he would not lead well, and as he failed to fully display himself, he went down to second. In the baby puppy dog class (under six- months old), Avondale Prince showed to much greater advantage, and easily scored in a moderate lot. In the puppy dog class under 12 months Avondale Prince was given a first, and Wulka Guiness went back to second, which award reversed the decision given in the novice class. This time. Prince was led by Mr. Cardwell, and showed to much greater advantage. He was a different dog in fact, so that be went up to first. The judge’s courage in reversing his decision may be commended, for he had the pluck to make his award on what he saw before him at the time. In the open class for dogs the first place went to Ch. Tommy Burns, who was looking in very good condition, and apparently had quite recovered from the recent illness caused by the swallowing of a stone. The champion is a grand dog, with an unbeaten record in South Australia and Victoria, and it is hoped that his owner will be able to show in Sydney, for a win there would put the cap on the record of the locally bred dog. The second place went to Rhuvan’s Solo (Kyneetcha Crib (imp.) ex Rhuvan). who was shown well, and displayed his best points in the ring. The Maluka and Remus were in the running, and the third place went to The Maluka. These three dogs were well matched, and it was a close thing. In the novice bitch class the first place was filled by Sweet Lavender (Wroxham Raisuii (imp.) ex Vanity), who is a typical short-bodied bitch, low to the ground, with a lot of character, and should throw good pups. The second position was taken by Rhuvan’s Roma (Wroxham Raisuli (imp.) ex Rhuvan’s Beauty), a nice-headed, heavily wrinkled bitch puppy, too young to afford any positive indication of her future. In the baby bitch class (under six months) the prizes were awarded to Rhuvan’s Roma. Bronzewing, and Avondale Princess, the latter by Wroxham Raisuli (imp.) out of Portia. Bronzewing has a good body and head, but is rather spoilt by a high ear carriage. Princess is a nice-bodied bitch, with good bone, but pinched in face. In the puppy bitch class (under 12 months), no alteration from the awards given in the baby bitch class, was made. Rhuvan’s Roma, Bronzewing, and Avondale Princess stared. The open bitch class produced some fine quality. After much deliberation on the part of the judges the ribbons went to Belle of Benfleet (imp.), Rhuvan’s Wag, and Wroxham Venesta (imp.), and the derision evoked comment. Belle of Benfleet is one of the best-bodied bitches seen in the State, very short in back, good front, but rather deficient in foreface and character of head, and with high ear carriage on occasions. She is full of quality, and must always be among the winners, while she shows herself as she did on Saturday afternoon. Rhuvan’s Wag (Kyneetcha Crib (imp.), ex Rhuvan) is an improved bitch, with good Wrinkle, a very well put together roomy, masculine, bitch. Wroxham Venesta, who has not been shown in better condition, is full of character, great width in front, very massive, with expression, and generally a worthy daughter of an illustrious mother, the great Ch. Silent Duchess. At last, year’s show the first place went to Venesta under Mr. G. M. Duncan’s judging. Mr. Marshall knew this but was courageous enough to go on his own opinion. His verdict did not coincide with that of keen breeders present, who held the opinion that Venesta should have had the blue ribbon. In the brace class Mr. C. E. Martin was first, with Rhuvan’s Folly and Rhuvan’s Wag a nice brace, even in size and quality. This win gave the Lever’s trophy to the Port Pirie fancier. Mr. C. T. McGlew was second with Rochford (imp.), and Belle of Benfleet (imp.). They are an even pair as regards size, but the dog was not equal to the bitch in quality, and the difference detracted from the general evenness which is required in this class. The third place was secured by Mr. J. Arthur, with Ch. Tommy Burns, and The Maluka. They both had quality but lacked evenness. The judge was Mr. F. W. Marshall, Chairman of the club’s committee, and it speaks well for the sporting instincts chat prevail when the members of a club put one of themselves into the position of adjudicator.

It was Mr. Marshall’s first appearance in the ring, and on the whole he acquitted himself well. Judging resolves itself into a matter of opinion, and he expressed his ideas honestly and fearlessly. A satisfactory feature of the exhibition was the success attained by two breeders, young so far as club membership is concerned, Mr. J. A. Cardwell, and Dr. Hampden Carr, whose prowess is set out in the awards under “special prizes.” Mr. J. Arthur is also a comparatively young breeder, and it is a promising indication of future success, that the young breeders are coming on.

Officials: Judge, Mr. F. W. Marshall; Show Managers Messrs. J. H. Ward, and R. Wemyss; Judges Steward, Mr. J. S. Scott; Ring Steward. Mr. D. M. Mack: Show Stewards. Dr. Brown and Messrs R. E. P. Osborne, J. H. Potter, and C. Gent; Veterinary Surgeon. Mr. J. Desmond.

Prize List

Novice dog (members). J. Arthur’s Wulka Guiness, J. A. Cardwell’s Avondale Prince, C. E. Martin’s Rhuvan’s Zippo; baby puppy dog (members), J. A. Cardwell’s Avondale Prince, C. E. Martin’s Rhuvan’s Zippo. C. E. Martin’s Rhuvan’s Mischief; puppy dog (members), J. A. Cardwell’s Avondale Prince, J. Arthur’s Wulka Guineas, C. E. Martin’s Rhuvan’s Zippo; open dog (all comers), J. Arthur’s Ch. Tommy Burns W. Matthew’s Rhuvan’s Solo, 3. Arthur’s The Maluka. Graduate dog (members). C. E. Martin’s Rhuvan’s Mischief, C. Grivell’s Bill Squires, G. Springhall’s Earl of Dudley: novice bitch (members), J. A. Cardwell’s Sweet Lavender. C. E. Martin’s Rhuvan’s Roma, J. H, Potter’s Bronzwing; baby bitch (members) C. E. Martin’s Rhuvan’s Roma, Mrs. J. H. Potter’s Bronzewing, J. A. Cardwell’s Avondale Princess; puppy bitch [members), C. E. Martin’s Rhuvan’s Roma, Mrs. J. H. Potter’s Bronzewing. J. A. Cardvell’s Avondale Princess open bitch (all comers), C. T. McGlew’s Belle of Benfleet (imp.). C. E. Martin’s Rhuvan’s Wag, Messrs. R. E. P. Osborne’s and E. W. van Senden’s Wroxham Venesta (imp.); graduate bitch (members), C. T. McGlew’s Woodspring Beauty, C. E. Martin’s Rhuvan’s Joan of Arc, Dr. Hampden Carr’s Psyche; brace class, C. E. Martin, with, Rhuvan’s Wag and Rhuvan’s Folly. C. T. McGlew. with Rochford (imp.) and Belle of Benfleet (imp.) J. Arthur, with Ch. Tommy Burns and The Maluka.

Special Prizes: Club’s Challenge Bowl, for best dog in show, J. Arthur’s Ch Tommy Burns; Club’s Challenge Cup, for best bitch in show, C. T. McGlew’s Belle of Benfleet; Amgoorie Cup, for best puppy dog, J. A. Cardwell’s Avondale Prince; Fry’s Cup, for best puppy bitch, C. E. Martin’s Rhuvan’s Roma; Angas Breeders’ Cup, for best puppy dog J. A. Cardwell, with Avondale Prince; Angus Breeders’ Cup, for best puppy bitch. Dr. Hampden Carr, with Rhuvan’s Roma; breeders’ trophy, for most successful breeder, J. A. Cardwell. Bulldog Club of New South Wales trophy, for best puppy dog or bitch. J. A. Cardwell, with Avondale Prince; Lever’s trophy for the best brace, C. F. Martin, who carried off this trophy, having won it twice; Bulldog Club, England. for best dog and bitch in classes other than the open. J. Arthur’s. The Maluka, C. E. Martin’s Rhuvan’s Wag; the Ch. Silent Duchess trophy, for best dog or bitch, J. Arthur’s Ch Tommy Burns: London Bulldog Society for best dog or bitch (members only), J. Arthur’s Ch Tommy Burns; Spratts’. Ltd., trophies, best novice dog and bitch. J. Arthur’s Wulka Guiness, J. A. Cardwell’s Sweet Lavender. (Evening Journal Mon 29 Apr 1912)

The Annual Dinner of the South Australian Bulldog Club was held on Friday evening at the Exchange Hotel. About 50 members attended. Mr. F. W. Marshall presided, and there was not a dull moment during the evening. The room was decorated with pictures and photographs of the bulldogs, and the club’s colour, blue, was in strong evidence. The Chairman’s gavel “The order of the light eye”, the wand of office presented to Mr. Marshall by the bulldog men of London, was passed around for inspection.

The toast of ‘The breeders’ was ably proposed by Mr. G. M. Duncan, who called attention, amid approving cheers, to the value of the strains introduced by Mr. R. E. P. Osborn from England. Mr. J. A. Cardwell, the winner of the breeders’ trophy at the recent show, responded, and emphasized the importance of the breeders to a club. He also referred generously to the influence of imported sires in his success. The toast of ‘The Winners’ was in the hands of Mr. K. Wemyss, and the responses were made by Messrs. J. Arthur and C. T. McGlew. Mr. Frank, Johnson was entrusted with the toast of ‘The South Australian Bulldog Club.’ He referred to the good work of the club promoting the breeding of the bulldog and mentioned that the members six years ago numbered seven, and the roll now showed nearly 100.

Mr. Johnson made a humorous speech to the delight of the gathering. The Chairman responded, and touched on the growing importance of the club, and the increase of interest that was being manifested in the breeding of the national dog He paid a tribute to the value of the press in the building up of the organization and made particular mention of the help given by ‘Hardshell’ of The Register. Mr. Marshall referred to the great influence of the imported blood in improving the local strains. He was glad to say that the affairs of the club were flourishing, and that the members could look forward with confidence to the future. At the same time, he would like to see more breeders come forward, for they were undoubtedly the backbone of a club. It was hoped that the quality would so improve that it would be possible some-day to send a dog to England to give battle to the old country fanciers. The club’s thanks were due to the committee of the Adelaide Racing Club for having placed at its disposal the saddling paddock at the Adelaide Racecourse— an ideal spot for a dog show. The value of the services of Veterinary-Surgeon Desmond was also acknowledged. It was mentioned that Mr. R. E. Osborne was bringing out more dogs, and that Mr. C. H. Angas (the Club’s President), who is now on his way to England, intended to bring out a dog. The toast of ‘The losers’ was proposed, by Mr. J. H. Ward, and responded to by Mr. C. C. Dean. That of the judge was in the hands of Mr. J. S. Scott, and the response was made by Mr. F. W. Marshall. “The lady members” had an eloquent proposer in Mr. S. E. Beach and was responded to by Dr. Brown. Vocal items were rendered by Messrs. C. Gent, T. Bastard, J. N. Crawford, J. Arthur, C. Hutchison, and R. Wemyss. Songs and character impersonations by Mr. Clement May were a feature of the evening. Mr. F. Sach made an able accompanist. (The Register Sat 4 May 1912)

The trophies won at the recent club show were presented last night to the successful exhibitors. The executive, always determined to create increased interest in the doings of the club, inaugurated a new departure on this occasion. The function, which was held at the Arcadia Cafe, was termed a ‘ladies evening,’ and large numbers of the fair sex were present. In the unavoidable absence of the club’s popular chairman (Mr. F. W. Marshall), a worthy substitute was found in Mr. J. H. Potter, who filled the office so well that there were no dull moments. A first-class musical programme was presented, and included items by Mrs. Gent, Miss Bald, Mrs. Kingsborough, and. Messrs. Noffke, Arthur, Syrett, C. Gent, J. H. Ward, and Clement May. The last named was in good form, and convulsed the audience with his inimitable character sketches. The display of trophies looked like a showroom in a jeweller’s shop, and it is doubtful if any other specialist club in Australia has such a fine array.

In addition to the general trophies won, the following special were presented: The Club’s Challenge Bowl, the Bulldog Club (England), Incorporated, silver medal, the C. R. Silent Duchess trophy, the London Bulldog Society silver medal, Spratt’s limited trophy, all to Mr. J. Arthur; the clubs challenge cup, to Mr. McGlew; the Amgoorie cup, the Angas breeders’ cup, the breeders’ trophy, the Bulldog Club of New South Wales trophy, and Spratt’s Limited trophy, to Mr. J. H. Cardwell; the Fry’s cup, the Lever trophy, the Bulldog Club (Incorporated) silver medal, to Mr. C. E. Martin; the Angus breeders’ cup, to Dr. Hampden Carr. After refreshments had been served came more music and bulldog talk, which completed a very- enjoyable evening. The club may be congratulated upon the success of the first “Ladies’ evening.” (The Mail Sat 8 Jun 1912)

The annual show of the South Australian Poultry and Kennel Club was successfully concluded on Saturday. Among the special prizes were a number offered by the S.A. Bulldog Club for their members, and they were allotted thus: Best Bulldog. Mr. J. Arthur’s Tommy Burns (below right), bronze medal; best bitch, Messrs. E. W. van Senden and R. E. P. Osborne’s Wroxham Venesta (below left). Bronze medal; puppy Bulldog. Mr. H. E. Cardwell’s Avondale Prince, silver spoon; puppy bitch, Mrs. J. H. Potter’s Bronzewing, silver spoon. In Bulldogs Mr J. Arthur had the field in the winners’ class for dogs to himself, and the unbeaten champion, Tommy Burns, earned another challenge certificate. In the open class Mr. Arthur was successful with The Maluka, while in the novice dog class Mrs. P. McGregor scored with Sky Pilot, a useful sort, bred by Mr. H. Shaw. Mr. J. A. Cardwell secured first and special for his promising puppy, Avondale Prince, by the deceased imported sire Wroxham Raisuli. The challenge certificate for bitch was gained by Mr. R. E. P. Osborne with Wroxham Venesta, who on this occasion was placed in front of Mr. C. T. McGlew’s Belle of Benfleet. Mrs. J. H. Potter was successful in the novice bitch class with Bronzewing (Starley Peter— Hoodbrook Peggy), who also beat the Port Pirie brace exhibited as puppies by Mr. C. E. Martin and secured a special award. The brace and team class were won by Mr. J. Arthur from good competition supplied by Messrs. McGlew and Martin. On the whole the display of Bulldogs was not equal to Adelaide’s best.

Judges’ comments: The well-known Tommy Burns, looked in good nick by himself, in the wining class. In the open, dogs same owner with Maluka, winning well, followed by Remus and the imported dog Rockford. Wulka Guinness looking well; should develop into a good one. The novice class was headed by Sky Pilot, a. fair brindle, with bad ears. Puppies: Mr. Cardwell’s Avondale Prince, with Rosso Planet following. THE OPEN BITCH CLASS. Messrs. Osborne and Van Senden’s Wroxham Venesta stood right out, looking, better now than when she landed in South Australia. She has filled out, and is following on the lines of her champion dam. Another imported one, Belle of Benfleet, second, with Rhuvan’s Wag third. Novice Mrs. Potter’s Bronzewing was placed first; very compact, ears not of the best. Fifteen Two second, and Joan of Arc third. The latter is a good-headed puppy, but too long in the back. Puppies Bronzewing won, and Mr. Martin took second and third. The brace, and team class were both won by Mr. Arthur. (The Advertiser Mon 1 Jul 1912, The Mail Sat 29 Jun 1912 and Chronicle Sat 6 Jul 1912)

Special interest attached to the Port Adelaide Poultry and Dog Society‘s Show on Friday, when the dogs formed the chief subject of attention. J. Arthur figured well in Bulldogs and in the open dog class gained a first, special, and second and third prizes. His Tommy Burns (below) was awarded the special prize for the best dog in the show.

Results: Bulldog. Judge, Mr. G M. Duncan. Novice, dog, J. Arthur. Bitch, Mrs. K. M. Claxton; A. S. Richardson. Puppy, dog. J. A. Caldwell; J. Arthur; S. H. Fisher. Open, dog. J. Arthur (1 and several 2 and 3). Puppy bitch Mrs. J. H. Potter; Mrs. K. M. Claxton; A. E Richardson. Open, bitch, Miss. K. M. Claxton; A. S. Richardson. Brace (Non-Sporting) J. Arthur; Teams Class: (Non-Sporting) J. Arthur. Litter Class 2nd J Davis (Bulldogs) (The Advertiser Sat 20 Jul 1912)

Mr. F. W. Marshall, the chairman of the South Australian Bulldog Club, has kindly shown me a letter he has just received from the club’s president (Mr. G. H. Angas), who is at present on a visit to England. In it, Mr. Angas says: “I am glad to be able to tell you that I have now got a brace of very excellent bulldogs, which I hope will do a lot to the fancy in South Australia. The dog’s name is Nuthurst Precocity, a white dog, whelped January 14 1910, bred by Mrs. Edgar Waterlow. The bitch is Kilburn Caramel, brindle, whelped May 20, 1910, bred by Mr. BL Schlaferman. Precocity is a noted dog, having a large number of wins to bis credit. Caramel has taken the following prizes, with the cups, medals, and specials which went with them: 1910, third puppy at Crufts; Mil. First and second Richmond, first Uxbridge, two firsts Cambridge; 1912, first and third Crufts, two seconds Ealing, two firsts and two seconds Manor Park, two thirds Earl’s Court, three firsts and reserve champion Bulldog Club Show, two seconds Wandsworth, third Ladies’ Kennel Association. These wins stamp Kilburn Caramel as being a bitch of quality, and as she is a proved breeder should give the bulldog folks a big push along. (The Mail Sat 27 Jul 1912)

BULLDOG PEDIGREES. Looking at the catalogue of the Victorian Kennel Club show I was struck by the similarity of the pedigrees of the Melbourne imported bulldogs and those owned by South Australian breeders. Hilltown Doctor is by Ch. Melampus, whose sire, Mobberly Menestrel was by Ch. Prince Albert ex Haywood Duchess. The other imported dog, owned by Messrs. Iredell and Serman, is Belsize Braggart. He is by Hazelmere Prince, who was by Ch. Prince Albert from Lady Mayoress. Turning to our local dogs, Messrs. Osbome and Van Senden’s fine white bitch Venesta is by Hazelmere Prince from Silent Duchess, while the dog, Mithurst Precocity, on the way out for Mr C. H. Angas, is by Maybank Mayor, a full brother to Venesta. On his dam’s side Ch. Prince Albert is also in evidence, likewise that renowned dog, Ch. Nuthurst Doctor. The latter claims for his dam Ch. Primula, who appears in the pedigree of Mr. McGlew’s imported pair Rochford and Belle of Benfleet. Then again Swashbuckler is in the pedigree on both sides of Mr. Angas’s bitch Kilburn Caramel, also in that of Nuthurst Precocity, Rochford, and Kyneetcha Crib. I am pointing out these facts to show that the new dogs will provide more than one outcross that will give change of blood, which should harmonise with the stock already here.

A CHANCE FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA. Our bulldog breeders should have had a go at the Melbourne show last week, and assuredly would have brought a few tickets back. Mr. Alban Gee sent across The Pilot from Sydney; and won- first in Australian bred class. The new importation, Belsize Braggart, won the limit; but in the open class both dogs went under to Hilltown Doctor. I have seen this imported dog, and certainly think we have several here that could beat him. He has a good front, and is nicely swung in shoulders, but is light in bone and bitch headed. In the bitch_ classes Mr. Gee carried off first and special in the open class with Bankside Gem (imp.). She is spoken of as being very choice, but I think I am correct in saving that Venesta beat her before she left England. (The Mail Sat 3 Aug 1911)

IMPORTED ENGLISH BULLDOGS. by the Beltana, which berthed at the Outer Harbour on Saturday evening, four English bulldogs arrived to the order of Messrs. C. H. Angas, A. F. Nash, and J. Arthur, who are connected with the South Australian Bulldog Club. It is understood that Mr. Angas paid an extremely high price for his pair. The members of the club made an inspection of the animals, and were impressed with their good quality, the general opinion being that much improvement will result to local strains from the importation. The agents (Messrs. George Wills & Co.) and Capt. Symonds facilitated the inspection, and the members of the club expressed their appreciation of the courtesy which was extended to them. The dogs arrived in good health and reflected credit on the staff in regard to the attention given on the voyage. Today they will go into quarantine on Torrens Island for the period of two months, as required by the law. (The Register Mon 19 Aug 1912)

1. Mr. C. H. Angas’s Kilburn Caramel. 2. Mr. C. H. Angas’s Nuthurst Precocity. 3. Mr. A. F. Nash’s Danny Patch. 4. Mr. J. Arthur’s Kilburn Catch. 5. Members of the South Australian Bulldog Club with the imported dogs on the steamer Beltana on Sunday, August 18.

The four bulldogs referred to in previous notes arrived last Saturday by the Beltana. The members of the S.A. Bulldog Club, who are naturally much interested in this importation by three of their members, made an inspection, and were greatly impressed by the quality of the dogs. I did not get the best chance of judging the dogs owing to the number of visitors, and the limited time at disposal, but one thing stood out instantly the dogs were seen, and that was quality. The type and quality were a revelation. These are my ideas regarding the dogs: —

KILBURN CARAMEL: “A golden brindle bitch, imported for C. H. Angas. A good, short-faced bitch, with immense wrinkle, and’ good, sour expression. In skull she is hard to fault; lay back very good, a good turn up, excellent width, brisket deep, a short-bodied bitch, of very good bone. Should be invaluable in the matter of improving local strains.

NUTHURST PRECOCITY: Imported for C. H. Angas. My general impression was that this dog is the best type of the old breed yet seen in South Australia. A white dog, full of quality good wrinkle, eyes well set, good, well placed ears; type, low, cloddy, pear shaped body, ribs well sprung, very short, back; altogether a great acquisition to the local fancy; a short, stump tail, the only drawback to an otherwise excellent specimen.

KILBURN CATCH: Imported for J. Arthur. A brindle bitch of the type to mate with the South Australian champion dog, Tommy Burns. Rather plain in head, excellent from eye to ear, a good turn up, good width of body, low to the ground; a typical brood bitch that should do well in Mr. Arthur’s hands.

DANNY PATCH: Imported for A. F. Nash. A heavy weight, white and pied, young dog, of immense bone; essentially a Stone bred dog, requiring age to develop, has great promise of making into a valuable stud dog, possibly the Stolid Joe of South Australia. It isn’t so much what this dog is; it is what he is going to do. He has been, sent out as a stud dog. All the dogs arrived in good health and reflected credit on the ship’s staff. They went into two months’ quarantine during the week. (Observer Sat 24 Aug 1912)

Dogs were judged on the second day of the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society’s Spring Show. In point of entries this section exhibited considerable improvement on last year’s figures, while the quality was satisfactorily maintained. Bulldogs, judged by Mr. W. T. Wright of Melbourne, were strong in quality, J. Arthur having a field day with his noted trio, Tommy Burns, the Maluka and Wulka Guinness. Dr. Carr was successful in the bitch class, while Miss. J. H. Potter got a first in the puppy bitch class with Bronzewing, whose win gave her the ninth prize within the period of 10 months.

Results: J. Arthur’s Gr. Ch. Tommy Burns, J. Arthur’s The Maluka, J. Arthur’s Wulka Guinness; bulldog, puppy dog S. H. Fisher’s Rocco Planet; bulldog bitch, R. E. P. Osborne’s & E. W. van Senden’s Venesta (imp); C. T. McGlew’s Belle of Benfleet (imp.). Dr. Hampden Carr’s Beauty; bulldog, puppy bitch, Mrs J. H. Potter’s Bronzewing, Dr. Hampden Carr’s Psyche. J. Arthur was first in both Brace and Teams for Non-Sporting. (The Register Fri 13 Sep 1912)

The Annual Meeting was held at Ware’s Exchange Hotel on Friday night. Mr. F. W. Marshal] presided. The annual reports were adopted, and the Chairman expressed satisfaction, with the generally prosperous condition of affairs. The courtesy of the committee of the Adelaide Racing Club in placing the saddling paddock at the Victoria Park Racecourse at the disposal of the members for show purposes was specially appreciated. The importation of six English dogs within the last few months was also referred to, and the opinion was expressed that, with the new strains now at the disposal of the members, the club should become one of the most powerful specialist organizations in Australia, and the enterprise of the members in importing the new blood was warmly commended. Votes of thanks were passed to the Secretary and Treasurer, and the opinion was voiced that the club was fortunate in possessing officers, of such enthusiasm and ability. Eulogistic reference was made to the assistance rendered by the press in furthering the objects of the fancy in the State. Officers elected: President, Mr. C. H. Angas; Committee, Messrs. J. S. Scott, T. H: Totter, J. H. Ward, A. F. Nash, R. E. P. Osborn. G. T. McGlew and C. Gent. The appointment of Secretary, Treasurer, veterinary surgeon, and solicitor will be made by the incoming committee, in terms of the rules. The approaching departure of Mr. F. W. Marshall, founder of the club, was referred to with regret, and on the motion of Mr. R. E. P. Osborn, seconded by Mr. D. M. Mack, it was unanimously decided to confer an honorary life membership of the club on the retiring Chairman. The good work rendered by Mr. Marshall in all matters relating to the poultry and dog fancy was mentioned by several members, and there is no doubt that he will be hard to replace. Mr. Marshall will take up his permanent abode in England early in 1913 owing to the requirements of his business. A vote of thanks to Messrs. R. Wemyss and D. M. Mack, who did, not offer themselves for re-election, was carried with acclamation. A musical programme was contributed by Messrs. Gent, Marshall, Syrett, Ward, and Potter. (The Register Sat 2 Nov 1912)

Mrs. M. Thomson, the Victorian lady fancier, the owner of Moston Donovan, and other noted bulldogs, was in Adelaide last week for a couple of days. She called on Mr. J. H. Ward (the Secretary of the S.A. Bulldog Club), and also found the time to visit Mr. J. H. Potter’s kennels, at Glenelg, where the imported dogs, Kilburn Caramel, Wroxham Vanessa, and Danny Patch, were on view. Mrs. Thomson expressed a high opinion of Vanessa, and regretted that Nuthurst Precocity (Mr. Angas’s imported dog) was not to be seen, owing to having been sent to the Collingrove kennels. As the next best thing, a very good photo, of Precocity was produced, and the keen Victorian lady was much impressed with the true bulldog quality exhibited. Mrs. Thomson, who has met our local champion, Tommy Burns, in Melbourne, also possesses a good working knowledge of the other noted Adelaide dogs, and her recent visit to Adelaide enabled her to gain information in regard to the recent importations. It is understood that Mrs. Thomson has an imported bitch in quarantine, in Melbourne. This lady is an enterprising fancier, and the Adelaide people who cross the border to give battle to the Melbourne people will have a tough fight on. Mr. A. F. Nash, the bulldog man. is due to arrive from London next Saturday. He put in several months in the cold country, among the doggy people, and should come back to us full of good information and ideas. (The Journal Sat 23 Nov 1912)

The members of the South Australian Bulldog Club tendered a welcome on Wednesday evening at the Exchange Hotel to Messrs. C. H. Angas (President), and A. F. Nash, both of whom had recently returned from a holiday to England. There was a good attendance, and Mr. J. H. Potter, who presided, mentioned that the club was proud of both fanciers, and through their enterprise and judgment South Australia had added to its already strong kennels of England’s national breed of dogs. Few men could claim such a pair of dogs as Mr. Angas had recently imported and South Australian breeders as a whole would largely benefit through the introduction of Nuthurst Precocity, Kilburn Caramel, Wroxham Venessa. Unburn Catch, Danny Patch, and Wroxham Silencer. Mr. Nash, he said, had always been a tower of strength to the bulldog fancy, and the desire that he should officiate at English shows was a great compliment to this State. In responding, Mr. Angas said that from infancy he was a lover of the dog, and had at different periods kept greyhounds, terriers, and collies, but he loved none better than the “bullies.” In making his recent purchases he did so with the object of improving the breed, and it was gratifying to him to find his dogs so highly commented on. Mr. Nash said he spent a most enjoyable holiday but was glad to get back to sunny South Australia. He spent a deal of time with the bulldog fanciers at home and saw all the best dogs. Speaking of recent importations, be mentioned that they were the best consignment that ever came to Australia at one time, and no State in the Commonwealth could now produce a team of bulldogs equal to some of those now in possession of South Australian owners. It was rating them high, but he knew he was correct in making that assertion. Messrs. F. W. Marshal], R. Wemyss, and J. H. Ward supported all the kind sentiment expressed in welcoming home the returned members. The Chairman took advantage of the occasion in extending the thanks of the club to Mr. G. M. Duncan, who is about to take up his residence in Victoria. He said we could ill afford to lose a man of Mr. Duncan’s calibre. Mr. Marshall and others also made kindly references to the departing fancier. Mr. Duncan said it was a wrench leaving this State and an army of good friends, but he was only just going over the border, and hoped to make periodical visits to this State. It was also his intention to go in for breeding again. (Observer Sat 28 Dec 1912)