En route now from Berkshire, England, to take a featured place on the slate of judges for the 16th annual Long Beach All- Breed Dog Show, June 23 and 24, at Long Beach Municipal Auditorium, is Miss Esther M. Croucher, noted European judge of Irish wolfhounds. Miss Croucher, at the invitation of the sponsoring Harbor Cities Kennel Club, is making her first trip to the United States to be here for the 25th anniversary of the Irish Wolfhound Club of America, which will have a national specialty show at this event.
|ESTHER M. CROUCHER|
Miss Croucher has owned and bred Irish wolfhounds in England for nearly 25 years. Since 1939 she has been secretary of the Irish Wolfhound Club of England and a foreign member of the Irish Wolfhound Club of America.
Before she arrives at the Wilton Hotel Thursday of next week she will make a tour of Irish wolfhound kennels in the United States.
More than 20 Irish wolfhounds have been entered in the Long Beach event from the west, middle west and east, which, according to Jack Bradshaw, show superintendent, is an exceptionally high number in one show.
Long Beach Press-Telegram, Wednesday. June 13th 1951, Long Beach, California
Giant-sized Dennis of Bally Kelly, an Irish Wolfhound, takes command of the situation to protect three-year-old Shannon Gilkey from any unwanted attentions near her home in Seattle, Wash. Shannon's only fear is that the 165-pound protector might decide to become a lap dog and choose her for his resting place
The Lima News, Lima, Ohio. Friday, August 29th, 1952
Champion Timber, an Irish wolfhound, appears unperturbed by little Marguerite Home's cuddling gesture, during National Dog Week exhibition at Rockefeller center in New York. Timber was exhibited by Thomas Madigan of Huntington, Long- Island, N. Y.
The Lima News, Lima, Ohio. Monday, September 29th, 1952
"Carmichael," 200-pound Irish wolfhound, gives a congratulatory kiss to 8-year-old Virginia Lynch after she was crowned "Little Miss Shamrock" at a New York City Infantry Armory. Occasion was advanced St. Patrick's Day massing of troops at the armory. Carmichael is mascot of the regiment which will lead the annual St. Patrick's Day parade.
United Press Telephoto.
The Daily Review, Hayward, California. Saturday, March 8th, 1958
' Sbaun, new Irish wolf-hound mascot of the Irish Guards,' plants a wet kiss on Guardsman P. A. Birmingham, 19, at Wellington Barracks in London. He is the first dog to go on guard mounting At Buckingham Palace since 1935.
Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Illinois. Wednesday, November 9th, 1960
HYANNIS PORT (AP) - A three-month-old Irish Wolfhound that when fully grown will stand three feet tall and weigh 160 pounds has joined the Kennedy dogs. The dogs in the President's family numbered seven until Tuesday. Kennedy brought a small blue roan cocker spaniel with him when he flew from Washington to Cape Cod Tuesday. The cocker, from Ireland, became No. 8 - for a few hours, that is. Presidential Press Secretary Pierre Salinger told newsmen Wednesday that another gift dog - the Irish Wolfhound arrived Monday, so No. 8 reallv is No. 9. White House aides disclosed that the cocker has been named "Shannon."
The Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Thursday, August 15th, 1963
Eugene Kavanaugh of West Chicago stands still as his racing Irish Wolfhound, Brogue, leaps over his back in Chicago. Kavanaugh says he believes Brogue to be the only racing Wolfhound in this country. He is competing this weekend in the 27th annual International Kennel Club Dog Show.
The Muscatine Journal, Muscatine, Iowa. Saturday, July 22nd, 1967