Black and Tans at Winnipeg
Excerpt from the Canadian Kennel Club Gazette (April,
1902), Vol. XV, No. 4, p. 111-112
Submitted by Dean Tomes (then CMTC Historian)
Review, May 2005
If you will permit I would like to convey through the Gazette my
thanks to Mssrs F.C. McLean, Hull, Que.; T.E. Montgomery, Ottawa;
and R.J. McGaughey, Pembroke, Ont., for sending such fine specimens
of the Black and Tan Terrier to the Western Canada Kennel Club Bench
Show just held. I felt very proud of the exhibit. After
Mr. Cole finished judging he told me in the presence of the W.K.C.
members that the Black and Tans showed the best quality of any breed
in the show, which means a lot , as Manitoba produces fine sporting
and other dogs. Mr. Cole is an old importer of Black and Tans
and is well qualified to judge them.
McGaughey's Baby Mac is
a good medium-weight bitch with strong face, fine tail and good
markings. It was a toss up between her and McLean's CoCo.
Ringleader is a nice dog, well marked and shows himself well in the
ring. Roce Pearl being a little better in head and face won
over him. Roche Pearl has a very pretty head and face,
beautifully long and narrow, and she, as well as Ringleader, carries
herself up to the standard. Coco is a very sweet medium, a
little too fat for show, but nicely marked, good-coated, and fine
head and face and eye.
Some exhibitors in the East imagine
the distance long to send dogs here, but as there is no change of
cars from Montreal and same express messenger all the way there us
no risk whatever and the Express Company do everything for the dogs.
The company notified their messengers to pay extra attention to the
dogs sent up for the show, to feed and water them regularly, etc.,
and they arrived in first-class condition. The trip takes
forty eight hours. The W.C.K.C. management paid every
attention to the exhibits, and every dog was well looked after and
great care taken in making the dogs comfortable for their return
Winnipeg, March 15, 1902