The Breed Walked By Hitchcock

images-23The Westminster dog show in New York is almost upon us, which may be why the following story from The Independent caught my eye: “Played with by Humphrey Bogart, cuddled by Elizabeth Taylor, and walked by Alfred Hitchcock in one of his own films, they were once more or less members of the Royal Family and among the most popular dogs on the planet. But you’ll be lucky to catch sight of any Sealyham terriers today: the breed is declining so fast that extinction beckons. More than 1,000 Sealyham puppies a year used to be registered with the Kennel Club but, in 2008, there were just 43.”

Leave a Comment