Information on working terriers, dogs, natural history, hunting, and the environment, with occasional political commentary as I see fit. This web log is associated with the Terrierman.com web site.
You would be shocked at how common that name or another variant of it appears in retriever pedigrees and studbooks. Within the foundational pedigree of the golden, there is a dog with the longer version of that name, and that's how we know that this dog was not a yellow.
In the "dambusters" attack on the Ruhr Valley dams during the second world war, the success code for the mission was the word "nigger", this being the name of the squadron commander's black labrador dog, which had unfortunately been run over and killed the day before.In a television rebroadcast of the 1955 film in 1999, all references to the name of that dog, which was also apparently the unit mascot, were removed for reasons of political correctness.
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