Thursday, January 07, 2016

Deformed Dogs Produced by the Deranged

Over at 3 Million Dogs they have a post up about the pathologically deformed "Toadline" bulldogs of which a few examples can be seen below.

Proof that nothing is new under the sun, the cartoon, below is from the January 24, 1906 edition of Punch (page 67).

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The text is still a bit muddy, but it says:

Proud Producer:  ”There’s an animal for you! Seventeen Championship Cups and two hundred gold medals!

Eh? ‘ What is it?”

Why, the latest development of the Bull-dog, to be sure.

Eh? “not like a Bull-dog?“

Why, of course not! Where would be your development if it were? Why, Sir, in three more generations we’ll have him tailless, earless, toothless, and webfooted!”

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