Details: 1847 – HM presents St.Bernard to Zoological Society
Details: 1847 – HM presents St.Bernard to Zoological Society (Last detail: artists tag)
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“HM presents St.Bernard to Zoological Society” is a half page feature image taken from the May 15th, 1847 issue of “The Illustrated London News” and features the dog presented by Her Majesty to the Zoological Society. The St.Bernard breed was at that time very much in its infancy, with a few dedicated breeders in the United Kingdom. A number of them became avid supporters of the Kennel Club when it was finally established after 1860, (promoted incidentally by Weir, who also promoted the concept of dog shows). A number of the most prominent of these later breeders, among them notably J.Cumming Macdona, and Fred Gresham, became prominent cat judges, supporting Harrison Weir in the establishment and maintenance of that arena of the animal fancy. This feature also shows the close association Weir enjoyed with the Zoological Society and the folk running the Zoological Gardens at Regents Park. Image currently available in A4, A3 and A2 sizing options.