THE fancy is sometimes unjust to the non-exhibitor, whose stud and whose breeding productions are apt to be overlooked. We had noticed from time to time that a Miss Lowry was advertising Samoyedes for sale in the business columns of Our Dogs; then by degrees the information filtered through that some wonderful beings in Samoyede flesh were to be had in the Dorking stud. By selling Samoyedes at reasonable sums Miss Lowry is convinced that the breed will benefit, as it will then get into the hands of the keenest, though not necessarily the wealthiest, dog lovers. The accompanying illustration does not do justice to the quartette which it depicts, as the difficulty of keeping four healthy and high-spirited dogs still and in one position for even the necessary seconds is one that is not easily got over. But one point the photograph does bring out, and that is the purity of colour. In The Studio stud the cream tinge which so often creeps into the colour of a white Samoyede is entirely absent. Reading from left to right, there are three bitches—Sonia, Sheilagh, and Nancy,—and the dog, Polar Light. SONIA is by Sergia—Alix, thus possessing at once the blood of Nansen and Ch. Pearline, Houding and the imported Kvik. She is a young bitch of massive proportions, and a typical worker. Ch. Kosko and Koona are the sire and dam of SHEILAGH, bringing in Nansen and Russolene on the sire's side, and Peter the Great, Ch. Alaska, and other well-known Polar expedition dogs on the dam's. Here again is found the ideal type and strength. NANCY is by Humer and Mufti, giving us Whitey Petchora and all her wonderful influence. The lord of the harem, POLAR LIGHT, is a regal fellow, and one of the finest Samoyedes alive. He is by Queen Alexandra's late Jacko out of Olgalene. Polar Light was secured from the famous Bromley kennels, and has proved quite a revelation at stud, as the young stock sired by him at The Studio amply demonstrate.
Miss Lowry's Quartette of Samoyedes