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At Ellesborough House, Butlers Cross, Princes Risborough Bucks.

Miss Couper´s name has now been closely associated with Griffons for quite a long period,  and at the above address may always be seen some of the most typical and soundest specimens in this country. All are beautifully bred, and are produced to perpetuate the strain which is and has been doing so splendidly on the bench.
Jeannette of Otter, a home bred little smooth red, is a granddaughter  of Prince Twee-Twee and Groombridge Ki Ki. From her photograph it will be seen what a typical little lady she is, and what is of even greater value, she is the proud mother of the two smart and typical dogs portrayed, Bobbin of Otter and  Jacques of Otter. Jacques of Otter, 21/2 years old, is a deep red smooth by Mowtarde ex Jeannette of Otter. He is one of the soundest Griffons on the bench and a splendid shower. He has steadily improved, and now is really a splendid little fellow, fully able to hold his own amongst the Smooths of today. The brother to the above (Bobbin) born August 1920, but this time a red Rough, is very small and shapely and exceedingly clear bright red in colour, extra hard coat, short face, A1 turnup. He is for sale, solely on account of Miss Couper having sufficient of his blood in her kennel. Spark of Otter is a rough red bitch, by Tommie ex Bonfire of Rippingdon, and now 18 months old. She possesses a lovely head, is a clear bright red, with capital coat, but she is too small for anything but a pet, a role for which she is admirably fitted, having a most quaint and engaging personality.
Pugs are, of course, a special forte of Miss Couperīs, but unfortunately no photographs were available of them. Here are several good youngsters, and if all´s well they will make their bow ere another Christmas comes round. The black dog puppy, Laird of Otter, who it will be remembered, made such a successful first appearance at the Pug Dog Club Show in September, is going on famously. Whilst there is a homebred fawn almost ready for the bench, and further a sister of his also is very good, it was intended she should  come out ere long but has now gone into the west country to form the nucleus of a new kennel. However, with a little luck the Pug Nursery will be overflowing at Christmas, so any more gaps can be easily filled.

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