Revealed! A shaggy dog’s secret
The face behind all that hair on page three belongs to Dougal lookalike “Kitten”, a 10-year-old Hungarian komondor. Kitten and chihuahua Goofums got together yesterday to launch a new dog show.
The little and large of the canine world leave audiences unsure whether they’re coming or going. Shaggy comedienne Kitten weighs 135 lbs – just 132 lb 6oz heavier than her diminutive straight man.
Goofums and Kitten will be topping the bill at Wembley in October at Superdogs 83, described as the Motor Show of the dog world.
Organiser David Cavill explained “It will not be a competition like Crufts. There will be lectures and exhibitions of what dogs can do.” Like Kitten and Goofum’s vanishing act.
Man’s Best Friend!
Congratulations to Clive Muzzle of Wadham Stringer Car and Truck Rental who, in February this year won two first prizes at Cruft’s dog show in London with his Hungarian Komondors.
Seen here at a local show last year it can be understood how these dogs can become so popular.
The Komondor is of Asiatic origin and is believed to be the forerunner of all shepherd breeds in Europe and was used extensively to protect flocks of sheep and other cattle from predators such as bear and wolf, also human interference.
The coat grows in long tassel like cords and at maturity reaches the ground. It protects the dog from the extreme sub-zero temperatures of the Hungarian Plains and also provides insulation to keep it cool during the summer.
A Komondor weighs between 120-150lbs and can reach a height of 36 inches at the shoulder.
Many congratulations to Clive and it is hoped that many more prizes will come his way in the future.