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PADDY, LATE RAJAH OF KIDNAL.
Presented by the Irish Wolfhound Club to the Irish Guards.
The Navy and Army Ilustrated, Nov 1902


Paddy, Late Rajah Of Kindal
Presented by the Irish Wolfhound Club to the Irish Guards.
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PADDY, LATE RAJAH OF KIDNAL.

Presented by the Irish Wolfhound Club to the Irish Guards.

At the Kennel Club Show at the Crystal Palace, on October 15th, the Irish Wolfhound Club presented a splendid hound, Rajah of Kidnal, by Ch. O'Leary out of Cheevra, to the Irish Guards as a regimental dog.

He is described as a particular "good mover all round," which he will need to be if he is to follow the Irish Guards "through thick and thin." His selection as the pet of the regiment was due to an offer on the part of the

Irish Wolfhound Club to present to the Irish Guards the best wolfhound submitted by members of the club for competition at a selling price not exceeding thirty guineas. By "best" was understood the hound best fitted, in the opinion of highly competent judges, by age, promise,quality, and general appearance, to be trained for regimental purposes.

The competition was an interesting one, and it is pretty clear that sentiment entered largely into it, for there is no question that a dog like the ex-Rajah of Kidnal cannot readily be bought for thirty guineas. When, after a most painstaking examination of ten competitors, the choice of the judges unanimously fell on the fine animal whose portrait we print herewith, great satisfaction was evinced, and a pretty little ceremony of formally taking over charge of the new regimental pet was gone through. Two officers of the corps were present as spectators in undress uniform, and the dog was duly handed over to Sergeant-Major Burt, Quartermaster-Sergeant Tinckler, Colour-Sergeant Benson, and two drummers of the regiment.



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