MR. FRANCIS R. REDMOND WITH HIS SMOOTH-COATED FOX-TERRIER DADDY.
From photo by Thos. Fall, Baker Street, W.
In the ranks of Doggy People I think there must be very few, if any, who have been so long and continuously identified with one variety as the above named has been with Smooth-coated Fox-terriers, and he has bred and owned a great many very good specimens since he first took them in hand.
Those who take the trouble to look through the names of owners appearing in the prize lists of many of the shows set out in this book will notice the name of Redmond often appearing in the seventies, so that, although he is one of those people who do not alter much in appearance as years roll by, he could, if he pleased, recount the experiences of a long association with Doggy People and dogs.
I need not say that he enjoys considerable popularity as a judge, I think entirely confining himself to Fox-terriers, as I never remember seeing him adjudicate on any other varieties.
He has been for many years on the Committee of the Kennel and Fox-terrier Clubs, and taken a warm and lively interest in both.
To attempt to enumerate the honours taken by the dogs from this kennel would require an article to itself; suffice it to say, they have, at one time or the other, carried off all the best prizes open to Smooth Fox-terriers, and some of those confined to Wire-haired; and although the majority have been home-bred, Mr. Redmond does not hesitate to introduce inmates from outside sources if he sees what he wants in other hands, and probably some of the biggest transactions in the variety have been in connection with this kennel, so long associated with a succession of winning "D's."
I am fortunate in being able to give, I think, the best portrait I have seen of Mr. Redmond, with Daddy, one of his favourites, and there is no doubt of his claim to a prominent place amongst Doggy People, with whom he has mixed for so many years, and amongst whom he has troops of friends.