Although this lady has not of late exhibited so often as formerly, her kennel - which I think commenced with Pugs, and gradually embraced Japanese Spaniels, Pomeranians, Irish Terriers, and Fox-terriers - enjoyed considerable success some few years since, and Mrs. Harcourt Clare, who is the wife of the Town Clerk of Birkenhead, will be known to many of my readers amongst Doggy People as an able and enthusiastic supporter of doggy affairs.
Mrs. Clare has on more than one occasion acted as judge of some of the varieties with which she has been associated, and been favoured with good entries at important shows.
Although I have often had the pleasure of judging dogs from this kennel, to give details of them and their performances would be a lengthy affair; but the prize lists will show that wherever they have appealed they have made their mark and proved the judgment of their owner in selecting them.
As far as I remember, more prizes have been won by this lady with Pugs and Pomeranians, of both which varieties she has had valuable specimens, than with any other breeds.
I am glad to be able to give a pleasing portrait of Mrs. Harcourt Clare, and hope she is only temporarily absent from the ranks of the Doggy People, with whom she is so deservedly popular and esteemed.