Sport: Duke v. Marquis

Dogs are essentially useless. Nonetheless, the atavistic fondness which they arouse in humans not only saves them from extinction but enables them to some extent to be improved. Accordingly, in Manhattan last week more dogs (2,837) than ever before were benched in the Westminster Kennel Club's 59th Annual Show. Most extraordinary exhibits were three Welsh Corgis, a breed never before displayed at the show.

In Wales, Corgis have been bred for centuries as all-round farm dogs. Lately they have grown fashionable. Eight-year-old Princess Elizabeth has a Corgi which she airs in Hyde Park. At...

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