THE IRISH WOLFHOUND 93
Crystal Palace in 1902 under Captain Graham. This was
the year the Irish Wolfhound Club presented the hound
Rajah of Kidnal as a regimental pet to the newly formed Irish
Rajah of Kidnal, who was bred and exhibited by Mrs. A.
Gerard, of Malpas, was the selection of Captain Graham and
two other judges. This dog, which has been renamed Brian Boru, is still hearty and well, and was at his post on St. Patrick's Day, 19og, when the shamrock that had been sent by Her Majesty Queen Alexandra was handed to the men.
Mrs. Gerard owned one of the largest kennels of Irish Wolfhounds in England, and amongst her many good dogs and bitches was Cheevra, who was a wonderful brood bitch, and included amongst her stock were several that worked their way up to championship honours ; she was the dam of Rajah of Kidnal.
Besides Ballyhooley, Mr. W. Williams owned a good dog in Finn by Brian II. Finn produced Miss Packe's Wickham Lavengro, a black and tan dog that has won several prizes. Some judges are opposed to giving prizes to Irish Wolfhounds of this colour, but Captain Graham did not object to it. Finn was a very heavy dog, and weighed 148 lbs.
A hound that has been of great benefit to the breed in Ireland is Ch. Marquis of Donegal, the property of Mr. Martin.
Amongst the bitches that have been instrumental in building up the breed to its present high state of excellence is Princess Patricia of Connaught who is by Dermot Astore out of Cheevra, and is the dam of Ch. Cotswold Patricia. She is one of the tallest of her race, her height being 33 inches ; another bitch that measures the same number of inches at the shoulder being Dr. Pitts-Tucker's Juno of the Fen, a daughter of Ch. Wargrave.
Mr. Everett, of Felixstowe, is now one of the most successful breeders. He exhibited at the 19o8 Kennel Club show a most promising young dog in Felixstowe Kilronan, with which