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This will be a lighter discussion topic - or maybe not - one can never be sure with this forum....   ;)

 

Those who bother to read the personal section of individual member's pages will have noticed that I have labelled myself "1930s incarnate: vintage girl - period property - classic hound". This is not strictly true as apart from red dogs I like most things with a bit of history attached. So much that I have combined my two main interests and have become a collector of vintage photographs, postcards etc. showing Setters. However, I try to restrict myself to Setters and people and the periods 1930s - 1950s (with the odd exception here and there).

 

Now, I received a long awaited book delivery today called "Forties Fashion" and to my delight I found a picture on the back sleeve showing a model holding the front paws of an IS.... or so I thought... Now here's where you good people come in (and please don't slate me for my ignorance):

 

The 1 Mio Dollar Question is: Is the dog in the photo an Irish Setter or a Cocker? I mean it seems too small for an IS (and considering the feathering it just cannot be a pup) and it appears too big for a Cocker. Over to you....

 

P.S. Photo is attached btw.

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Yes, definitely a Cocker Spaniel!!

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