• Short Summary

    Dogs learn road safety at their weekly instructional class.

  • Description

    Lowestoft, Suffolk.

    M/S of a boat in a harbour. Camera pans to show people, each with a dog on lead, walking in circles. M/S of people and dogs circling. Dogs are all different, there is no breed connection between them. Point of view C/U shot of dogs looking towards the camera - fantastic! M/S of a man and his German shepherd. C/U shots of a boxer and Bedlington terrier.

    Fish merchant, Mr John Dawson, has introduced a new activity - weekly instructional class for dogs. He got the idea after reading how many accidents on the road are caused by untrained dogs. He initiated creation of Lowestoft Dog Training Society, which proved beneficial for both, dogs and owners. Society also raises money for the National Institute for the Blind. There are no social distinctions at this school and different breeds mix on equal terms - pedigree or not.

    People line up their dogs and then make a line themselves. People start calling their dogs and dogs start walking to their masters one by one. M/S of five dogs lying and instructors walking around them. L/S of people and dogs walking towards the camera. There are many different breeds (and no breeds) around: Jack Russels, Black Labrador, German shepherd, Alsatians, Boxer, Great Dane, Poodles, several different Terriers... M/S of dogs and trainers waiting to cross the street. Several shots of dogs sitting, waiting to cross. L/S of people and dogs crossing the street. Several shots of people and their dogs crossing the street.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    89.05
    Media URN:
    1418
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/04/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:29:00 / 01:28:31:00
    Canister:
    CP 225

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