• Short Summary

    Champion Great Danes are put through their paces by trainers in Surrey.

  • Description

    Full title read: "GREAT DANES - Filmed at the famous 'Send' Kennels, Ripley, Surrey."

    Intertitle reads: "Champions of the 'Big Boy' Brigade - of Dogland."

    L/S's of women taking numerous Great Dane Dogs for a walk in the country - they appear to be a real handful !

    Intertitle reads: "Some of the 'obedience' training test a - very essential in the case of these big fellows."

    L/S of trainer ordering dogs back and two over artificial fence. L/S of four dogs being called individually by their own names. They all respond and walk over to their owners. L/S of three Great Danes standing in line, the one in the middle is on a raised platform. Other dogs run over the top of their backs. Various shots of champion Great Danes in standing in large hall.

    Intertitle reads: "And still they come - the future Champions."

    L/S's and M/S of three trainers calling the small puppies over for food, the eagerly run over wagging their tails.

    Amendment February 2012: A visitor to the site has provided some more information. This was a Pathetone Weekly from 1930. Gordon Stewart, owner of the Kennel Send, appears with four handlers. One is Bob Montgomery, training manager. Audrey Field was the trainer for Champion Lancelot of Send and we hear her calling Lancelot. The four Great Danes called are: Ulana of Send (fawn, born 2nd July 1928), Lancelot of Send (blue, born 13th May 1928), Mona of Send (fawn, born 29th May 1928), Jeromy of Send (fawn). The scene where Gordon Stewart speaks from inside a great hall is filmed inside the Swiss style “Karinda Hut” at Send Manor. He then proceeds to introduce “These five Great Danes”, of which we can identify: Champion Midas of Send (fawn, born 29th May 1928, Registration No. 778KK), owned by Prince George, Duke of Kent. The dog became famous throughout the United Kingdom for his leading role as “Alert” in the Safety First film “Alert To-Day – Alive To-morrow” (1933). Champion Lancelot of Send (the best blue Great Dane in the Kingdom, born 13th May 1928), Nitza of Send (harlequin, born 23rd May 1928). The film clip ends with all the puppies being fed in front of the Puppy Range Building at Send Manor.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:13:00 / 01:36:46:00
    PT 010

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment