Film about Mastiff dogs - puppies and adult dogs are presented to the camera.
Filmed at Hellingly, Sussex.
"Giants of Dogdom. (Mastiffs will attain the weight of 12 stones in one year!)" (shot missing?) "Some of these champion dogs are worth over £1,000 each and in spite of their huge size, are considered the most docile of dogs." (shot missing?) "We'd rather keep these a day, than a week - they eat, amongst other things, nearly a hundredweight of meat a day!" Short shot of a woman preparing dog food. Title and first intertitle are then repeated. M/S of woman walking along with two Mastiffs on leads. M/S of a kennel maid with two of the dogs on leads. Two more dogs are walked past the camera, then two more. Two kennel maids stand with two dogs each. C/U of dog standing on its hind legs with its front paws on top of the door to its kennel. Cute. Woman approaches the dog and asks for a paw. C/U of woman with adult and puppy Mastiffs. M/S of dogs in cages. C/U of dog looking through bars of its cage.
"Ch. Joseph of Hellingly, a really superb specimen." C/U of the dog. Repeat of "We'd rather keep..." intertitle. M/S of kennel maids struggling with lots of bowls of dog food. Cute puppy in shot. Dogs in outdoor cages. Kennel maid puts food down for the dogs. C/U of them eating. "And anytime they're good natured and playful." Two puppies play together. C/U of little puppy being sat on top of an adult dog. C/U of woman holding two puppies. M/S of adult dog.
Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 527.
Note: shots and intertitles are out of order in this neg.