|Article from local newspaper dated 1960, transcribed by Sally Crane
If the only remaining inhabitants of Windmill Cottages, Burton Latimer, ate his food from a saucer, slept on sawdust and pushed open doors with his nose, he would be keeping up with the Joneses, nothing else.
For his neighbours have a tail and four legs each, and are yet the largest collection of aristocrats per quarter mile in the county.
They are pedigree dogs of the
Every lounge and living room, every spacious bedroom has been turned into a giant size kennel for one or two dogs each with a pedigree as long at its tail.
They are looked after by one kennel man, who sends them off from this quiet country corner of Northamptonshire to buyers and breeders in all parts of
“I have been able to keep more dogs since buying the cottages”, she said. “I now have a constant stock of about seventy puppies ready for sale to customers. Many of my customers are those I used to serve when I started in business 35 years ago”.
Among those which she breeds are Alsatians, poodles, Borzois, golden retrievers,
One of her yellow
“All my dogs are happy and contented, and have no fear of anyone. Some make excellent watch dogs”.
But her favourite is the Borzoi Aksakoff Marcovitch (