Monday, 6 June 2011

Setting the record straight

At the end of last year a retired vet called Olaf Swarbrick commented that he thought that the famous 3,000 year old White Horse of Uffington in Oxfordshire wasn't in fact a horse, but a greyhound or possibly a wolfhound.

He was very close.

If you look more closely you will see that it is in fact beyond a doubt a wippitt, doing what wippitts do best (apart from napping) - running like the wind. We look forward to it being renamed more correctly 'The Uffington White Wippitt' in the very near future.

1 comment:

Susan Price said...

Would make sense - in Roman times and before, British hunting dogs were highly valued.