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Wrexham County Borough Museum
Regent Street
Wrexham LL11 1RB
United Kingdom

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Working dogs

These two dogs' heads were made at one of the brickworks near Ruabon in the late 19th century. The two dogs are designed to lift wardrobes, chests of drawers and cupboards off the floor and so keep out the damp. Ideal for the homes of Wales!!

The two dogs are Spaniels. Although the name reveals that the breed was associated with Spain, owners still dispute the breed's origins. Spaniels were originally bred as hunting dogs, though some breeds have since become accustomed to a less demanding way of life.

Did you know?
Cerberus was the name of the three-headed dog of Roman and Greek mythology who guarded the gates of Hades (the underworld) to prevent those who had crossed the River Styx from ever returning. Our little spaniels are very friendly characters in comparison!
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