H is for Horseback Dogs

“Horseback Dogs” isn’t the grammatically correct way to describe these photos but “Dogs Sitting or Standing on the Back of a Horse for Unknown Reasons” would just be awkward. “Horse Riding Dogs” would be a great title, but these horses don’t look like they were going to move one inch with these dogs on their backs. Very well trained dogs and horses.

Man and the Horse with a Dog on its Back.
Corning View Company — Photographer
Created: ca. 1890.
Property: New York Public Library

Horse & Dog Pals – Winter Time
Jones, Leslie, 1886-1967 (photographer)
created 1917 – 1934 (approximate)
Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection.

Regimental Pet of a Battalion of the Staffordshire Regiment
Photographer – Ernest Brooks
From the papers of Field Marshal (Earl) Haig (1861-1928).
National Library of Scotland, First World War ‘Official Photographs’


Sources of Photographs:

Man and the Horse with a Dog on its Back,  Corning View Company — Photographer, [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Horse & Dog Pals – Winter Time, ‘Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic’, via  Boston Public Library – Flickr Commons


Regimental Pet of a Battalion of the Staffordshire Regiment, ‘Creative Commons, Attribution — Noncommercial — Share-alike 2.5 UK: Scotland’. via National Library of Scotland

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