Black Dog - Selby Road, Camblesforth, Yorkshire, UK.
N 53° 43.769 W 001° 02.064
30U E 629670 N 5955217
Quick Description: Dogs on pub signs may be a referrence to work or play. What sort of dog is it? This one appears to be a Labrador.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/20/2011 11:39:13 AM
Waymark Code: WMBTJ0
Labradors have 'soft mouths', and were bred for hunting.
Although these dogs are available in yellow (or 'golden') and black, it is entirely possible that this 'blackness' is a result of the 1736 Gin Act (abolished in 1742) when, many public house owners were bound to drape their signs in black velvet, eventually adding the word black to the already established name.
Name of Artist: Not known.
Date of current sign: Not known.
Date of first pub on site: Not known.
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