All of my readers who take an interest in the quaint little Schipperkes will know the subject of this sketch as a successful breeder and exhibitor of the variety.

This kennel, in which so many distinguished specimens have their home, commenced some three years since with Cautsfield Nipper, a little brown bitch, which has since bred a great number of winners at the leading shows all over the kingdom. Some of the best-known inmates of the kennel have been Cautsfield Playmate, Cautsfield Coon, Cautsfield Woof, El Capitan, and Champion Prestwich Joe, and I am pleased to hear there are youngsters coming forward likely to uphold the reputation of the strain.

Mrs. Crosfield has not entirely confined her attention to one variety, having kept Newfoundlands and some sporting breeds, with which she has taken honours at some of the shows, amongst those exhibited being Champion Boodles, Esq., Cautsfield Velvet, and others; but I think her warmest affection is for Schipperkes, of whom the prime favourite is Champion Prestwich Joe, whose portrait appears in company with his mistress. I need nardly tell my readers that he is very typical, and has the excellent record of sixteen championships and many other prizes at shows all over the country.