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Around-the-world dog

Posted in Animals, Dogs, Geography on Wednesday, 15 August 2007

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Around-the-world dog Owney (illustration, picture, art: Barrie Linklater)

Around-the-world dog Owney by Barrie Linklater

Owney the mongrel was adopted by the staff of the Albany Post Office in New York and rode Post Office trucks until he had visited every state in the Union. In 1895 he boarded the SS Victoria and set off around the world.

This picture is by Barrie Linklater.

2 comments on “Around-the-world dog”

  1. 1. madso says:

    Hello!!!!!!!! i think the dog is a weaten terrier and we were going to get one but we are not now.

  2. 2. James says:

    No I think it’s either a Welsh Terrier or an Airedale Terrier, not a mongrel.

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