Sprucedell Labradors

Robert Burns

Sprucedell line

Lorna, Countess Howe believed that the Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-1796) portrayed the Labrador  and none other breed in his poem  The Twa Dogs:

  •                           “His hair, his size, his mouth, his lugs,
  •                           Shew'd he was nane o' Scotland's dogs;
  •                           But whalpit some place far abroad,
  •                           Whare sailors gang to fish for cod.”

Maurice C. W. Gilliat