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Royal pets: Bob, Chum, Boss and Peggy; London, 1909

Bob and Chum were King Edward VII’s dogs, Boss was Queen Alexandra’s dog and Peggy was Mary, Princess Royal’s guinea pig.

Superintendent William Barnett of the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (a veterinary charity which helped provide care for sick and injured animals of the poor) with two bandaged dogs and wire-haired terrier Beauty, who is considered to be the first search and rescue dog (she was awarded the Dickin Medal for bravery in 1945); London, 1941

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