Kingsbury Harriers’ “Hare Spray” Photo Challenge

What can any of us do to help save an ancient dog breed from vanishing in our lifetime?

Knowledge is a good start. Did you know that there are more giant Panda Bears in the world than Harriers?

Did you know that the first Harrier packs appeared in England around the 13th century, and that they were in America since Colonial times?

Did you know that General George S. Patton rode to hounds and was Master of a Harrier pack on the East Coast long before he was a general? The Cobbler Harriers was his pack; it disbanded in the mid 20th century;

This smart looking breed that is smaller than the English Foxhound makes a wonderful companion for the right family. We hope that people considering their next dog help preserve this ancient breed for future generations by adding one to the family.

There is particular pleasure in helping a rare breed get more notice, and so we are delighted that Kingsbury Harriers is sponsoring a really fun challenge this year, the “Hare Spray” Photo Challenge (hare being a play on hair/hare).

The challenge:
Hair: Wet. Dry. Brushed. Split. There are many ways to groom our breeds.
Hare: A rabbity mammal belonging to the Lepus genus, and the object of a Harrier’s prodigious nose for centuries.
How you choose to interpret this challenge is what may make your entry the winner. Make our judges “guffaw.”

The prize: $100 gift certificate from the Red Barn Guy, purveyor of premium natural dog food, treats, and chews.  Note: Your dog will never forgive you if you don’t enter this challenge.

The Sponsor: Kingsbury Harriers

The Dreaded Small Print You Must Read To Enter

•••• This contest happens on May 1 on our Facebook page. It is open to everyone;

•••• One entry per person; You may enter four different photo challenges. If you enter this one, you may enter three more;

••••  When submitting your photo entry on Facebook, you must indicate the name of this contest, the Kingsbury Harriers’ “Hare Spray” Photo Challenge

•••• Your entry must be for the 2022 contest. Photos submitted from previous years’ contests will be disqualified, and yes, we remember photos from one year to the next;

•••• Within the photo, your image must include a purebred dog and one of the following either downloaded from the link or handmade:

The “IPurebred Dogs” sign

The “Happy National Purebred Dg Day” sign 

The “I Lve My Purebred Dog” sign 

Any official National Purebred Dog Day item available here. 

•••• No photoshopping, and that includes the required sign. Our judges must see what you actually shot with your camera;

•••• Entries without the sign will be disqualified;

•••• Many people may help you take your photo, but the prize goes to the person submitting the winning photograph;

•••• Entering this contest implies consent that your photo may be shared on NPDD’s social media platforms and by the Kingsbury Harriers;

••• A full explanation of how, when, and where to submit your entry can be read here;  

•••• Important! You and your dog should have safe fun when composing your entry!

•••• Judges’ decisions are final

Photo by Donna Smiley


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