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#1 Pattie_LaMontana Havanese

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 09:35 AM

On the Turner network (old movies) playing right now is "Mary Queen of Scots" starring Katherine Hepburn and made in 1936. I am recording it.

In the opening scene of 11 minutes in length, Queen Elizabeth is smokin' mad about Queen Mary (Hepburn) coming to Scotland. When Elizabeth enters a room full of her subjects, she quickly hands off a white fluffy toy dog by the scruff of its neck that was lying on her chair to one of her Lords, who holds the dog in his arms for the entire 11 minute scene. There are many closeups of the dog and, by golly, it sure looks like a Havanese. In fact, the star dog looks much like my Pearlie. Loved seeing it and thought if you have a chance to see the movie on the Turner network, you might get a kick out of it, too. I will continue to watch in hopes of other scenes.
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Posted 20 August 2010 - 01:58 PM

According to my google search. It was a skye terrier.

-I'm a big sucker about finding famous havanese!
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Posted 20 August 2010 - 02:39 PM

Thanks Elizabeth. Sure looked like a Havanese or Bichon with long hair, not anything like a Skye Terrier. How did you discover the Skye info?
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Posted 20 August 2010 - 02:44 PM

I understand the confusion, now. Just did a little research, too. Mary Queen of Scots had a Skye terrier. But in this film, it was Elizabeth who was angry in this scene and her dog that was in her chair. It looked like a Havanese.
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Posted 20 August 2010 - 03:56 PM

I thought about they way I worded my post afterwards, but had to work :rolleyes:

Yes. she had a skye terrier. I couldn't find any information about the dog in the movie, though. I'll have to watch it now.
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Posted 20 August 2010 - 04:34 PM

A little more research, since it appears that you and I love to find photos, etc of the "Old" Havanese. Some other info on the web says that Queen Liz I had two pocket dogs. The movie dog may have been a Maltese, though a rather large one. I also found a painting of QEI that shows a little white dog at the bottom of the painting, somewhat spaniel-like (but they used to call Havanese spaniels in olden days). Here's the link to see the photo of the painting. Unknown author. http://tudorswiki.sho.com/

In addition, this site show a photo of a present day Havanese with its head cocked here:
http://tudorswiki.sho.com/thread/2612858/Beyond+Henry+VIII+into+Mary+and+Elizabeth's+reins...++(Spoiler).

The following quote is next to the photo of the present day Havanese.

"A Greyhound named Urian and another dog named Purkoy who was originally gifted to Sir Francis Bryan by Lady Honor Lisle, wife of the governor of Calais, Arthur Lisle. Reportedly Anne Boleyn fell in love with Purkoy and made the dog her own. There is only one reference to Lady Lisle gifting a poodle to someone else. Purkoy was reportedly named for the French word pourquoi, meaning,"why?". A pourquoi head tilt is a gesture particularly common to Havanese dogs. (You'll see the havanese photo here on the referenced page). The little dog fell out a window and was killed a few weeks before Anne's execution."

Hope this isn't too boring for you.
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Posted 24 August 2010 - 08:42 AM

Oh no, not at all... DH and I love history. I particularly like the Tudors all their intrigue!
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