His name was fairly commonplace, but “Spot” was the treasured pet of a queen. This fox terrier drawing is of a dog owned by Queen Victoria, at least according to The Royal Natural History from 1894. Wire fox terriers were developed in England for fox hunting. They are highly intelligent dogs with a low threshold for boredom. Though, through the magic of illustration, Spot appears to be content to just sit still and allow his portrait to be drawn.
I’ve left this fox terrier drawing in the condition in which I found it. It could use a little cleaning up but I’ll leave that to you to decide.
Spot is a mighty large fellow. His portrait is bigger than my site. But, not to worry, if you want to fetch the largest version of this fox terrier drawing that I have, just click on him.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.