Photographer's Note

This was taken at a lurcher and terrier show held in the Scottish Borders town of Selkirk.Both lurchers and terriers are hunting dogs. However, recent legislation has made the hunting of game by dogs illegal.Rabbits are the main quarry now as they fall outside this legislation. Mooching is what men do when they go out hunting with dogs.
You will spot that this show was held at Selkirk's cricket ground. The clubhouse building in the background is on a squint. I left it this way because in order to straighten it I would need to rotate slightly, and crop but this would lose the foot of the big deerhound which I didn't want to do.Lovely dog, isn't he? Mooching is a generally speaking a sport enjoyed by the working classes and you would perhaps have to understand the nuances of the British class system to recognise the difference between this group of likely lads and these people
Technically speaking I have learnt a lot since I took this picture in 2007 but I think its interesting from a sociological pov as a snapshot of life in the UK. I keep thinking up themes that I would like to pursue and this one could be the first of a culture & class theme...perhaps, maybe...

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