Jemmy Shaw, also known as Jimmy Shaw, was one of the pioneer fanciers of the early dog show days, a promoter of dog fighting and rat-baiting contests and a breeder of Old English bulldogs, Bull Terriers, and Toy Terriers. According to the Sporting Chronicle Annual, Jem owned a black and tan Bull and Terrier named "Jacko", the world record holder for rat killing.
- Mayhew, H. (1851). London Labour and the London Poor, Volume 3, Chp 1, Jimmy Shaw. London: Griffen, Bohn and Company, Stationer's Hall Court.
References to Jemmy Shaw can be found in the following books:
- Ash, E. (1927). Dogs, Their History and Development. Ernest Benn.
- Farman, E. (1899). The Bulldog.
- Lytton, N. (1911). Toy Dogs and Their Ancestors. D. Appleton.