Jemmy Shaw

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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.[1] According to the Sporting Chronicle Annual, Jem owned a black and tan Bull and Terrier named "Jacko", the world record holder for rat killing.


  1. ^ Mayhew, H. (1851). London Labour and the London Poor, Volume 3, Pg. 9. London: Griffen, Bohn and Company, Stationer's Hall Court.

Further reading[edit]

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.