As I mentioned on another board I have just bought and been watching the first two series. I noticed early on there were just two Border Terriers and a reference of the old Lab that was involved in the death of Jamie. Then suddenly there appeared another Lab, a smooth Parson Russell Terrier (I think) and a Welsh Springer Spaniel (rare breed in this country). I have heard Hector call out names but does anyone know what their names are and do they figure into any future series? Just curious being a dog person and owner of seven hunting dogs (four English Springer Spaniels, two Beagles and a Clumber Spaniel).
As far as I know the two border terriers were Rommel and Monty, don't know which were which though! the black labrador in one series was named Winny or Winston, and of course the springer spaniel was Useless. They appeared in several earlier series and in Series 5, I seem to recall them only very briefly after that.
I used to have a blue roan spaniel and one day hope to have another dog when I devote more time to her, as I work fulltime at the moment.
A waste of time??????? How could dogs EVER be a waste of time? Especially in Great Britain which is noted for its love of dogs? To me, dogs in a movie or TV series adds an element of reality. Real people own dogs!
Something made me curious in the programme.... I think it was in Series 4, when Duncan was talking to Lexie, there were horses everywhere, and stable lads, on the estate. We never really saw them before or after, did we? the horses and stables I mean! were they on the estate, or close by ithe village?
I would imagine an estate of that size would have stables and horses, and staff to look after them, in reality.