Famous Poodles in History: Sancho

Sancho, the French Poodle. "Para Mi Dueno" is written on the card in the dog's mouth which translates to "For My Master", and the battle is in the background. 

This is a photo of Sancho the poodle, painted/commissioned for Princess Charlotte of Wales as she became one of Sancho's greatest admirers. He was found during the Battle of Salamanca by the grave of its then former master, a French officer, who was killed in the war. When found he was nearly exhausted and starved to death and was rescued by Marquis /  Marquess of Worcester (Lord Worcester, Henry Somerset, 7th Duke of Beaufort). Sancho became his loyal pet, and was admired by many including princesses. 

Sancho was also later painted with the Duke walking in Hyde Park. Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in central London, United Kingdom, and is one of the Royal Parks of London.

It seems as if Sancho was a very dark chocolate (almost black) and white poodle that may have lightened to chocolate with age, which is common... or the artist may have simply chose to not darken the brown.

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