Thomas William Hogarth

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Thomas William Hogarth
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Thomas William Hogarth, c.1929
Born(1901-04-06)April 6, 1901
Kelso, Scotland
DiedJanuary 26, 1999(1999-01-26) (aged 97)
Perth, Western Australia

Thomas William Hogarth (Kelso, 6 April 1901 – 26 January 1999) was a Scottish, later Australian, veterinarian, writer on dogs, dog judge, dog breeder, genetics enthusiast and veterinary surgeon. He was an author of several books published in the 1930s about the Bull Terrier and breeding of Bull Terriers.


Hogarth was born in Kelso on the borders of Scotland, on 6 April 1901. He attended Kelso High School and Giggleswick School. After the First World War he traveled to and worked in Canada. He bred Bull Terriers in the early 1920s in Scotland using the kennel name Galalaw.

Hogarth traveled extensively in the late 1920s and early 1930s as a dog judge; specially in 1929 judged in South Africa, India, Ceylon, Burma, and Australia.

While in Perth, Western Australia, he made comments related to the public debate about the Alsatian question. [1]

He also judged dogs in Argentina in the early 1930s. He attended Ontario Veterinary College, University of Toronto (now University of Guelph) in the 1930s, and he graduated in 1937. While he was studying he published four books relating to Bull Terriers in the 1930s, as well as one book on recollections of his dog judging travels, and possibly the only book of verse about Bull Terriers. [2]

Hogarth settled in and practiced as a Veterinary Surgeon at Swanbourne Veterinary Hospital (now known as Swanbourne Veterinary Centre), in Perth, Western Australia 1940s to the 1960s. [3]

The main customers were dog and cat owners, but he did have the opportunity to deal with the occasional circus animal from visiting circuses. [4] He was involved with early stages of the Guide Dogs for the Blind, Dogs Refuge Home, Western Australian Veterinary Surgeons Board and was patron of the Fremantle Ladies Pipe Band.

In the 1970s and 1980s he was one of a group of West Australian book collectors who were well known on the antiquarian book sale and auction circuit in Perth. [5]

On retirement he lived in Darlington, Western Australia. He occasionally judged at dog shows in his 70s. With his wife, he bred Old English Game fowl and kept a range of dogs - but never a bull terrier. He died in Perth, Western Australia on Australia Day, 26 January 1999. His wife, son and three grandchildren survived him. [6]

1929 Dog judging and travel

These are correlated to some of the text - Travels of a Dog Judge.




  1. "Alsatians not dangerous. Views of English expert". The West Australian . 27 March 1929. p. 18. Retrieved 4 October 2019 via Trove.
  2. "New General Catalog of Old Books and Authors" . Retrieved 8 February 2008.
  3. "Mr. T. W. Hogarth to Judge Dog Section". Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885-1954) . Perth, WA. 7 September 1939. p. 60. Retrieved 4 October 2019 via Trove.
  4. "History of the Swanbourne Veterinary Centre". Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 8 February 2008.
  5. Robert Muir Old & Rare Books (2008) Collection of T.W. Hogarth A selection of books, journals & paintings - Catalogue 143 - Nedlands, Western Australia: 'Introduction - Dr Tom Hogarth - An enthusiast for genetics and books'
  6. "Dog expert set standard". Sunday Times. Perth, W.A. 28 February 1999. p. 44. Obituary "Obituary - Thomas William Hogarth" (PDF). Australian Veterinary Journal. 77 (8): 521. 1999. doi:10.1111/j.1751-0813.1999.tb12124.x. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 August 2006.
  7. "A Judge of dogs". The West Australian . 27 March 1929. p. 22. Retrieved 4 October 2019 via Trove.
  8. "Dog show at Wirth's Olympia". The Argus . Melbourne, Vic. 8 June 1929. p. 23. Retrieved 4 October 2019 via Trove.

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