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21 September 2004
17/2004
Commemorative Issue

Cats and Dogs

Australia
Once the preserve of the very wealthy, pets are now part of life in all levels of society in most countries. Australia has the highest incidence of pet ownership in the world. Of all the animals that can be kept as pets, dogs and cats are the most popular: 40 per cent of households own a dog, 26 per cent own a cat.

Household animals in the past were kept primarily because they were useful. Dogs were kept to guard or hunt, cats to keep mice away. Over time, cats and dogs became "part of the family" valued for their companionship, not simply for their usefulness.

Although pets can be status symbols, most people simply enjoy a pet

 

'Edward' Jack Russell Terrier

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The Jack Russell Terrier was bred to assist in fox hunting. Small and compact, Jack Russells are intelligent. determined, lively, independent dogs. They love to dig, are willing and fearless hunters, and are very energetic. They prefer to be the only dog in the family and make loving pets if properly trained.

 

'Max', a Labrador Retriever puppy

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Originally from Newfoundland. in eastern Canada, this medium-sized breed historically was used to hunt and retrieve birds. As a pet, they are friendly loyal and dependable.

Labradors can be black, yellow (like Max) or chocolate (brown) coloured. They are smart, outgoing and eager to please.

Labradors are very trainable, and they are in much demand as guide dogs for the blind, hearing dogs for the deaf and assistance dogs for individuals with other disabilities.

 

'Ezzie', a black and white cat

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Like Ezzie and Tinkerbell, most pet cats do not belong to any particular pedigree.

Each cat has a unique appearance and personality. Cats can have short hair or long hair, some even have virtually no hair. The colour of a cat

 

'Bridie'and 'Lily' West Highland Terriers

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The West Highland White Terrier, or Westie, is thought to have been developed in Poltalloch, Scotland. A bright, compact little dog, Westies are intelligent, fun-loving and very playful, although they can be quiet, self-assured and determined. They love spending time with human companions. They learn quickly and excel in hunting and chasing.

 

'Tinkerbell' a ginger and white kitten

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Like Ezzie and Tinkerbell, most pet cats do not belong to any particular pedigree.

Each cat has a unique appearance and personality. Cats can have short hair or long hair, some even have virtually no hair. The colour of a cat

Technical Information

Issue date ....................... 21 September 2004
Denomination ................. Four x 50o, one x $1.00
Photographer .................. Lynton Crabb
Designer ........................ Jo Mure, Australia Post Design Studio
Stamp size (all) ................ 26 x 37.5 mm
Perforations(allgummed).. 14.6 x 13.85
Miniature sheet size ........ 170 x 85 mm
Booklet size:
Ten x 50c ................... 176 x 156 mm
Five x 50c (all) ........... 134 x 85 mm
Five x$1.00 .............. 134 x 85 mm
Gummed:
Printer/Paper .............. SNP Sprint/Tullis Russell
SeIf-adhesive:
Printer/Paper .............. SNP Sprint/B90
Special feature ................ Special die cast for simulated perforations (self-adhesive)
Sheet layout:
$1.00 stamps ............. Module of 50 in tvvo panes of 25
50c stamps ................ Module of 50, one pane of 25 Cats, one pane of 25 Dogs
National postmark ........... Artarmon NSW 2064
copyright notice: This material has been reproduced with permission of the Australian Postal Corporation. The original work is held in the National Philatelic Collection.
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