Cute trained dogs do tricks and stunts.
Maurice Chester's trained dogs are featured - very cute stuff.
C/U of a basket. The lid is slightly open and a little doggie is visible inside (just his nose really). The dog climbs out of the basket and starts doing tricks. He does somersaults. We see him do them in slow motion. He then jumps back in the basket. Mr Chester then does a skipping routine with the dog. We see them skip together in slow motion. Several dogs sit on chairs and Mr Chester holds up some paper hoops for them to jump through. The dogs take it in turns to jump through the hoops. We see one of the dogs jump through the hoops in slow motion.
A doggie's boxing match is next. C/U of a dog holding a piece of paper with the number "one" printed on it. C/U of some other dogs sitting on chairs waiting for the match to begin. Two dogs jump down off the chairs and have a boxing match. They have miniature boxing gloves attached to their paws. C/U of some of the spectators - dogs sitting on chairs wearing glasses and little bow ties. C/U of the dogs fighting. Maurice Chester walks around the dogs as they perform. One of the dogs gets a K.O. - it lies on the ground. Two dogs do a trick with a round basket. They walk on their hind legs propelling the basket forwards with their front legs.
Fun stuff - looks like they are enjoying it.
Was Pathe Pictorial item in issue 481.