Flynn’s a Champion!

06 Jan

Errol Flynn, Dam Greta Garbo’s Son:…


Errol Flynn De La Pam’Pommeraie…


From the Melbourne Royal:…


— Tim

  1. Gemma

    January 8, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Is this not supposed to be a blog about an actor named Errol Flynn, instead of dogs??

    • Gentleman Tim

      January 8, 2015 at 10:10 pm

      Tante grazie, Gemma. These things should escape me never. What could I have been thinking??

      This site being devoted to Errol Flynn, we must follow all rules assiduously!

      We certainly don’t want this blog going to the dogs.


      • Gemma

        January 9, 2015 at 1:53 pm

        Certainly not!

        • Gentleman Tim

          January 9, 2015 at 2:10 pm

          Certainly not, Gemma! That agreed upon, here’s another three Errol Flynn champions: Pickfair Errol Flynn, and Errol himself, and Arno his beloved caninian alter ego!



          • Gemma

            January 9, 2015 at 5:36 pm

            I really don’t understand why you post these unknown dogs here?

            • David DeWitt

              January 9, 2015 at 6:19 pm

              Gemma, the connection is slight, I agree, but there is one and Errol loved animals, especially dogs.

            • Gentleman Tim

              January 9, 2015 at 7:48 pm

              These are champion showdogs named after Errol Flynn, Gemma. Have you been able to open the links?

              • Gemma

                January 10, 2015 at 2:36 pm

                Yes, why not?

                • Gentleman Tim

                  January 10, 2015 at 8:21 pm

                  Excellent, Gemma, than you probably understand that I’m documenting champion show dogs named after Errol.

                  Here’s a link you may enjoy:

                  Errol’s Menagerie & Lifelong Love of Pets

                  • Gemma

                    January 11, 2015 at 12:00 pm

                    Honestly – I don’t understand why.

                    • Gentleman Tim

                      January 11, 2015 at 12:51 pm

                      I regret that you still don’t understand, Gemma. I will try to explain. The naming of multiple show dogs around the globe – especially notably bred and championship level show dogs – after a celebrity – especially a celebrity who passed away over 50 years ago – is evidence of Errol’s significant international pop icon status. It confirms Errol’s astonishing longevity, ubiquity and distinction, often cited as the three defining characteristics of pop icon status. Moreover, some people, among Flynn fans and beyond, actually find such facts both interesting and fun. It’s very rare for anyone to have such enduring iconic prevalence, particularly beyond their primary field of endeavor. The fact that Errol loved dogs makes it all the better.

                      Surely, you would believe a horse named Errol Flynn winning the Kentucky Derby would be interesting, fun and appropriate to mention on the blog, right Gemma? Well, this post is in that exact same vein, albeit not as significant, of course.

                      I hope that sufficiently explains for you the purpose of the post, Gemma.

                    • Gemma

                      January 11, 2015 at 5:15 pm

                      I have a different opinion but after reading several comments and discussions in the archives and since I am new here, I understand that such criticism is not welcome here.

                    • Gentleman Tim

                      January 11, 2015 at 8:45 pm

                      Nothing wrong with a differing opinion, Gemma. Perhaps, though, especially since you say your new to the blog, you should proceed a little slower and be more thoughtful with your criticism. Rather than starting off by so bluntly criticizing a person’s well-intended post, you might want to be more respectful of their posts.

                      btw, you’ll be ecstatic to know that I have found many other animals named after Errol, including race horses, that I have chosen not to include in any posts, because they had not reached championship level. Only the best here.


  2. Gentleman Tim

    January 9, 2015 at 12:18 am



    • David DeWitt

      January 9, 2015 at 12:24 am

      My undestanding is that Errol intriduced this s breed in America. What a gorgeous photo of Ida Lupino that I’ve never seen!

      • Gentleman Tim

        January 9, 2015 at 12:38 am

        She’s so beautiful – inside and out. No wonder Errol loved , treasured her in the very special way he did So glad they’re together in the Garden of Everlasting Peace.



  3. Maria

    January 10, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Here is a link to an interesting newsletter about the Ridgebacks that Errol loved…

    • Gentleman Tim

      January 10, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      That’s awesome. Thanks, Maria.


  4. Gentleman Tim

    January 11, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    Here’s another. This one from the Westminster, I believe:…