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Sandra Goose Allen collection of Skye Terrier holiday cards

 Collection — Box: OS.X.2
Identifier: AKE-20-15

Scope and Contents

The collection is comprised of ten holiday cards distributed in the 1980s by AKC judge, Skye Terrier breeder, and Scottish Terrier fancier Sandra Goose Allen. All of the cards, signed by Sandra and her husband Ralph Allen, reproduce pen and ink drawings featuring Skye Terriers and the character Mother Goose who served as an alter ego of sorts for Allen. The 1983 card celebrates the Cardinals victory in the World Series (the Allens lived in St. Louis from the 1960s through 1980s) while the 1987 card introduces the Allen's first Scottie.

The cards were assembled and donated to the AKC by Muriel Lee, to whom the cards are addressed. An article written by Lee on Allen and the cards for Terrier Group magazine in 2015 is also included.


  • 1980-1990


Biographical note

Sandra Goose Allen (d. 2013) established the renowned kennel Windflower Skye Terriers while also running a floral business with her husband Ray and contributing to numerous philanthropic causes. She became an AKC dog show judge in the 1970s, ultimately qualifying for the Sporting, Terrier, Toy, and Non-Sporting groups. She frequently judged at the Montgomery County Kennel Club all-terrier show, selecting Best in Show in 1993. She also judged the Terrier group at Westminster Kennel Club in 2003 and the Non-Sporting group in 2005. She was the recipient of an award from the Dog Writers Association of America for "A Study of the Scottish Terrier," named Judge of the Year by Dogs in Review in 2009, and presented an AKC Lifetime Achievement award in 2010. The AKC Library holds The Terrier Lover's Cookbook, compiled and edited by Allen. She also contributed to the Scottish Terrier Yearbook as well as the STCA's Judges Handbook, Judges Education Program and Bagpiper magazine. Goose-Allen was well-regarded throughout the purebred dog world for her warmth and kindness.

Physical Description

.2 Linear Feet (in 1 folder)

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Processing Information

Stickers notating the date were removed and transcribed on to the back of the cards in pencil upon accession.



Guide to the Sandra Goose Allen collection of Skye Terrier holiday cards
Brynn White
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Repository Details

Part of the American Kennel Club Library & Archives Repository

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