“Does dog kennelling destroy the sagacity of the dog?” was the title of an unsigned article published in The Country-Side in the November 16, 1907 issue. The relevant excerpts:
I note that the writer suggests not just breeding for intelligence but also awarding prizes for it – a savvy approach when pitching an idea to the dog show crowd. Selecting dogs for breeding based on cognitive abilities would hardly be a temptation for those accustomed to winning prize money for their dogs’ appearance. I did not notice any responses to the article in the issues which followed. Apparently the idea did not spark joy with breeders at the time.