barrio-libre: The people look much happier than the dogs.
Shervivor: I love this scene. From the girl in the wooden shoes, the little boy giving her “the look”, the basket that appears to have a cat sleeping in it, to the one dog that requires a muzzle. It is a cool Dutch time capsule.
Rustler17: This seems like it wouldn’t be efficient.
HaHawk: Naturally, there’s a cat sleeping in a basket in the background.
DudelyMore: I casually misread this as 1980 and thought “Damn. Dutch people in the 80s were crazy about keeping it real!”
This article is about horse-drawn vehicles. For carts pulled by dogs, see Dogcart (dog-drawn).
Tandem-driven dogcart in the Netherlands.
Later type of dogcart designed exclusively for a driver and passenger
A dogcart (or dog-cart) is a light horse-drawn vehicle, originally designed for sporting shooters, with a box behind the driver’s seat to contain one or more retriever dogs. The dog box could be converted to a second seat. Later variants included :
A one-horse carriage, usually two-wheeled and high, with two transverse seats set back to back. It was known as a “bounder” in British slang (not to be confused with the cabriolet of the same name). In India it was called a “tumtum” (possibly an altered form of “tandem”).
Frequent references to dog-carts are made by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in his writings about fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, and indeed by many other Victorian writers, as it was a common sight in those days.
Fashions in vehicles changed quickly in the nineteenth century, and there is a great variety of names for different types. The dog-cart bears some resemblance to the phaeton, a sporty, lightly sprung one-horse carriage; the curricle, a smart, light vehicle that fits one driver and passenger, but with two horses; the chaise or shay, in its two-wheeled version for one or two people, with a chair back and a movable hood; and the cabriolet, with two wheels, a single horse, and a folding hood that can cover its two occupants, one of whom is the driver.