HMS Minotaur was the lead ship in her class of armoured cruisers, commissioned in 1908 and paid off in 1919.
Ship’s dog ‘Shot’ on HMS Minotaur, c.1911. (via worldnavalships.com)
I have to admit a partiality to spaniels. I have 2. Wonderful bird dogs. Nutty as squirrel shit. An absolute joy.