This is a photo of the original rug, hooked circa 1920.
The original is a pictorial rug with a large dog and a large rooster on a fence, set in a double oval border, surrounded by a deep striped border. this would be an easy hook and easy to color plan. Just make sure to carry the black of the dog, the color of the rooster, fence and trees into the stripes of the border. Simple and primitive!
Image courtesy Jeffery S. Evans