1926 – Effie Burton soprano singer with stowaway chow
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by alphabitch
2M ago
Learn about this amazing press release from 1926 in video below The post 1926 – Effie Burton soprano singer with stowaway chow first appeared on ChowTales ..read more
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Circa 1927 Chows at dog show match in Hong Kong
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by alphabitch
4M ago
I finally got a chance to scan and work on this amazing little snapshot from around 1927 , complete with notations on the back. One more reason to ALWAYS write on the back of your photos or these details will be forever lost! According to the handwriting this photo was taken at a match in Hong Kong China. The owner “formerly from Seattle Wash” may have been a breeder or just someone who traveled to China and had a chow or two. I have seen a number of black, blue and dark red chows over the years with very white/shaded tails but this one made me do a double take. At first glance I thought mayb ..read more
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1930-40 Dapper gentleman and his Chow-studio portrait
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by alphabitch
9M ago
This photo was hard to resist when it came up for auction. And I did resist for 3 rounds of it being listed and not selling. Finally, I was able to negotiate a wonderful price with the seller and here is the result! It is so very rare to find images this crisp and professional in the first place of people and their chows, much less photos with men. Most chows of this era were bred and owned by women . The catlike, independent, aloof and protective qualities of the Chow of the day, were considered more for a ladies companion and “automobile dog”, vs a “functional” hunting or utility breed. T ..read more
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Folklore legend- How the chow got its blue tongue?
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by alphabitch
9M ago
“INDIGO” by Sandra Miller ©2023 WHY DOES THE CHOW HAVE A BLUE TONGUE YOU ASK? As the folklore legend goes…. (my own interpretation of different versions) Many moons ago in the mists of time, Buddha embarked upon an artistic adventure. Accompanied by his Chow dog, they were to paint the sky a rich indigo blue. The little Chow companion sat close by and watched inquisitively as some of the paint dripped from the brush to the ground. Curiosity got the best of him and he gleefully licked up the paint one drop at a time, then smiled from ear to ear at his master. Buddha smiled back and exclaimed ..read more
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1936 Original watercolor – Ch. Yung Cheng of Amwell
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by alphabitch
9M ago
Thank you Judith Tulloch for sharing this outstanding piece of Chow and Art history with the ChowTales community BELOW ARE JUDITHS PERSONAL NOTES ABOUT THIS PAINTING Watercolor painting of Ch. Yung Cheng of Amwell “This painting was given to me by Anne Knott of England. She had bought it quite a number of years ago. Mrs. Knott is now deceased. It is signed by K. Ingle and dated 1936. Above is sire to Ch. Yung Cheng. – Ch. Pu An of Amwell Source: The Book of the Chow Chow by Sam Draper Ch. Yung Cheng was bred by Lady Faudel-Phillips of England. Her pedigree may be found on page 115 of the 1948 ..read more
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ARTICLE- Top Legacy Chow strains in America
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by alphabitch
9M ago
Photo restoration above from the private collection of Sandra Miller This excellent compilation below of America’s top foundation strains of Chows were part of an article in the December 1967 finale issue of THE AMERICAN CHOW CHOW magazine under the editorial reign Georgia King. The article is for the most part, written by Capt. Will Judy, the author of the 1933 book (and still considered the chow bible by breed historians) THE CHOW CHOW. These hand full of strong producers below, had their own foundation in England by way of original Chinese stock, and are the backbone of pretty much all Chow ..read more
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ARTICLE -1940 When Chows Discovered America
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by alphabitch
9M ago
Pictured above is the author of this exquisite article written for the very first, all Chow publication in the USA in 1940. THE AMERICAN CHOW CHOW. Editor Georgia King. THE AMERICAN CHOW CHOW magazine showcased our beloved breed in the show ring and whelping box in midcentury America from 1940-1967. A few more issues were created under the same name with a new editor after 1967. There are so many important chows and breeders listed in this historic and rare article that I will eventually “plug in” some more photos into the slideshow at the bottom of this article of these greats, since I have m ..read more
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1960s’ Candid photos of American Chow breeders. Priceless!
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by alphabitch
11M ago
I was looking through my old “American Chow Chow” magazines today and ran into these photo collages of many of our top breeders from the 1960’s. I am you will recognize so many of these wonderful chowists from your pedigrees and from at the shows. These are priceless candids I hope you enjoy!!!! The post 1960s’ Candid photos of American Chow breeders. Priceless! first appeared on ChowTales ..read more
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100 years ago -Westminster Kennel Club Best in Show not awarded
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by alphabitch
1y ago
Below article and chow photo is from February 11, 1923 in the Philidelphia Inquirer With Westminster Kennel Club judging underway this week, I thought this was an interesting little piece of WKC history. The photo is of one of the actual chow entries that year. The name was misspelled. It should read Champion “Dorian” 100 years ago in 1923, Westminster Kennel Club had no BEST IN SHOW awarded due to a short-lived change in rules which disallowed interbreed competition with the exception of Miscellaneous class. Above article and chow photo is from February 11, 1923 in the Philidelphia Inquirer F ..read more
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CURATED COLLECTION – Chows on the beach/water
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by alphabitch
1y ago
This curated collection is an ongoing project as more vintage photos of Chows wash up on the shores of ChowTales .. ENJOY! THE STARFISH STORY adapted from the Star Thrower – Illustration by Sandra Miller A Chow walks along a beach after a terrible storm riddled with thousands of starfish. She quickly carries the starfish back to the sea, when a passerby says to the Chow “There are too many, putting them back is not going matter” To that the sweet Chow replies “IT MATTERS TO THIS ONE” MADGE SAUNDERS 1925 National Portrait Gallery London © MADGE SAUNDERS and friends 1925 ..read more
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