The dogs and bitches listed below are all of the chows recorded in the AKC registry in 1908 . There are a number of these very early breeders/importers who I had not seen before and who disappeared from the scene just as fast as they appeared.
Others such as Mr. and Mrs. Charles Proctor were instrumental in bringing in outstanding stock and getting some of the first chows noticed in the show ring. “Chinese Chum” was imported to America by Mrs Proctor where he was was the winner of the first U.S. Chow Chow competition in 1905, and sire of many champions himself, including Am Ch Black Cloud and Am Ch Night of Asia , which were the foundation for her ‘Blue Dragon’kennels. Chinese Chum also won Best of Breed at the Westminster Dog Show in 1906. You will find him listed as sire many times below in the stud book.
1908 AKC STUD BOOK CHOW REGISTRATIONS