The Primeminister was keen on the Chow Chow breed of dog and had a particular favourite known as ‘Y Chow Du’ [The Black Chow]. He owned 3 Chows that I have discovered so far. Bandy, Beauty, and Chong. This photo above came from a 1927 German bookplate which is also below. Above is the bookplate […]
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It is amazing how many of the rich and famous... from silent films, to politics, and socialites adored their chows. The breed was quite the status symbol in America from the turn of the century through the 1940's and many stars even showed chows.
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THE RED CARPET IS PAVED WITH CHOW PAWPRINTS At the April 2017 Chow Chow Club Inc. National Specialty in Chicago which just finished last week, the theme was “A Red Carpet Affair”. To celebrate the many celebrities that have owned and loved chows throughout the Golden Years of Hollywood and beyond, I offered my personal […]
Ethel Matthews (1869-1957), English actress, was born at Le Harvre, France, on 12 October 1869, was the eldest child of Lieutenant Colonel Henry Garland Matthews (1838-1908) of the 44th and Manchester Regiments and his wife, Emily Thérèse (née Johnson, 1845-1905). Her parents were subsequently divorced (1883-1885). I have seen her name spelled both ways with […]