NAME: Lun-Tai (male)
DATE OF BIRTH: 1898 – China
OWNER: Miss Casella – England
COAT: Red smooth coat
This smooth chow photo I have seen many times in various books over the years, but only recently did a 1903 article reveal the name and origin of this handsome dog “Lun Tai”. Miss Casella, the dog’s owner was one of our esteemed breed pioneers in England, often importing the cream of the crop from China. Below I also found in another publication a complete description of Lun Tai, which gives us a well rounded picture of what this dog represented in both his breed type and smooth variation. I have much more written on Miss Casella and Lun Tai which I will be adding to the archives soon.
From the same publication, Lun Tai’s heritage is questioned and Casella replies