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This circa 1918 newspaper article is filled to the brim with some very rare and fascinating material . To begin with, the photos feature one of the most famous and discerning chow breeders in American history , Mrs Virginia Waller (left) who owned one of the top 5 foundation sires in America, Ch. Win Sum Min T’Sing
The woman to the right Miss Irene Allison was another top contender of the era, and the 3 dogs overlayed at the bottom left were owned by Greenacre Kennels / Mrs E.K. Lincoln, wife of the famous actor/director I only wish the dogs were named in this article…I guess you can’t have it all!!
The article mentions the Chow Club of America deciding to have it’s upcoming first (1920) National Specialty as entries in the breed had been over 100 chows at the recent shows. This short article is filled with important history notations about the breed, the standard, temperament, and mentions that no other foreign breed has thrived as well as the chow in America. An impressive read!!!