So many times when I am doing detective work on a certain chow or their person, I run into pleasant surprises that have little to do with the search….other than a chow being in common of course! This find of Heavyweight Champion James (aka Gentleman Jim) Corbett and his chow “Foo” was one of those bonus discoveries! Below you can read a bit of his bio as well as another photo of Jim Corbett pictured with Foo.
James Corbett is pictured in Long Island at his home. Long Island being the hotbed of top chow breeders of the day so there is little doubt this dog was of rich and well bred blood
I did the best I could to bring out the image of the chow “Foo” but the original newsclipping was too damaged. You can make out the dog faintly to the left of James Corbett. I’m so glad I was able to find the first photo which is just beautiful of the entire family.