Circa 1928 Chow Chow Club of America National specialty, MARKED catalog. Thank you so very much Paul Davis for scanning this unbelievably RARE and valuable piece of chow history for the archives and mailing me the copies. Below you will find a photo of some of the breeders of this era mentioned time and time again throughout the following catalog.
This catalog reads like the “who’s who” in Chows, during the heyday of the breed’s popularity in America as well as England. The show was held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in NYC. What a spectacular event this must have beenReading the Officer list you will recognize all the names from previous ChowTales posts. You can use the SEARCH bar at https://chowtales.com and type in any of the names to find all articles these famous breeders and their dogs.
A little note about the cash prizes below: $25.00 in 1928 had the same buying power as $348.89 in 2017
Note that there are a lot of trophies for blues. The blue was not considered a desirable color when the breed first came over to America. Solid Red and Black were considered the most proper. The 1920’s brought about a big fad of breeding for blues and some lovely ones were produced, but then the fad disappeared as fast as it came.
The dog above was entered in this show in the American Bred Any Other Color class, and later went on to become a Champion and winner of the 1934 National Specialty
The dog below Ch. Son of Min T’Sing (Armband #60) was the Best of Breed winner at this 1928 Specialty. He was one of the top winners in the history of our breed as well as being one of the 5 foundation sires in America. This dog is behind many of our chow’s pedigrees of today.