THE AMERICAN CHOW CHOW magazine showcased our beloved breed in the show ring and whelping box in midcentury America from 1940-1967. A few more issues were created under the same name with a new editor after 1967.
There are so many important chows and breeders listed in this historic and rare article that I will eventually “plug in” some more photos into the slideshow at the bottom of this article of these greats, since I have most of them in the archives. I particularly appreciate Mrs. Baers’ notes at the end of each “era” highlighting the top winners and producers of that decade.
I hope you enjoy reading this well written first hand account by a pioneer chow great in America. A top breeder who saw it ALL…being witness to the Chow craze from the start. As an aside, the author was the wife of one of the most famous doctors in America at Johns Hopkins hospital. Their kennel name was Moosilauke . William S. Baer organized the first Orthopaedic Outpatient Clinic in 1900