This incredible article is the best I have seen, written about Violet Mannooch and her famous Choonam Chows. It covers her entire career in chows from the end of WWI up until WWII, written by a woman who now has her personal albums , records and important papers. So many photos of her earliest chows and stories about how she built her breeding program are in this 3 page article. This is a MUST read for anyone who wishes to learn the history of the breed, as most of your chows probably trace back to one or more Choonam Chows. Her dogs were at the center of the pioneer breeding programs in America and of course in England where she resided.
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