Here was a special discovery I made doing a search for an entirely different subject and came across this original 1936 photo (above) for sale. Needless to say I purchased it immediately which sent me off on a hunt for more information about James Cagney, his wife and their beloved Chow Reddy. His wedding […]
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It is amazing how many of the rich and famous... from silent films, to politics, and socialites adored their chows. The breed was quite the status symbol in America from the turn of the century through the 1940's and many stars even showed chows.
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Among my collection of magazine covers that feature Chows is this jaw-dropping magazine cover of Tailwaggers Magazine from 1939. This dog is from some very important bloodlines, going back to being heavily bred on the famous Ch. Choonam Brilliantine. Ch. Chia Wan’s Blue Bedouin was sired by the also top winning Ch. Chia Wan’s Red Monarch (who was […]
King Zog of Albania posing with 2 dogs including a chow – photo credit and date unknown This photo came to my attention via Beverley Nilson on Facebook and I tucked it away until I found out more about this man. The chow looks to be almost a “cream” in color. There is much written […]