With Westminster Kennel Club judging underway this week, I thought this was an interesting little piece of WKC history. The photo is of one of the actual chow entries that year. The name was misspelled. It should read Champion “Dorian” 100 years ago in 1923, Westminster Kennel Club had no BEST IN SHOW awarded due […]
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Rare are the images found of exhibitors showing their dogs pre 1900 when the personal camera or "Brownie" came onto the scene. Prior to then, the camera exposures were so long that impromptu images taken at shows were pretty much out of the question. So different from today where throngs of digital photographers are snapping and selling dog show "candids" to their happy clients. You will find a variety of subjects in this category that i hope give a feel for what it would be like being at a dog show of yesteryear.
Show Chow Trivia from vintage magazine pages
These 6 wonderful TRIVIA pages from old Dog News Magazines are filled with invaluable stats on some of our most prominent show winners of the past Many thanks to Susan Hassett for gifting these treasures to the archive
1950s California Chow Specialty Show films are now digitized !
Back in February 2022, I posted about my Ebay find of 2 reels of 8mm film that featured Chow Specialty shows from the 1950s in California. (see collage above) I sent the reels out to a wonderful company called Memory Box to have them transferred digitally and here are the result of the transfer. The […]
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