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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.
I’m over the moon excited about this article which has taken me some time to collect all the bits and pleces as well as hours of research. These 5 pages contain some of the most important proof of the chow breed (or the Edible Chinese Dog as they were known) in the infancy of […]
During a time when women had few rights, dog shows were one of the few places where women “took the leash” so to speak and were the breeders, and exhibitors of some of the finest examples of Chows in our breed history…..though it took some time before they were given the right to officiate as […]