Our wonderful friend and French chowist Julien Marchetti, curator of the pedigree database CHOWS WHO has written a gorgeous new book about the history of the Chow Chow in France. The book is available now and this is a Limited Edition so act fast if you are interested. A few details…the book is written in French and comprises almost 50% photos, making it fascinating to both French and non-French readers and a treasured collectible.
Julien approached me earlier this year asking if I had any French chow history that he might not have in his extensive collection and I managed to dig out a couple of treasures he did not have yet. That always feels so good to find those puzzle pieces. He then asked if I would write the Foreward to the book since we have such a similar view on the historical significance of the Chow, and I was ABSOLUTELY HONORED at the opportunity.
Below is the Foreward in English to give my readers a general feel for the book’s content. I”m so thrilled to see this publication and want to congratulate and thank you Julien for preserving these pages of Chow Chow history for all to enjoy and study. MERCI BEAUCOUP my friend!
THE BOOK FORWARD