This photo was one of the biggest risks I have ever taken in purchasing an image in “hopes” of a special Chow find. The low resolution scan online I could barely make out the shapes of people, but I knew from the date provided that there was a large chow entry at this particular east coast dog show in 1936. I purchased the image, took a chance and my gut feeling paid off!!! Keep scrolling to reveal the treaures!!
I scanned this in at 1600 DPI to get as much detail as I could, then started cropping out sections. Do you see what I see? CHOWS..a whole ring full of chows and their handlers, complete with an audience full of familiar faces (to me at least) I hope to identify many of these people eventually and their dogs. Keep scrolling!!!!
Speaking of identifying dogs, I believe this may be the famous Ch. Farland Thundergust, owned and bred by Mrs MacFarland . Thundertgust won the National 3 times and ended up producing many many gorgeous offspring. It could also be one of his children as he produced himself quite often. CLICK HERE to see more photos of Thundergust
Another nice shot of exhibitors waiting for the judge to come down the line.
This looks to be a lovely deep red dog. How I wish I could make a noise and the dog and handler would look up at me so I could see more. Even better, what if they started gaiting right out of the photo?? LOL! I spend WAY too much time in the past doing this but love every minute of it. I feel as though I know some of these people and their dogs and want to make sure their hard work and determination with this breed we adore will never be forgotten. This special find is piece of our chow past, now frozen in the ChowTales time capsule.