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Chow History has a great friend in Layla Loveless and I am forever grateful for this unexpected gift to the archives of 5 very rare, original kennel advertisements that she won at the 2017 CCCI Auction.
This first ad from Dogdom Monthly publication , Circa 1925, features the shining stars of Mrs. Earl Hoover MANCHOOVER KENNELS (of the Hoover Vacuum cleaner family), listing all of her top stud dogs of the day. She certainly had the funds and ability to acquire, breed, and campaign the cream of the crop in our breed from both America and England
This is the oldest of the 5 advertisements and features a stunning portrait of Mrs. Scaramanga’s Pak – Kwhy. KWHY KENNELS produced chows that were among the most sought after in England in the earliest days of the breed, as well as being among the earliest champions of record
The Isbell Kennels ad above is one of the few top winning kennels on the west coast in the 1920’s. FRANK ISBELL was a legendary baseball player for the Chicago White Sox, setting records in 1906 , then went on to enjoy great success with his dogs including Ch. Yuan Chu of El Cher, during heyday of the Chow (1920’s-1930’s)
MOOSILAUKE KENNELS owned by the famous Dr. William Baer (of Johns Hopkins hospital fame) and his wife who did an incredible amount of work for the chow breed in it’s earliest years in America. The Baers imported many stellar chows from England and worked closely with breeders such as Mrs Earl Hoover .
Another one of our most respected and earliest pioneers of the Chow breed in America was Claire Penney Dixon and her famous CLAIREDALE KENNELS . There is so much to tell about Claire and her chows that clicking on the Clairedale kennel link is the best way to learn about her amazing contributions to the Chow breed.