A journey through time of the Chow Chow within Southern Africa





It is with grateful thanks to the ladies in the KUSA (Kennel Union of Southern Africa) office who looked after me while I went through the archives, Carol Immelman who loaned me her boxes of gazettes and magazines as well as the many Chowists from the past and present who assisted with information.

The information within this book has been cross- verified and where information has been passed down by word of mouth, it is fortunate to be able to compare this to the official gazettes.

Written information collated over the years has been compared to at least two sources.

While I know that this information is by no means complete and I am quite sure there will be inaccuracies in some people’s opinions – but it comes from the only reliable sources available and for that reason I believe it to be mostly correct.

The Content of the Book

 3        Introduction

  4        The Chow Chow in Southern Africa 

 12       The Chow Chow

 13       A Snippet of the Ancient History

 14       Chow Chows imported into Southern Africa

 18       Chow Chow Registrations with KUSA

 19       Chow Chow Champion Bitches  

 24       Chow Chow Champion Dogs

 32       The Chow Chow in the “In Show” line up

 48       The Chow Chow at Special Events  

 55       Higher Placings at Championship Shows  

 83       The KUSA Chow Chow Breed Standard  

 85       Points on the Chow Chow 1940  

 87       Chow Chow Extended Standard

 93       Breed seminar from 2013    

 99       Chow Chow Colour and Coat     

102      Chow Chow Behaviour and Temperament   

104      Chow Chows in Publications                                                             

106      The Chow Chow Clubs                                                 

120      The Chowists in South Africa, incorporating KUSA affixes

189      Acknowledgements