| HANOI CHOW CHOWS written by Mike Purchase, England:
Hanoi chows came into being during the 1930’s.
Mrs Dulcie Smith, the founder and doyen of the kennel, was working
in a Ladies Hair Dressing Salon when a customer arrived with what
Dulcie described as the most beautiful creature she had ever seen!
This was her introduction to the Chow-Chow.
It didn’t take long for her to acquire the first of a long line
of Chows. The war years were difficult times for keeping and feeding
pets but with Billy Smith (Dulcie’s husband) being away in the
armed forces, Dulcie wasted no time in building up a modest kennel.
Billy came home after his military service to a ready-made family
consisting of a half dozen Chows.
Dulcie had great success throughout the ‘50s showing dogs like
Brutson - photo Bru'T'Sun of Hanoi.
She instigated a breeding programme that included the importing of
a brood bitch, in whelp to a top winning Dutch dog. This helped establish
the Hanoi line and led to her first major honours.
The Hanoi kennel have exported chow chows all over the world.
I have had two imports: Int.N.S.ch Perlrema Trikki Tom and Hanoi Chesnut
|Champion Tiko-Ling Of Hanoi
became the first Chow Of The Year in 1965 and also achieved the honour
of being Best In Show at Southampton Championship Show. Good looks
weren’t Tiko’s only attribute, he also produced some fine
Championship winning stock.
By this time, Dulcie’s reputation had spread worldwide and inquiries
for puppies were arriving from all continents. One such enquiry led
to a meeting between Dulcie and Ricardo Pantelinen. Richard (Dulcie
re-christened him) bought a young CC winning dog called Tiko-Ling:
|Hanoi Crispin Of Kalamunda
from Dulcie and took him to Argentina where he became a multiple Best
In Show Winner. Dulcie actually accompanied Crispin and a young bitch
puppy to Argentina. Billy Smith yet again demonstrated his heart of
gold by staying home to look after the Hanoi’s at Perry Barr.
|Several more Champions were campaigned
through the late 60’s and early 70’s not least.
I had known of Dulcie Smith from childhood. My uncle had used her
stud dogs in the early 50’s and I grew up knowing cute bundles
of fur in multiple hues.
My first meeting with Dulcie took place in early ’74. Vicky,
my fiancée, had bought me a male Chow-Chow for my 21st birthday
in November ’73.
We soon obtained a female playmate for him and I noted that there
were a number of Hanoi Chows on their pedigrees.
Wanting to know more (and being nosy) I called on Dulcie, armed with
my pedigrees. She was very welcoming and discussed the pros and cons
of the dogs on the pedigrees. She asked what our Chows looked like
and I described Khan as a large, well boned dog with masses of coat.
With that, Dulcie went into the back room and called a dog. She opened
the door and in strutted the most beautiful Chow-Chow puppy imaginable.
He was slightly younger than my boy, probably 4 months old at the
time and Dulcie asked if Khan looked like him. Even then, as a total
novice, I could see the difference and had to admit that there was
no comparison. That was my introduction to.
From then on, at irregular intervals, Vicky and I attended the local
shows. Always looking for Willie. It was quite some time before we
were fortunate enough to acquire a Willie son.
Unfortunately, due to Dulcie’s ill health, she was forced in
the early 80’s to stop showing. By this time we had become very
close and I was accorded the privilege of handling various Hanoi boy’s
at shows. Dulcie was a master at preparing and showing her dogs and
only ill health would ever have caused her to place her trust in someone
else. To my amazement and great pleasure, Dulcie made me a partner
in the Hanoi affix. This came as a great surprise as even Billy Smith
had not been accorded that honour.Dulcie was a very special lady and
will be remembered always.
Ch. Hanoi Damon of Kalamunda ------------ Ch. T`su of Hanoi ----------------------
Ch. Hanoi Willie Wumkins
And..... other lovely Hanoi chows:
|INT.N.S.CH. Noble Melody`s imports of Perlrema TrikkiTom
He is father of my Daffodil Lady.
Perlrema Trikki Tom (Tomboy) is the start of my breedlines from
Hanoi and have sired some lovely puppies and great champions.
Owner: Siri Bjotveit/Mona K. Selbach
|N.ch Noble Melody`s Dafodill Ladyis a daughter of Perlrema
Trikki Tom (Tomboy).
She is a mother of two puppies and a grandmother of Multich. Minister Churchill.
Churchill was owned by Anne-Lise and Odd Skjerpingstad.
|N.ch Hanoi Chesnut Tajk - import from Hanoi, England.
He have sired some puppies, and is a grandfather to N.ch Chow Bears Olivia (Rosa)
|N.ch Noble Melody`s Juan Louis MacTajk. - Son of N.ch Hanoi
and a uncle of N.ch Chow Bears Olivia (Rosa)
|Ole Brum, son of N.ch Hanoi Chesnut Tajk. He have sired
some puppies in Sweden.
an is a father to N.ch Chow Bears Olivia (Rosa)
N.ch Chow Bears Olivia (Rosa), daughter of Ole Brum
She is mother of N.ch Noble Melody`s Greve Giotto McCæcar (Goggen)
|N.ch Noble Melody`s Greve Giotto McCæsar (Goggen) and have
sired several puppies and is
a son of N.ch Chow Bears Olivia (Rosa)
|Noble Melody`s Jersey Lane daughter of Goggen. she have
4 puppies an is
is mother to N.ch Noble Melody`s Limelight Shanty