Back to homepage § The Beginning of Hiswin Chows
In 1988 after the loss of our dear pet chows, we decided to attend a chow club show to seek a breeder from which to purchase another. The show was The Midland Chow Chow Club show in July 1988. We had never been to any type of dog show before and I was absolutely enthralled by it all, seeing so many wonderful chows all in one room. We attended more shows, and I knew that when we finally got another puppy, I wanted to carry on and start showing too. We were now bitten by the bug and started showing a puppy bitch Himwin Sheer Bliss (Bliss) we purchased in 1990 followed by Himwin Sheer Ellagance (Ella) later the same year. During the time we were chowless, we made various purchases to start us off, a cage, a grooming table and various other show requisites.
Knowing that we wished to show and eventually breed a litter we applied to the Kennel Club for an affix (kennel name) and we chose HISWIN, this was made up as part of our Christian names Chris & Winston.
Time went on and in 2014 we imported a red bitch from Piuk Chow kennel in Denmark, “Dreamie”. I showed her and she did win a Res. CC, but we no longer had a chow that was from our own breeding, so I took Dreamie over to Ireland and mated her to Ch. Hiswin Captivating Star, and she produced a litter of 4 puppies, the girl we kept “Star” and her litter brother “Leo” have done well in the ring both gaining their Junior Warrants and have become Champions.