" Maw ....... Give Me Your Paw"

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Chowin' down at Miss Knapp's Clairedale Farm

In the extensive pages I have on Claire Knapp and her reknowned kennel, I note that the first time I saw the name Clairedale appear in print was in advertisement in 1922 and it was located at the Knapp Estate in Mastic. Well that still holds true as for location, but this press release that appeared in the June 1920 issue of DOGDOM magazine reveals Clairedale existed even earlier than that and with a slight variation in name.

"...... a pair of female puppies to Miss Claire Knapp of Mastic, L. I. the owner of the late departed Ch. Princess Iris a noted Boston Terrier. Miss Knapp has decided to breed Chows and as she has a vast estate to experiment on, much time and money, she will indeed be a welcome member of the Chow fanciers"....Dogdom Magazine

Listing From Bluebook Of DogDom

CHOWIN' DOWN AT CLAIREDALE FARM

And is young Billy Clune watching and waiting for his Maw to ring the dinner bell too ?

Links

MASTIC GOES TO THE DOGS

THE CLAIREDALE STORY

A PAT ON THE HEAD

THE CLUNES LIVED HERE

The Knapps Lived Here