the day that the Shih Tzu was first admitted to regular
classes in the United States, the great Chumulari Ying
Ying went Best In Show under Mr James Trullinger, handled
by Mr John Marsh for his owners the Reverend and Mrs
Easton. This dog was to become a great influence in
our breed, siring a number of Best In Show winners who in
turn themselves were great producers.
evident amongst these sons was the great Can/AM/Bda Ch
Carrimount Ah-Chop-Chop [Can/AM ROM] - who was bred by Jr
Jeffrey G Carrique of the well know "Carrimount"
kennels in Montreal and owned by Mrs JG Carrique.
This was one of the first Canadian kennels to breed to
"Ying Ying" and with great success.
- as he was know to his friends, was a very striking jet
black and white dog who was literally a showing
fool. On one occasion in the Best In Show ring his
handler fell, dropping the leash, whereupon
"Chop" continued around the ring and stood in
front of the judge with his tail wagging.
became the only Shih Tzu in the history of the breed to
have won a Best In Show in every country in which he held
title and also was the first dog to become a winner of the
Roll of Merit Award given by the Canadian and American
Shih Tzu Clubs. He was also the first and only Shih
Tzu bred in Canada to become top Shih Tzu in the USA, a
feat he achieved in 1971. This dogs influence on the
breed could be clearly seen in his offspring since he
stamped everything with the "Chop-Chop"
look. He was in great demand by breeders both in the
United Staes and Canada. He was handled at the
outset of his career in Canada by Mr Luc Boileau and by Mr
William Trainor in the United States.