The NeverNever Land Kennels
ORIGIN OF THE NeverNever Land KENNELS
I was given my first French Bulldog in the fall of 1909, of Dick de la Mere stock and showed the dog, “Ponto,” at the Westminster Kennel Club Show the following February, winning first Novice, the first time he was ever shown.
Soon after “Ponto” was accidentally poisoned, and I at once wanted to surround myself with French Bulls to try to forget a little the one I had cared for so dearly. As a sort of remembrance to him I started the NEVER-NEVER LAND KENNELS.
CHARLEMAGNE OF AMERSHAM
The Famous International Champion. Winner of cup for best of the breed at the Westminster Kennel Club Show, New York, Pittsburg, Erie, Chicagp, St. Louis, etc., 1911. One of the very few outcrosses for American Strains.
CHAMPION POURQUOI PAS
This grand young dog, acknowledged by the most noted experts to be about the finest American bred. Weight 22 lbs. Has won at the most important shows, including a record list of cups at the Chicago Specialty Show, 1910. Sire of Ch. The Dollor Princes, Parsque, Prenez Garde, La Beaute, and the noted European winner, The Belle of New York.
LE ROI II
Has the most typical head of any French Bulldog in the country. Winner for best of breed at the New England Specialty Show, 1910; Albany, 1911-12; Chicago Specialty Show, 1911, etc. Sire of the pronounced “bully” type. Weight 26 lbs.
The dog who is undoubtedly the nearest to the standard of perefection, as adopted by the French Bulldog Club of America, than any other sire.
CHAMPION HUNK’S BEQUEST
A toy Miniature Bulldog, cobby body, low to ground and tight screw tail. Wonderful head and expression. In color Dark Bronze Brindle. Of English Miniature Lineage and therefore most valuable at stud.
A Great-headed dark brindle, weighing about 23 lbs., with perfect ears, massive shoulders and bone and cobby body. A grand outcross for Gamin, Santos and Athos Stock. Has won at the leading shows, including reserve championship at Chicago. Sire of Flossie II, La Petite, and other winners.
SALVOLATILE – Original Winner of the 1910 FBDCA Speciality
During the Fall, 1910, a controversy re the type and orgin of the French Bulldog, was carried on through the columns of many of the dog periodicals. This controversy grew out of the protest which was lodged against the famous French Bull bitch, “SALVOLATILE” of which I was then, and still am, the fortunate owner.
Mr. Maurice Greenwood was the owner of the English Bulldog “Peggie.” He took her to the Warren Kennels and she was there bred (so I am informed) by Mr. Purdy, at that time President of the French Bulldog Club of New England, to his dog “Cyrano.”
“SALVOLATILE” was first shown in New England where her breeding was no secret. She was next shown at Newark, N.J., where she recieved winners and finally, at the Hotel Astor, New York April 21, 1910, Specialty Show of the French Bulldog Club of America where she received winners under Mr. James Mortimer.
Shortly after this, a protest was lodged through envy, and it was sustained, and she was disqualified justly, according to the laws of the American Kennel Club.
Though taking no part in the above controversy, my deep interest in the breed and my sincere affection for this quaint and curious Bouldogue Francais, has naturally inspired the question, “Whence its origin?”
From all sources of information, the preponderance of opinion is in the on direction.
In the interest of the breed, and for the information of many who love this affectionate little dog but have not the opportunity nor the time to look into such matters, I submit the following extracts with the compliments of the Never-Never Land Kennels.