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7.9 Len Carey and Ch. Rancho Dobe's Storm memorial collection, 1951-1990, bulk: 1951-1954


Scope and Contents

This collection consists of several scrapbooks and loose news clippings, correspondence, and periodicals featuring Ch. Rancho Dobe's Storm. Bred by Brint and Vivian Edwards of Rancho Dobe Kennels in California in December 1949, he was purchased as a puppy by Len Carey of New York City, where he lived in a high-rise apartment building with the Carey family. Storm was the grandson of Ferry v. Raufelsen of Giralda, who was the 1939 Best in Show winner at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Following in his footsteps, Storm won the Westminster Best in Show title in 1952 and 1953. During his short show career, in just 25 shows entered, Storm won 25 Best of Breed titles, 22 Best of Group titles, and 17 Best in Show titles during a very short show career. He later sired many sons and daughters that went on to be successful in show rings in the United States and Britain. Storm's Best in Show ribbons are framed and included in this collection, along with a painting of his standing profile. Storm's owner, Len Carey, was a prominent judge of dog shows.


  • 1951-1990
  • Majority of material found within 1951-1954

Language of Materials

From the Collection:

The bulk of this collection is in English. There are also some periodicals, books, and pedigrees in German.

Access Restrictions

Two document boxes comprising governance files and National Specialty records are restricted and inaccessible due to the presence of inactive mold. Please see the archivist for details. The rest of the This collection is open to research without restrictions.

Physical Description

From the Collection: 141.52 Linear Feet (170 boxes) : in 64 document boxes, 6 legal-sized boxes, 7 cartons, 56 flat photo/folder boxes, 2 photo album boxes, 5 DVD/CD boxes, 1 slide box, 33 oversize boxes of varying sizes.


Arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

Two of the scrapbooks were donated by Len Carey to Marge Cox for the DPCA Archives. Marge Cox also created a photo album, mainly of Storm's Best in Show wins, Carey family photos, and news clippings. Jeff Carey donated the remaining items.


Repository Details

Part of the American Kennel Club Library & Archives Repository

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