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4. Rupert Kennels records, 1906-1970s, bulk: 1950s-1970s


Scope and Contents

This grouping contains records compiled by Dorothy Howe for breeding Labrador Retrievers under the Rupert Kennels name. Ms. Howe kept extensive correspondence with prospective breeding partners, often mentioning certain traits she desired in her breedings. She also compiled numerous pedigrees of Labrador Retrievers from various kennels, often making notations on the pedigrees as to colors, whelp dates, litter results, health, traits, and related information. Ms. Howe's meticulous records also include notes on specific dogs and a list of Rupert Kennels champions, as well as a collection of clippings of Rupert Kennels dogs in dog publications. See also Series 5, Pedigrees and Correspondence, which includes pedigrees for Labs with Rupert Kennels lines.


  • 1906-1970s
  • Majority of material found in 1950s-1970s

Language of Materials

From the Collection:

Materials are in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open to research without restrictions.

Physical Description

From the Collection: 9.6 Linear Feet (in 12 boxes (7 document boxes, 3 flat photo boxes, 1 photo box, and 1 slide box))


Arranged chronologically.


Repository Details

Part of the American Kennel Club Library & Archives Repository

101 Park Ave
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New York NEW YORK 10178 United States