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Mrs. Marjorie Butcher enters the Garden, ready to compete with other Great Pyrenees exhibitors for top awards.

Her Cote de Neige Kennels were established in the 1930s and her influence on the breed was monumental.

Marjorie Butcher had an outstanding eye for breed type and her breeding program produced many outstanding Great Pyrenees for her program as well as those of other breeders.

                                                                           

                                   

Marjorie stressed the importance of maintaining top quality bitches in a breeding program.

 

 

Her Great Pyrenees were held in high regard both by her fellow exhibitors as well as by the judges under whom her dogs were shown.

The famous Quibbletown Kennels were essentially founded on the dogs of Cote de Neige and, Seaver and Edith Smith were mentored by Marjorie Butcher.

 

 

Paul Strang considered Cote de Neige Great Pyrenees the top American kennel of that era and highly influential in the establishment and development of the breed in the USA.

 

 

It was also in the Pembroke Welsh Corgi ring that Marjorie Butcher excelled as a breeder and as an exhibitor of  high quality, typey dogs.

Her success with Pembroke Welsh Corgis was reflected in her many National Specialty Best of Breed wins as well as other top awards.

A tour of the outstanding archives of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America Inc reveal the success Cote de Neige enjoyed in top national competition.

Ch. Cote de Neige Pennysaver ROMX, was among Marjorie's heralded Corgis.

 


                       

Every visit by this writer to Quibbletown included reviewing the numerous Cote de Neige Great Pyrenees photographs and pedigrees in the possession of the Smiths.

Edith Smith stated to this writer "Marjorie Butcher established type in two breeds, Great Pyrenees and Pembroke Welsh Corgis".
                                                       

Seaver Smith added, "Marjorie was a breeder's breeder".

 


                                                               

 

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