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by Sahara91
Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: muzzle
Replies: 5
Views: 1190

Re: muzzle

It depends if there's any need to. As for which muzzle, I've always been told that the "cage" type is kinder on dogs as it allows them to pant, rather than just strapping their mouth shut like a fabric muzzle does.
by Sahara91
Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: "You don't want a Chow Chow. They're not nice dogs."
Replies: 15
Views: 5557

Re: "You don't want a Chow Chow. They're not nice dogs."

I think Chows are much like any other breed - some will get along with cats, others won't. I have a Chow, and a cat, and it's not a happy combination. Xhena grew up with the cat around, but she found it's far more fun to chase cats than be friends with them (every walk at the mo ends up as a cat hun...
by Sahara91
Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: In Remembrance of Alf (Layla's Alfonse)
Replies: 46
Views: 12390

Re: In Remembrance of Alf (Layla's Alfonse)

So sorry to hear this :( RIP Alf.
by Sahara91
Wed May 20, 2009 6:49 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How big will she grow?
Replies: 11
Views: 2646

Re: How big will she grow?

She sounds about right to me. At that age, Xhena weighed 23.5kg/51lbs, though I can't recall how tall she was. Now, at 19mths, she weighs 26kg/57lb and is around 20" tall, which seems to be around the same size as the other Chows we bump into.
by Sahara91
Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: My Chow Puppy
Replies: 28
Views: 4255

Re: My Chow Puppy

We're in the UK too - Xhena came from a breeder in Warwickshire. She has always slept on the laminate floor, I've bought all kinds of beds for her and she's never shown the slightest interest in any of them :roll: It sounds like he's going to be a big boy, Xhena weighed 5kgs at 10wks. She now weighs...
by Sahara91
Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Recall.
Replies: 17
Views: 2326

Re: Recall.

Yes! Coco comes back to me when I call her! BTW, how is Xhena doing? Have you managed to re-teach her a good recall? Nope :roll: She has been on a flexi lead for the past couple of weeks and have been working on getting her to come back. Yesterday I let her off for 5mins so she could play with anot...
by Sahara91
Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Recall.
Replies: 17
Views: 2326

Recall.

A thread I posted a couple of weeks ago got me wondering, how many people on here would say their Chow has a reliable recall?
by Sahara91
Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Where has her recall gone?!
Replies: 10
Views: 2217

Re: Where has her recall gone?!

Oh, boy...sounds like the true chow personality is coming out. But I want my nice Chow back :shock: :lol: The odd thing is that her commands are normally fine, if I ask her to sit, lay down, stay, give paw, etc, she will do it no problem, even without bribery! It's just recall, both when we're out ...
by Sahara91
Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Where has her recall gone?!
Replies: 10
Views: 2217

Where has her recall gone?!

Now I love my Chow to bits, but she is just so frustrating at the moment :roll: In December '08, I started letting her off lead at the park and she was great. Good with the other dogs, came back when called, no problems at all. This continued through January and February, taking her to the park was ...
by Sahara91
Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Photographing a Black Chow
Replies: 14
Views: 2974

Re: Photographing a Black Chow

Natural light is your friend. If you can get a pic either in front of a door or window, or better yet, take the photo outside, you'll have the best results. I agree with that. I take the majority of photos outdoors during daylight hours. No flash, ever, and always try to make sure that the sunlight...
by Sahara91
Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chows and Feet!!
Replies: 32
Views: 7947

Re: Chows and Feet!!

Bella doesn't lie or sit ON our feet but she often sits near them though she does have a strange fetish for licking our feet. it's a little weird sometimes do anything to get at your bare feet, strange girl... I thought Xhena was the only one :lol: We don't dare to have bare feet in our house at ri...
by Sahara91
Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Xhena in the snow!
Replies: 8
Views: 1822

Re: Xhena in the snow!

Thanks all, she did indeed enjoy herself. We've only just got rid of that snow, amazing how much there was for here.
by Sahara91
Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:46 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Xhena in the snow!
Replies: 8
Views: 1822

Xhena in the snow!

Thought we'd make the most of the dumping of snow we've had here and take Xhena to the park. Apologies for the quality of the pics - must get myself a new camera. Notice: no lead!! http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g308/S_L_B/Snow%20050209/Snow5209002.jpg http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g308/S_L_B...
by Sahara91
Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:42 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: this is lola from the uk
Replies: 11
Views: 2549

Re: this is lola from the uk

What a beautiful girl :D We're in the UK too, so rare that we see another Chow.
by Sahara91
Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:05 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Help
Replies: 19
Views: 2820

Re: Help

Xhena HATED car rides when she first came home - now she loves them! It took a while, but we made sure that every time she got in the car, it was a positive experience (for us, getting in the car meant going to the park, and the only time she went to the park was via the car). It won't take him too ...
by Sahara91
Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Just curious
Replies: 6
Views: 1885

Re: Just curious

Sounds just like my Chow :lol: The only thing Xhena barks at is the occasional cat, otherwise we just have odd huffing/snorting noises. She's also fine with anyone coming into the house. We had a workman come in a few months ago, she followed him everywhere he went, tried to climb in his toolbox, th...
by Sahara91
Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: So proud of my girl!
Replies: 9
Views: 1885

So proud of my girl!

After some encouraging words from someone I met at the park on Thursday (who owned a husky), I decided to bite the bullet and let Xhena off lead. She's nearly 15mths old now and is really starting to listen better, so gave it a go. In four days we've been the park three times, all of which were off ...
by Sahara91
Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:08 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Harness
Replies: 12
Views: 3018

Re: Harness

I'm not a fan of Haltis unless they are necessary - with Chows they aren't. I have always used a normal body harness with Xhena as I was worried about her slipping out of a collar.
by Sahara91
Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Squeeky Toys
Replies: 14
Views: 2287

Re: Squeeky Toys

Xhena's squeaky toys last forever - she never touches them :roll:
by Sahara91
Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow or not? Advice needed.
Replies: 46
Views: 7550

Re: Chow or not? Advice needed.

I'm in the UK too. Providing your chowling is brought up well as part of your family, aggression really shouldn't be a problem. My girl is now nearly 15mths old, and I've yet to hear her so much as growl.

Good luck with him!
by Sahara91
Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Sporn Non-Pulling Mesh Control Harness
Replies: 8
Views: 1984

Re: Sporn Non-Pulling Mesh Control Harness

I bought one of those for Xhena months ago. Nice design, but not good for long haired breeds. You'll find the fur on the back gets snagged in the harness when it tightens - it pulled more and more fur out until I refused to use it anymore.
by Sahara91
Fri Dec 12, 2008 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: I'm a newbie from the UK!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1805

Re: I'm a newbie from the UK!!

Hi from another UKer!

I'm owned by Xhena, a 14mth old black girl. Welcome to the forum!
by Sahara91
Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How to distract her from other dogs?
Replies: 5
Views: 1420

Re: How to distract her from other dogs?

Thanks for the replies. She is generally quite good when there are no distractions around, but i guess while she was a pup I let some things slip that I shouldn't have done. I've really started to crack down on her behaviour, and it does seem to be improving - we'll see what happens next time we see...
by Sahara91
Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How to distract her from other dogs?
Replies: 5
Views: 1420

How to distract her from other dogs?

Hi all, I was wondering if anyone could advise. Xhena has always loved other dogs, she's never nasty with them (she's 13mths old and I've yet to even hear her growl), but she always HAS to say "hi" to every dog she sees, and is very in-your-face with them. She forgets all about me, sets herself agai...
by Sahara91
Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A Chow and NOT a Golden Retriever
Replies: 5
Views: 1463

Re: A Chow and NOT a Golden Retriever

Yes, I was looking on a website earlier at harnesses, to see that they had used Chows for models in three photos! That's in the UK too - I was amazed!