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by Scarlets Mom
Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The most common traits of Chows?
Replies: 22
Views: 3338

Re: The most common traits of Chows?

Someone said regal and I have to agree. Scarlet is very regal and looks with disdain when one of the other dogs do something goofy or heaven forbid pass gas. She even looked regal the 1st day I saw her calmly walking down that busy expressway. When I stopped the car to get out and call her, she stop...
by Scarlets Mom
Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The most common traits of Chows?
Replies: 22
Views: 3338

Re: The most common traits of Chows?

Scarlet is indeed aloof with people she doesn't know. She is a one person dog and very protective of me. I had to laugh when I read how a couple people posted about how stubborn they are. The only time I can get her to sit is when I have a treat in my hand and even then she has to evaluate the treat...
by Scarlets Mom
Sat Apr 04, 2009 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The most common traits of Chows?
Replies: 22
Views: 3338

The most common traits of Chows?

All dogs are individuals but what would you say are the most common traits of Chows as a breed? Scarlet is my 1st Chow, before I found her I don't even think I had even seen a Chow. She is an absolute delight but is very different than the other dogs in my pack which is made up of mostly Greyhounds ...
by Scarlets Mom
Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Dandelion (embedded collar) update
Replies: 21
Views: 2813

Re: Dandelion (embedded collar) update

Omg that picture breaks my heart. How lucky she is to have someone like you in her life now. Bless you and Dandelion and may all she know from here on out is love.
by Scarlets Mom
Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Rescue advice - long
Replies: 51
Views: 5418

Re: Rescue advice - long

She is beautiful! Did you say you are in Houston? I am in Houston as well and would be more than happy to help you any way I can. I have alot of experience with rescue and handling of sometimes challenging dogs. My Scarlet is one of my rescues. I still can't believe my luck finding her strolling dow...
by Scarlets Mom
Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: new chow owner
Replies: 6
Views: 952

Re: new chow owner

Congrats on your new little one and welcome to the incredible world of chows. You will find they are not like any other breed and are the most loving dogs you will ever find. Please post pictures when you can. We would love to see Bear Bear
by Scarlets Mom
Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Scarlet keeps trying to eat the rats!
Replies: 2
Views: 512

Scarlet keeps trying to eat the rats!

Let me start off by saying I feed her twice a day so she is not hungry by any means. I think when she lived on the streets she ate anything she could find; trash, birds, and rodents. I know she has a high prey drive but she is very focused on trying to eat my rats, (yes, I also rescue rats). I have ...
by Scarlets Mom
Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:36 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: People disgust me...
Replies: 59
Views: 3586

Re: People disgust me...

I know if it was me that found that little cutie, I would consider him a gift and make room for him on my bed. How could you resist that face?
by Scarlets Mom
Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Little black beads - what are they
Replies: 2
Views: 1212

Re: Little black beads - what are they

Scarlet gets them too, just on her belly. I know its not fleas but have never seen anything like it. Does anyone have any ideas? ChowFUN, if you find out can you let me know?
by Scarlets Mom
Sat Dec 27, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Need advice on dry skin/coat issues
Replies: 8
Views: 7203

Re: Need advice on dry skin/coat issues

I feed her 1 cup of Evo beef formula, it is grain free. I then mix in a can of Merricks which is a very good quality food. I also mix in D-Zyme powder by Solid Gold, it is a digestive enzyme. She eats twice a day.. She has been eating this for @ least 1 1/2 years. Where can I buy the Apricot Sulfur ...
by Scarlets Mom
Fri Dec 26, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: McKenzie finally has some fur!
Replies: 9
Views: 971

Re: McKenzie finally has some fur!

I love stories like this, she looks so happy now compared to the shelter picture. You have a beautiful companion. Wishing you many years of love.
by Scarlets Mom
Thu Dec 25, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Need advice on dry skin/coat issues
Replies: 8
Views: 7203

Need advice on dry skin/coat issues

Does anyone use a special type of supplement in your dogs food to help with dry flakey skin. Scarlets coat is very dry, so is her skin. She gets hot spots and is very itchy at times. Can anyone offer any tips on what has worked for them?
by Scarlets Mom
Thu Dec 25, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Chow question
Replies: 12
Views: 1341

Re: Chow question

No doubt about it, either go to a shelter or a Chow rescue. We have a section here all about chows that are needing homes. I personally believe there are too many animals being killed every day because there are not enough homes. All of my animals have been rescued, current count of dogs; 3 greyhoun...
by Scarlets Mom
Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Some Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1137

Re: Some Advice

I have had 4 rescued greyhounds, Jeff is right. Osteosarcoma is one of the leading causes of deaths in greyhounds, (3 out of my 4 have/ or had it) and bloat. My understanding that it happens more often with dogs that are "barrel chested", too much food at once, or letting them engage in st...
by Scarlets Mom
Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:24 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: acting crazy
Replies: 5
Views: 765

Re: acting crazy

I loved that video! Scarlet and my chow/GS mix will have "zoomies" all over the house and yard. I have learned its very helpful to know how to jump out of the way.
by Scarlets Mom
Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: I Love you Oso!
Replies: 17
Views: 2884

Re: I Love You Oso!

I have tears in my eyes reading your post. I think any of us who have lost one of our beloved dogs, know the intense pain and numbing grief that occurs in the days, weeks, and even months that folow. Godspeed Oso you will be missed very much. Keep watch over your Mami until you two can be rejoined.
by Scarlets Mom
Sat Dec 20, 2008 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: OMG, Scarlet!
Replies: 15
Views: 2203

OMG, Scarlet!

Scarlet has been with me almost 2 years now and I never noticed until just now that she .....SNORES! I mean really loudly, the walls are starting to shake. I can't beieve I never heard her before or maybe I just assumed it was one of my older guys. She cracks me up, she is such a delicate little pri...
by Scarlets Mom
Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My chow is crazy.
Replies: 5
Views: 840

My chow is crazy.

I found Scarlet calmly walking down one of the busiest expressways here in Houston. Cars were flying by her going 65mph and even though I had been "warned" about Chows, I knew I could not leave her on that expressway. She was skin and bones and the only thing the vet could tell me for sure...
by Scarlets Mom
Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:53 pm
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Hair, there and everywhere!!
Replies: 9
Views: 3248

Re: Hair, there and everywhere!!

Scarlet sheds enough to make a whole new chow. As she walks you can almost see the fur fall. I have tried different brushes but will try an undercoat brush mentioned by clockman. Hopefully that will make a difference.
by Scarlets Mom
Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Wet grass
Replies: 18
Views: 2096

Re: Wet grass

I just found this topic, I had been thinking my Scarlet was Being "delicate" because she too wil not walk in wet grass, let alone pee. Good to know we are not alone,lol
by Scarlets Mom
Sun Nov 23, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow Tricks?
Replies: 24
Views: 2660

Re: Chow Tricks?

Scarlet is supposed to sit before she gets a treat. All of the other dogs (none of them are chows) do it without hesitation but Scarlet (my only chow) will look at me intently for a minute or two (as if she is trying to decide if its worth her time and diginty to humor me) and then with a sigh will ...
by Scarlets Mom
Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: So, Chow lovers, what other breed(s) would you/do you have?
Replies: 44
Views: 5734

Re: So, Chow lovers, what other breed(s) would you/do you have?

I love this thread! Well I'm known as the "crazy dog lady" at work if that tells you anything. I do a lot of rescue work so I don't really get to choose a certain breed but I have a huge soft spot for seniors and dogs with special needs. I see beauty in those little gray muzzles and the cl...
by Scarlets Mom
Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Why do Chows have such a bad rep?
Replies: 17
Views: 17422

Why do Chows have such a bad rep?

It seems as if every time I hear anything about a Chow its always how unpredictible they are, mean, cannot get along with other dogs, hate strangers and will attack, etc. I have had my girl for 1 1/2 years now and know absolutely nothing about her background, (she was a stray when i found her) but s...
by Scarlets Mom
Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: Chow Fests
Topic: ChowFest in Houston, Texas?
Replies: 25
Views: 5178

Re: ChowFest in Houston, Texas?

So how do we go about arranging this. I would love for this to happen!
by Scarlets Mom
Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Do you have a favorite Chow color....
Replies: 24
Views: 5894

Re: Do you have a favorite Chow color....

I have never seen a cream color chow, not even a picture of one. Does anyone on the board have one? I'd love to see a picture if possible. They must be very beautiful judging by the replies.

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