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by max5105
Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Update on Misiu
Replies: 4
Views: 842

Update on Misiu

As you know, we adopted Misiu from a veterinary clinic in southern Ohio. The manager did not want to turn him over to the local shelter and the rescues were filled to capacity. Now that I look back, the whole thing was very wierd. I mean, I was looking for a Chow or Chow mix for a while when I saw t...
by max5105
Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: Chow Fests
Topic: MIDWEST CHOW FEST JUNE 20-22 2008
Replies: 106
Views: 18749

Re: MIDWEST CHOW FEST JUNE 20-22 2008

I think I might be able to make it. If so, it would be great. Only a couple of hours away!
by max5105
Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: So annoyed
Replies: 25
Views: 3242

Re: So annoyed

Hi, I just had top mention that our chow mis Misiu was with me and the kids when a man came up to us and said "I hope that's not a Chow, because when they they turn to be around 2 years old they will bite you and try to kill your kids. I know because I am a policeman." Fortunately, my kids thought h...
by max5105
Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:17 am
Forum: Best of Training
Topic: Teaching bite inhibition
Replies: 64
Views: 35601

Re: Teaching bite inhibition

Thanks for the post. Misiu tends to get a little nippy now and then, mostly when he gets excited playing, but not always. I have tried to dissuade him firmly, but I think my son lets him chew on his hand when I am not around. I have to stress this with everyone once again.
by max5105
Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:50 am
Forum: Special Events, Birthdays & Anniversaries
Topic: Zena crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
Replies: 50
Views: 10253

Re: Zena crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

Sorry to hear about your loss. My condolences. Max
by max5105
Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What breed of dog?
Replies: 7
Views: 1960

Re: What breed of dog?

If I had to guess, I would go with Shar Pei.
by max5105
Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:47 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Ears???
Replies: 6
Views: 1327

Re: Ears???

Misiu's ears are both standing up with increasing frequency. Guess everything in its time, so to say.
by max5105
Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:45 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why that name?
Replies: 27
Views: 5703

Re: Why that name?

When I went to Ohio to pick up the 3-4 month old chow mix posted on this site, the office manager, Patti, said "It's odd, but we never gave him a name." He was with them for at least a month. All the other "strays" they encountered got names - but not him. To me it was an omen that this litlle furry...
by max5105
Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: General Requests
Topic: Need some help posting pictures
Replies: 1
Views: 3225

Need some help posting pictures

I think I need a tutorial on how to post pics to this site.
Thanks, Max
by max5105
Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:05 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Ears???
Replies: 6
Views: 1327

Re: Ears???

He's doing really well. He eats great, gets a lot of exercize, and TLC. He's also teething pretty heavily now, so he gets a little cranky sometimes. He's never messed in the house, and goes to his crate without a fight. I guess we're pretty lucky. Everywhere we go, people say "Is that a Chow? He's r...
by max5105
Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:47 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Ears???
Replies: 6
Views: 1327

Ears???

When I saw Misiu on this website, I assumed that he would have one ear down and on ear up. I felt this was due to his being a "mix", possibly with a floppy eared variety. However lately, I see him with both ears up, chow like, for 2 or 3 hours at a time - then the one falls back down. Has any one el...
by max5105
Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 4 MORE DAYS......
Replies: 45
Views: 4914

Re: 4 MORE DAYS......

Best of luck. I've had my Chow mix now for 2.5 weeks and he really is a character. He's beginning to teethe now and trying to drive us crazy, but we love him anyway. My trip was about 5 hours and it seemed dreadfully long - maybe because I was alone on the way there. The way way back was a whole lot...
by max5105
Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: chows and children
Replies: 19
Views: 4243

Re: chows and children

I adopted Misiu from a posting on this site. He was never relinquished to a shelter because, as a Chow-MIX, he would have been euthanized-no questions asked. To me, this indicates that he is on par with any pure bred Chow in terms of getting a bad rap, so to speak. The shelter in Warren County appar...
by max5105
Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: chows and children
Replies: 19
Views: 4243

Re: chows and children

Hi, and kudos to you for adopting a chow. I adopted mine only 12 days ago, and Misiu is so well integrated into out family that we can't imagine life without him. I, too, had some trepidations for which I was chastised and somewhat ridiculed by some members of this forum. "If you want a dog to act l...
by max5105
Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Zena not well
Replies: 35
Views: 3890

Re: Zena not well

Our best wishes for a speedy recovery and back to hugs and kisses.
by max5105
Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What's the difference?
Replies: 27
Views: 5696

Re: What's the difference?

I like both of these types in their own ways. I just wonder if the closed face type may be headed towards greater accentuation of its characteristics. It reminds me of the EB of today and how many breeders began to developed a 'new' type more true to the original and less exaggerated in feature. Som...
by max5105
Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:01 am
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: No more neck bones for Misiu
Replies: 9
Views: 1773

No more neck bones for Misiu

I read some of the posts and decided to give Misiu some raw (almost) turkey neck bones. I wasn't sure, so I only gave him two segments as a trial. 20 minutes later he wanted to go outside badly, where he vomited up the neck bones. :( Lesson learned.
by max5105
Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:56 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chows: Do you trust yours off-lead?
Replies: 73
Views: 9824

Re: Chows: Do you trust yours off-lead?

After reading the replies and thinking about this topic more, I went out this morning with Misiu (Mee-Shoo) along w/o a leash. He just ran around, followed me, chewed a stick on the side lawn, went to the garage when I started the car. The whole time he never left the property. When I went back insi...
by max5105
Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chows: Do you trust yours off-lead?
Replies: 73
Views: 9824

Re: Chows: Do you trust yours off-lead?

Mind you, I have only had Misiu for 5 days now - but each day is a great joy seeing how perfectly he fits into our family. To the point at hand, however. I have a deck that has one side of it facing the side yard, which is unfenced (I live on a corner). Well, Misiu was in the yard and heard my kids ...
by max5105
Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: need your help
Replies: 19
Views: 3016

Re: need your help

I only would like to second many of the opinions here to the point that at one time everyone was a first time chow owner. By making rescue chow inaccessible to first time owners, those that really want a chow ill resort to puppy mills and the like.
by max5105
Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:23 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Need Crate Training tips
Replies: 9
Views: 2349

Re: Need Crate Training tips

Thanks for the info. I picked up a book that gives me most of the do's and don'ts. Anyone have a preference for the style and material (plastic, metal, canvas)? Is one type more dog-friendly from a canine point of view? Human point of view? Either style will fit in my van, so I'm not too concerned a...
by max5105
Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:51 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Need Crate Training tips
Replies: 9
Views: 2349

Need Crate Training tips

I would like some real life based tips on crate training. What type of crate works best? Aby particular format that works best with chows? Any other input is OK, too.
by max5105
Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:26 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Addition to the Family - ended up rescuing a dog.
Replies: 22
Views: 2604

Re: New Addition to the Family - ended up rescuing a dog.

I am 100% in agreement. And they often play games with you, which can be tough on kids. (see my post 'lost two in one day") I'm in the process of looking for a larger house with an acre or two of land. Will the "Chow Nazis" turn on me if it doesn't have a fence?
by max5105
Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Lost 2 adoptions in 1 day.
Replies: 5
Views: 1272

Lost 2 adoptions in 1 day.

Adoption 1: Last week I was approved for the adoption of a pup in South Carolina. I sent in a deposit in the form of a check. Later I e-mailed the shelter about times and dates so that I could make some arrangements for a pickup, since I an 900 miles away. Next day, they e-mailed me back saying the ...
by max5105
Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How effective is socialization, behavior modification?
Replies: 11
Views: 1934

Re: How effective is socialization, behavior modification?

Apparently, voicing my concerns about what I read and hear makes me not 'special' enough to engage in an exchange of ideas without some people geting offended. Maybe I'm not 'special' because I care about some kids in my neighboorhood who don't read English well. Maybe, a some have indicated, puppy ...