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by Brisco
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: Skin problem related to diet?
Replies: 1
Views: 898

Re: Skin problem related to diet?

Hi, I know it's been a while and I hope your dog is well by now. Quite a few years ago we had quite a few bad skin problems with one of our Chows. After a couple of thousand dollars worth of Vet visits and a couple of years battling it we finally got it sorted purely with diet. We tried almost every...
by Brisco
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Mix or not?
Replies: 1
Views: 1282

Re: Mix or not?

Hi, She is very cute and most likely pure Chow. A spotted tongue and pink gums is probably just due to slightly random breeding and sometimes will darken a bit with age but not always. It would be considered a major fault in the show ring but who cares, she looks like a great dog, enjoy her.
by Brisco
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Pure breed
Replies: 1
Views: 5233

Re: Pure breed

I just saw this post, I can't believe that people aren't responding to questions on here. I haven't been on here for a few years now and I 've decided to come back and have a look. Yes, your Chow is certainly a pure Chow, and very nice looking as well. Can't really see the ears but they will probabl...
by Brisco
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 7month chowling won’t sleep indoors
Replies: 1
Views: 1797

Re: 7month chowling won’t sleep indoors

Hi, Firstly, a Chow is as good of a cold weather dog as any other breed and better than most. They are from China, a very cold place. My first Chow would lay out in a snow storm only to get fully covered with snow to where you couldn't see him and he was a black one. Secondly, It is very normal or c...
by Brisco
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is my chow chow pure bred? And will she be big and fluffy?
Replies: 1
Views: 1216

Re: Is my chow chow pure bred? And will she be big and fluffy?

Hi, I would say that your cute little girl is a pure Chow. The typical Chow that people imagine is probably the "show" type that are very carefully and selectively bred to have a very particular look, or breed standard. There are two coats recognized, the standard long hair (the most common) and a S...
by Brisco
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: best top 5 dog crates
Replies: 2
Views: 5838

Re: best top 5 dog crates

If you are in situation where you need to crate your dog then you should reconsider even getting a dog. I've had many dogs in my 50 something years and never have any of them been crated or needed to be crated. If it "needs" crated, it's either the wrong breed for the situation or you are just a laz...
by Brisco
Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Digging question
Replies: 3
Views: 1648

Re: Digging question

It can't hurt. Please let me know how it goes.
by Brisco
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Separation Anxiety
Replies: 13
Views: 7082

Re: Separation Anxiety

Imagine how freaked out this poor dog would be locked up in a crate when you leave. A crate won't help your dogs mental well being it will just stop the damage but your dog will still be very upset with no outlet, don't use a crate. Fix the problem don't just cover it up, that's like turning your ra...
by Brisco
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Digging question
Replies: 3
Views: 1648

Re: Digging question

Hi ski, I've only had one Chow that dug a little bit when young but that was only when it was very hot and he just removed the top soil to get a cool spot to lay. He grew out of that at about 6 or 7 months old. My dogs have always had their own Sandbox to lay in to stay cool. And no, I don't have an...
by Brisco
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Should I get chow chow?
Replies: 12
Views: 4073

Re: Should I get chow chow?

Saying " maybe" is not twisting anyones words. Stating a fact about about getting NO support from the parents (as you did)based on the fact that they don't want a dog inside is. They obviously don' t mind that the family get a dog. I'll let you have the last word if you feel like arguing about what ...
by Brisco
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow puppy and size!
Replies: 14
Views: 4730

Re: Chow puppy and size!

17"- 20" is listed as the average in the AKC breed standard but there is no size that disqualifies them.
by Brisco
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Entropion Surgery
Replies: 16
Views: 8294

Re: Entropion Surgery

We went to a very highly regarded eye specialist with our Brisco when he was 6 months old and he said that he needed the surgery. We didn't think his eyes were normal but not really that bad either. We told the Vet that we were going on a 2 week vacation and would have to wait to get the operation u...
by Brisco
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Should I get chow chow?
Replies: 12
Views: 4073

Re: Should I get chow chow?

I agree Stella1, Ideally it would be nice and probably better all around if your dog was allowed to come inside at times. My only point was that there are good dogs with loving parents that don't allow them in. And if someone really wants a dog that has to stay out then that is O.K. My dogs do come ...
by Brisco
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Should I get chow chow?
Replies: 12
Views: 4073

Re: Should I get chow chow?

I just wanted to say to Constantina, that just because No9's parents say that they don't want a dog in the house doesn't mean that they wouldn't be there to love the dog and help with it in any way. Stating things as facts like he/she will be all alone in caring for the dog is something that was not...
by Brisco
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Should I get chow chow?
Replies: 12
Views: 4073

Re: Should I get chow chow?

I disagree completely with these last 3 responses. I have had 5 Chows now, my first one back in 1981. All of my Chows including my now 15 month old have always been outdoor dogs. I will admit that my dogs do come in occasionally but very seldom. I now have a dog door so it is their choice and my fem...
by Brisco
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: other dogs
Replies: 3
Views: 1457

Re: other dogs

Neutering a dog has very few health benefits if any, and several possible adverse affects. I'm not saying people shouldn't have their dogs neutered but it shouldn't be done because you think it is better for their health, Do your research. In your case it may be required but it's not too unusual for...
by Brisco
Sun Nov 06, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow + Children
Replies: 13
Views: 9754

Re: Chow + Children

Of course if you are stupid enough to laugh when a dog growls at a child you are an idiot and you probably shouldn't even have a dog, or a child for that matter. I have had 5 Chows now in the past 30 years and I've had two that I would trust 100% even with a baby. My boy Brisco who past away last ye...
by Brisco
Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:25 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Question
Replies: 2
Views: 4922

Re: Question

I don't believe that your poor vision would affect your relationship or training with a Chow or any other breed for that matter. Dogs especially Chows are smart, they can sense things and pick up on things that you'd be amazed at. I find that a dogs body language is more telling than there eyes when...
by Brisco
Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:31 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Not eat and is throwing up
Replies: 2
Views: 1734

Re: Not eat and is throwing up

If it were me, I'd take him to the Vet to have him checked just to be sure there is nothing medically wrong. I've had Chows that have gone 4 days without eating when upset with a move or a big change in circumstance but it would be a shame if it is medical and it didn't get fixed in time. The throwi...
by Brisco
Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:32 am
Forum: Training
Topic: tips on crate training
Replies: 6
Views: 4162

Re: tips on crate training

Simba's Mom, I personally really dislike the Idea of crate training and would never do it and never have in all my 40+ years of dog ownership. I feel if you don't have an adequate yard or property to keep a dog then you shouldn't have one. And if you live in an apartment or something then get an app...
by Brisco
Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 12 weeks old, suddenly peeing
Replies: 6
Views: 3198

Re: 12 weeks old, suddenly peeing

Probably just payback for the whole crate thing. #-o
by Brisco
Thu May 19, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Recommendations for a training book
Replies: 5
Views: 5738

Re: Recommendations for a training book

Hi Sansa, I'm not sure about a good training book, but here is a post of mine from years ago that I think Might give you some insight that could help with your training. I can't stress enough that a Chow WILL hold a grudge if scoulded too harshly. I've had 5 of them now and one is a 4 month old that...
by Brisco
Sat May 14, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why does my chow look different?
Replies: 5
Views: 2585

Re: Why does my chow look different?

That is a bit small but she looks beautiful and like a pure Chow to me. I've got a 4 month old and he is 30 lbs and what I consider kind of normal size for a boy. I would expect mine to end up at 65'ish. Mine is a Smooth coat type and the ears look like your pups ears. I've had 5 Chows and they all ...
by Brisco
Wed May 04, 2016 4:19 am
Forum: New Chow Chow Owners
Topic: New Puppy!
Replies: 6
Views: 3269

Re: New Puppy!

Winnie is very cute. Just remember that chows don't take really harsh discipline well. They will hold a grudge. Try to be firm but don't scare her accidentally by yelling too loud or smacking her. You do need to be firm but I try to just do enough to get the point across, they are very smart. I'm su...
by Brisco
Wed May 04, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Fair price?
Replies: 14
Views: 6829

Re: Fair price?

Sorry everyone, even you Rory's dad. This was just supposed to be about crazy prices. That is really my only gripe, and it just can't be justified to me. It has started to sound like I prefer non-show dogs and that's not the case. I just don't think that it makes a better dog as long as you deal wit...