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by Rory's Dad
Wed May 10, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Should I get chow chow?
Replies: 12
Views: 397

Re: Should I get chow chow?

Maybe a bit late to the party, but I will add my 15 cents anyway. Regardless of what 'might' happen in the future with family acceptance, you should not get a dog (Chow or other) with the thought that it will be banished to living outside and not accepted as a member of the household. Chows in parti...
by Rory's Dad
Wed May 10, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: New Chow Chow Owners
Topic: 911!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: 911!!!!

I don't really see it in the pic. But if you are really worried about it, know that the mask tends to fade as the dog ages. Young Chows will have a black masking that will fade. Maybe not 100%, but it will blend. Also, that darker coloring is actually a good thing. Cream Chows tend to lose the black...
by Rory's Dad
Wed May 10, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: Hello! Looking To Adopt!
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: Hello! Looking To Adopt!

Very nice to see your post. Welcome! I think adopting out of the Houston area once you locate is a fantastic idea. Hope that works. I would offer a word of caution about relocating chows. If they are used to cooler climates they have trouble adjusting to the temp changes. I think local is better. Th...
by Rory's Dad
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: Chow Chow lover
Replies: 3
Views: 1444

Re: Chow Chow lover

Absolutely love the idea of promoting the Chow breed, as others have said. But I have owned Chows for over 20 years and have always discouraged my children from costuming the dogs. I have always told them that Chows are a proud breed and should not be subjected to such things. In my house we even ca...
by Rory's Dad
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: Hello! New Chow Lover
Replies: 2
Views: 977

Re: Hello! New Chow Lover

Welcome to the Forum Charlotte. I can certainly understand your attraction to the Chow breed. A well behaved and socialized Chow is really above and beyond any other breed in my opinion. And sure, taking care of that wonderful mane is a lot of work, but that bonding experience is unlike any other. J...
by Rory's Dad
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: seeking breeder information
Replies: 3
Views: 1778

Re: seeking breeder information

This is tough. I did a search on Chow Chow Inc, which houses the registry for Chow pedigrees and didn't find anything. On the AKC website, the call name was too common and I couldn't get past 1994 litters. You could contact them to see if they can narrow the parameters outside the standard search. T...
by Rory's Dad
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Cream chow chow nose colour
Replies: 4
Views: 2854

Re: Cream chow chow nose colour

Constantina is correct. It is not a medical reason. It is simply a lack of pigment in the cream gene. Very few Cream Chows carry the black nose and mouth to adulthood. And those that do are very desirable to breeders. To my knowledge, there are no supplements that can help maintain the pigment. Some...
by Rory's Dad
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Males fighting
Replies: 5
Views: 2397

Re: Males fighting

There are a couple things you could try, but males together may just decide that they don't want to get along. In that case, I would follow Cindy's comment that they just need to be separated. I separate my males completely when I am not home and don't take the chance. Overall I think they like each...
by Rory's Dad
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: 2 puppies, should I feed big one more?
Replies: 3
Views: 1315

Re: 2 puppies, should I feed big one more?

Feeding recommendations are always based on size/weight. With any reputable dog food they will specify...a 40 lb dog should be fed x amount...a 20 lb dog should be fed y amount. Follow those instructions as a base. Then observe YOUR dogs. Chows do come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Look at the d...
by Rory's Dad
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Mouth cancer
Replies: 3
Views: 1388

Re: Mouth cancer

612 has the right advice. I would seek out an AKC show. They have semen collectors available at most shows. They should also be pretty learned on circumstances since they are generally Vet run. And quite honestly, since its their business they do so at reasonable rates. The hardest part might actual...
by Rory's Dad
Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: tips on crate training
Replies: 6
Views: 1692

Re: tips on crate training

So sorry to hear the news Cindy. You are right though, that is one of the unforeseen circumstances we have been preaching as a positive for crate training. Sad that you are giving a 1st hand testimonial.
by Rory's Dad
Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Raine - Our New Puppy
Replies: 32
Views: 6166

Re: Raine - Our New Puppy

wow...all 3 of us logged in on the same day...something going on with the stars...lol.
by Rory's Dad
Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Raine - Our New Puppy
Replies: 32
Views: 6166

Re: Raine - Our New Puppy

Oh no! What is that pic? What happened, doesn't look good.
by Rory's Dad
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Favorite pictures of my Chows
Replies: 6
Views: 2072

Re: Favorite pictures of my Chows

That is very common with Chows George. I think a lot of it is cooling.
by Rory's Dad
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Male or female as second dog (puppy)?
Replies: 11
Views: 6302

Re: Male or female as second dog (puppy)?

There can be problems with any dogs, even more so with multiple dogs of the same *Censored Word*. Quite honestly, you just never know. Dogs are of course pack animals, and they compete for position. Even with strong leadership, they can try to 1 up each other. Frequently that involves arguments, aft...
by Rory's Dad
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Need to borrow a rough coat Chow Chow for a music video in London
Replies: 4
Views: 5153

Re: Need to borrow a rough coat Chow Chow for a music video in London

I cant send my dogs to London, but could offer a few shots for 'stand in' type roles.
by Rory's Dad
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Puppy Coat Changing Texture?
Replies: 1
Views: 4121

Re: Puppy Coat Changing Texture?

Nope. Those are called guard furs. they will start on the middle of the back and run along the spine. they are the beginning of adult fur, and will remain the coarsest of his fur types. he will begin to shed the puppy fur and take on more of a 'hair' quality as he ages. this could take anywhere from...
by Rory's Dad
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: Blue Merle Chow Chow
Replies: 6
Views: 1753

Re: Blue Merle Chow Chow

Recognized or not is not the point. Read some of the earlier posts on this topic. Merle Chows are a genetic defect. Most are deaf or blind, sometimes both. It is 100% unethical to continue to breed merle chows. Those that support such breedings are furthering a horrible practice.
by Rory's Dad
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Male or female as second dog (puppy)?
Replies: 11
Views: 6302

Re: Male or female as second dog (puppy)?

Nas, I don't think I read your post incorrectly. I completely understand the risk of anesthesia and surgery to a Frenchie. Chows have similar risks as I would guess do other breeds. I probably wasn't real clear in my intention on my response. I don't think a male Frenchie imposes much of a risk to a...
by Rory's Dad
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Show chow question
Replies: 3
Views: 4607

Re: Show chow question

Very true Applebear. Most creams are campaigned to the CH before they are a year old. Only the top Creams hold the nose color beyond that. And there are always those breeders that try to categorize their litters with exotic colors (silver is a great example). Reds are still the most desirable, and a...
by Rory's Dad
Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A Second Puppy
Replies: 4
Views: 5111

Re: A Second Puppy

I have the same problem with photo size. I email them to myself, which limits the size, and then save the attachment for upload.

Would love to see a few pics. Not sure I have ever heard of Apricot tips. Might be a shaded red coat, but I would like to see.
by Rory's Dad
Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New puppy arriving in January
Replies: 5
Views: 5505

Re: New puppy arriving in January

You have a Smooth Applebear, that can really make all the difference. Irfish, you don't mention whether they are same *Censored Word*, etc. That can make things more difficult, but not impossible. A 3 year old is going to be pretty established in the home, so you do want to set some boundaries. Let ...
by Rory's Dad
Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is Emma pure breed
Replies: 3
Views: 4620

Re: Is Emma pure breed

She is purebred. Chow pups can have the mouth coloring come in late, but with Cream Chows, it may never. That is not an indication she is not purebred. Mostly its a Cream trait, but it could also be representative of a weak gene somewhere back in the lineage. From the photos though, I would put mone...
by Rory's Dad
Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Show chow question
Replies: 3
Views: 4607

Re: Show chow question

It's strictly a question of numbers. The majority of Chows are registered as Red. You are right about the Creams, in that most of the creams don't hold the proper nose and mouth coloring. Fawn and Blue are really more of a sub-category and most breeders don't register using those colors. My 5 Year O...
by Rory's Dad
Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Chow Chow hotspots and hair care questions
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: Chow Chow hotspots and hair care questions

The 1st two are definitely hotspots. They are not caused by his biting at it, but are worsened by it. Usually an allergic reaction, most likely to food. You can try to find the cause by reviewing his diet. Most often its going to be an ingredient in his regular food (check for wheat or grains, meat ...

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