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by Rory's Dad
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Help with Adopting!
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Help with Adopting!

Chow Chow Rescue of NY.
by Rory's Dad
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: grooming
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: grooming

Trim and shape the fur around the paws. Trim between the paw pads. That's it. Occasionally you may need to cut a mat, but with regular grooming it shouldn't be necessary. Never shape any other areas or shave down. Do not cut the Guard Hairs...ever. You can thin the butt area with a rake if it gets t...
by Rory's Dad
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: North East Chow Chow Breeders Association
Replies: 0
Views: 51

North East Chow Chow Breeders Association

1st off, I would like to say that I hope that I am not breaking any forum rules. If I am, please feel free to remove the post. I have been a member of this forum since 2011 and hopefully I have been able to provide some decent responses and advice over the years. Having owned Chows for the past 20 o...
by Rory's Dad
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Spartacus our new puppy
Replies: 65
Views: 7973

Re: Spartacus our new puppy

Love the camper. That is next on our list. Happens to be the retirement plan. Grab the dogs and just Show the entire East Coast. I sent the photo to the wife and she is ready to go shopping.
by Rory's Dad
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: New Chow Chow Owners
Topic: Getting a new chow!! What size harness ect should I buy???
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Getting a new chow!! What size harness ect should I buy???

Sorry for the late response, I haven't been on in a bit. Nice citation of the breed specifics, but that didn't come close to answering the question. Hopefully you know the description of the Chow breed at this point. Some breeders will give you a bit of a going home package, with a collar, leash, an...
by Rory's Dad
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: New Chow Chow Owners
Topic: Want Info on Smooth Coat Chows!
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Want Info on Smooth Coat Chows!

Well, that is a lot of questions, but they all really go back to the same thing, so hear ya go... How often they need to be brushed depends on environment more than anything. It is hot and humid, or cool? Is he playing in the mud? Whatever the answer there, I would plan on at least once a week. It h...
by Rory's Dad
Wed May 10, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Should I get chow chow?
Replies: 12
Views: 474

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: 182

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: 202

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: 1454

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: 997

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: 1809

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: 2881

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: 2437

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: 1338

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: 1410

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: 1727

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: 6255

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: 6255

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: 2117

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: 6361

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: 5181

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: 4148

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: 1768

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: 6361

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...

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