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by Cam Atis
Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chows in the rain
Replies: 7
Views: 5587

Re: Chows in the rain

Hi. I'm from the Philippines. Using a very big umbrella is the best that you can use of course for rain showers. No problem at all if the temperature hovers at or below 37 degrees Celsius (100F), I am sure he will not overheat in the rain for 20 minutes while in it (raincoat). You will remove it onc...
by Cam Atis
Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:53 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My girl had a grand mal seizure
Replies: 8
Views: 4851

Re: My girl had a grand mal seizure

I am so sad to hear your chow has such. She will have it forever BUT can be lessened by medication. I hope you will not breed her as it can be passed on to her pups and grandpups. I can't help but reflect on the fact that such condition is unheard of in my country's native dogs. I wonder if it has s...
by Cam Atis
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Idenfying Rough/Smooth
Replies: 7
Views: 4877

Re: Idenfying Rough/Smooth

Oh well that is a misunderstanding Rory's Dad. I was stumped when the OP replied something about coat color.

Smooth = short haired
Rough = long haired

Both has what we call double coat though.
by Cam Atis
Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:04 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow + Children
Replies: 13
Views: 6323

Re: Chow + Children

Don't call me crazy because I did not call you in particular STUPID. Can you not be civil? I know what I am talking about and your dog is not his dog or her dog so would you please stop generalizing and keep citing your dog is like this is like that when in fact you have not even met the OP's dog! Y...
by Cam Atis
Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:01 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Question About Interacting With A Chow
Replies: 2
Views: 4469

Re: Question About Interacting With A Chow

If you do not need a seeing dog or a guide dog, and if you just need a companion dog who will protect you from intruders, and do not need a lap dog, Chows are for you. They generally keep to themselves, but will stay with you and would not mind if you forget about him being there. They would always ...
by Cam Atis
Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:47 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Idenfying Rough/Smooth
Replies: 7
Views: 4877

Re: Idenfying Rough/Smooth

Not an expert on this but check out this link http://www.xin-feng.nl/en/550e-chowcoat.html

I would prefer a smooth coated chow than a rough one. I don't do shows. If you do show, you'll be better off with a rough coat. they win most of the time (I guess)
by Cam Atis
Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:43 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow + Children
Replies: 13
Views: 6323

Re: Chow + Children

Sorry to scare some of you but I was just stating a possibility. I have dogs all my life and have kids too and it scares me more to see a video of a growling dog while being petted by a toddler and the adults are laughing in the background and letting the child do touching hugging the canine while t...
by Cam Atis
Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:30 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Do puppies look like their parents?
Replies: 7
Views: 4614

Re: Do puppies look like their parents?

Thanks Rory's Dad. Been a while. Yes it is (Mendelian). BTW, I recently interbred Cassie to our local native dog. Reason: 1. I like to have additional companions since Blue passed away. 2. Cassie would not mate naturally with any other chow. She'll have temper flare out even at the height of estrus/...
by Cam Atis
Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:38 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow + Children
Replies: 13
Views: 6323

Re: Chow + Children

The dog should not be allowed to go near the baby until about 18 months. You can even if the baby is 8 months only, IF you are carrying the baby but only for seeing and not for touching or sniffing (face to face) as I deemed it not necessary. The chow can smell the baby's feet. The dog will get used...
by Cam Atis
Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow + Children
Replies: 13
Views: 6323

Re: Chow + Children

I think it is doable even with two year old chows. I have known someone have a baby but had chowdrens. Be cautious always, put gates between the baby and the chow. Don't leave them alone unattended. Soon in 5-6 years time when the baby grows at that age, they would get along. Do not throw caution in...
by Cam Atis
Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:01 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Eczema
Replies: 4
Views: 4473

Re: Eczema

eczema is a complication of hotspot if it is left as it is.
by Cam Atis
Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Things don't always work out the way you plan them but its okay. :)
Replies: 9
Views: 5081

Re: I'm really sad, please help. (Breeder situation)

I am sorry you feel that way. But puppies are not born into this world tailored-fit to our preferences or wishes as if they can be designed. The advance deposit you made cannot guarantee that also. You are naive by believing the breeder when he promised you a male rough coat pup. How else will he kn...
by Cam Atis
Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:38 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Heartworm treatment
Replies: 3
Views: 4199

Re: Heartworm treatment

The treatment is NOT harsh and IT has no side effects at all. I recommend you listen to the veterinarian. This kind of treatment can be as long as 6 months. Then you maintain oral tablets every month from thence
by Cam Atis
Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:35 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Do puppies look like their parents?
Replies: 7
Views: 4614

Re: Do puppies look like their parents?

See the Mendelian chart.
Of course the pup is bound to inherit the features of the parent dogs. My dog got her color and facial expression from her mom, but her over-all look, she got from her cream colored dad.
by Cam Atis
Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How common is food aggression in chow chows?
Replies: 5
Views: 4584

Re: How common is food aggression in chow chows?

food aggression is common among dogs if the Alpha is nowhere in sight
by Cam Atis
Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:28 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New chow puppy problem
Replies: 7
Views: 4499

Re: New chow puppy problem

Hi! I'm from the Philippines too. I see nobody have replied to you yet and I am only here every once in a while. Owning a chow is a delight. They are easy to potty train and they keep to themselves, not very clingy but would certainly keep you company (from a distance) all the time = keeping an eye ...
by Cam Atis
Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My Chow Chow keeps getting attacked by other dogs
Replies: 16
Views: 6806

Re: My Chow Chow keeps getting attacked by other dogs

Cassie is also being attacked randomly when I walk her, soo I always bring a stick with me for any unwanted attention. I dont walk her much. she is free to roam our fenced home.
by Cam Atis
Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Advice about adopting a rescue
Replies: 7
Views: 5106

Re: Advice about adopting a rescue

8 years old is nearing senior age. You have to be ready for the medical costs he/she can rack up from visits to the vet. Also, have him/her visit your other dog or vice versa and see how they bond or not before you take the plunge.
by Cam Atis
Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Help with getting two chow chows!
Replies: 5
Views: 3066

Re: Help with getting two chow chows!

If you have two dogs already (and what do you mean by "part-time"?), I would recommed to get JUST ONE(1) chow pup. Chow's temperament is not the same as most dog breeds, they wanted their own space most of the time. When they keep to themselves, they dont want other dogs to invade that spa...
by Cam Atis
Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: WHEN TO PUT DOWN
Replies: 13
Views: 1789

Re: WHEN TO PUT DOWN

Personally I would not put down any of my dogs and most especially when you see their will to live another day. If you want, you can stop giving too much medications as these only exacerbate the condition (side effects which your pet can never be able to tell you about) and a drain on your finances....
by Cam Atis
Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Does Anyone Let Their Chow Walk Without a Leash?
Replies: 37
Views: 5808

Re: Does Anyone Let Their Chow Walk Without a Leash?

If that is your dream, train as early as now. Get a 20 feet leash, or you can improvise by making your own leash. Can start with 15 feet. Make sure though that it will not cause cuts to your pup. meaning, you'll need to buy a rope that is soft on the outside. You can even increase the length of your...
by Cam Atis
Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Female marking?
Replies: 3
Views: 940

Re: Female marking?

Hello Tychowgirl. females also mark territory. You'll know it is marking because they'll pee a little. Squat and then pee a little, after which they would walk away. They do it during walks and in the early mornings outside the garden or lawn within your home lot.
by Cam Atis
Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Always Out- Summer Shedding
Replies: 3
Views: 938

Re: Always Out- Summer Shedding

As long as she is active and happy, nothing to worry about. I have observed Clover having longer mane as compared to her look alike Cassie. Maybe thinning comes with her age. It will probably grow back but not as abundant as before as Rory's Dad pointed out. Cassie's hair also is thinner now on her ...
by Cam Atis
Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Chow Owner Needs Direction
Replies: 20
Views: 3274

Re: New Chow Owner Needs Direction

Colette, I would say right now there are two types of Chowchow (not their fur appearance). One is bred for show and this kind tend to be the lazy ones as someone said in the above thread though they are not really lazy - just low strung. They are plump, their face is somewhat wrinkled. They are easy...
by Cam Atis
Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:13 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Chow Chow puppy!
Replies: 9
Views: 1725

Re: New Chow Chow puppy!

Congratulations too on your chow pup. Seems like you are on your way to becoming a great carer to him. But giving small morsels of food to people outside your immediate family circle so they can feed it to him is not the best idea UNLESS you plan to show your dog in contests. You see, you are traini...

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