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by 612guy
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Spartacus our new puppy
Replies: 65
Views: 8455

Re: Spartacus our new puppy

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk232/ottertailguy/9298EB58-0214-4613-BBA4-E7B52C57CA56_zpsjgqkndef.jpg Had a memorable weekend at a show. It was our first time camping with our RV and it went really well. Our friends camped next to us with their 3 chows made it really special. 612
by 612guy
Tue May 02, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Spartacus our new puppy
Replies: 65
Views: 8455

Re: Spartacus our new puppy

Thanks Cindy, he's still a butthead at times but a sweet heart most the time. We my slow down some until he is 2 so his adult fur will be all in and he will be fully mature. Then he will be ready to compete against CH and GCH to get his CH. We are in no hurry .The last show from the previous post he...
by 612guy
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Spartacus our new puppy
Replies: 65
Views: 8455

Re: Spartacus our new puppy

Still at 18 months old he still doesn't have his adult coat. Been told it will take up to his second birthday. We were at shows last weekend and he beat a GCh for breed and then took a Group 4 in the Non- Sporting Group. Our very first one. Here is our picture, it would of been better if his back le...
by 612guy
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow Beards !!!
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: Chow Beards !!!

You could always trim some off the beard and it would really help. I've done that in the past so if you don't mine a little shorter beard area you could try it. Please post a picture of it so we can see what you are talking about.

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by 612guy
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Raine - Our New Puppy
Replies: 32
Views: 6507

Re: Raine - Our New Puppy

She's adorable!! I think she will grow up to 50lbs which I think is perfect for a female and closer to the standard than a 70lb female chow. Her breeder has been breeding for a long time and know what they are doing.

Thanks for the update,
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by 612guy
Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Mouth cancer
Replies: 3
Views: 1443

Re: Mouth cancer

So sorry to hear about your chow. I don't know about if it's genetic or not but if you want to save sperm it's pretty easy. The hardest part is find the right vet that does it all the time. Once you find a vet, they will attempt to collect and the check the count to determine if he's fertile. Then t...
by 612guy
Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Blow dryer
Replies: 9
Views: 2577

Re: Blow dryer

Now that we have 2 chows I decided to upgrade our dryer. It just took too long to dry them with the old one and if you don't dry them completely there is a risk of hotspots. Plus the new one blows loose undercoat out into the air like a cloud. Which really saves on comb/brushing time. I bathed Spart...
by 612guy
Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Raine - Our New Puppy
Replies: 32
Views: 6507

Re: Raine - Our New Puppy

Not the update I was hoping for but stuff happens. :cry: She's beautiful and has grown so much. Poor girl can't be a puppy and run around but getting better is the goal now. I know chows have the second worst problems after pugs with elbows but don't know if that includes trauma. Give her a big hug ...
by 612guy
Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:43 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Raine - Our New Puppy
Replies: 32
Views: 6507

Re: Raine - Our New Puppy

I would love to hear an update on Raine.

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by 612guy
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: everyone meet my chow chow princess SOPHIE
Replies: 5
Views: 627

Re: everyone meet my chow chow princess SOPHIE

Welcome to the forum, Sophie is adorable.

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by 612guy
Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:35 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Spartacus our new puppy
Replies: 65
Views: 8455

Re: Spartacus our new puppy

Time is going fast. We have been going to conformation classes and a couple shows lately to get Spartacus more relaxed at the shows. He got a group 4 placement in OH two weekends ago over GCH dogs. Last weekend nothing but now he is comfortable walking in big crowds and will let the judge inspect hi...
by 612guy
Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:13 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Adventures of Lynk
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Re: Adventures of Lynk

Nice looking boy and welcome to the site. Nice scenery too.
by 612guy
Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Do puppies look like their parents?
Replies: 7
Views: 4681

Re: Do puppies look like their parents?

You won't find out until it's all grown up. Puppies from same litters turn out differently most the time. Sometimes like a parent or grandparent but other times like nothing from either. Experience breeder will be able tell but they still have to grow up some. Our Spartacus is 12 months old and stil...
by 612guy
Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Raine - Our New Puppy
Replies: 32
Views: 6507

Re: Raine - Our New Puppy

I feel your pain. Chows numbers in Minnesota are even worst. I'm the only one with any but knew that going in when getting Spartacus. Right now I'm entering him in local shows with NOHS only so he can get more comfortable in the ring and maybe get ranked. Our last show in Hutchinson, Minnesota on Oc...
by 612guy
Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Bad behavior of Walter
Replies: 61
Views: 20442

Re: Bad behavior of Walter

You may have to adjust it but not as much as you would think. Just keep a little tension on the rope so there's no slack. But when Spartacus pulls the rope it doesn't slip and he can't pull as hard. Spartacus is over 70lbs and the strongest chow we have had and this works well. Before my wife had a ...
by 612guy
Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Raine - Our New Puppy
Replies: 32
Views: 6507

Re: Raine - Our New Puppy

Wow, she looks great and congrats on winning group both days. She is growing fast and love the legs she has.

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by 612guy
Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Bad behavior of Walter
Replies: 61
Views: 20442

Re: Bad behavior of Walter

What I have done is switch the leash/collar to a 6 foot rope slip collar. Just make sure it on right so it releases after tension is applied. This is the only thing I have used on Spartacus for the last 3 months. http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk232/ottertailguy/88EC5EB6-291B-447F-A614-36F2CF040...
by 612guy
Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Bad behavior of Walter
Replies: 61
Views: 20442

Re: Bad behavior of Walter

I remember this thread and it's been 10 months and wonder how Walter is doing. I hope he's doing much better and would love an update. It's easy to give advise about puppy issues then it's to solve them. Our Spartacus just turned 1 year old and is a puller too. He is getting better only because we h...
by 612guy
Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:14 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Things don't always work out the way you plan them but its okay. :)
Replies: 9
Views: 5159

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

I know how hard it is to wait for a puppy. I'm not talking days but months. We had to wait over 6 months for Spartacus and were very lucky there was a red male pup from a cream mom and a black dad. Having litters with all girl happen because I know 2 breeders that had them, one with 6 and the other ...
by 612guy
Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Toby, Recent Show Photo
Replies: 1
Views: 401

Re: Toby, Recent Show Photo

He's matured very nicely. Looks like a very sweet boy that's seems very comfortable at the show. I do think you both will have fun going to shows without Rory. Plus your wife and daughter can come and just enjoy the show.

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by 612guy
Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Spartacus our new puppy
Replies: 65
Views: 8455

Re: Spartacus our new puppy

Here is the win photo from our last show. Spartacus is 11 months old and still has his puppy coat. Hopefully more wins to come.


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by 612guy
Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:10 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Spartacus our new puppy
Replies: 65
Views: 8455

Re: Spartacus our new puppy

I can totally understand showing your pup yourself and wouldn't think of doing it any other way. I too like chows with longer legs that can move but can see why others like the other types too. Yes, they seem very similar and hope someday to meet you and your chows. I measured Spartacus and he's 20 ...
by 612guy
Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:27 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Spartacus our new puppy
Replies: 65
Views: 8455

Re: Spartacus our new puppy

Spartacus is hanging around 70lbs which I'm actually happy with. He should grow another inch taller and will fill out in the next 6 months according to his breeder. Finding chows to compete against is our problem too. You could always have your breeder show your new pup and would probably be cheaper...
by 612guy
Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Spartacus our new puppy
Replies: 65
Views: 8455

Re: Spartacus our new puppy

We traveled to Wisconsin last weekend and Spartacus earned his first point toward his AKC Championship. We have a lot of things we can do better but it's a process. He still has almost all his puppy fur but everyone loved him. There were 7 other chows at the show but none in his class, 9 to 12 month...
by 612guy
Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: tips on crate training
Replies: 6
Views: 1818

Re: tips on crate training

I really don't think anyone is going to be angry with your opinion about crate training. I too have had dogs for over 50 years and never used one until 5 years ago because we started going to dog shows. I'm also not replying thinking I would ever change your mind. I don't think they should be used a...

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