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by applebear
Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New puppy arriving in January
Replies: 5
Views: 5687

Re: New puppy arriving in January

Have you gotten your new pup yet? How'd intros go? My Chow is super chill with other dogs, so it worked out well when I brought another home. All are different though, I had one Chow that was a bit grouchy with new dogs. She'd adjust eventually, but always had to keep a close eye on her at first. Pi...
by applebear
Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is Emma pure breed
Replies: 3
Views: 4716

Re: Is Emma pure breed

Though most Chows have the classic purple tongues, some don't. No biggy out of the show ring. You have a cream, open face rough, beautiful little lady. Btw the tongue usually fills in by 8 weeks, but I *think* there are exceptions-can't swear on it though. I would think by year mark for sure, be you...
by applebear
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A Second Puppy
Replies: 4
Views: 5260

Re: A Second Puppy

Grats on the new addition. You could resize the photos in the paint program that comes with windows. It's not too hard. :D Or you could make a photobucket account and upload the images to there, then copy/paste the IMG to this text space. Both work the same, just a matter of which is easier for you....
by applebear
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Show chow question
Replies: 3
Views: 4690

Re: Show chow question

To be honest, I think they need to allow a wider variety of nose coloring in the creams. I notice some breeders try to point them quickly while young before their nose fades to liver or speckles. Though, it's probably more detailed than anything I know. Just an observation mostly. Otherwise, I think...
by applebear
Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Dog is HYPER-active, doesn't respond outside
Replies: 6
Views: 1175

Re: Dog is HYPER-active, doesn't respond outside

Very odd, but I find I don't have much to add to AppleBear's response. It's spot on. Since I can't totally sit on the sideline due to my nature, I would wonder about your description on the smooth chow. I actually find mine goofy rather than aloof like my roughs, but he actually is more agile, lazy...
by applebear
Sun May 15, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Puppy too adult
Replies: 3
Views: 1089

Re: Puppy too adult

This is mine at 8 weeks and then 2 years [he's 3 now], red smooth coated.
by applebear
Sun May 15, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Dog is HYPER-active, doesn't respond outside
Replies: 6
Views: 1175

Re: Dog is HYPER-active, doesn't respond outside

Without pictures, no one can verify if chow is indeed in your dog. I can say one thing for sure, spots on the tongue are NOT exclusive to the chow and is a VERY common misconception. I've seen a CH golden retriever have spots on their tongue, and also seems to be very common in GSDS...however, you c...
by applebear
Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow shoes
Replies: 7
Views: 1234

Re: Chow shoes

Unless it's super cold, like well below 0 [F]...I personally wouldn't bother. I always think of winter as the chows season, where they can go out and not overheat. All mine have gone crazy for it and seems to be when they are the most active, except when it just gets too low and you'll see them lift...
by applebear
Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:42 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Raw food
Replies: 6
Views: 1431

Re: Raw food

First I would have her checked out by vet to make sure it's nothing medical. I haven't heard of Chicken Nutra....but can say I am not impressed with the other foods, and maybe she isn't either. My Chow does very well on Fromm, but I'm looking into another called Victor [suggested by friend, I need t...
by applebear
Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:22 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Fair price?
Replies: 14
Views: 3329

Re: Fair price?

My first two chows cost 250 each. First was a open face red rough female and 2nd was a close faced rough male [very showable, and his owners showed]. How times have changed....that male was the best dog I've ever had, and I found him in the paper. Saying that, things HAVE changed and it is common to...
by applebear
Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Ruby is trying to go walk-about!
Replies: 2
Views: 672

Re: Ruby is trying to go walk-about!

She sounds like a chow to me. lol They are very head strong, solid recalls can be hard. But I've had Ro get loose on me several times last year [all accidents...long story] and yeah he goes completely deaf as I watch his fluffy buns jet off down the street enjoying each and every tree. I use to pani...
by applebear
Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: ........................................
Replies: 6
Views: 854

Re: ........................................

All good, I love your personality [if you're on fb, feel free to pm me and friend up...I share tons of pics there, I'm the freaky dog nut]. :) I won't say what this surgery was for, but will for my next one and that is for osgood's sclatter [probably misspelling it] disease in my knees. Just doing o...
by applebear
Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Help! Chow puppy now HATES people
Replies: 15
Views: 2599

Re: Help! Chow puppy now HATES people

Sounds like you're getting a hang of things. :) Keep in mind that all dogs do go through fear periods too, so if she seems like she is back tracking down the road...don't let it freak you. She may just be going through a stage. Watch her thresholds, keep up the great work! So how did superbowl go? I...
by applebear
Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Help! Chow puppy now HATES people
Replies: 15
Views: 2599

Re: Help! Chow puppy now HATES people

Good days and bad, very common so don't let it discourage you or feel embarrassed. *hugs* Hey we both have Ro's for nicks. ;) Honestly it sounds like she is being pushed a bit. Set her up for success and end on a positive note [for longer walks, don't be afraid to cross the street when you are going...
by applebear
Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: ........................................
Replies: 6
Views: 854

Re: ........................................

No worries guys....I just had surgery, on tons of drugs and after I looked at it when I woke up, it just felt stupid. Group has never been overly active...lots of lurkers, but not new here. Just took a long break after going through a big disappointment with Ro's breeder. Those that know me, knew I ...
by applebear
Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Help! Chow puppy now HATES people
Replies: 15
Views: 2599

Re: Help! Chow puppy now HATES people

Briahna, he was the most difficult chow I've ever had, but despite having to manage at times...the work is what made the difference. His confidence was all ready up, in fact he was quite sure no one was allowed on this earth but himself, me and those he considered special enough for his highness. Wh...
by applebear
Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: ........................................
Replies: 6
Views: 854

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by applebear
Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Help! Chow puppy now HATES people
Replies: 15
Views: 2599

Re: Help! Chow puppy now HATES people

Sounds like she needs some counter conditioning personally. I got a nasty tempered chow, seriously 8 weeks and he was marking, humping and charging people growling, huffing/puffing...you name it. He'd also mark people and kick his feet huffing from a distance. Nasty little brat I tell you. :) First ...
by applebear
Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Rescue Chows vs Breeder Chows
Replies: 131
Views: 6797

Re: Rescue Chows vs Breeder Chows

I have recommended Forestway Chows here a couple times to people looking for Michigan breeders. I add the caveat that I am juding their soundness based on their website information, and to investigate further. I did the recommendation in an open forum. Must be nobody here has had any problems with ...
by applebear
Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow puppy with pink nose?
Replies: 19
Views: 6579

Re: Chow puppy with pink nose?

No problem, can some times happen in groups like this. I would say she looks cinnamon...I've only ever had reds, and all have had black pigment on paws, nose, etc.. I'm not an expert either, but do know lighter colors have a tendency to go a bit off standard...even though standard says creams should...
by applebear
Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:52 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is my Chow puppy purebred?
Replies: 3
Views: 965

Re: Is my Chow puppy purebred?

I agree with Rory, don't see full chow...but do see a lot of it [chow] in her.
by applebear
Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow puppy with pink nose?
Replies: 19
Views: 6579

Re: Chow puppy with pink nose?

Her nose seems more liver colored to me. I'm guessing it has to do with her coat color....she is a bit lighter, and some times they get a nose to match.
by applebear
Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Smoothy with No Name
Replies: 38
Views: 5936

Re: Smoothy with No Name

So happy you finally got your little guy Drew. :) He is such a cutey and looks like a real character to boot. Have you thought of a name yet?
by applebear
Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow vs. pittbul
Replies: 20
Views: 3191

Re: Chow vs. pittbul

Cam Atis wrote:@cocoa
Cassie does that to Blue. hahaha I always find it funny. so it is a chow thing.


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by applebear
Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Emergency help please. First heat, and contact :(
Replies: 6
Views: 2033

Re: Emergency help please. First heat, and contact :(

As said, you need to be with her 100% of time while outside when in heat [this includes time after she stops bleeding, as they do not bleed the entire time they are fertile...think it's like a month? /shrug]...though I'm guessing you are figuring this out, males will come from miles around and go to...

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