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by twistedcaduceus
Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: You know it's summer when...
Replies: 3
Views: 1306

Re: You know it's summer when...

Oh the story of a chow owner's life. You guys are lucky you don't have a black chow. My Shadow leaves a chow-shaped black fur imprint on my carpet where ever she happens to lay down. And this is after a 2 hour brushing by me and a trip to the groomers.
by twistedcaduceus
Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Training my Duce to not use the bathroom in the house
Replies: 6
Views: 1739

Re: Training my Duce to not use the bathroom in the house

I trained my Shadow to use a litter box. Now I made her a huge litter box made from a sterlite container.
by twistedcaduceus
Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Excremental extortion
Replies: 6
Views: 1791

Re: Excremental extortion

I don't know if this will work for your case. My Shadow was very well trained in paper/potty pads as a pup even before I got her from the breeder but as soon as winter hits and snow came, she won't poop outside at all. She is now 15 months old and reliably trained to poop on a litter box. I made a h...
by twistedcaduceus
Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: Chow Fests
Topic: Chicago Chow Chow meetup!
Replies: 3
Views: 2487

Re: Chicago Chow Chow meetup!

Sorry for the very late reply. Anyways I'm around Jefferson Park area so North Chicago too.
by twistedcaduceus
Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:40 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow Chow compatibility
Replies: 9
Views: 1858

Re: Chow Chow compatibility

It doesn't matter what the dog breed is at the end of the day compatibility depends on the specific dog(s). You have to check whether your current dog is dominant/submissive, or heck even just tolerant of the potential adoptee. Dogs of the same breed or size does not assure compatibility and vice ve...
by twistedcaduceus
Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: STAIRS + my gorgeous little Hugo
Replies: 15
Views: 3567

Re: STAIRS + my gorgeous little Hugo

My Shadow had that problem too. It's not so much for me since I live in a 4-flat condo and I usually leaves her in the kitchen/dining room level. No need for baby gates and boundaries, I thought. Well I was wrong. After a few weeks, she learned how to not just climb up stairs but also race down afte...
by twistedcaduceus
Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Puppy watch
Replies: 3
Views: 1017

Re: Puppy watch

Why do people continues to breed Blue merle chows? WTH is wrong with these people!?
by twistedcaduceus
Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Can I get a chow?
Replies: 16
Views: 3004

Re: Can I get a chow?

It's totally possible to get a chow or any other dog in that matter while at school. I am no longer in college but my sched is way worse than when I was in the university. I am a nurse and that means I have to work a few 12h shifts in a week. On top of that, I work night shift. There are other peopl...
by twistedcaduceus
Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Close call
Replies: 9
Views: 1773

Re: Close call

My Chow Shadow escaped so many times from her collar that I decided to use a gentle leader harness on her. It's very secure. Shadow haven't learned how to wiggle her way out of it yet... so far! The problem with collars and chows is that chows have fluffy neck fur with very loose neck skin. Their he...
by twistedcaduceus
Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: perfect vacation for chow
Replies: 6
Views: 2188

Re: perfect vacation for chow

I live in Chicago and we have a dog park on our side of Lake Michigan as well. I know I'm up for at least a blow dry session whenever we go there. My Shadow just love soaking in the water. ANNYY body of water and it includes muddy puddles. LOL
by twistedcaduceus
Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:06 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chows, hairiest dogs on earth
Replies: 3
Views: 1040

Re: Chows, hairiest dogs on earth

Chows do have a lot of hair. I was debating whether I should have my 7 month old's fur spun. Right now I'm saving it and since I got her, I've accumulated half a garbage bag full. This does not include the ones that the groomer had brushed off during professional grooming sessions. About the world's...
by twistedcaduceus
Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow Chows fallen in popularity
Replies: 6
Views: 2094

Re: Chow Chows fallen in popularity

I agree. Look how bad some shih tzu and bulldogs are bred, not to mention those obnoxious little chihuahuas. The more popular the breed is, the more is the demand. Therefore a lot more BYB and Puppy Mills will be breeding such breeds and people WILL buy them anyways. This does not help the breed at ...
by twistedcaduceus
Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Bad luck???
Replies: 9
Views: 1888

Re: Bad luck???

Actually the Ancient Chinese believe that the black-blue tongue of the Chow are considered GOOD LUCK. It was (is?) believed that the black tongue wards off evil spirits. This reinforces the role of the Chow as a guardian not only for the royal courte but as well as to the common people. There is evi...
by twistedcaduceus
Wed May 15, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Bog dog does it again
Replies: 10
Views: 2662

Re: Bog dog does it again

Sorry I can't help but laugh. This is just too funny!! Joys of living with a dog!
by twistedcaduceus
Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:05 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: New Chow Chow Blog
Replies: 0
Views: 1278

New Chow Chow Blog

Hi fellow chow fanciers! I finally gave in a made a Chow Chow blog featuring my 6month old chow Shadow! Its just a come what may blog that shows Shadow's daily blunders and shows her natural mischievousness and of course her favorite past time, SLEEPING!. If your curious on how she's doing, just fol...
by twistedcaduceus
Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Is he a small chow?
Replies: 8
Views: 2766

Re: Is he a small chow?

Shadow is 31 lbs right now. She is just a few days over 6 months old.
by twistedcaduceus
Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:27 am
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: What kind of Dog food do you use? / skin problems
Replies: 18
Views: 8843

Re: What kind of Dog food do you use? / skin problems

I was thinking of naming my Shadow Daenerys but then I ended up getting a black chow (I don't think its fitting anymore). Anyways, I use Solid Gold Wolfcub. It is Solid Gold's large breed puppy food. Never had problems with dry skin.
by twistedcaduceus
Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:23 am
Forum: Grooming
Topic: cutting nails
Replies: 11
Views: 6644

Re: cutting nails

@Sarahloo Its called a dew claw. All dogs has it but a lot of breeders pull it out when the pup is only few days old because that s what gets snagged when the dog jumps on something. Its not fair for dogs and can be easily managed by trimming. Imagine your pinky toenails pulled out when your a baby?...
by twistedcaduceus
Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:33 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Some people... I swear...
Replies: 7
Views: 1812

Re: Some people... I swear...

She might have an ulterior motive. I've heard this happened in some shelters and on the streets. People come up and claims a dog, if the dog is chipped, they'll just say "oh sorry my mistake". But if there is no claimant and no way to identify the real owners, the mofo's just take them pretending it...
by twistedcaduceus
Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blue Merle Chow Chow
Replies: 30
Views: 16367

Re: Blue Merle Chow Chow

Actually blue merle or merle colorings is not that uncommon in most breeds and species of canines. It is in actuality a heterozygous DOMINANT gene, however it is an incomplete dominant gene . Because of this fact many merles have a more pronounced manifestations of defects and disorders mainly the d...
by twistedcaduceus
Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Caninie Behavioral Assessment
Replies: 2
Views: 1564

Re: Caninie Behavioral Assessment

I tried this. Surprised how much Shadow got mostly gold stars. She got double reds on strange fear (no surprise there) and ENERGY!! I was very surprised they think she's very energetic. She sleeps all day long LOL. Anyways, it seems she's not "bad" as I think. I love this dog! She's a continuous sou...
by twistedcaduceus
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: FozzMonster
Replies: 4
Views: 1085

Re: FozzMonster

I myself are on the fence about spaying my Shadow. My vet suggested to spay her around 6 months of age. I was a little bit hesitant about this since she will still have at least a year to grow and hormones play a lot of roles in becoming an adult. Imagine taking out a girls ovaries even before she g...
by twistedcaduceus
Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: Chow Fests
Topic: Chicago Chow Chow meetup!
Replies: 3
Views: 2487

Chicago Chow Chow meetup!

Anyone interested on having a meet up for our blue-tongued furballs? I have not seen another Chow in Chicago but from what I've seen in this and other forums, there seems to be an abundance of chowlings lounging around IL. I really wanna have my Shadow meet other chowlings and Chows seem to be hidin...
by twistedcaduceus
Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Please make it stop!
Replies: 3
Views: 740

Re: Please make it stop!

We are just getting the average amount of snow for winter (weather is so weird in Chicago). Anyways, Shadow will not poop on snow at all!! Also she will roll around the snow, so everyday I have to blow dry her and brush her for hours. Still, she gets curly under her chin, and on the hind (2 places s...
by twistedcaduceus
Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:35 am
Forum: New Chow Chow Owners
Topic: Puppy starting to be dog-aggressive
Replies: 5
Views: 1243

Re: Puppy starting to be dog-aggressive

Sorry for the late response. I've been very busy the last few days with Shadow's obedience test just got done, we've been training extra hard and with work and other stuff to do, it sidetracked me on reading here. Update on Shadow's obedience class. She passed (to my and the trainer's surprise). She...