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by furball
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: buying from superpuppyshop...scam?
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Re: buying from superpuppyshop...scam?

My colleagues have been burnt before. Could either be a mix breed passing off as pure breed, or just outright scam where they take your money and disappear. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't.
by furball
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: Any Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: Any Advice

At 5 months, puppies are still learning and changing every day. It is not unusual to pickup bad habits or have new issues suddenly pop up. I have tried about a training method that works well on dominance problems, it’s a pretty simple training and does no harm if it doesn’t work well on your dog, h...
by furball
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: New Chow Chow Owners
Topic: Is my chowchow pure or mixed?
Replies: 4
Views: 1221

Re: Is my chowchow pure or mixed?

Oh my god, she’s adorable! I don’t care if she’s a mix, def looks chow enough for me!


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by furball
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Sleeping inside
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Re: Sleeping inside

LOL our problem was the exact opposite, how to get him to sleep outside! Actually dogs naturally wanna be close to people as much as possible, so it’s weird that your dog prefers to be outside by himself in the dark. Does he have a favorite bed in his kennel? Put that inside the house, it might help...
by furball
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Shedding ... how long does it last??
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Re: Shedding ... how long does it last??

You could try using a furminator (or a similar tool) to brush your dog once every 2 weeks when the shredding is bad. We find it helps a bit.

But you need to be careful with these tools as overuse can damage the coat.


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by furball
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: New Chow Chow Owners
Topic: Best Way to Discipline Chow?
Replies: 5
Views: 428

Re: Best Way to Discipline Chow?

We have tried a simple training during feed time before with a dog with dominance issues, seemed to help, here’s a link to it http://www.dogforum.com.au/showthread.php?t=651 Could also tried a bit of crate training too, it might help indirectly. Just google and you should find lots of guides, but he...
by furball
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Teething issues
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Re: Teething issues

In addition to what Morgan said, you could also try to “direct” his chewing to toys. All pups need to chew a lot so you change that. We have tried putting kibbles in a Kong, then push a chunk of meat at the end to block the opening. Once you freeze the toy, the meat becomes a block of ice and stops ...
by furball
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: Will my dog look more like a chow or a black mouth cur?
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: Will my dog look more like a chow or a black mouth cur?

Yea unless you say he’s a chow mix, I’m afraid no one can guess that right now. Still a cute looking pup tho!


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by furball
Wed May 23, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: Will my dog look more like a chow or a black mouth cur?
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: Will my dog look more like a chow or a black mouth cur?

Your picture is pretty dark so it's hard to see, but right now it looks 90% black mouth cur. But that could change. I have seen crossbreed pups that significantly change their looks.
by furball
Tue May 15, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: Any Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: Any Advice

If you haven't found a pup, the single most important thing is to find a good breeder. A pup from a top shelf breeder will seriously solve half of all your problems. You will find your chow easier to train due to excellent temperament, with minimal health problems because of good genetics, and a goo...
by furball
Tue May 01, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: My puppy is mixed chow chow
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Re: My puppy is mixed chow chow

Interesting mix of Chow / Dachshund, from the picture he looks more dachshund than chow but pups do change a lot so who knows!



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by furball
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How Fast Do Chow Chows Grow?
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: How Fast Do Chow Chows Grow?

Sounds like an exciting time! For an average female, maybe 6-8lbs when you pick her up. Double in about 4-5 weeks, double again in another 8 weeks, then double gradually over 5-6 months. Usually looking at the parents will give you a good idea of how big she will be when fully grown. Rough guide onl...
by furball
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How Fast Do Chow Chows Grow?
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: How Fast Do Chow Chows Grow?

Even dogs within the same breed can vary in size/weight considerably, also male and female are quite different. For example, a female chow can be as little as 22kg and a male can be as large as 35kg! Need to know whether it’s a male or female, and roughly how big the parents are Sent from my iPhone ...
by furball
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How to get male chow to stop marking his territory in the house?
Replies: 2
Views: 521

Re: How to get male chow to stop marking his territory in the house?

It sounds like the dog has never been toilet trained before. Your mom could consider doing some crate training with the dog? Just google crate training and there are tons of guidelines out there. Could also help the dog to settle better in the new home.
by furball
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How to stop aggression or be more friendly to people
Replies: 7
Views: 934

Re: How to stop aggression or be more friendly to people

One of our dogs was a bit like this. So for a while, every time we had a visitor, we would ask the visitor to give him a treat. Gradually he associates visitors with treats and starts wagging his tail when a visitor walks in.

Unfortunately that’s also what he would do if a burglar walks in tho
by furball
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Reverse sneezing
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Re: Reverse sneezing

We have a small Yorkshire who used to do that occasionally, vet told us unless it's excessive, it's quite normal and there's nothing to worry about. Could be just some dust or anything that irritates the nose, or sometimes just being over-excited. But if it keeps happening again and again over a few...
by furball
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Tips on choosing a breeder / puppy
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: Tips on choosing a breeder / puppy

Thanks for your reply. It doesn’t sound too bad. Yea I guess most breeds also could have some sort of issues at some point.
by furball
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Tips on choosing a breeder / puppy
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: Tips on choosing a breeder / puppy

Thanks for your reply. Although this is just you and doesn't represent everyone, 6 pups from top breeders and 2 of them developed elbow dysphasia and etropism, that's a very high percentage. May I ask were they expensive to treat?
by furball
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Tips on choosing a breeder / puppy
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Tips on choosing a breeder / puppy

Hi guys, we are looking to get a chow chow puppy and I have done a little research on the breed. Apparently they are prone to hip, knee, elbow and eye problems genetically. But what I can't see in my online research is how often these problems happen. Are we talking about 1 in 3? 1 in 10? or 1 in 10...
by furball
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is my Chow Chow purebred? This is my first chow chow. :)
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Re: Is my Chow Chow purebred? This is my first chow chow. :)

I am no expert but we just visited a registered breeder the other day and saw a bunch of puppies (we are looking for a puppy). Not sure if it's just the angle, he looks a bit different to the ones I saw, his head is not as round and his nose seems a little longer? But we have had other dogs before, ...
by furball
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: Hi
Replies: 0
Views: 218

Hi

Hi there! We have a German Spitz, a Lab and Maltese but our German Spitz has passed away last year at 17 years. So we are looking for a new dog and we are seriously considering a Chowchow. Just doing our final research now and we thought there's no better way to learn about a breed than to speak to ...

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