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by Rory's Dad
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Males fighting
Replies: 7
Views: 4407

Re: Males fighting

There are a couple things you could try, but males together may just decide that they don't want to get along. In that case, I would follow Cindy's comment that they just need to be separated. I separate my males completely when I am not home and don't take the chance. Overall I think they like each...
by Rory's Dad
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: 2 puppies, should I feed big one more?
Replies: 4
Views: 2309

Re: 2 puppies, should I feed big one more?

Feeding recommendations are always based on size/weight. With any reputable dog food they will specify...a 40 lb dog should be fed x amount...a 20 lb dog should be fed y amount. Follow those instructions as a base. Then observe YOUR dogs. Chows do come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Look at the d...
by Rory's Dad
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Mouth cancer
Replies: 3
Views: 2334

Re: Mouth cancer

612 has the right advice. I would seek out an AKC show. They have semen collectors available at most shows. They should also be pretty learned on circumstances since they are generally Vet run. And quite honestly, since its their business they do so at reasonable rates. The hardest part might actual...
by Rory's Dad
Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: tips on crate training
Replies: 6
Views: 2870

Re: tips on crate training

So sorry to hear the news Cindy. You are right though, that is one of the unforeseen circumstances we have been preaching as a positive for crate training. Sad that you are giving a 1st hand testimonial.
by Rory's Dad
Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Raine - Our New Puppy
Replies: 32
Views: 10008

Re: Raine - Our New Puppy

wow...all 3 of us logged in on the same day...something going on with the stars...lol.
by Rory's Dad
Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Raine - Our New Puppy
Replies: 32
Views: 10008

Re: Raine - Our New Puppy

Oh no! What is that pic? What happened, doesn't look good.
by Rory's Dad
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Favorite pictures of my Chows
Replies: 6
Views: 3484

Re: Favorite pictures of my Chows

That is very common with Chows George. I think a lot of it is cooling.
by Rory's Dad
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Male or female as second dog (puppy)?
Replies: 11
Views: 8107

Re: Male or female as second dog (puppy)?

There can be problems with any dogs, even more so with multiple dogs of the same *Censored Word*. Quite honestly, you just never know. Dogs are of course pack animals, and they compete for position. Even with strong leadership, they can try to 1 up each other. Frequently that involves arguments, aft...
by Rory's Dad
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Need to borrow a rough coat Chow Chow for a music video in London
Replies: 4
Views: 6196

Re: Need to borrow a rough coat Chow Chow for a music video in London

I cant send my dogs to London, but could offer a few shots for 'stand in' type roles.
by Rory's Dad
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Puppy Coat Changing Texture?
Replies: 1
Views: 4574

Re: Puppy Coat Changing Texture?

Nope. Those are called guard furs. they will start on the middle of the back and run along the spine. they are the beginning of adult fur, and will remain the coarsest of his fur types. he will begin to shed the puppy fur and take on more of a 'hair' quality as he ages. this could take anywhere from...
by Rory's Dad
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: Blue Merle Chow Chow
Replies: 7
Views: 2978

Re: Blue Merle Chow Chow

Recognized or not is not the point. Read some of the earlier posts on this topic. Merle Chows are a genetic defect. Most are deaf or blind, sometimes both. It is 100% unethical to continue to breed merle chows. Those that support such breedings are furthering a horrible practice.
by Rory's Dad
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Male or female as second dog (puppy)?
Replies: 11
Views: 8107

Re: Male or female as second dog (puppy)?

Nas, I don't think I read your post incorrectly. I completely understand the risk of anesthesia and surgery to a Frenchie. Chows have similar risks as I would guess do other breeds. I probably wasn't real clear in my intention on my response. I don't think a male Frenchie imposes much of a risk to a...
by Rory's Dad
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Show chow question
Replies: 3
Views: 4963

Re: Show chow question

Very true Applebear. Most creams are campaigned to the CH before they are a year old. Only the top Creams hold the nose color beyond that. And there are always those breeders that try to categorize their litters with exotic colors (silver is a great example). Reds are still the most desirable, and a...
by Rory's Dad
Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A Second Puppy
Replies: 4
Views: 5720

Re: A Second Puppy

I have the same problem with photo size. I email them to myself, which limits the size, and then save the attachment for upload.

Would love to see a few pics. Not sure I have ever heard of Apricot tips. Might be a shaded red coat, but I would like to see.
by Rory's Dad
Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New puppy arriving in January
Replies: 5
Views: 6337

Re: New puppy arriving in January

You have a Smooth Applebear, that can really make all the difference. Irfish, you don't mention whether they are same *Censored Word*, etc. That can make things more difficult, but not impossible. A 3 year old is going to be pretty established in the home, so you do want to set some boundaries. Let ...
by Rory's Dad
Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is Emma pure breed
Replies: 3
Views: 5171

Re: Is Emma pure breed

She is purebred. Chow pups can have the mouth coloring come in late, but with Cream Chows, it may never. That is not an indication she is not purebred. Mostly its a Cream trait, but it could also be representative of a weak gene somewhere back in the lineage. From the photos though, I would put mone...
by Rory's Dad
Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Show chow question
Replies: 3
Views: 4963

Re: Show chow question

It's strictly a question of numbers. The majority of Chows are registered as Red. You are right about the Creams, in that most of the creams don't hold the proper nose and mouth coloring. Fawn and Blue are really more of a sub-category and most breeders don't register using those colors. My 5 Year O...
by Rory's Dad
Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Chow Chow hotspots and hair care questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1787

Re: Chow Chow hotspots and hair care questions

The 1st two are definitely hotspots. They are not caused by his biting at it, but are worsened by it. Usually an allergic reaction, most likely to food. You can try to find the cause by reviewing his diet. Most often its going to be an ingredient in his regular food (check for wheat or grains, meat ...
by Rory's Dad
Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Male or female as second dog (puppy)?
Replies: 11
Views: 8107

Re: Male or female as second dog (puppy)?

well, I guess I can weigh in from the other end of the universe. I currently have 3 Chows in the house. 2 males,1 female. All are unaltered. I will probably have my female fixed in the near future since she has had a few health issues and behavioral quirks recently that I do not want to risk in a br...
by Rory's Dad
Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My girl had a grand mal seizure
Replies: 11
Views: 7273

Re: My girl had a grand mal seizure

I have a girl who experienced similar seizures. Sadly they lasted for several hours. Luckily she recovered quite nicely and has never had another. It was heart breaking as Amber is a true sweetheart and we had plans for her to be part of our breeding program. We absolutely love her look, she has a v...
by Rory's Dad
Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: Hi I'm new here!
Replies: 4
Views: 1246

Re: Hi I'm new here!

Sorry for the late reply, just been so busy lately... Yep, she appears to be a full bred chow in my opinion. Perhaps a bit more on the older/traditional Chow than is seen these days. Athletic build and narrower more open face is the original Chow look. Breeders have purposely bred toward a stockier/...
by Rory's Dad
Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: everyone meet my chow chow princess SOPHIE
Replies: 5
Views: 1732

Re: everyone meet my chow chow princess SOPHIE

Yep, she does look the princess part. Congrats on your new pup.
by Rory's Dad
Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Lethargy during estrous
Replies: 1
Views: 943

Re: Lethargy during estrous

Sounds like a false pregnancy. The dogs body produces hormones, etc after the estrus period to ready the body for pregnancy. This can include swelling of the teet glands even though they wont produce milk. She might even be 'resting' so she saves up the energy to birth and nurse. It's not uncommon a...
by Rory's Dad
Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Aggression
Replies: 1
Views: 1097

Re: New Aggression

Well 1st off, as a native NE resident, I must say that it really is difficult to offer advice for a dog wearing Bronco colors...lol, JK. A couple things come to mind. 1st off, he's reaching the age where he will try to push boundaries. So you are going to have to make sure he understands your rules ...

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