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by Rory's Dad
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Idenfying Rough/Smooth
Replies: 7
Views: 5802

Re: Idenfying Rough/Smooth

Cam thinks that smooth coated means cooler for his region (ok, i'm assuming a lot there, but that's my best guess). Just to debunk that a bit, my smooth chow overheated last summer at a show when the other 2 were fine. I think its more related to the breathing pattern. Once the smooth got a bit hot,...
by Rory's Dad
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow + Children
Replies: 13
Views: 8156

Re: Chow + Children

That's a good point Mother Moose. The dog may be absolutely socialized, trained, and perfectly well tempered. But you never know what's going to happen with a child. A startling movement, a quick screech in excitement of seeing a pretty dog, or a misplaced finger or arm. I think we can agree that th...
by Rory's Dad
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Do puppies look like their parents?
Replies: 7
Views: 5583

Re: Do puppies look like their parents?

Nice citation Cam. Of course Mendelian is based on human genetics. And its since been debunked when it comes to hair color...Still I like the reference.
by Rory's Dad
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: Rescue full blooded foster Chow! Can't figure out his color? Anyone know?
Replies: 3
Views: 885

Re: Rescue full blooded foster Chow! Can't figure out his color? Anyone know?

Agreed. He is naturally a blue chow. Black chows have a more solid dark shade, while blues tend to have a silver hue towards the fur tips. He was likely left outside in the sun. This is called coppering and the sun has bleached out his fur.
by Rory's Dad
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: Sensitive tummy dry dog food?
Replies: 4
Views: 1300

Re: Sensitive tummy dry dog food?

I like the Merrick. My 3 chows are on the Bison and Sweet Potato blend. They like it and tolerate it well. I will say though, its more of a supplement for them than a full meal. They all get actual chicken breast (boiled) or ground turkey for dinner. They get the kibble to ensure they actually chew ...
by Rory's Dad
Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow fur
Replies: 6
Views: 5043

Re: Chow fur

It's fairly common for Chows with a more 'closed' facial structure to have this issue. Since he already has had an entropion issue, I am guessing that is more likely his overall structure. That is also the reason you will see so many of us encouraging 'how to correctly approach a Chow' in the social...
by Rory's Dad
Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow + Children
Replies: 13
Views: 8156

Re: Chow + Children

Nice replies Cam (long time no see, good to hear from you) and Ski. Those are responsible responses. Of course many dogs,, and yes even Chows have no issues with Children. But it is always good to be responsible. Sane people don't leave infants or toddlers unattended under any circumstances, and cer...
by Rory's Dad
Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: New Chow Chow Owners
Topic: Some guidance....
Replies: 4
Views: 1348

Re: Some guidance....

I agree with Cindy on the tail set. It's an 'action' photo though, so hard to tell with any certainty. I can't see the ears as they would lay normally and the front paws are separated in the sand. At 1st glance, I would also suggest that he is a mix, but more photos may tell a different story. Just ...
by Rory's Dad
Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New chow puppy problem
Replies: 7
Views: 6086

Re: New chow puppy problem

What you have there is a dog that wants your attention. So please don't confuse that with aggressive behavior. You certainly should give him the attention that he wants, but you need to redirect the method in which he gets your to react to him. For now, I would pet him and give him a belly rub if he...
by Rory's Dad
Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Raine - Our New Puppy
Replies: 32
Views: 9968

Re: Raine - Our New Puppy

You're right on the OFA's 612. And Nationals...April...hmmm. I might have to give that some thought. Doing Nov 12, 13 in Boxborough MA. Small show, and only doing Toby. Still waiting on his brother to actually show up at an event. His father showing fairly regularly now, so that is a plus. Still, th...
by Rory's Dad
Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My Chow Chow keeps getting attacked by other dogs
Replies: 16
Views: 9513

Re: My Chow Chow keeps getting attacked by other dogs

LOL, probably not a big help, but as a Chow owner I have a strong dislike for French Poodles anyway. Just plain nasty dogs....LOL. And people complain that Chows don't listen. They should try a poodle. Absolutely obnoxious dogs with a bad attitude. I really don't think having him altered is the answ...
by Rory's Dad
Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How common is food aggression in chow chows?
Replies: 5
Views: 5490

Re: How common is food aggression in chow chows?

Here is a suggestion. I have owned Chows for over 20 years. Currently have 2 males and a female. None of them are altered. Despite the reputation, never a single problem with food aggression. Start when young obviously. Place 1/2 of the feeding amount in the bowl. And as others have said, have the d...
by Rory's Dad
Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Do puppies look like their parents?
Replies: 7
Views: 5583

Re: Do puppies look like their parents?

612 has it right. Sometimes you have a real resemblance to the sire and damn. Other times they pick up looks from 4 or 5 generations ago. Chows have very few dominant genes. At least ones that go to each generation. Color has very little holding power and you could end up with a black chow pup out o...
by Rory's Dad
Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Raine - Our New Puppy
Replies: 32
Views: 9968

Re: Raine - Our New Puppy

I hear ya. Sedation on Chows is a scary scenario. Glad to hear he did well. Really, a top vet is so important. Experience with Chows is a must. I drive 45 minutes each way to our vet just because they have so much experience with the breed. They also handle the dogs from our breeder on 2/3rds of our...
by Rory's Dad
Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Raine - Our New Puppy
Replies: 32
Views: 9968

Re: Raine - Our New Puppy

Congrats on the wins Cindy. Sorry for the late response, I really haven't been of the forums much lately. Even when I do get in, trying to avoid confrontations with posters that have no experience and are offering poor advice.
by Rory's Dad
Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My Chow Chow keeps getting attacked by other dogs
Replies: 16
Views: 9513

Re: My Chow Chow keeps getting attacked by other dogs

Chows walk with a confidence and attitude that confuses other breeds. Not really sure about the smell, but I do know they don't get that 'wet dog' smell, so there may be something to that. I don't really think that fixing a dog will change it. So, if your dog is breeding quality, I wouldn't consider...
by Rory's Dad
Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: New stray male, other dog pregnant, lots of questions
Replies: 1
Views: 644

Re: New stray male, other dog pregnant, lots of questions

Dog #2 is definitely not purebred Chow.
by Rory's Dad
Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow puppy with pink nose?
Replies: 19
Views: 8323

Re: Chow puppy with pink nose?

Pink nose is actually very common in Cream chows. It is not a mutated gene, but it tends to become more prominent because Cream is not a dominant color and carries a recessive gene. It also common in younger pups, and frequently darkens with age as does the mouth. It may not be the most desirable tr...
by Rory's Dad
Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: Hi
Replies: 3
Views: 941

Re: Hi

Welcome to the forum Malamar. Please share photos or ask any questions you might have.
by Rory's Dad
Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 5 Month old Chow biting
Replies: 1
Views: 1029

Re: 5 Month old Chow biting

The dog is asserting himself as the ring leader. Leave him in his house collar and leave a leash attached to it. Whenever he starts misbehaving, tell him 'No' in a firm, authoritative voice. He should know some basic commands by this point, so after the 'No', tell him to sit, lie, or down in that sa...
by Rory's Dad
Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Toby, Recent Show Photo
Replies: 1
Views: 928

Toby, Recent Show Photo

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Toby, in Nashua NH Show 9/12/2016
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by Rory's Dad
Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Raine - Our New Puppy
Replies: 32
Views: 9968

Re: Raine - Our New Puppy

She looks great Cindy.
by Rory's Dad
Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Spartacus our new puppy
Replies: 75
Views: 14460

Re: Spartacus our new puppy

Everyone looks great...nice Win photo with Spartacus. I tried to post on this last week but had trouble with the site...all my typing was slow and every backspace took a minute or two, so I shut it down in frustration. Nicely done on NOHS to both of you, I stopped just because of the time requiremen...
by Rory's Dad
Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: New Chow Chow Owners
Topic: Adopted chow loves play biting
Replies: 7
Views: 2228

Re: Adopted chow loves play biting

Jumping into this one a bit late, sorry, been busy of late. One suggestion for a nipping Chow pup...do away with tug of war. Not a behavior you want to encourage. It teaches the dog to hold a bite and not let go...bad result if he happens to nip at your arm. For supplements, its never a bad idea to ...
by Rory's Dad
Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: Grooming Routine*
Replies: 1
Views: 740

Re: Grooming Routine*

Aware this post is over a month old, hopefully you figured some of this out by now. If not though, you will want at least a pin brush or a slicker to groom the puppy fur. If you have time, do daily just to get her used to it. With a pup, you should bath her no more than every 2 -3 weeks unless she g...

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