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by 612guy
Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:52 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Brutus Best Of Winners
Replies: 4
Views: 726

Brutus Best Of Winners

There aren't many Chows around that show so getting points are hard. But last weekend he finally had a chance and did get his first point as best of winners. We are still learning as we go but he is a natural.
by 612guy
Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is this the "awkward stage"?
Replies: 11
Views: 706

Re: Is this the "awkward stage"?

The key to bathing is rinsing out all the shampoo and conditioner out. Then one more rinse and drying with a blower dryer with no heat. The shampoo and conditioner should be diluted at least 50/50 and up to 1 to 8 parts of water. That are the keys for dogs that are bathed weekly for dog shows. Plus ...
by 612guy
Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 2nd Chow thoughts
Replies: 11
Views: 730

Re: 2nd Chow thoughts

We got some flack in the show world because we show Rory, and he was considered the 5th pup in the litter. I never heard that one. Are the registration number given by the order of birth or the order in which they are picked up? Also, are they just messing with you or do they think the order in whi...
by 612guy
Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:34 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 2nd Chow thoughts
Replies: 11
Views: 730

Re: 2nd Chow thoughts

Have you thought about getting a female chow puppy? Male and a female are a better fit . Males won't fight females as far as I know. You also will be able to always show them in different classes at shows. If you get a female that has different parents you could later if you wish breed them. That's ...
by 612guy
Thu May 31, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Squat or leg lift?
Replies: 34
Views: 2289

Re: Squat or leg lift?

Brutus was 10 months old when he started to lift his leg. We believe he learned it at doggie camp when we on vacation with the boys there. Our female boxer still is the dominate one and even humps Brutus. The good thing about this is we can lay Brutus on his side or back anytime to brush him and he ...
by 612guy
Sat May 05, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Looking to buy a Chow, Best breeder?
Replies: 20
Views: 7562

Re: Looking to buy a Chow, Best breeder?

Keep looking on Chow Chow Inc, breeder directory. Some are better than others but Cross B Chows in Kansas with Janet Burke is great place to start. I think adopting any dog is good but maybe not for chows and first time owners. We adopted a 1 1/2 year female boxer 3 years ago to keep our previous ch...
by 612guy
Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Odd World of Dog Shows
Replies: 10
Views: 1111

Re: Odd World of Dog Shows

Rory's Dad, It takes a lot longer than eveyone thinks to blow their puppy fur. Our Brutus adult fur has been coming in for at least 2 months. It started on his back a few hairs at a time. Now his back/face are really red and much longer that his puppy coat use to be. His neck, sides and rear are sta...
by 612guy
Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Odd World of Dog Shows
Replies: 10
Views: 1111

Re: Odd World of Dog Shows

Don't let others spoil the fun you guys are having. Tell your breeder to enter the shows if they think that way. That might give you enough dogs for a earn a major. Someone just told me today that if you go to the shows and don't see those weird dog show people anymore, that's because you have becom...
by 612guy
Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why does every one think my chow is mixed?
Replies: 28
Views: 4291

Re: Why does every one think my chow is mixed?

Sometimes photos on phones aren't the best. That especially true outside even with smart phones but really bad with the older phones. Chows come in different sizes, colors and shapes. Some people only like 1 type and think others are inferior. I don't know this for sure but think the close face chow...
by 612guy
Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Couch potato or floor rug?
Replies: 17
Views: 1165

Re: Couch potato or floor rug?

We never let our dogs on the furniture or bathrooms. We call it the no fur zone areas because the floors are hard enough to keep clean. My wife and I agreed along time ago the no black chows either. The reason why is you can see black fur a lot easier that others and it would gross us out see it eve...
by 612guy
Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Which Collar?
Replies: 18
Views: 7763

Re: Which Collar?

We've always used a thick flat collar but you made me think about getting a roll collars next time we go to the pet store. I believe harnesses are made so your dog can pull. I don't want my dogs to pull so I think I stay away from them. Think of it if you had a horse and you want to control him. The...
by 612guy
Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: 1st show results photo
Replies: 6
Views: 717

Re: 1st show results photo

Very nice photo and I bet you'll make a few copies and will frame that one. You might want to consider editing your user name, maybe Rory's Proud Dad. The problem we are having is finding shows that have any chows to bring Brutus to. We were going to enter a show close to us that usually has 5-10 ch...
by 612guy
Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Rory to Breed Win past weekend
Replies: 16
Views: 1237

Re: Rory to Breed Win past weekend

He did great but the best is still to come. Soon his adult fur will start coming in and you will enjoy that. You guys are certainly doing it right with picking one of the best handlers. What most people don't understand is showing a chow with 2500 dogs and about that many people is one of the best t...
by 612guy
Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Neutering
Replies: 7
Views: 799

Re: Neutering

I'll say don't neuter your boy if you vet doesn't say it necessary. Letting him grow up will give you more time to decide if you want to show him and will make your boyfriend happy. I also think his testosterone will make his muscles and ligaments grow stronger. Our Brutus hardly humps anything and ...
by 612guy
Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Dim Sum: New Pic Added 10/30
Replies: 51
Views: 4325

Re: Dim Sum

He is gorgeous. How much time do you spend grooming him? How much does he weight? Like a lot of us our dogs, they are ambassadors for the chow breed and we must show everyone they are great dogs.
by 612guy
Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Hey Candace!
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: Hey Candace!

She has a great smile. Please keep us updated when the pups come. I would love to see them all.
by 612guy
Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: So how did you know you wanted a Chow?
Replies: 29
Views: 3044

Re: So how did you know you wanted a Chow?

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Wife and I wanted a medium size dog and then saw a Chow puppy. That's all it took.
by 612guy
Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Brutus our puppy
Replies: 7
Views: 885

Re: Brutus our puppy

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Brutus at parents house last weekend. He sure loves to be outside no matter where he is.
by 612guy
Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Do you trust your Chow off-leash?
Replies: 19
Views: 2011

Re: Do you trust your Chow off-leash?

Brutus is our 3rd Chow and even in a fence if I call him he hears me but ignores me a lot just like the previous chows. About 3 years ago we adopted a boxer that would bolt if she was outside the fence. Inside the fence she was perfect and I knew I had to do something. So I bought an e-collar and it...
by 612guy
Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Here We Go
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Re: Here We Go

We wish Rory and you nothing but good luck. One of my friends told me it's 1/3 pedigree, 1/3 what you see and 1/3 what Rory will become. So you never know until you try and you are doing it right. Just curious what pedigree line does he come from? It funny that most Chow show dogs I've looked at hav...
by 612guy
Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Brutus our puppy
Replies: 7
Views: 885

Re: Brutus our puppy

Brutus with our boxer Lexi enjoying a walk today. Lexi is great with Brutus and we think she is why he is so sweet.
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by 612guy
Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Have'nt shown off Rory in a while
Replies: 10
Views: 764

Re: Have'nt shown off Rory in a while

We also decided to start showing our Brutus and thought it would be best to start him young. Lucky I knew someone who has show/raised chows for 20 years. The first thing he ask me was way? My answer was because it would be fun and help him being social. He told me of someone that could handle him bu...
by 612guy
Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Have'nt shown off Rory in a while
Replies: 10
Views: 764

Re: Have'nt shown off Rory in a while

Rory looks very nice and seems relaxed at the show. I've read your past postings and that you are going to show him. Why not do it your self? Especially when he's a puppy? He looks like he comes from a good line and will get his Ch, but how many shows do you think it will take. I think shows are fun...
by 612guy
Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Brutus our puppy
Replies: 7
Views: 885

Re: Brutus our puppy

Thanks, we are having a great start with Brutus but know it's just a start. His adult fur is just starting as well as his manhood. One of the reasons we got a male this time was our last chow was a female that we loved so much. Here was a picture of her. She was 80 lbs, but loved life and everyone a...
by 612guy
Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Brutus our puppy
Replies: 7
Views: 885

Re: Brutus our puppy

Thanks for the warm welcome guys. I have been reading past posting to catch up on everything. One thing I've started with Brutus is laying him on his side to groom him and do to his nails. He almost falls a sleep. New tools I just started to use are a dremel tool, poodle comb, thinning shears and hi...

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