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New puppy

Post by lightforce18 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:48 am

Heres our new puppy Yogi. First Dog I've owned and its a chow. So this will be a challenge

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Re: New puppy

Post by Coco Chow » Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:02 am

Yogi is adorable! :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:
Coco was my first chow too...
Just ask questions if you're not sure of something, but don't worry you'll be fine.
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Re: New puppy

Post by lightforce18 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:31 am

a boy

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Re: New puppy

Post by Auddymay » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:47 am

Welcome! Is this a first Chow? It is going to be the same from us all- Welcome! Cute Chowling! Socialize, socialize, socialize! If you have a puppy training class you can enroll him in, it goes a long way to the end goal of a well mannered Chow adult. Petstore's like Petsmart offer positive reinforcement training classes at about $100 for 8-10 weeks. Check out our training section, too. There are many helpful tips you can utilize. Enjoy sweet Yogi!

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Re: New puppy

Post by CoraP. » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:58 am

Yogi is SO cute!! The pictures are darling!
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Re: New puppy

Post by lightforce18 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:31 am

yea we are going to enroll him at petsmarts puppy socializing course. He has to be 10 weeks tho so we got a little to go. Hes only 6 weeks.

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Re: New puppy

Post by Mailie's Mom » Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:15 pm

Yogi is beautiful!
I just got a 7 week old male cream chow named "Louie". I am new to site and do not know how to post pictures yet but will figure it out asap. Louie looks a lot like Yogi. I also have a 4 year old black female named "Mailie" (My-Lee).
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Re: New puppy

Post by bellabear27 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:11 pm

He's adorable!! Can't wait to see him as he grows!
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Re: New puppy

Post by lightforce18 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:58 pm

took him to the vet today and they said he had worms in his poop and they gave him medicine to kill the worms. just gotta watch so he doesnt lick his poop or anything bad outside and get it again. But other wise hes good so far!

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Re: New puppy

Post by Sharons Chows » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:07 pm

I always had cats and 16 years ago I saw this poor litle pup in a pet store while buying a fish for my son and they were sending him to the pound. I felt really bad and was catless at the time so I took him home figuring a dog couldn't be that much more work. They said he was a Chow and I had no idea what a Chow was.
Knowing what I know now...he was from a backyard breeder and was 99% Chow and was considered useless and went to the pet store.
Well owning a dog for the 1st time was a real experience...but a Chow made it even more of one.
He was a terror for the 1st few months being only 4 months old etc. But I finally mastered him and learned a lot about Chows and just loved him to bits. I lost him from an accident at 5 and was devastated...3 week later I couldn't stand not having my MO anymore and I went to the pound and came home with my Black boy JR who will be 13 this year. He too, is about 99% Chow witha polka dot tongue. He is very much all Chow and he is still my "baby". 3 1/2 years ago...back to the pound and my red girl Cheyenne came home...she is full Chow and was very abused at almost 4 yrs old. She will be 7 this week and has turned into the most beautiful sweet girl.
My two Chows are the most wonderful, intelligent and phenomonal creatures that I have ever known. Chows are different from other dogs and once you own one there is no going back to anything else. I love them both so much.
Enjoy your new baby...he is adorable and will bring you a lot of joy.
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Re: New puppy

Post by Victory » Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:35 am

for some reason I can't see the pictures from this computer, (at work) so I'll look at them tonight. I did want to say however that he's a bit young to be away from mom and sibs at 6wks, 8 wks is better. This is going to mean that getting him into puppy class is really important, if you kind find a puppy play meet too that will also be important for his socialization. Also if you know someone with an older dog that is good with puppies having the two come together will also be good, there some things he needs to learn that are better and easier taught by other dogs. Since this is your first dog and first chow, I really encourage you to use the training section of this site and to ask a lot of questions about raising him.
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Re: New puppy

Post by TJordan » Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:21 am

He is a doll!! sorry to hear about the worms. Hope he will be healthy otherwise
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Re: New puppy

Post by lightforce18 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:09 pm

yea the backyard breeder said he was ready to take home and I did not knowing its better to wait 2 weeks till 8 weeks. We dont know any other dog owners in my area except my sister in law but shes far away. Her husky met yogi on Sunday and kept trying to pick him up by the back of his neck lol. But yogi wasnt having any of that lol.

I will sure be on here alot asking tons of questions. Being my first dog this will be a challenge.

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Re: New puppy

Post by KathrynH » Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:52 pm

You'll have so much fun! He's so adorable! Buddha was our first Chow, and we also got him from a BYB. We took him to Petsmart classes to and he did really well, he was definitely a teacher's pet LOL He'd do ANYTHING for her, and NOTHING for us! LOL Taking the class really helped alot on training and everything, we still marvel at how good Buddha is! I'm sure you'll be so happy, and this site is a wonderful resource for so much information and help as he grows!
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Re: New puppy

Post by lightforce18 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:45 am

at 6 weeks yogi weighed in at 8.25 pounds. does that mean hell be medium or large for a chow? How were your puppies weight when they were small? And now how much?

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Re: New puppy

Post by chowpups » Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:40 am

I'am not sure what Nikki was at 6wks since she was still with the breeder, but at 9wks she was 14.4 lbs at her 1st visit to the vet with me.. she is now 2 yrs old and weighs in at 56lbs and I'd say larger medium size.
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Re: New puppy

Post by CHowgal » Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:10 am

I'm not sure what Tippsy weighed at that age, but as of now she weighs between 40 and 45 pounds.

But my black mix male, Jasper, weighed 5-6 lbs at what the vet told us was 8-12 weeks, and now at 5-6 months he weighs close to 50 lbs.
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Re: New puppy

Post by lightforce18 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:26 am

do chows get anywhere neer 70 or 80 lbs?

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Re: New puppy

Post by HarrysMom » Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:46 am

Welcome Yogi is adorable, as it has been said please come here with any questions, When I got Harry at 8 wks he was about 8 lbs. and now at 7 months he is 42lbs. I think Harrys dad was about 60-70 pounds , he looked huge the day we picked Harry up, I remeber asking how much he wieghted but for the life of me i cant remeber what was said, LOL. Good Luck with Yogi and Welcome to the board


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Re: New puppy

Post by lightforce18 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:56 am

cool thanks guys.

Another question which started todaY!

Yogi humps everything in site LOL. How do we get him to stop. Hes humping blankets, walls, chairs, couches, his teddy bear. LOL

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Re: New puppy

Post by HarrysMom » Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:23 pm

LOL Sounds like Harry, but he didnt start humpingtill he was about 12 weeks old and he humped everything, honestly I dont know how to make him stop except getting him neutered, which you really shouldnt do till he is a year old. Harry just out grew the stuffed animals, they got to small for him. I wish I knew what to tell you, I am sure someone here will be able to tell you. Harry did get Lyme Disease and thats when it stopped now that I am sitting here thinging about it, not that I recomend Yogi getting it.

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Re: New puppy

Post by TJordan » Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:25 pm

My Butters is 85lbs., a big boy. He was also a humper. I recommend that as soon as he is old enough to get him neutered. I am not sure what age that is but I highly recommend you check that.
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Re: New puppy

Post by Judy Fox » Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:55 pm

What a lovely cuddly chowling. He is gorgeous. :D
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Re: New puppy

Post by lightforce18 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:58 pm

TJordan wrote:My Butters is 85lbs., a big boy. He was also a humper. I recommend that as soon as he is old enough to get him neutered. I am not sure what age that is but I highly recommend you check that.


wow 85! thats a big boy lol.

Yea Well yogi has a hernia so were getting him neutered and taking care of the hernia all at the same time. Doctor said earliest they can do it is 4 months of age.

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Re: New puppy

Post by Auddymay » Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:43 pm

No need to hurry. It is better for the males to get a year in before the snip, if it is possible. The hormone change causes a change in the growth development, though others can tell you better, I have girls...lol. If it is unavoidable to have to do it now, he will be okay.

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