help! my chowchow has curly hair under his chin

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help! my chowchow has curly hair under his chin

Post by tkat_22 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:57 pm

my chowchow (bowbow) has curly hair under his chin... no matter how many times i comb it and blow dry it won't get straight.
bowbow just turned 4 mos old this 24th....can someone please help me on this matter?
is it better if i use conditioner when bathing me after i shampoo him?

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Re: help! my chowchow has curly hair under his chin

Post by tkat_22 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:06 pm

thanks a lot =) -kat

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Re: help! my chowchow has curly hair under his chin

Post by TJordan » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:06 am

Butters will get curly hair under the chin as well. It us usually from slobber or drinking his water (sitcking it in his bowl). It usually goes straight when I brush it. I use a rinse off conditioner in the bath. It is like the silk therapy for human hair. Only specifically for dogs.
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Re: help! my chowchow has curly hair under his chin

Post by Grab » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:19 pm

I've had good luck with forced air dryers, rather than a regular blow dryer one has around the home
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Re: help! my chowchow has curly hair under his chin

Post by Clockman » Wed May 06, 2009 11:30 am

You said he's 4 months old? He's still in his puppy coat, so give it a while before you go crazy. He's got a ton of shedding and growing to do in the next year. Keep it managable, but don't obsess over it. Think of it as a Chowlick!!!
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Re: help! my chowchow has curly hair under his chin

Post by Trooper » Fri Jul 03, 2009 1:22 pm

Trooper also has kinky/curly fur under his chin - and totally because he is a sloppy drinker. You are right - just brush it out. Trooper is 13 months today.

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Re: help! my chowchow has curly hair under his chin

Post by lucille » Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:43 am

I've got a black chow who had very curly hair under her chin and chest area while she was a puppy.
But she turned out to be such a beauty in the end.
Her mane had so much of volume (possibly from the curls), but you can hardly see any curls.
So just let nature take its course :)
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Re: help! my chowchow has curly hair under his chin

Post by Sirchow » Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:01 am

Wow that is a fantastic mane. And what a beautiful girl she is. :D
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Re: help! my chowchow has curly hair under his chin

Post by Onoku » Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:53 am

I have a similar problem with my chow. The bottom of his mane will never dry. My wife and I tried wiping it off after he drank, but we saw our efforts were futile after about a day or two of trying to do that. Is there any way to keep his mane dry when he drinks?

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