Is my Chow Chow a pure breed?

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Is my Chow Chow a pure breed?

Postby VasilisStratoula » Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:19 pm

Hello everybody. I would like to know if my small chow chow is pure breed or not. When it was 3-4 months old , she used to have her tail carried on her back, but now her tail is never on her back and i am worried about it. Her tongue and lips are blue.
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Re: Is my Chow Chow a pure breed?

Postby WyoChowDad » Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:22 pm

Your puppy looks like a pure Chow. The pictures are not very good however. I need to ask you why you would put a diaper on your Chow. I think you are probably causing the tail problem by putting a diaper on your puppy. Don't take offense but that is the wrong way to house train any dog. Any of us would be willing to give you tips on how to house train your Chow. I'm confident that nobody would suggest a diaper. Please let us know where you need help so your puppy can discard the Pampers!

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Re: Is my Chow Chow a pure breed?

Postby VasilisStratoula » Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:43 pm

I used only 5 diapers for 1 and a half day when i first acquired her because i was traveling by ship and when i came home i took a photo of her with the diaper. never used diaper again. She was free in my garden all the time, so it wasnt necessary to wear it. Her tail after the travel was ok. When i acquired her she was 2,5 months old. Now she is 7 months and her tail is not carried in her back. As you can see in this photo her tail was up. Can i do something to fix her tail?
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Re: Is my Chow Chow a pure breed?

Postby Rory's Dad » Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:55 pm

If she is lazy about carrying the tail, you could try a couple things, depending on how lazy she is really being.

If she is moderate, coach her. ''Tail Up", and give it a slight nudge. Repeat as needed until it is the new habit.

For more stubborn dog, position the tail, and place a damp towel across her back. The weight of the towel will keep the tail in proper position. She may try to shake the towel. If so, put it back.

It's all about repetition and habit training.

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Re: Is my Chow Chow a pure breed?

Postby VasilisStratoula » Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:07 am

Thank you very much. I will try your tips and then I' 'll post again


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