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Long-snouted chow chows

Postby Robert Woodward » Thu May 05, 2016 12:42 am

We bought an AKC chow chow from a professional breeder who is now six months old. She has a long snout that is different from the typical chows we have had in the past. Should we worry that a Spitz might have jumped the fence at some point in her lineage and changed the chow chow' typical short snout block head feature?
Any one own a similar purebred?

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Re: Long-snouted chow chows

Postby 612guy » Thu May 05, 2016 5:51 pm

First welcome to the site. Try posting a picture so we can see what you are talking about. Your chow is still young and her head will still grow for another 6 to 12 months.

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Re: Long-snouted chow chows

Postby Rory's Dad » Thu May 05, 2016 6:23 pm

Yes, picture please.

Chows come in a few different varieties, so your description of a 'long snouted' chow may really just be of the 'older' variety. Chows are in fact a spitz breed, and historically have been more of an open faced breed. The current trend, outside of the Asian countries, tends to be more of a closed face, shorter snout variety. The selective breeding of Chows in both Europe and the US has been toward a heavier, stocky type Chow. Even without a pic, I would guess that you have a more traditional chow type.

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Re: Long-snouted chow chows

Postby rmb » Sun May 08, 2016 5:02 am

search for Buddy2 to see pic of my open faced chow that I adopted from a shelter thinking he was a mix but DNA came back 100% chow chow. I love the open face with the almond eyes, they surely have less chance of entropian and breathing problems. Would like to see a pic of your baby.

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Re: Long-snouted chow chows

Postby FurParent » Fri May 27, 2016 4:05 am

Is this how your chow looks like?
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Re: Long-snouted chow chows

Postby FurParent » Fri May 27, 2016 4:07 am

Rory's Dad wrote:Yes, picture please.

Chows come in a few different varieties, so your description of a 'long snouted' chow may really just be of the 'older' variety. Chows are in fact a spitz breed, and historically have been more of an open faced breed. The current trend, outside of the Asian countries, tends to be more of a closed face, shorter snout variety. The selective breeding of Chows in both Europe and the US has been toward a heavier, stocky type Chow. Even without a pic, I would guess that you have a more traditional chow type.


I didn't know that chows are spitz breed. Now there's a piece of info added to my box of knowledge. :)

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Re: Long-snouted chow chows

Postby rmb » Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:05 am

Yes, Buddy2 had a thicker coat and heavier mane than your dog (before the sebaceous adenitis set in) but otherwise, same face, same body shape. Looks like chow chow to me

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Re: Long-snouted chow chows

Postby Chow Tribe » Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:16 am

The chow was like that to begin with! Some breeders are changing the look for more dramatic outcomes.I like the more moderate look.I find they have less trouble cooling down and breathing.Look at these chows in USA ,when they were first imported.
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Re: Long-snouted chow chows

Postby sit_by_the_beach » Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:40 pm

Pres.Coolidge had a open faced chow, so did Sigmund Freud. I had chow with a longer snout and she'd pull a sled if I had let her. A hot summer day didn't bother her. I don't know why they're now bred with these short faces and can barely breathe or walk in the summer heat.
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Re: Long-snouted chow chows

Postby rmb » Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:12 am

check out the BBC video "Pedigree Dogs Exposed". It shows how dogs continue to suffer due to selective breeding for looks & meeting the "standard" with no consideration for health or temperament.

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Re: Long-snouted chow chows

Postby sit_by_the_beach » Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:10 am

Thanks for your comment. I am in the process of adopting a regular chow chow. I need a walking buddy and not a show piece to sit by the fireplace. I also own a pug mix. My vet assumes beagle mix. He has a slight elongated snout but still runs into problems during summer heat and cold winter days. I just take it easy walking him.
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