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by JasonandNat
Fri Mar 18, 2022 6:36 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why do chows have so bad reputation?
Replies: 7
Views: 1523

Re: Why do chows have so bad reputation?

Never blame the animal for human issues. Chow's earned the rep, of course challenging one probably shouldn't be your goal in life. We have bones from everything from mice up to foxes, coyotes, geese, turkeys and the confrontation never lasts long. Back in the 80's everybody wanted one without unders...
by JasonandNat
Fri Mar 18, 2022 6:27 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Raising A Chow Puppy
Replies: 3
Views: 876

Re: Raising A Chow Puppy

Normal for us as well. Been Chow's around here for decades and everything you say is proper and with same results here. We also handle rescues and find they respond very well to this treatment as well.
by JasonandNat
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Leashing Pulling Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 4004

Re: Leashing Pulling Problem

Well generally that's a you problem. To divorce yourself from the issue, add another lead (Dollar Store) to your pups collar. let it drag on the ground, make sure it's long enough to drag about 10 feet behind. Every time pup starts pulling step on this lead and loosen the regular one your holding. O...
by JasonandNat
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Does anyone else find that most other dogs don't like your Chow:
Replies: 2
Views: 3480

Re: Does anyone else find that most other dogs don't like your Chow:

Generally what your seeing is fear reaction in other dogs towards your chow. The Chow tail up high sends alot of dogs into challenge mode, just usually not brave enough to test them. Although I have yet see one attempt what your describing even with rescues. Generally dogs stay away from chows they ...
by JasonandNat
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Bad reaction of my chow chow after cutting off all his hair.
Replies: 1
Views: 3144

Re: Bad reaction of my chow chow after cutting off all his hair.

A shame you didn’t learn more about Chow’s before acquiring. Never. Ever. Shave your Chow. Mother Nature is far smarter than people. As long as their winter coat is groomed out in spring your good. Never had a Chow not able to go through summer. Ever. They are far more hearty a breed than implied by...
by JasonandNat
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: I MISTAKENTLY CUT MY CHOWS HAIR TOO SHORT WITHOUT RESEARCHING!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 9981

Re: I MISTAKENTLY CUT MY CHOWS HAIR TOO SHORT WITHOUT RESEARCHING!!!

Do not shave Chow’s. Mother nature is smarter than you are.
by JasonandNat
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: puppy hair shaved help
Replies: 2
Views: 8239

Re: puppy hair shaved help

It’ll grow back, slowly. Shaving bad.
by JasonandNat
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Big bear passing on
Replies: 0
Views: 4263

Big bear passing on

Some of you may remember 12 years ago, we introduced FengHuang and her brother ShenLung. FengHuang passed at 5 years, and sadly ShenLung has passed. He lasted 5 months longer than the vets gave him with anemia, a massively enlarged spleen and cancer in his liver. He had a great 8 weeks of vacation, ...
by JasonandNat
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: King David and King Solomon
Replies: 2
Views: 7886

Re: King David and King Solomon

Note: They are mean aggressive bears, if you pick a fight with one. They earned that rep, and they shouldn't be ashamed about it. I used to have a gal who was the Empress of the Known Universe, and nobody in their right mind challenged that. In the thousands of dogs she saw in here life, not one, sa...
by JasonandNat
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Potential Chow owner with young kids
Replies: 2
Views: 7516

Re: Potential Chow owner with young kids

see your other post....
by JasonandNat
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chows and children
Replies: 1
Views: 7225

Re: Chows and children

They are around here, but they have been socialized with neighbourhood children since arriving. I have had Chow's my entire life, starting when I was about 10. Our current big male didn't care for kids when he was young and would walk away or inform them to piss off. Issues usually ended there. At a...
by JasonandNat
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Male Chow Neutered
Replies: 1
Views: 7098

Re: Male Chow Neutered

Never too late. As a companion fur kid, best before the terrible two's...

Our male was fixed at an early age as per the requirements from the breeder, so no idea on if he will just stop. Probably not. He has been getting away with it after all.
by JasonandNat
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Raising A Chow pup and having a child a couple years after.
Replies: 2
Views: 11459

Re: Raising A Chow pup and having a child a couple years after.

Personally grew up with chows, never had an issue with friends or myself. Currently have two chows, they adopted several kids in the neighbourhood, they can pretty much do anything around them. Our youngest at 6 is not fond of kids in snow suits. But she hasn’t offered to eat any. Just goes around. ...
by JasonandNat
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Dog started growling at child
Replies: 2
Views: 11296

Re: Dog started growling at child

OK, so you have Chow's, but don't seem to understand them. One it's a challenge, two jealousy (over female), but why you haven't had them both fixed already is beyond understanding. And you have heard of the "terrible two's" Chow's are famous for, right? OK, the fix will help some things, ...
by JasonandNat
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My dog hates being touched
Replies: 3
Views: 11974

Re: My dog hates being touched

Patience. And keep going through these processes. Chow’s take awhile to calm down, usually about 5 yrs old. Our big boy was similar, couldn’t care less anymore at 11 yrs old. Big chane was at 5 yrs, now he even acts like the puppy he never was.
by JasonandNat
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Play dates? DFW Area
Replies: 3
Views: 10534

Re: Play dates? DFW Area

Might be worth a quick drive from Ottawa, Ontario. ;)
by JasonandNat
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Longevity in the Chow
Replies: 16
Views: 14890

Re: Longevity in the Chow

Ha! ShenLung is currently 11, very active as mentioned in previous posts and still more than capable and willing to run for an hour or two. He has no grey, but did start losing muscle mass this year. He lost the tendon in his tight rear knee but has already walked it off. Pretty sure he’ll hit 15. ;)
by JasonandNat
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: buying from superpuppyshop...scam?
Replies: 3
Views: 12818

Re: buying from superpuppyshop...scam?

That’s a pretty cheap price for a rare breed animal. But, if your looking for love I guess it doesn’t matter. Lots of rescues around as well. If your looking for purebred and reputable, perhaps a chow is out of your financial range.
by JasonandNat
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: IS MY CHOW CHOW PURE BREED
Replies: 2
Views: 9450

Re: IS MY CHOW CHOW PURE BREED

Cute. As aksed above, what’s your gripe?
by JasonandNat
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Happy Summer Everyone!
Replies: 0
Views: 8330

Happy Summer Everyone!

So we just got back from 2 weeks camping at Bon Echo Park with the bears. They have taken to 3-5hrs of Paddle Boarding daily. Everytime we paddled down to the dog park, we got a lot of lookers as FuShiLu asked me to remove her floatation vest so she could launch herself into the air and swim the rem...
by JasonandNat
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How to stop aggression or be more friendly to people
Replies: 7
Views: 12040

Re: How to stop aggression or be more friendly to people

We pity any burglar who tries comng in with our two bears. Hehe.
by JasonandNat
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My chow chow can not get used of the city
Replies: 2
Views: 9165

Re: My chow chow can not get used of the city

Patience and time. Young chows can take awhile to relax. The rough thing is it may take a few years, but it gets better each year. They really calm down after five years.
by JasonandNat
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 4-5 month old collar size for an average female chow?
Replies: 1
Views: 8494

Re: 4-5 month old collar size for an average female chow?

One that fits. It’s a puppy. It grows. You’ll need another for sure.
by JasonandNat
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Any rescue chow owners that can offer some advice?
Replies: 2
Views: 6238

Re: Any rescue chow owners that can offer some advice?

I handle quite a few chow fosters as well as other dogs, as mentioned above good advice. Another thing is to let a long lead drag from the colar back behind your chow. If he starts giving you issue, don’t scold, just talk calmly while walking up/on the lead to his color, forcing him to lay down. Har...
by JasonandNat
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How to get male chow to stop marking his territory in the house?
Replies: 2
Views: 6015

Re: How to get male chow to stop marking his territory in the house?

For one, thats not territorial unless another animal is present. It’s dominance. Try to get the chow’s sent in the areas where peeing is happening. Is this when your around? Spray bottle might work. With a good ‘no’ in a stern voice and a quick trip outside. Is this when your away? Harder. Try confi...