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Post by DarrenFergus » Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:13 am

Hi everyone we are new to this. Forums and Chows :D . We are Darren and Ciara and we live in Ireland. Introducing Choji enjoying the snow this Christmas . We are off to collect his lady friend in a few weeks. Happy new year everyone.
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Post by chowpups » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:06 am

Welcome all of you .. Choji looks adorable and reminds me of Nikki when she was little. Hope you find the forum helpful.. I know I have had alot of questions answered and I most of the time didn't even have to ask them. Chows just have the same ways about them that one person asks and everyone usually has the same answer. Good luck with you chowpups and keep us posted .
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Post by CoraP. » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:06 am

Welcome! Beautiful picture! We don't even have that much snow here in Pennsylvania!
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Post by DarrenFergus » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:09 am

We are just over some record lows of -16 here in ireland and its on its way back so were told. Choji loves the snow so we dont mind.

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Post by chowpups » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:24 am

Hubby and myself will be visiting Ireland later in the year and hope it doesn't have record lows then.. I have to pack light my husband said..(no 60lb suitcase)..
Choji looks like she is enjoying the snow.. Nikki just got done playing last week in it..
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Post by DarrenFergus » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:28 am

Nikki is lovely . How old is she , is she you'r only one? If you'r coming to Ireland later in the year you should be ok just bring a warm jacket incase :D Where are you guys visiting?

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Post by chowpups » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:43 am

Nikki just turned 4 in November. She is my 3rd chow. (one was a chow/shepherd mix). The others have passed on and Nikki is hear holding down the fort..LOL
We have not mapped out our trip yet since we just decided 2 days ago.. We're still looking for our sitter for Nikki to get dates set.. Connemara is a must since thats where my Family was from years ago....
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Post by DarrenFergus » Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:33 am

Well connemara is a very nice part of the country . Galway in general is very nice. We're about 2 and a half hours away in Donegal.

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Post by chowpups » Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:14 am

that too is a travel spot we will probably be hitting.
What color is your other pup thats coming?? Are chows very popular in Ireland?
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Post by Judy Fox » Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:09 am

Welcome to the site. :D
What a beautiful picture of your chow.
You have had it cold as we have here in Cheshire - we have had a couple of nights at -16 and it was bitter.
Our girls love the snow here and played around so much.
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Post by DarrenFergus » Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:50 am

No not really i only know of one other person with chows here. Our new pup is black.

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Post by Judy Fox » Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:03 pm

There are not many chows here either.

When we got our first chow 11 years ago, we searched for months and there were no chow puppies in Britain. Then suddenly somebody told us a breeder in Cumbria had a litter due. We wanted a little girl chow and out of the litter of 6 there were two little girls. We bought one and 6 months later, we bought the other. Milly died a year last August but we still have Mabel and also two young chows who are 15 months old now - they are also litter sisters and they are gorgeous.

I bet you are looking forward to your new little black girly joining your family. Can't wait to see pictures. :lol:
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Post by DarrenFergus » Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:23 pm

We have had to go to england for our two but its only a short trip in return for the chow really :) . We wanted to get Choji some company and have been socialising him well with other dogs family of mine have husky's as well as others but the temperament just doesn't seem to suit . So it just has to be another chow for him which neither of us mind . Dont think either of us would want another breed now :D .

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Post by chowpups » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:17 pm

In the town where I live its mostly yellow and black labs that I see in the parks .. I have not seen another chow in our town \Iam sure there is one I just haven't seen it yet.. In 25yrs.
Well I hope Choji likes playing with his new mate soon.. and can't wait to see pictures of the 2 of them. Keep those pictures coming we love them..

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Post by Judy Fox » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:05 pm

That is very often the feelings of people who have a chow - no other breed will do. That is how we feel but at our age, these two are almost certainly our last chows.
We consider ourselves so fortunate to have two sets of litter sisters and such sweet creatures they are too. :D
Milly was such an absolute little "Snotty Totty" and Matilda is growing up that way too. Mabel is much sweeter and so is Maisie but I love them all. Fred is just besotted! :lol:
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Post by Hugo » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:39 pm

Hi and Welcome,
I love the picture.
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Post by DarrenFergus » Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:21 pm

Thanks everyone for the welcome to the community and comments on Choji.

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