Chapter Grooming Your Chow Chow

One of the most endearing traits of a Chow Chow is his great leonine mane and coat. While it is true that your pet won't require elaborate and extensive coat trimming, but he's sure to need a few hours of brushing, bathing and cutting of his nails just in order to look his best always. 1 When to start grooming him Begin his grooming sessions as soon as you take him home and don't worry that he's just six weeks old or six months. It's never too early to put him on a grooming regimen, so don't...

Chapter Housetraining Your Chow Chow

There are many ways in life to achieve the same desired results. Of them, there are hard ways and easy ways, right ways and wrong ways. The best course is to combine the easy way with the right way and get the best results. This requires a lot of supervision and positive reinforcement. Let's see how best to achieve what we want in order to housetrain our Chow Chow. Where to begin To get the kind of behavior you desire, you must 1 Allocate an area for elimination outside the house 2 Show him the...

Chapter The origins of the Chow Chow

Over 2000 or 3,000 years ago, the Chow Chow dog breed first came into existence. It is recognized as the most ancient breed in the world, dating farther back than the 11th century in China. In fact, historians believe that this breed originated in China, and a special reference is always made of the Chow Chow escorting the Tartars when they attacked China. Then, there are those historians who speculate that this breed originated in the Arctic Circle and then migrated to Mongolia, Siberia and...

Chapter The Quintessential Chow Chow

The Chow Chow is a stockily built, muscular and medium-haired dog that belongs to the Non-Sporting group. You can recognize it by its large head that's complemented by a broad flat skull, short muzzle and wrinkles on his face. Often, these wrinkles end up forming a deep scowl. His ears are erect, rounded and small. His tail curls and high above his lower back and he carries it with pride over his back. However, his hallmark is his blue-black tongue, a rarity among all dogs. In fact, this is one...