Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Chow Chow

This past week, my boyfriend and I were making our weekly round in Petsmart when we saw a lady with this cute fluffy dog.  I'm not sure if it was purebred or not, but this dog definitely had some Chow Chow in him.  He was so cute!  I knew I couldn't leave him out of my blog.  So let's find out about this adorable dog.

(Thanks AcoBox for the pic)

General Information:
  • Only dog born with 44 teeth
  • Known to be aggressive/dangerous
  • But after training this dog, it's a great addition
  • Has a blue-black tongue
  • Straight hind legs
  • Double coated, rough or smooth
  • Loyal
  • Height: 17-20 inches
  • Weight: 45-70 pounds
  • Hip and elbow dysplasia
  • Entropion
  • Often snore
  • Life expectancy: About 15 years
  • Seasonal, heavy shedders
  • Need to constantly brush
  • Okay for apartment life with daily exercise
  • Cranky without exercise
  • Need to be kept in cool places
Type of Owner:
  • Good for adults after training, but not a great family pet
  • Needs to socialize with other people and pets so as not to be too protective

So it seems that while this dog is incredibly cute, they aren't necessarily the best choice for me.  I do plan to have a family someday, and I can't have an aggressive dog in the house that may harm my kids.  However, I will definitely pet any dog that was as happy as the little Chow I met at PetSmart.  I'll just have to appreciate these doggies whenever I happen to come across them.

(Thanks to Dogs101, DogBreedInfo, and American Kennel Club for their info!)


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  2. Wow, this dog is high maintenance. Great post!