Chow Chow Dogs - FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Chow Chows

  More about these beautiful dogs:
The chow chow is a spitz type breed of ancient origins. Characteristic of the chow chow is it's blueish black tongue and unique pendulum swinging type rear movement (also called stilted gait). The chow has a thick....
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  Chow Chow breeders in South Africa:
When looking for breeders, undertake to purchase only KUSA (Kennel Union of Southern Africa) registered chow puppies. There are kennels - breeders - in Gauteng, Cape Town, KwaZulu Natal but most of the breeders are in Gauteng. Visit the most comprehensive list of KUSA registered breeders in Southern Africa ...
Chow Chow - Coat Types, Colours and Pigmentation:
Two coat varieties occur in the chow chow:
The smooth which has shorter hair on the entire body, and rough which have a distinct mane with longer hair on the tail, back of the thighs & front legs....
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Puppies - colours, coats and pigmentation:
The black chow chow puppy coat is a faded dark colour and is soft to the touch. Grey hair may or may not be present in...
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The blue chow chow puppy coat is a silver grey colour and is soft to the touch. Grey hair may or may not be present in...
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The cinnamon (also called fawn) chow chow puppy coat varies from a pinkish grey overall to a light brown with a grey hue in the coat. Hair is soft to the touch and the...
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The cream (also called white) chow chow puppy coat is a light creamish white colour with biscuit or fawn coloured ears. The coat is soft to the touch and...
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The red chow chow puppy coat is a faded warm brown colour, which is soft to the touch. Most often it also has darker...
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Information on Chow Chows:
New to owning a chow chow? Do you want information to decide if it is the right breed for you? Research is a wise step to take. For all the information you will need, read the guides to the chow chow....
Smooth Coat (Short Hair) Chow Chows:
What is different about the smooth coated (or short haired) chow chow? Where can I find a smooth puppy? Who are the breeders of smooths? Learn all about smooth chow chows ...
 
Judging of Chow Chows - information for the judge, breeder and fancier of the chow chow:
Learn more about judging the conformation and type of the chow chow - from internationally respected judges. See the correct anatomy of the chow chow illustrated in words and pictures. Understand pendulum movement (stilted gait). Read how the chow chow should be judged at shows...
Chow Chow Puppies - South Africa:
When searching for a chow chow puppy to buy in South Africa, undertake to only buy KUSA (Kennel Union of Southern Africa) registered chow puppies. There are breeders in Gauteng, Free State, Cape Town, KwaZulu Natal but you will find puppies mostly available in Gauteng. Visit the most comprehensive list of KUSA registered breeders in Southern Africa...
Chow Chow - correct unique movement:
The unique rear movement of the chow chow is light footed and easy, not lifting it's feet high off the ground. From a side view, the rear leg movement of chows resemble the swinging action of a pendulum. An endurance breed, chow chows should be able to function without distress at a steady trot for long distances. More about this pendulum (also called stilted) gait...
Price of Chow Chow puppies:
Within South Africa, the price will vary from breeder to breeder. KUSA registered chow chows will be higher priced due to the efforts and investment breeders put into their breeding stock. Unregistered breeders mostly operate with no accountability. Contact breeders individually to obtain the price for a chow chow puppy...
 
Chow Chow Health:
Most chow chows live a healthy life but there are halth problems in some chow chow dogs. Consider some conditions chows can suffer from such as hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, entropion, skin conditions, immune system problems. Learn more about the health of the chow chow from professionals...
     
How to raise & feed chow chow dogs and puppies:
It is important to raise and feed a puppy correctly to ensure a healthy and happy chow chow. The correct care of the coat ensures a healthy skin and shiny coat . For comprehensive guides on raising and feeding chow chows and puppies...
Groom a Chow Chow for the Show:
The chow chow has a heavy coat and requires correct grooming for showing. Groom regularly in the right way to ensure a beautiful shiny coat. Grooming the chow chow for shows requires certain things - the side benefit will be no skin trouble, itches, scratches and will increase your chances to win when you groom well ...
   
The Chow Chow and Breeding:
When deciding to breed chow chows, make wise decisions for success and to benefit the breed. Purchase chow chows for breeding from responsible and reputable breeders. There are breeders in Cape Town, Free State and KwaZulu Natal, but most of the breeders are in the greater Gauteng area. First research more information on breeding chow chows...
Shave a Chow Chow when it moults?
Must I shave my chow chow? Will shaving be good for the dog? My chow is scratching a lot, why is it's skin so itchy? What can I do if the skin is itching and it is scratching? What is the best way to care for my chow chow's skin and coat to keep it shiny and beautiful? Do Chow Chows moult (molt) and what do I do? More information on care and grooming of the chow chow...
Rehome and Rescue Chow Chows:
No official rescue organization/association for all chow chows exists in South Africa. Rescue of chow chows is undertaken by various Animal Welfare organizations such as Wetnose, and some private individuals in co-operation with these bodies. For adopting a chow chow in need of rescue, contact these bodies or your local Animal Welfare organization. Read nore information on how to go about adopting a chow chow...
 
Chow Chow Club or Association in South Africa:
There is only one Chow Chow Club in South Africa, namely the Chow Chow Club of Gauteng, which operates from the Johannesburg, Gauteng and Pretoria, Tshwane areas. Chow chow lovers find information, answers and breeders either on the non-profit Chow Chow Africa General Information Website or through the Chow Chow Club of Gauteng.
   
 
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