My chows are my family. I have had this
stoic oriental breed for over 40 years.
I love this breed for many reasons; they are loyal, protective and very
The breed is bright, very clean and very powerful. There is nothing cuter
than a chow chow puppy.
I have had many chows over the years, each having its' own personality.
No two are alike.
I have found the females to be more protective and more willing to please.
I love my males for their size as many of my males have been referred to
as the "Gentle Giant".
I have had the comic who was always clowning around, to stoic who would
her nose at every other chow and had nothing to do with other breeds.
They felt other breeds were inferior.
I have had my medical child that
seemed to have one problem after another and required
several major surgeries and still
lived to be ten years old only to meet his demise with liver cancer.
I have had two chows that were protective
and there is no doubt in my mind that these two
would have gladly given their life
for me, if it was necessary.
Not by chance they were related.
One being the Uncle and the other being his niece.
There is so much to study about breeding
and hereditary. You can look at
some chows and know exactly what
line they came from and what is behind that pedigree.
I have had my fair share of hip dysplagia,
entropria and thyroid problems, as all of us have had,
although some don't admit it. I would
never consider any other breed as all breeds have their problems.
I have had different breeders tell
me when they die they want to come back as one of my chows.
This is the ultimate compliment as
far as I am concerned.
is nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Summit. We love the mountains
weather. We have a small kennel on 2 fenced
in acres for lots of exercise and chasing of rabbits,
ground hogs, deer and anything that may happen
by at the time. My chows run free within this area.
We have several kennel runs for visitors if
they do not get along well with others. Each chow has their
own dog house ( although they don't use them)
they prefer to be out on the covered patio regardless
of the weather. All my chows are house dogs
and enjoy the run of the house even though we have
a kennel room with crates and a grooming area.
My chows favorite thing is riding in the car and visiting
friends and neighbors. We attend obedience classes and find that
the chows are very sociable.
They have their special friends in class and enjoy doing obedience.
On occasion we do conformation
my chow family. They each have their own photo gallery.