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CHOW-CHOW INFORMATION

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Sigmund Freud wrote in 1936 to Marie Bonaparte :"Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate in their object relations."

Dear Chow Chow friends !

We are delighted for your interest in a Chow-Chow. We are happy to inform you about our favorite dog and our Club Community, the CHOW-CHOW-CLUB IN DEUTSCHLAND (CCiD) e.V. , registered in Heilbronn / VR 1685.

The Chow-Chow:
- An aristocrat among dogs, a dog for individualists
- Imposing in appearance, proud and dignified in his bearing
- In his incorruptible character
- He has a only his characteristic stilted gait
- With its incomparable blue tongue

The Chow Chow loves his family faithfully, but are not slavishly submissive. He likes to give his heart to one particular individual from the family circle. This decision won't change. He has a distant behavior towards strangers, so that it earned him the reputation of one-man dog. We believe, that to be a wrong interpretation !

He is a quiet but reliable, alert housemate, but not a barker. This makes it ideal for keeping in a apartment.

It can also make the children's lives richer and more beautiful, because by nature he is a friend of children; if dog and child are well- educated.

Caring for a chow is easy, despite its lush, long hair.

The Chow Chow is a medium sized dog and can be found in the colors: black, blue, red, fawn, cream or white. In addition to the rough Chow, there is a very rare bred smooth Chow.

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Origin and homeland

The Chow Chow is a one of the oldest breeds of dogs. Because the most striking characteristic of the breed, namely the blue tongue, is the assumption that the Chow is one of the "original races". He came from China and there are sculptures made of terracotta and pictorial representations of the Han - Dynasty (206-220 BC), which can be seen clearly as a Chow. The Pekingese was regarded as the favorite of the Empress, the Chow was the favorite dog of the ruler. There is a doubt whether the Chow with his arctic fur, his typical steep hindquarters and his hunting instinct is actually from China, where the Chinese worked as farmers and traders. However, chows typical of the nomadic tribes, the investigation has shown that there is a possibility that the Chow originally came from Manchuria. This theory is justified by characteristics of the landscape and the people living there.

In the American literature you find the "black Mandschu Chow". The red Chow is said to originate from South China. It is conceivable that the Chow was brought by trade relationship of the Manchu people with China, or warlike activities of China. It is certain that the first Chow sire and dam of our now grown Europe Chows came from Canton in China, the former name was "Canton - dog." About 100 years ago the Chow-Chow came to England, and later to the continent. He came to Germany in the 1920's.

Name interpretation

The name could be a translation of "yummy - yummy" .This name comes from the Pidgin English of Far Eastern sailors and was used for all the curiosities and rarities from East Asia. A further interpretation of the name has the word "Chao- Chao" - equal sounding for European ears like "chow" - only would this translation : "see everything, very alert, very clever, very clever" and thus describe the characteristics of estimated hunting dog in East Asia.

Frequency

The Chow Chow is one of about 200 annually in VDH bred dogs of the rarer breeds. Mainly produced is the rough coated, but increasingly also the smooth coated Chow is known and loved.

Standard

The Chow Chow is supposed to be animated, compact, short-coupled and appear, but above all very harmonious with pride, graceful posture, leonine with a well carried tail over the back. Typical for a Chow is :
a) blue pigment (tongue, palate, gums and lips);
b) expression (scowl) mainly arises through the ears position, should never caused by loose folds forming scalp ;
c) straight hind hocks set low (stilted gait);
d) large 46-56 cm.

Properties

In the coat colors red, black, blue, fawn and cream and with his pride, dignified bearing, he is a striking phenomenon in the dog world. He has a strong self-consciousness, self-willed and freedom-loving, third parties reserved, watchful, but not a barker and outspoken cleanliness. He is fond of his owner without slavish devotion. He needs loving but consistent training. The Chow can do things for his master if the living together between man and beast will go together. He is an adaptable dog, on walks briskly and run-off, very hound happy in the forest, in his own kingdom vigilant, but not loud, very vigilant in darkness, within the premises quietly and content, in the vicinity of its to be human.

Care

Once a week the chow coat should be thoroughly combed, otherwise sufficient daily brushing. Bathing is only required for really heavy soiling of the fur or the coat changes to accelerate by the amplified combing the hair after the bath.

Features

The Chow is not a dog for everyone. For the impatient, frantic, inconsistent people he is not the right choice. But if you are a person that gets pleasure from a quiet, self-confident, intelligent four-legged family member to whom you grant obligations and rights, then the Chow will not disappoint you.

Horst Stern :" The Chow is a dog who is a gentleman, looking for a gentleman who is not a dog" and "a man who lives in harmony with a Chow Chow, you can trust him and with profit approach to any advice. He is silent rather than that he is lying."



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