Pet of the Week

By: Havenpets

Jun 15 2011

Category: PET OF THE WEEK, Title Page

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Chow-chow Ellaye is king of his castle and ruler over all of his subjects. Proud parent Rob Thurmond got Ellaye after a visit to Los Angeles, California (hence the play on words for his name). Ellaye is now two and has been a great friend and family member (just don't dare give him dogfood).

One comment on “Pet of the Week”

  1. Chow-chows were originally bred in China as a fighting dog where it is referred to as Songshi Quan, which literally means “puffy-lion dog”. The Chow is a sturdily built dog that come in several colors: red, fawn, cream, black, and blue. The breed has a very dense coat that can be course or smooth with the fur around the neck being particularly thick around the neck, giving it a distinctive ruff or mane. Chows are one of the very few animals with a blue-black/purple tongue. Chows are a medium sized dog and can adapt to small home or apartment life with exercise.

    chows have a keen sense of proprietorship over its home, paired with a sometimes serious approach to strangers and be a little daunting to those not familiar with the breed. The Chow is extremely loyal to its family and will bond tightly to its master. The Chow typically only shows affection to those it has bonded with, so new visitors to the home should not press their physical attention upon the resident chow. Chows are not a particularly active breed, prefering to be independent and aloof for much of the day, keeping a comfortable distance from other while staying within earshot, or preferring to watch for strangers alone by the entrance.

    Chows are the breed most affected by elbow or hip dysplasia. Closed face Chows often have problems with their eyes as well.

    Famous Chow-chow owners include Elvis Presley, Sigmund freud, Calvin Coolidge, Winston Churchill, and Martha Stewart.

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