The Chow Chow puppy in this video holds on to his prized bowl, even though siblings are trying to get in the action. It looks like there is some food stuck to the bottom of the bowl. The puppy carrying the bowl wants to keep the goodies to himself.
According to Dog Time, some people think Chow Chow has a proud, independent spirit like a cat. This dog is not that much of a cuddle buddy, but they are very loyal to you. Chow’s mind their own business. They’ll play with their family, and show no interest in strangers, unless the stranger approaches his home without his family’s invitation. Then the Chow will challenge the stranger. But if his family introduces him to a stranger, then the Chow will let the new person touch him. Chow Chow’s need to be socialized a lot as a puppy so he feels relaxed and safe when he grows up. You can do this by exposing a Chow puppy to new people, different dogs, new situations.
What are Chow Chow’s like?
Chow Chow’s can be okay with children if they grow up with them. It is best to place a Chow in families with older children who already understand how to treat a dog. Chow’s are not very tolerant of children rough-housing with them.
If you have a Chow Chow, they need to be brushed around 3 times a week to keep their hair in good condition. Get them used to being brushed as a puppy, and handle their paws often as a puppy to get them used to it, since dogs are funny about getting their feet touched. Make it a positive experience when being brushed and getting their paws touched, so when they go to the groomers or vets, the transition will be much easier.
If you are looking for a Chow Chow, consider a rescue group. Sometimes former owners may not understand what goes into caring for a Chow. And sometimes their owners passed away, and they end up needing a foster home. You can read more about Chow Chow’s here. Enjoy watching these Chow Chow puppies going after a prized bowl.
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Article source: Dog Time