Comprehensive Owners Guide: Chow Chow
Regarded as one of the world’s most fascinating, beautiful dogs, the Chow Chow is complex and independent, known around the world for his lionlike appearance, scowling expression and bluish black tongue. Whether adorned with a profuse rough coat or a dense smooth coat, the Chow Chow cuts an impressive image. In its native China, the breed traditionally was used as a guard dog, hunting dog and food source, though never as a pet. The Western world has gladly adopted this noble, handsome pure-bred dog into its homes and hearts, where it resides as a cherished companion and show dog.
This new Comprehensive Owner’s Guide, written by top Chow breeder and judge Richard G. Beauchamp, proves to be an excellent resource for all owners, detailing the breed’s intriguing origins in China and its rise to fame in the West, its characteristics and standard, as well as information about selecting a healthy, typical Chow puppy and rearing the puppy in the home. The author also offers his excellent first-hand advice about house-training and obedience lessons, grooming, puppy socialization, feeding, exercise and much more. Mr. Beauchamp’s expertise as an exhibitor and judge also shines through in his fine chapter on showing the Chow Chow. Illustrated with over 135 color photographs, this volume includes an accurate and up-to-date chapter on canine health written by renowned veterinarian and lecturer Dr. Lowell Ackerman, covering preventive care, selection of a veterinarian, vaccinations, parasite control and other important topics. Newcomers and experienced fanciers of the Chow Chow alike will welcome this excellent new resource on the breed and regard it as an indispensable addition to their breed library.