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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 01:01 AM Thread Starter
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Why is it always Chow?

Seriously, what is it with people and them saying "He looks like he has a little chow in him."

I've read it several times on here and now I had it happen at Tractor Supply & Petco that somebody was like "Is he purebred? He looks like he has a little chow in him."

He's a puppy for crying out loud, he looks funny, sturdy, his back doesn't fit the front and he's overall just totally cute and lovable and you want to hug him so bad and yes, he's totally purebred. I know his parents personally and I can vouch for him being a GERMAN SHEPHERD AND NOT A CHOW MIX! Darnit!

Chow looks different and has absolutely NOTHING common with a sable working line shepherd puppy... UUUUUGH! Had to get it off my chest.

That somebody is trying to convince me once that I have a mix..okay but twice? Really?
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I'm told Stark is a mix all the time because and I quote, "he has too much black on him and his head is too big" end quote.

Yup, my very exspensive, registered mutt.


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I'm told Stark is a mix all the time because and I quote, "he has too much black on him and his head is too big" end quote.

Yup, my very exspensive, registered mutt.

one very gorgeous, obviously purebred mutt. I'd be proud to have that mutt. And his head is not too big. Jeez, he's a young male. People should get a grip. I guess they don't realize that his body is still shaping, forming, getting more muscular and bigger... haha.

Can I have your mutt? ....
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But Stark is so gorgeous!!

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Ah Stark is so handsome, and when I heard my pup looks like he did at his age I was super excited, if he looks like your guy, I'll be elated - he's GORGEOUS!

Ugh, I hate when people mistake dogs for mutts like that - especially a chow, ew! I hate chows, and I think they're ugly - GSDs are so much more attractive and I don't see how anyone could think a purebred GSD had chow in it! I think people expect GSDs to be the typical black and tan, RinTinTin kind of dogs, I didn't know GSDs came in so many colors until I started researching when I wanted one. Maybe that's the reason, I dunno...

But a chow... wow, can't comprehend that one!

Someone on deviantART once argued with me about Remington - they insisted that he's an English Shepherd, and despite my saying he's clearly a purebred GSD with a pedigree available to see online, she kept "correcting" me to the point where I wanted to reach through the screen and choke her! I think I know what my own dog is!


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I used to breed Chow Chows way back when. A number of people do not know their breeds and will see some GSDs with the large head, wide jaw line/muzzle area, giving them a bit of a Smooth Chow appearance. Your guy is absolutely gorgeous, the only thing I can see that would give one that impression is his jaw line/muzzle area, it is similar to that of a Smooth Chow.

I would love it if Brewski would develop a jaw line like Stark, he looks like I can mean business if I want to so watch your step, well also looking like i could be your best friend ever....
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Thanks guys, Stark is blushing!

If you think Stark's head is big, you should see his father's!


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When my landlord met Texas, before I even told her what breed she was, her response was "I see she might have some shepherd in her and the other is chow, right? Possibly a chow mix with a lab. That's a nice looking mutt." All I did was smile.

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I am often asked if Max is purebred. Really??? What does he look like he is mixed with I wanna know!


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