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A dog REFUSED by most groomers

  • čas přidán 24. 09. 2022
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  • Girl With The Dogs
    Girl With The Dogs  Před 2 měsíci +506

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    • Jonah Whale
      Jonah Whale Před 2 měsíci

      @G. W. Hampton Thank you. Wanting to be an animal groomer, & having the sensitivity & awareness to be one, aren't necessarily the same thing. Some of them seem to really hate animals & are only doing the job because it requires zero qualifications. If someone did to me what I've seen some of them do to animals, I'd probably growl & snap at their hands too!

    • G. W. Hampton
      G. W. Hampton Před 2 měsíci

      @Jonah Whale All those things play into making a dog difficult to groom or handle.

    • Jonah Whale
      Jonah Whale Před 2 měsíci +1

      May be they attack because groomers just tear at their fur without supporting its roots and it hurts. Ask any human with long hair if they like it when an inexperienced hairdresser does the same to them? Hold the roots so they don't tug, work up gradually from the ends. Nothing worse than someone starting from the top and then trying to bash their way out to the ends. All it does is rip hair out by the roots.

    • G. W. Hampton
      G. W. Hampton Před 2 měsíci +1

      Great dog owners make great dogs =))

    • Timothy Sielbeck
      Timothy Sielbeck Před 2 měsíci +1

      @G. W. Hampton I think the first combined with the fact that the owner was absolutely okay with me approaching his dogs. Calm owner, calm dogs. Super friendly dogs, really soft to the touch, too.

  • Starla Kelsey
    Starla Kelsey Před 2 měsíci +11904

    I had a chow chow when I first started grooming. Not knowing the reputation of the breed I would spend hours grooming Maggie. I was fortunate that she never had a problem with grooming. I actually think she like it. BUT...clipping her nails. Nope. Luckily they stayed short most of her life until she got really old. I kept her in a lion cut most of her life. I got so much experience in scissor work practicing on her. She lived to 16. She has been gone about 16 years now too. I still miss her. I think she taught me so much.

    • Ninjablox
      Ninjablox Před 26 dny

      Wow didnt ask

    • Robert
      Robert Před měsícem

      I grew up with a chow, we named her princess. She loved to be brushed, lay by the pool and she walked on her toes, so her nails were always short.
      I currently have 150lbs almost 1 year old caucasian Shepard.

    • OfficialJOY 🙏🎶
      OfficialJOY 🙏🎶 Před 2 měsíci

      @Barbara Danley 🙏 🙌🫶🏼🥰😇

    • Barbara Danley
      Barbara Danley Před 2 měsíci +1

      @OfficialJOY 🙏🎶, thank you. I can still remember old friends with pleasure tinged with sadness, even while loving my current babies. The good memories outweigh the bad. And I'm a sucker for a creature in need.

    • OfficialJOY 🙏🎶
      OfficialJOY 🙏🎶 Před 2 měsíci +1

      @Barbara Danley Truth!!

  • TheAnxietyCloset
    TheAnxietyCloset Před 2 měsíci +2179

    A former supervisor of mine had an old chow he would bring to the office from time to time. First time I met him, I mistook him for a sofa cushion and was quite startled when he moved. But that chow was one of the calmest, most placid dogs I have ever encountered -- also didn't immediately trigger my terrible dog and cat allergies. Definitely proves the importance of having great and disciplined pet ownership.

    • Deino Greenstreet
      Deino Greenstreet Před 2 měsíci

      @TheAnxietyCloset ah, thankyou. I had assumed you were going to sit down, the dog spotted your butt coming towards it, and got out of the way.

    • TheAnxietyCloset
      TheAnxietyCloset Před 2 měsíci +29

      @C. Hopper To be clear, I was sitting at the other end of the sofa and was startled when I saw what I had thought was a large pillow lift its head. In case anyone thought I nearly sat on the dog (that would not have been a pleasant first encounter)

    • andree besseau
      andree besseau Před 2 měsíci +20

      They are very nice but as a groomer I am very careful.i groomed a female and she was quite ok.but as of 2 days ago we had to send one half done home.the growling and stance was very perilous for me.3 years old and only groomed by the owner hmm.i think they tried other places but it did no work out either.he can come if he sedated.i like to keep my face!

    • C. Hopper
      C. Hopper Před 2 měsíci +62

      I laughed when you said you mistook the dog for a sofa cushion. XD Responsible ownership (and proper training) cannot be emphasized enough. SO IMPORTANT!

    • Meera
      Meera Před 2 měsíci +74

      Sofa cushion 🤣

  • G. W. Hampton
    G. W. Hampton Před 2 měsíci +892

    I had a Chow and the breeder told me one reason they are so reactive is that their eyes are so recessed and hidden by fur that they are often surprised by any approach and I should make sure people approached her from the front first where she could see them easily. You seem to do that very well.

    • Мирјана Поповић
      Мирјана Поповић Před 13 dny

      Reactive = aggressive

    • Semechki for Putin
      Semechki for Putin Před 25 dny

      @SkiSlope yes, and also potential for hair flying into the eyes, but I think groomers should be able to figure it out, at least for dogs that hold quite still.

    • SkiSlope
      SkiSlope Před 25 dny +2

      @Semechki for Putin But also involves blades by the animal's exposed eyeball

    • Semechki for Putin
      Semechki for Putin Před měsícem +4

      I don't know about that effect, but I have noticed before that this groomer here doesn't seem to pay any attention to getting hair out of the animals' field of vision, which seems like a pretty obvious thing to do. some poofy dogs can only see a narrow cone forward, and some can't even see properly forward because they have hair hanging over their eyes. trimming that off seems like a super obvious thing to do.

    • alexander klæboe
      alexander klæboe Před 2 měsíci +8

      @Sarah Longstaff healthy chows are healthy, they just have what we call periscope vision. the excess skin is there to protect vital parts to be injured when defending their own against an aggressor.

  • Cryptid Creations
    Cryptid Creations Před 2 měsíci +999

    I was a dog trainer once upon a time, and while I was learning, a pair of chow siblings came into the class of the trainer I was shadowing. They were both puppies, and very stubborn, but also very loving to their owners and to me. They didn’t do great with other dogs, so they had to sit a bit farther than usual from the other clients. I think their family did everything right, with training them young (they were both about 4 or 5 months at the time) and making sure they socialize with others. Towards the end, they were very chill with the other dogs in the class, but still weren’t allowed to play with them. Still, they made a lot of progress! Cant honestly say I’ve had a bad experience with a chow, not even when they came into my old grooming salon for baths

    • coldest beer
      coldest beer Před měsícem +1

      I used to be a dog trainer like you but then i took a bite to the knee

    • Tommy Dynamite
      Tommy Dynamite Před 2 měsíci +34

      My family used to own chows and I think a lot of people just get them because they look like cute fluffy teddy bears but don't realize they aren't like your average retriever or lab. They are territorial and fiercely loyal and protective, which makes them suspicious of strangers. That's why my parents made sure to socialize and train them strictly from a young age. When you do that, they are genuinely some of the sweetest most loyal dogs you can ever own. If not, they can get quite snappy and bark at everything that moves.

  • SSS🌙
    SSS🌙 Před měsícem +46

    You told him he was a good boy and he went in for a sweet headbutt. What a good doggo.

    • Sofri
      Sofri Před 26 dny

      That was awesome indeed.

  • Terri Robinson
    Terri Robinson Před 2 měsíci +2545

    I cannot thank you enough for your caring nature and your willingness to accept any breed. I had a Chow Chow and she was so gentle and thought everyone was her friend. No one would groom her so I had to learn to do it myself. Basil is a perfect ambassador to his breed.

    • Ivy Rose
      Ivy Rose Před 2 měsíci +1

      @Ro Ku I feel like doodles and pitties have the same problem. They’re both a group of very similar “breeds” but are seen as a collective which falsely increases statistics of biting (or in the case of doodles having bad temperaments and being nightmares to groom). And they both seem to have a tendency to be owned by people who aren’t great ambassadors. Plus, I’m skeptical about how many dogs get labeled as pit bulls. There’s so many other breeds that look similar and I suspect that a lot of medium to large blocky short-haired dogs get labeled as pit bulls when they’re not so there’s probably some confirmation biased mixed in too. It is definitely scary to have a strange dog run up to you when you’re out and about like that. I’m glad that one was nice.

    • Koshii The Chow Chow
      Koshii The Chow Chow Před 2 měsíci +3

      Thank you Basil for being a wonderful representative of our breed. And thank you for giving us chows a chance. Much love ❤️❤️❤️

    • Copper Hopper Warren
      Copper Hopper Warren Před 2 měsíci

      @Leilani Agudelo
      yes I am proud of it.. I've been around long enough to know that gadflies (*hint... Use a dictionary) like yourself are essentially useless.. here today ...gone tomorrow
      good luck getting olderPlastic surgeons can't give you a soul....
      (Or apparently subscribers or videos on your channel)

    • Amber C.
      Amber C. Před 2 měsíci +3

      @Beware the Lily of the Valley That is so sad to hear. I do not recall myself ever rejecting a happy dog who approached me. If a dog is wagging its tail, it isn't going to harm you, regardless of its breed. And pitbulls are some of the Friendliest, Happiest, Sweetest breeds Ive ever come across. Always happy to see me & my dog when we are out on our walks. I'm sorry to hear that p people don't know how to properly react to dogs.

    • Amber C.
      Amber C. Před 2 měsíci +2

      @Marilyn Blotsky Ahhh, Marilyn. I'm sorry to hear that you've lost them. I pray they always stay in your heart. And hopefully, one day, you find another great companion to be by your side.

  • S C
    S C Před 3 dny

    I can't handle how cute he is in the happy hoodie!!! :D

  • Zoë Burnett
    Zoë Burnett Před 2 měsíci +227

    Thank you for giving Chow Chows such good (and informative) press! I groom my rescue chow myself because my schedule is tricky and she has some trust issues, but on our only professional groom appointment, the worst thing that happened was that they had to cage her for blow drying because she kept chomping the nozzle. We’ve had to socialize her HEAVILY and have made great progress in her three years with us, so to anyone reading, don’t give up! It can be done!

    • Mason Cohen
      Mason Cohen Před 6 hodinami

      A chow from up the street got loose and mauled my cat when I was a kid once.

    • Koshii The Chow Chow
      Koshii The Chow Chow Před 2 měsíci +1

      Thank you Basil for being a wonderful representative of our breed. And thank you for giving us chows a chance. Much love ❤️❤️❤️

    • Sue Castillo
      Sue Castillo Před 2 měsíci +1

      Chows are an art to deal with and there’s really no inbetween… you either can or can’t…they are who they are… a wonderful and unusual breed for sure❣️

    • Maximillian Lylat
      Maximillian Lylat Před 2 měsíci +3

      This fills me with hope, i adopted my first very dog, a mutt i knew very little of what he had. Found he was part chow and knew nothing about chow socialization until he was 1 year old. He acts weary around strangers but wont bite only bark...a lot. Currently working on him getting used to strangers

  • Arctic Fox
    Arctic Fox Před 2 hodinami

    My sister has a chow, thing loves her, her husband, and her kids but will launch at me or hell anyone else snarling and biteing any time we visit. Its even bitten my parents. Thing is a menice to be honest.
    Its also bit the shit out of my elderly german shepherd when my sister showed up at my place unanounced and ended up with dakota getting 62 stitches when chowchow (yes thats her dogs name) got ahold of his side and ripped him open pretty good. I have a strong dislike for chows because of that dog which is unfair to the breed.

  • ertemochi
    ertemochi Před 2 dny

    Chow-chow? Madam, that is clearly a bear cub you groomed.

  • Ace Johnson
    Ace Johnson Před 2 měsíci +1796

    I'm glad that the adorable chow was given a chance. Such a cute pup

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      Lena Brokaw Před 2 měsíci

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  • Tootie Q
    Tootie Q Před 2 měsíci +133

    The most beloved dog I ever had was a Chow Chow. We started socializing him early, and he was friendly with strangers. Our vet said he was the most well behaved Chow he had ever seen. Only once did the dog ever become aggressive, and it was with a strange guy who tried to open my screen door and come in while my children played outside. I KNEW he would have protected me, or died trying to. I love the breed.

  • Caleb F
    Caleb F Před 3 dny

    I watched a chow try to rip out my sister's kidney when we were kids; it was our neighbors' dog and not abused. The only reason she didn't have a piece ripped out of her after being tossed around was the hoodie she was wearing. She was about 15 feet from the animal doing literally nothing but talking to his children.
    These aren't pets.

  • EMdemo
    EMdemo Před 2 měsíci +119

    I can't express how much I love my Chow. Her name is Pretzel.
    Funny enough, I met her as a puppy when I was a bather at a salon. Eventually, the owner had unfortunate circumstances and asked if I could keep her. Obviously, I accepted.
    ..i honestly can't picture my life right now had Pretzel not come into my life.
    She's such a beautiful and wonderful dog. I can't stress enough how important it is to have dedication to helping your Chow navigate life and socialization.
    In the same week I had met Pretzel, another Chow (named Carbon) had come in. Same black color, but male and was this lady's "service dog". He was the exact thing you will picture if you imagine "dangerously unsocialized Chow". He was fucking wild and difficult to trim it's nails. We were barely successful in trimming it's nails one time.... After that, it was declined by management. It makes me sad to remember to this day... I hope it has/had a great life and still wonder how he is. Hopefully was given the proper training it needed.. Pretzel is the exactly the reason I know Chows are a beautiful breed.

    • Mr Grimm
      Mr Grimm Před 2 měsíci +4

      We also had a Chow for 13 years. She was an amazing dog. She first had to know her people before becoming close with them. But that was not a problem at all for us , if she met you 3 times or so it was all good. Yuga was kind of lazy , not really active to say the least .. 😅
      She even took shortcuts alot of the times when we went for a walk.
      Anyways , I never had a better bond with an animal as with our Chow.

    • dopesickdog
      dopesickdog Před 2 měsíci +4

      Pretzel... what a precious name for a precious baby 😭

  • tyv
    tyv Před 2 měsíci +77

    Unfortunately, my in-laws still hold an implicit bias towards our German Shepherd, stating that German Shepherds were bred to kill. Just like you, Vanessa, I give them a chance (multiple). I grew up studying GSDs and my mom grew up with retired GSD police dogs. Our mister is the most well-behave “child” that we have. Our young toddlers could not care less about what we say, but Carter (our rescue GSD) will obey every time.

    • 776alpha677beta
      776alpha677beta Před 26 dny +1

      Cant blame them for the bias. As a tiny kid I was attached by an old loving german shepard that was well behaved , trained and socialized young. It had never shown any aggression & was super friendly until that one day it decided it was done being lovable & all small humans must die. Since it was an unprovoked attack from behind against a small child not close by and not interacting with it. It was very much a predatory & dominance type act. It watched from a distance stalked then attacked. I will hold the bias too & never trust them or similar around children.

    • It'spronouncedNikolaj
      It'spronouncedNikolaj Před měsícem +2

      Your in laws sound a bit daft tbh

    • Helena
      Helena Před 2 měsíci +3

      shepherd=kill..... yeah its not like they are dogs trained to hunt lmao. German shepherds are chads

    • Hades_Pluto
      Hades_Pluto Před 2 měsíci +2

      @Stettafire True but their job is to protect the animals. So yeah "aggression" makes no sense
      Note I am agreeing with you, not arguing against you. Some people can't tell the difference so I'm just saying-

    • Stettafire
      Stettafire Před 2 měsíci +8

      German Shepard's are bred to be Shepard dogs, hence the name. Breed discrimination is a daft thing

  • VenusMoonstone Leader of the Drakgons

    There is a cool Chinese legend about the Chow-Chow’s tongue: When the Yellow Emperor (Huangdi) decided what colour the sky should be , he chose blue. And helped to paint the sky. But it was a messy job and lots of paint dripped from the heavens. His loyal Chow-Chow ,seeing this, went forth ,licked up all the paint and helped keep things neat and tidy. At the end, grateful for his dog’s help ,Huangdi blessed the Chow-Chow’s breed to have blue and black tongues, as a reminder of his chow-chow’s selfless deed.

    • solmoman
      solmoman Před měsícem +1

      @Vaska Tumir thanks, it's the truth

    • Vaska Tumir
      Vaska Tumir Před měsícem

      What a lovely story! 🙂

    • solmoman
      solmoman Před měsícem

      @Wen Ning’s Radish China is the biggest threat to the world

    • Wen Ning’s Radish
      Wen Ning’s Radish Před měsícem

      @solmoman weird racist

    • Lasagna Sux
      Lasagna Sux Před měsícem +1

      @solmoman I'm not gonna lie, that's probably the strangest conspiracy theory I've ever heard.

  • gay-Z
    gay-Z Před 2 měsíci +4

    My first dog was a chow chow/Rottweiler mix. Even though the 2 breeds are considered aggressive, he was the nicest boy and never acted aggressively towards my sister or myself when we were kids. He’s been gone for about 15 years now, I miss him. Thank you for giving chows a chance ❤️

  • Draikinator
    Draikinator Před měsícem +37

    Had a chow mix for years I loved more than anything. Sweetest dog I ever had most of the time, but strike without warning is right! Most of the time it seemed like she surprised herself with her reactive behaviour. She'd be snuggly and happy in your lap for an hour and suddenly snarl or snap out of nowhere! She could be sensitive about her hips or back being touched sometimes, but sometimes I really just couldn't figure out what set her off. I only got bit one time, when she snapped at my hand and got just a teeny bit of blood, but as soon as she did she snapped right back to being sweet, ears flat and head lowered, very submissive body language like she was apologizing and she kept trying to lick it. I She got much much better as she got older, though, you know, kept working with her. Amusingly enough, when she moved in with my parents and my childhood cat, a massive burmese lookin fella with a chill and irreverent take-no-shit attitude, she got put in her PLACE lol. first time I introduced them i had brought her over to play in their fenced in yard while i did laundry and she had the chance to growl at him just once. He was a good ol boy whod spent his life around small children and he had no qualms about bapping someone with a sheathed-claws warning slap if you were bothering him. but she gives him a big ol snarl and i see him just raise one paw, sitting casually without even changing his posture as if he wasnt worried at all, and then swipe her right across the nose. she turned from a big scary growling chow into a wailing crybaby in an instant and fled to the other side of the house to cower behind the couch lol. one little drop of blood on her nose. she needed so much comforting the poor thing. but she never growled at a cat again as long as she lived LOL.

  • Stacie Husak
    Stacie Husak Před 2 měsíci +44

    What a good boy! I had a blue Chow decades ago, but she was not nearly so well behaved. We tried all manner of socialization, training - she was kicked out of at least 3 puppy classes - because she despised other people and other dogs from the moment we brought her home at 8 weeks. I did all of her grooming and she was often a hot mess. That said, I adored her and I still miss her.

  • B R
    B R Před 2 měsíci +43

    I grew up around achow for years and I went away for years. When I came back though grown, this dog still recognized my voice and immediately was reunited with me. I also got recognition from the other 5 dogs in the room. “Johns back!!!!” :) might just be my soft heart

  • Hi I'm Awkward
    Hi I'm Awkward Před 2 měsíci +794

    As a groomer, chows aren't my most feared dog to groom. Id say Rottweilers are more top of my list. I've met some really sweet ones but they switch fast from friendly to bitting. Chows don't usually give much warning but they don't even have a big range of motion and its easy to start on their rear and see how they do. In addition shih tzus have a tendency to be extremely aggressive especially for their face and I've met plenty of very large doodles that are not trained and incredibly aggressive and could easily maul you with just sheer force of weight alone.
    The fact is any dog can bite. Any dog can be unpredictable. Any dog can injure and dysfigure you. Bigger dogs can do more tissue damage but even the small dogs can mess you up. Bad teeth can lead to a nasty infection. A bite in just the right spot on the arm or hand can lead to a life long disability.
    So it's more important for owners to be educated about grooming and training their dog for it. And it's most important for groomers to identify dangerous behavior and refer them to a trainer or a groomer at a vet to be sedated for grooming. It's for the safty of the pet and the groomer.

    • Stettafire
      Stettafire Před 2 měsíci +1

      ​@Slammy Dunk Not "wisely" as that applies to any dog

    • Koshii The Chow Chow
      Koshii The Chow Chow Před 2 měsíci +1

      Thank you Basil for being a wonderful representative of our breed. And thank you for giving us chows a chance. Much love ❤️❤️❤️

    • Sue Castillo
      Sue Castillo Před 2 měsíci +1

      @MizuSky I find big dorky goldens one of the most aggressive and bitey breeds … don’t like them as a whole just for that reason… at least with a Lhasa or cocker or Old English you know what you’re dealing with, but goldens? I find them very unpredictable. ..

    • J SmithSemper
      J SmithSemper Před 2 měsíci +2

      @BleuAngel I also have a hilarious story of my first time walking that dog, he jolted out the door & I face planted on gravel & scraped a nipple off! 😫 wasn’t funny at the time, only in hindsight 😂then another time, I took the dog to my house for the weekend so I could give him a bath & he could rest in the a/c at my house for the weekend & when I took him for a walk, I decided to tie his leash to the handlebars on my bike & let him pull me. And pull me he did! When the neighbors dogs barked at us from behind the fence in their backyard, he took off across their front yard pulling the bike down & across their front yard with me still on the bike getting dragged, it ripped the entire backside of my jeans out & I had to ride my bike & walk the dog home with my butt ripped outta my pants 😂😂😂 I reckon I’m at fault for all that being that i am a responsible adult acting like a big kid but I did have fun with that damn dog before he took my face off 😂 I wouldn’t even go near him for the 1st 6 months of working there. I was terrified of him. He was easily 120 lbs. SO STRONG. he head butted me one time & I had to have the Dr check that too! So big dogs can be so fun but that proper training & nutrition should be legally required with a dog like that. He was a legit junkyard dog; there’s so many stories about him! He was always into something he was a damn mess & practically a menace the way he ran around that place chasing & biting ppl that would just be walking down the sidewalk in front of the place. I’m so surprised animal control hadn’t quarantined that dog much sooner, there were countless reports.

    • J SmithSemper
      J SmithSemper Před 2 měsíci +4

      @BleuAngel so unfair & in the state of NC where we live, is zero liability if you are on the owner’s property. So medical bills were all on me 😤. I was actually only checking on him bc I had gone back there after a year of being gone bc I was there with my friend who still worked there at the time. I used to tend to the dog when I worked there so I was curious to see if he recognized me & I wanted to make sure he had access to his water & a cool spot to lay down. He wagged his little nubby tail when he heard my voice as I approached. I made the mistake of bending down to pet him under the chin when I walked up & bam he had my whole face in his mouth. His bottom teeth went in right under my chin & the docs were most worried about that wound bc of how deep it went & how dirty his mouth probably was! There was a happy ending for him tho. I healed completely, but then, not long after, My former boss took him on a fishing trip. He was allowed off his leash when they were out there at the lake & when the dog jumped into the water, he just swam for the distant shores never to return 😂😇 they eventually caught up to the dog on the other side of the lake & some lumberjack with a secluded home came out of the woods with a gun & told my former boss the dog was his now 😊 so he got to have complete freedom in the end. I was never mad at the dog. It wasn’t his fault that he wasn’t handled well & trained in the first place.

  • renae az
    renae az Před 2 měsíci +9

    Having owned chows all my life and being around others chows, I know they can be nippy especially with people they don't know but compared to some other breeds out there (akitas come to mind which I have also owned all my life, usually have a chow, akita and german shepherd at any given time lol) I'll never understand why chows are singled out with groomers, especially todays chows who are basically overgrown Pomeranians, nothing like the old chow chow temperament.

  • Kaitlyn Marleigh
    Kaitlyn Marleigh Před 2 měsíci +35

    I love your open attitude towards your “clients” (in quotes because Basal isn’t paying - his mom &/or dad are!). Knowing to be aware, but still giving them an opportunity to be good dogs is lovely. ❤

  • Tristan Döhnel
    Tristan Döhnel Před 2 měsíci +9

    I've never seen a steam train this floofy before 😂 Such a cute baby, I'm excited to see his pups, and his winter coat!

  • Joshua Joy
    Joshua Joy Před 2 měsíci +6

    We had a Chow Chow growing up. She loved getting groomed and actually knew the groomers by name, and when we said her groomers name she would get excited to go.

  • JazzyCat
    JazzyCat Před 2 měsíci +978

    Basil's owners have done a wonderful job, he seems very nice and friendly. Firm training and socialisation is vital for chows, neglecting to do so creates a problem and potential danger for anyone non family member who crosses their path. This is a very floofy and chill boi, too many chows are not.

    • Koshii The Chow Chow
      Koshii The Chow Chow Před 2 měsíci

      Thank you Basil for being a wonderful representative of our breed. And thank you for giving us chows a chance. Much love ❤️❤️❤️

    • lilblkrose
      lilblkrose Před 2 měsíci +1

      @Ilinca Ianorescu Oh thank you and oof; To be fair, 1 year old is old enough to impregnate another dog, so probably irresponsible owner didn't neuter or keep them secured :/

    • Ilinca Ianorescu
      Ilinca Ianorescu Před 2 měsíci +2

      @JazzyCat fair enough, just needed to add that owners should not be breeding this dog. it worries me that this is not an educational point.

    • Ganglia Ghost
      Ganglia Ghost Před 2 měsíci +6

      @Blueberry Pitbull you seem to have a misinterpretation of how prisoners are treated. From a psychology perspective, what happens in prisons to humans is inhumane and despicable. +many prisoners aren't there for violent crimes. I don't think humans are treated any better than animals in the justice system.

    • JazzyCat
      JazzyCat Před 2 měsíci +2

      @Ilinca Ianorescu I was literally only speaking to the their curating the dogs temperment. Your point is valid but it also has literally nothing to do with what was actually being talked about

  • William Fowler
    William Fowler Před 8 dny +6

    As a kid we almost exclusively had chows. I did even realize their reputation until I got older. Ours were always wonderful.

  • QueenAleenaFan
    QueenAleenaFan Před 2 měsíci +6

    This is the most well-behaved Chow I've ever seen

  • Nicole Bohrnstedt
    Nicole Bohrnstedt Před 2 měsíci +6

    One of my friends had a chow, very sweet towards everyone. But you just couldn’t step into his territory unannounced fortunately he wouldn’t nip or bite visitors, he would bark and man was his bark deep. 😂
    Vanessa is a such a great groomer, especially since she always gives dogs a chance no matter what the breed.

  • Kaitlyn Marleigh
    Kaitlyn Marleigh Před 2 měsíci +7

    I LOVE his blue tongue! So sweet, I’m glad you gave him a chance. A lot of breeders don’t, and I like the rule you have.

  • Steven Frost
    Steven Frost Před 2 měsíci +1350

    My best friend had a Chow named Roco and when we were like 12 years old he defended us from a guy trying to kidnap us on the street outside his home. True Story. I will never forget that dog turning that guy's arm into minced hamburger and not letting go! I never heard a human being scream in pain like that sense. The Cops arrested him soon after. Thank You Roco for saving me! Yeah, Chows Rock! 👍❤🐶

    • Mikasa Sukasa
      Mikasa Sukasa Před měsícem

      @Maja Lindström you might be reaching here. what if they just like the red planet and didn't think anything of the god?

    • Mikasa Sukasa
      Mikasa Sukasa Před měsícem

      @Mars any dog would've done the same if a stranger was trying to hurt their alpha. the dog breed is irrelevant here. it doesn't seem like you're interested in listening/reading what the people have to say about it.

    • runningfromtheherd
      runningfromtheherd Před měsícem

      @Lori Tipton Your entire comment written in caps means that you're screaming out your message. Did you know that? Also all caps harder to read.

    • LambdaMisc
      LambdaMisc Před měsícem

      @Mars Bruh. So if someone shot a murderer, that isn't aggressive, but if the dog bit them, it is?

    • AlexFireflyer
      AlexFireflyer Před měsícem

      @Mars Mark missed by a long-shot there my boy.

  • AngeliqueStP
    AngeliqueStP Před 2 měsíci +10

    I love how the 'Very Irate Misha' looks like she's rolling her eyes! (second photo)

  • Micky
    Micky Před 2 měsíci +8

    Basil is such a beautiful dog. Chow Chows have such a difficult fur texture. I had a mutt who was only 1/4 Chow but it showed in her tail fur and her aloof personality. Sweet dog, never got into much trouble. A bit lazy though!
    For what it's worth, I really miss the before and after shots! It was so fun to see how drastic the difference was, especially with big shedders.

  • Sue Castillo
    Sue Castillo Před 2 měsíci +2

    I’ve groomed some wonderful chows in my career!!! Including my own ( before Bouviers, jacks, and Scotties) she was great! Kudos to you for your honest presentations of real life grooming situations!! The public has NO idea about anything re: their dogs , and at best? a tad about their cats. I’ve been grooming for about 60 years and I love your videos… Keep up the good work dear heart! Sending you all my best always!!🙋‍♀️🐾🐾☮️🕉❣️👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻‼️

  • Ashley What’s it to ya

    This video got you a sub and a like from me all cause of 0:50

  • Olga German
    Olga German Před 2 měsíci +1038

    She's such an example of a good groomer! The dog has a tendency for violent behaviour so she spent more time speaking to it and raised volume of her voice. She did everything to express her utmost friendliness to it. Such a good professional

    • Catriona Garde
      Catriona Garde Před 2 měsíci

      I'd like her to try trimming the nails of my minpin. Maybe she's a dog whisperer. Everyone failed so far.

  • Levy
    Levy Před 2 měsíci +5

    My first dog was a chow. My dad got her when I was born and she stayed with me until my late teens. She was the most beautiful, calm, gentle, and loyal girl. Can’t wait to get another chow!

  • Breyette
    Breyette Před 2 měsíci +1

    I absolutely love this!! This should be the universal standard, everyone given a chance regardless of their background. Certain group tendencies are never a guarantee.

  • ꧁༺ 𝓐𝔂𝓮𝓙𝓪𝓮𝓑𝓪𝓫𝔂 ༻꧂

    I got a chow for my bday when I was 3 and that dog was by far the most gentle with me. So patient and kind. Let me paint her nails and put blush on her lol. My dad had her trained SO WELL! She'd growl to let strangers know not to come closer but she never snipped at anyone. So everytime I hear the warnings about chow chows I giggle a little. I know it to be true but in my soul, I know they're AMAZING dogs. Thank you for giving this one a chance. Can't wait to see him again!

  • Kaitlyn Marleigh
    Kaitlyn Marleigh Před 2 měsíci +4

    I cannot thank you enough for your caring nature and your willingness to accept any breed. I had a Chow Chow and she was so gentle and thought everyone was her friend. No one would groom her so I had to learn to do it myself. Basil is a perfect ambassador to his breed.

  • Kaitlyn Marleigh
    Kaitlyn Marleigh Před 2 měsíci +4

    I cannot thank you enough for your caring nature and your willingness to accept any breed. I had a Chow Chow and she was so gentle and thought everyone was her friend. No one would groom her so I had to learn to do it myself. Basil is a perfect ambassador to his breed.

  • TsukiNaito1
    TsukiNaito1 Před 2 měsíci +2

    So glad this went well! It makes me sad that some breeds have negative tendencies because you know they're usually big sweethearts that just can't help their programming.

  • Jilleyful
    Jilleyful Před 2 měsíci +3

    Basil looks like a love bug! I love his blue tongue!!

  • chris_rnj
    chris_rnj Před 2 měsíci +2

    I was actually shocked when I first heard chow chows are aggressive at groomers, because I have one and he's the goodest boy.

  • Skittles
    Skittles Před 2 měsíci +514

    I've owed Chow Chows, this was the first and second dogs that I've ever owned. They were amazing! Of course I had heard all of the warnings about them constantly. I groomed them myself, and to make it easier for me and them, I created the habit of brushing them out at least once every day. I would brush my hair, and they'd watch me, and then I'd brush each of them. It was an entire thing that we just did together and created a habit. I really miss my boys, one was blonde and the other red. 😴❤🧡 They still have my whole heart.

    • Twisty Crocdog
      Twisty Crocdog Před 2 měsíci +1

      My cousin of mine she used to have two Chow Chows named Near and Kota they were just amazing dogs! And my only kind of bad experience with a chow chow or with two elderly Chow Chows that were out of shelter my only guess why they were paid that way cuz their previous owners probably weren't all that great to them.

    • MonaQuilts
      MonaQuilts Před 2 měsíci +4

      I love your story. Our Chow was blonde…Beijing. The best dog. Be well.

    • Beth Matheron
      Beth Matheron Před 2 měsíci +31

      I've always done the same with my dogs - hairdryer and brushing their teeth. From the day they arrive I get them to watch me brush my teeth and then brush theirs just a little - a little more each time, until I brush all their teeth every day. They hang around while I dry my hair, blowing theirs a little each time until they are happy to let me blow them all over for a good 20 minutes. Then when they go to the groomer the blower is not scary. Such simple stuff

    • Krystal B's Muzik
      Krystal B's Muzik Před 2 měsíci +9

      that's so sweet!

  • Meme Lord :D
    Meme Lord :D Před 2 měsíci +5

    His temperament reminds me of my own chow that I lost recently, Smuppy. She was a big complainer during even basic grooming, but very friendly and never bit.

  • Joseph Punzalan
    Joseph Punzalan Před 2 měsíci

    It’s always depends on how the dog was raised. “Tendencies” often occur in worst case scenarios. Such as traumatic experiences dogs can be aloof or vigilant to strangers or other dogs. Even the sweetest breed can be hostile when raised negatively. I know a husky that has a lot of bite records and a golden retriever that killed another accidentally. So breed reputation or tendencies can be avoided if such breeds that known to be as friendly as can be could go aggressive and hostile. Proper grooming(in personality) socialization and training is always essential.
    Ps. I know alot of chows that are very affectionate and friendly actually most of the chows i know i only have one encounter of aggression with chow and that is due to his ptsd.
    Scared dog will back and bite.
    Aggressive dog is always protective.

  • D2J8
    D2J8 Před 2 měsíci +6

    Such a cute dog! I was so surprised when you said that he’s made puppies, since he’s only a 1 year old pup himself!

    • Stettafire
      Stettafire Před 2 měsíci +1

      Yes that would not be allowed over here

  • K J
    K J Před 2 měsíci +1

    Weird, I never knew Chow Chows as particularly dangerous or flip a switch personality, as a kid I had one purebred and one Chow/Standard Poodle...probably be called a Choodle now a days, but both were quite nice neither one was overly hyper or sensitive. But I also grew up with lots of different dog mixes and of course purebred GSD's, I learned to watch the dog's body language, they give warnings before they bite or lunge, its just humans miss the warning signs as we aren't used to looking at body language. I know State Farm years ago when i was a kid, we had to carry special insurance because of the GSD's(the decade of they were baby killers in the headlines) and State Farm's insurance policy statistics on dog bites was Standard Poodles bit the most, after that it was Dalmatian's, THEN German Shepherds. Now that might be there were less Chows in those days so the statistics showed the more popular the breed the higher up the bite list they got or people with State Farm Insurance didn't own Chow Chows much.

  • Melissa Miller
    Melissa Miller Před 2 měsíci +964

    As I understand it, breeds have tendencies, but there is still the full range off personality types. Right? So Basil is a chill type. You can see it in his demeanor. Really nice.

    • YT money
      YT money Před měsícem

      @Huh Huh yeah I’m absolutely positive buddy it was my life. Pretty sure you’re trying to discredit me for no apparent reason? Maybe you’re one of those types who likes to hide all the facts about things because it doesn’t agree with what you believe? If you told me you had a chow that was a wonderful cuddlebug who saved a child from drowning I would believe it, I mean to an extant that honestly is a little outlandish for a chow, sorry. But I wouldn’t try to discredit you over it

    • YT money
      YT money Před měsícem

      @Copper Hopper Warren I was young but it seemed pretty normal levels to me. Tons of people socializing and barely any dog socializing but other than that normal. He got a couple baby Rottweiler after that they both grew to be massive mounds of hugs and kisses. For what it’s worth that dog was his favorite being on the planet he went to really great lengths to protect him and try to save him before he got the little kid really bad and by that point his hand was forced. Think he cried for a solid couple days and then like a month off and on after.

    • YT money
      YT money Před měsícem

      @L no I was like 10 yrs old or so. And I think this dog was beyond training. It looked to me like my stepdad at the time raised him right but it sure didn’t work out for that dog. So I’m just iffy around chows and pits from personal experience. But chihuahuas, rott’s, german sheps have never shown me aggression so I’m fine with them. Also had a husky who was dumber than a bag of dirt but wouldn’t hurt a fly. These days I just like my black labs. My big dumb American and my sweet fiercely loyal English/pit mix

    • dent kort
      dent kort Před měsícem

      @Huh Huh meds

    • dent kort
      dent kort Před měsícem

      @YT money Christ what an awful dog.

  • Sweaty Koopa
    Sweaty Koopa Před 2 měsíci +3

    I love your dry, witty, hilarious commentary, V. Almost like you would wish your clients would just understand that they will feel better afterwards. You're amazing with animals!

  • Sheenio
    Sheenio Před 2 měsíci

    I love Chows- my mom used to breed them back when I was a kid. You'll never find a more protective family/pack-oriented breed... they do get a bad rep over their guarding qualities, I think, and I completely understand why a groomer would be wary of the breed but this fluff-butt was so well behaved! Can't wait to see his fluff-nuggets in the future!

  • Kaitlyn Marleigh
    Kaitlyn Marleigh Před 2 měsíci

    I love your open attitude towards your “clients” (in quotes because Basal isn’t paying - his mom &/or dad are!). Knowing to be aware, but still giving them an opportunity to be good dogs is lovely. ❤

  • Amanda H
    Amanda H Před 2 měsíci

    Aww, he was such a good boy and he's so beautiful! I looked at getting a Chow Chow but quickly discovered they were not ideal with my guinea pigs lol.

  • Jack Schitt
    Jack Schitt Před 2 měsíci +4

    He's a good boy! Which means he has great owners that understand him! Hooray for that!

  • Clyde Balcom
    Clyde Balcom Před 2 měsíci +3

    He's so well behaved and just so sweet.

  • RosesofWillows
    RosesofWillows Před 2 měsíci

    I remember the vets and groomers (same building) where really surprised by pur chow/retriever mix. They said every Chow cross, particularly males, they worked with had at least a little had defensiveness about them. Our boy just pouted. And they could always win his trust back with a biscuit. 😂
    He was a baby his whole life and we loved him for it. Retriever temperament with a chow coat. ❤

  • Sarah D.
    Sarah D. Před 2 měsíci +2

    I adopted a rescue chow chow in January (after fostering) and she is the sweetest companion. I will say that I am firm and consistent in her training and that my strong will is a good match for hers. She respects me as alpha and I can understand her body language. She has done well during her grooming appointments -- even at a new place last week. My chow reflects my temperament/my lead, so I think an aggressive dog can often reflect an issue in their home life.

  • Karen Hauser
    Karen Hauser Před 2 měsíci +13

    We did a DNA test on our rescue dog, Kira. It came back Chow (yikes), German Shepard (yikes) and Akita (yikes!) as top 3. She is the sweetest thing and we have had no problems. My husband says she got the best traits of all the breeds and none of the bad.

    • J. Jackson
      J. Jackson Před 2 měsíci +1

      Lucky you. Those are my 3 favorite breeds.

    • Maximillian Lylat
      Maximillian Lylat Před 2 měsíci +1

      I feel this, my mutt was from an accidental litter and all i knew was his dad was a pitbull(which was no problem to me ill defend pitbulls). I later got him dna tested only to find yes there was pitbull (20%+) but also to find out he was also almost 30% chow.

  • vioveo
    vioveo Před 2 měsíci +1

    My aunt had a golden retriever- chow chow mix when I was growing up. She thankfully had the temperament of a golden retriever. She had the most lovely, fluffy reddish gold coat.

  • monicapdx
    monicapdx Před 2 měsíci +1

    Basil is an impressive fluff! First time I've ever seen their famous tongue. 😃 He was such a good boy, and I look forward to seeing his puppies.
    Misha is gloriously Not Amused with this bandanna business. Those amazing eyes!

  • Kelsie LeCrone
    Kelsie LeCrone Před 2 měsíci

    Oddly, one of my all time favorite dogs to groom was a Chow Chow.
    I was initially quite nervous about her, but quickly discovered that she was the sweetest dog, and she was a 10/10.
    Unfortunately I’ve never seen her again, but I’m hoping that one day I do.

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  • Ava RoSe Sᴇx Cʜᴀɴɴᴇʟ 21

    I love your open attitude towards your “clients” (in quotes because Basal isn’t paying - his mom &/or dad are!). Knowing to be aware, but still giving them an opportunity to be good dogs is lovely.

  • The Clear Sky Hermit
    The Clear Sky Hermit Před 2 měsíci +1

    chows are the breed i grew up with, the breed my mom loves best, and the breed i love best. its true they have a stubborn temperment and dont take any shit, but thats what we find so endearing. plus they have the cutest faces! im very much a die-hard chow fan, and its surprising to see that these dogs still get a bad rap as a "violent" breed after most of that sentiment seemed to die down in my youth. theyre just big fluffballs who tend to be a little particular about how you handle them, because theyre very independent and like all dogs, not very trusting of new people.
    ive literally manhandled these dogs since i was a kid and not once have i received anything more than a scratch. they are the most loyal things in the world. you just have to figure out what is a no-no for them, and youll be alright.

  • Emily Koons
    Emily Koons Před měsícem

    Basal is adorable, I love his gorgeous untrimmed coat. He is beautiful, who could say no to that handsome face? Watching this video makes me want to get a dog with black coat even more 😊

  • Patrice T
    Patrice T Před 2 měsíci +4

    It's so cool to see a chow chow this time. I have a blue female chow chow and she's the sweetest dog. She's so sweet with my kids, she loves our cat and her little Chihuahua brother even though he doesn't love her haha I'm so glad I socialized her since she was a puppy.

  • MonaQuilts
    MonaQuilts Před 2 měsíci +2

    I had a Chow for 13 years. Beijing Snow Empress of the Yangtze. She was wonderful!! The groomer let her run loose in the salon when she came. She was blonde with a pink nose. Best dog EVER! We call her..the dog by which all other dogs are judged. In jest but she was that smart. Our Border Collies match her in intelligence but just different. Love this breed.

  • Squiggles
    Squiggles Před 2 měsíci +181

    Basal's owners/breeders should be proud! They made a very well socialized boy! Congratulations to them and thank you for showing him off.

  • Ellery Seadust
    Ellery Seadust Před 2 měsíci +2

    this really shows it all about the owner. you can have sweet and loving chihuahuas and you can have mean and aggressive goldens/labs. training is such a huge factor in the dogs personality

  • Missy
    Missy Před 2 měsíci

    I remember that my family had a female chow named Samantha and she was amazing. Unfortunately someone charged at her when asked not too, so when the tried to run they got bit in the behind. Thankfully it was handled and she’d only gotten his pants. When I told that story to my now husband, it was his older brother who didn’t listen to anyone and it was common for him to get bit 🤦🏼‍♀️. I’d love to have another one someday!

  • Laila Doherty
    Laila Doherty Před 2 měsíci +2

    I have no dogs to groom, just enjoying your wonderful channel🥰😍 I’m hooked watching these cute puppies being pampered and your narration is on point, while I learn about grooming dogs. Thank you!!

  • V bee
    V bee Před 2 měsíci +8

    What a nice Chow! I’ll bet he was well socialized as a puppy. 😍

  • Moose004
    Moose004 Před 2 měsíci +216

    I've personally had very negative experiences with Chows and I wouldn't want to own one, but that's just me. I'm glad you give them a chance to prove themselves and don't just ban the breed outright, because all dogs are different.

    • MonkeyJedi99
      MonkeyJedi99 Před 2 měsíci +7

      A dog breed so awesome, they named it twice!

    • Curstin W
      Curstin W Před 2 měsíci +24

      Understandable, sometimes those negative experiences ruin the breed for us. I love Rottweilers but I've had a couple of negative things experiences and it's made me bump them down in favorite list of dog breeds

    • Sydney Jane
      Sydney Jane Před 2 měsíci +20

      Same. It’s so good to see ones with good nature, well raised and loved by people.

  • bluebird3042
    bluebird3042 Před 2 měsíci +3

    What a good boy 😊 You do a lovely job & the dogs know when you love them ❤️

  • A J
    A J Před 2 měsíci +1

    We love our chows! We have a pure-bred & a chow/samoyed mix. The pure-bred was socialized when very young, he's very chill & friendly. He's also blind, he has glaucoma & needs eye drops daily, he's extremely patient & docile when he gets them. The chow/samoyed is very energetic, she's also friendly & loves ppl. Many who see them when we walk them ask if they're socialized so they can pet them, they often say they had chows growing up & they were the best dogs. You see the look of love in their eyes as they miss their pets. Chows get a bad rep b/c many ppl don't realize they need to be exposed to new ppl early & often.

  • UnknownFox
    UnknownFox Před měsícem

    Had a Chow Chow, Teddy, who actually loved his grooming sessions. Bath, shave, he was happy but we were also in North Carolina at the time so I feel the muggy weather made him appreciate it more.

    MOLTENMETAL Před 2 měsíci +2

    Aww what a sweet boy... I had two chow chows growing up and they were the best, sweetest dogs. I love them so.

  • Blackfox413
    Blackfox413 Před 2 měsíci +243

    I worked at a doggie daycare, and one day we had two adorable chow chow siblings come in. I didn’t know the reputation, so I immediately went to the walking clouds for hugs when my manager on my radio told me to stop. Fortunately, they were well behaved and got on well with the other dogs. But man…we had a German Shepard-Chow Chow mix one day and…yeah, that combo is about as a bad as it sounds.

    • BWolf
      BWolf Před 2 měsíci +3

      @pandaamo % I agree with that...especially if the dog has not initiated the process/interaction. Always gauge the attitude, the body posture, greet and then reevaluate. My Chow is curious about people and some more than others, but one mistake I see over and over, they reach over his head to pet him...he doesn't like that and will usually disengage which often results in them drawing back quickly which may put him on the defensive. Most people today don't know how to approach any animal including most dogs. They apparently believe that all dogs act like Golden Retrievers. The only people I trust around my dog is livestock farmers/ranchers or people that handle different dogs on a regular basis.

    • pandaamo %
      pandaamo % Před 2 měsíci +2

      You should never walk up to an unknown dog and just go in for a hug. Not even the most happy retriever.

    • Elevated Vibes
      Elevated Vibes Před 2 měsíci +1

      @J B doggy daycares are not good places for dogs (just a big room with a bunch of dogs with all different temperaments and personalities stuffed in it for several hours) and the people that work there aren’t usually qualified at anything at all

    • BWolf
      BWolf Před 2 měsíci +1

      @TiffYG2133 Glad to hear it. I've always hated the idea of the size penalty...it's not a hard rule but like the breed sizes it is generally true. Mine will be 13 in a month...if I only had a time machine.

    • TiffYG2133
      TiffYG2133 Před 2 měsíci +1

      ​@BWolf He was also 14 almost 15

  • alicat
    alicat Před 2 měsíci

    I'm so glad you give chows a chance! My childhood dog was a chow, and he was the sweetest guy. Chows take a lot of work with socialization and training, and if they have humans who put in the work, they can be excellent dogs.

  • Yard Sale
    Yard Sale Před 2 měsíci +1

    I love your channel! Thank you making great content!

  • Making Adventure
    Making Adventure Před 2 měsíci

    Our 2 pups love watching you give other dogs baths! They especially love the Huskies and the more vocal dogs:) If I leave them home alone I'll leave your channel on the TV for them to watch

  • J SmithSemper
    J SmithSemper Před 2 měsíci

    Oh wow!!! You did great with Basal! I had a chow chow. He was my absolute first baby. He was wonderful to me & my family & wanted nothing to do with anyone else! We couldn’t find anyone to groom him either. His fur was atrocious & he looked like a lion at times in the winter time!! We shaved him a lot of the time & he looked like a flower 😂 he was not a fan of that look, I could tell. ❤

  • Otherlander
    Otherlander Před 2 měsíci +216

    We adopted a puppy, not knowing he was a chow mix. We love him to death, but he has been a LOT of work and a huge learning curve, even though we're dog experienced. That unpredictability is difficult sometimes!

    • Gianella B.
      Gianella B. Před 2 měsíci +1

      We had a Husky-Chow mix (lived up to 14 years!), and I don't remember that he was that bad to train haha Granted, when we got him he was very young (two months old) and we also had a four-year-old Boxer to set the example, but we didn't have to train him that much differently than we did the boxer. I think Chows are definitely on a spectrum. Anyway, it's really nice that you're so dedicated to the task. Good luck! :)

    • Squiggles
      Squiggles Před 2 měsíci +6

      Thank you for being responsible and keeping them despite the challenge, an abandoned dog that's a challenge tends to get put down :(

    • Meaghan Jones
      Meaghan Jones Před 2 měsíci +13

      Thank you for being alive to the issue though, and willing to put in the work. Every dog deserves a chance and it's good to hear that you are invested in him :)

    • Aaren Jackson
      Aaren Jackson Před 2 měsíci +15

      Thank you for taking on the task though! I’m sure he adores having such wonderful owners 😊

  • Squntly
    Squntly Před 2 měsíci +1

    breed discrimination already causes so many problems across the globe (im from the UK where a lot of “dangerous dog” laws exist and breeds are outright banned.) Thank you for not discriminating against the breed at your practice

  • Mikhail Serebrennikov
    Mikhail Serebrennikov Před 2 měsíci +1

    I own three chows right now - the calmest dogs ever. Yes, there is a lot of work grooming them but aggression - never!

  • S RC
    S RC Před 2 měsíci +1

    I had a chow Shepard mix. He was the best dog I've ever had. He was great with my kids, smart as hell, and kept the other dogs in line.

  • Niki
    Niki Před 2 měsíci

    Aww! I'm so glad you give dogs a chance to judge them as individuals. I have a mutt, and I'm always taken aback by how people judge on breed. Which is funny, considering my dog's DNA is pretty mixed (we did a DNA test), so it seems extra unfair to judge a dog who has a pretty wide gene pool and therefore a pretty wide range of traits she theoretically could have displayed. But since she has a square head and a short coat, she gets seen as a pit bull. She's never met a stranger in her life and is a very gentle, sweet dog. The groomer that did take her gave her an A+ and had no notes for what we could even improve with her at the groomers.

  • FireCracker3240
    FireCracker3240 Před 2 měsíci +383

    Such a beautiful Chow Chow. Their known aggressive temperament is such a hard thing to reconcile considering their adorably fluffy appearance. 😍❤

    • sweetmissirish
      sweetmissirish Před 2 měsíci

      When I was a kid, some neighbour (a couple of streets up) had a blonde chow they always had tied up in their front yard. They were on my way to school and all the kids would stop by and pet the dog on their way to and from school. Never saw the owners. Didn't know chowd had a reputation until I was in my 20s... I assume the owners knew he was friendly and were probably watching from inside the house.

    • oopsey poopsey
      oopsey poopsey Před 2 měsíci

      @xphile14 they were Guardians to royalty. While they were prob eaten in China in the last 100 years due to communism, I doubt they kept the pedigree going just to eat the meat. Strays and less valuable dogs would have been chosen for the purpose you speak of.

    • xphile14
      xphile14 Před 2 měsíci +1

      They were bred for meat for so long. I think the distrust is bred into them.

    • Ксения Корниенко
      Ксения Корниенко Před 2 měsíci

      @BWolf I’m not justifying any aggression , but if a random person shows up and instantly puts something in my butthole, I will be forced to fight back 😑

    • Antique Girl
      Antique Girl Před 2 měsíci +4

      My daughter's babysitter for 3 years had a beautiful rust color chow named Sasha. She was the sweetest girl and hung out with ALL the kids. My daughter said the kids often would sit and brush & pull the hair tufts off of Sasha while she would sprawl in the midst of them. Sasha didn't realize that chows supposedly don't behave like a normal dog raised with kids.

  • Ivy Rose
    Ivy Rose Před 2 měsíci

    I really appreciate you judging dog by dog instead of stereotyping by breed. I have a doodle and the amount of groomers who refuse to work on any doodles is very frustrating. I know stereotypes are there for a reason but I feel like doodles get a bad rap because they’re a ton of work to groom and it seems that too many owners don’t start grooming desensitization and training as soon as they bring them home, neither of which are the dog’s fault.
    Doodle owners: Start training and desensitizing as soon as you bring your puppies home! Running electric toothbrushes over them can be great practice for clippers.

  • britishgal
    britishgal Před měsícem

    My starting price was $80 for a chow that was groomed every 8 weeks. This was over 20 yrs ago, it acted as a great deterrent which it was supposed to lol

  • Brooke Barnes
    Brooke Barnes Před 2 měsíci +1

    What a gorgeous colour and sweet dog :3
    But I must agree with you, our salon gives everyone a chance before we make the note if the dog is doable or not, we get a couple of chowchows and they are actually very well tempered, aloof yes..but that's the breed and is just how they can be.

  • sasha prokopchuk
    sasha prokopchuk Před 2 měsíci

    I like how he's so monochrome. My grandmother's neighbor had a chowchow when I was very young. The only thing I knew was what I had read about them in the library:from China, purple tongue, guard dogs. But she was very sweet to me. They always kept her on a chain (which I hated), but I used to bring her treats and give her love. She was not thrilled with my neighbors son though. He couldn't get near her now that I think about it. Poor thing.

  • Carrie Smith
    Carrie Smith Před 2 měsíci +250

    I'm so glad that you gave him a chance. He was such an adorable gentleman. It is clear that not only do you love what you do but love all animals as well.

  • idle FLUX
    idle FLUX Před 2 měsíci +1

    How wonderful you get to groom his puppies and set them up for success when it comes to being comfortable getting groomed!! 🙌

  • Lilee
    Lilee Před 2 měsíci +1

    Thank you for giving every dog one chance. A breed may have a reputation but it doesn't mean EVERY dog is like that, and ultimately chow chows are a breed that actually could do with groomers being a little more patient with them. They have coats that need grooming. As long as there is transparency and understanding between the owner, groomer and dog...

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  • Kaitje
    Kaitje Před 2 měsíci

    You're so informative and fun at the same time, very good job 😃

  • blackwolf899
    blackwolf899 Před měsícem

    We had a spa/grooming station at the old daycare i worked at and there was a chow chow that came in regularly. One of the best dogs i ever met. We took any breed of dog at daycare but chow chows didnt come in, i assume they arent popular dog breeds (there were mixes but no pure chow chows).
    The whole grooming time that chow chow was happy and calm. Super sweet and seeing her made my day. I miss that girl.

  • Al Foote III
    Al Foote III Před 2 měsíci +283

    I love your open attitude towards your “clients” (in quotes because Basal isn’t paying - his mom &/or dad are!). Knowing to be aware, but still giving them an opportunity to be good dogs is lovely. ❤

    • Hilary C
      Hilary C Před 2 měsíci

      @Momma Bird Thanks. She's such a gorgeous pup, and always on her best behaviour for other people. They do it themselves, which is a real chore because my daughter is only 5'3" and little all over ha ha. The dog weighs more than her.

    • Momma Bird
      Momma Bird Před 2 měsíci

      @Hilary C I love Anatolian Shepherds! They are great dogs! Sad that she hasn’t been able to find a decent groomer💔I’m sorry

    • Hilary C
      Hilary C Před 2 měsíci +6

      @Soph does stuff Anatolian Shepherds are large. She's only two years old, but 122 pounds of big and muscle and her teeth would scare a bear out of his skin. But they are guardians, not guards, so she is very sweet. Loves other animals, from wee puppies to the neighbours horses and is very poised around non family. It's the size that scares off the groomers.

    • Soph does stuff
      Soph does stuff Před 2 měsíci +10

      @Hilary C I have a dog named Bella, she’s a Pittbull/Rottweiler mix. She needed a grooming once, and the poor thing was denied because of her breed. All I can say is that she is the sweetest dog and has never bitten anyone for the 8 years we’ve had her (She’s 10). Getting up there in age but she’s still our sweet old lady! ❤ Shephards are fine dogs and underneath their large, sometimes scary appearance, they can be the sweetest creatures!

    • Hilary C
      Hilary C Před 2 měsíci +21

      She's clearly well educated about the breeds. My daughter can't find a groomer to detail her dog due of her size simply because the groomers look upon her 125 pounds of muscle and massive head and teeth with fear, whereas her breed is that of considerate guardians and are just fine with people; very very polite. (Anatolian Shepherd) They don't attack unless attacked or to defend their family (which can be anything from the humans to a baby goat or the family cat - it's family) Otherwise, they really like making new friends. So it takes two people to bath her at home, and they take her to the vet to get her nails clipped - she won't let "mom and dad" do her nails, but for a stranger she sits pretty and polite like a typical child.

  • execbum1
    execbum1 Před 2 měsíci

    I had no idea they had this reputation. When I was a child, my grandmother had 5 chows and they were the quietest, laziest, most chilled dogs you could imagine. They wouldn't get up for anything and never wanted to go for a walk.They just slept the whole time. I'd probably have been way more cautious of constantly brushing them if I'd known they were likely to snap. Luckily my gran's dogs never did - they were too lazy to bite us. Basil looks amazing and super cute.