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New (rough) puppy Tuesday! - Grooming Advice?
Mar 11th, 2009 at 2:21pm
 
Hi all -
Well our adorable cream male rough coat -- we are leaning towards calling him 'Nico' -- arrives this coming Tuesday. I'm here writing on behalf of my wife who is the family groomer and loves doing it. She has a lovely evening ritual that she performs with our one year old red smooth chow (Simba) already; they clearly both love it. She told me today though that she isn't sure what the differences are in grooming a rough coat and when she went to the local chain pet stores, she didn't see the kind of quality or selection that she liked.

So I'm asking all the resident experts out there to help us out and let me know what sorts of tools you use and if you know of a good place (online site?) to get them. We'd watched a video and seen tools like a 'greyhound comb' and one that removes matted fur and other things caught inside the fur - but we couldn't find them at the local store and weren't sure what others thought about using them.

Any advice on this welcome!
Thanks.

-Doug (and Deborah)
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Re: New (rough) puppy Tuesday! - Grooming Advice?
Reply #1 - Mar 11th, 2009 at 3:39pm
 
A wide tooth comb and slicka brush should do fine

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Reply #2 - Mar 11th, 2009 at 4:01pm
 
Hi Dougg,

I use different kind of tooth combs, depending of the time
of the year. the thickness of the coat.
I have Chows for 45 years and never use a brush, but that's
personal ofcourse.
A rough coat puppy needs many times a week good combing,
the puppyfur has to come out.
By the way Dougg the scissors is only to clip under the paws
and to make them round. In Europe artificial clipping is not done.
Wish you both good luck with your new Chowkid Cheesy Cool

Greetings from Holland, Ted and Lynnechow



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Reply #3 - Mar 11th, 2009 at 6:28pm
 
I use things similiar to what Ted uses. I always read that a rake and a "pin" brush were the kind of things to use. I'm sure Deborah will start getting your pup used to grooming as soon as he arrives. Sometimes paws and the butt can be a touchy area, so make sure he gets used to being handled there as well as everywhere else. I can't wait to see pictures of him!
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Reply #4 - Mar 13th, 2009 at 11:07am
 
The Topic on grooming isn't new on our forum and with a good search one can find several subjects on this.
One of them:
http://www.netchows.net/cgi-bin/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1223152073

My suggestion is to read a lot about keeping in condition a Chow. Not only with respect to grooming (needs to be done regular and in fact consequent), but all other aspects too.
With a puppy you have to keep in mind it needs a step-by-step learning and you have also to be careful when walking (not too long in th beginning). Don't let it climb stairs and so on.
The training and socializing....
Nico...welcome.

Here a little video which I shared before about grooming:
Shadow being groomed

Peter
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Re: New (rough) puppy Tuesday! - Grooming Advice?
Reply #5 - Mar 13th, 2009 at 11:35pm
 
Oh how nicely your Shadow lies there being brushed up and down!

One day, I'll have Jack take a video of me grooming my Shadow, and you can hear how ferociously vicious and angry he sounds.  He has to be held down to be groomed.  In five years he has not gotten used to it!  Moonlight takes her cue from him.  When she was small, I took all the grooming advice here, setting her on her side on a raised table, holding down one end as I groomed the other.  My book on care of Chows assured me my little chowlet would fall sound asleep with a regular, mild grooming.  HAH!  She is a little wiggle worm, and will not hold still for even the sight of the grooming brushes.  You would think I was trying to murder them both, the way they carry on!

I think it's all in the disposition of the dog.
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Re: New (rough) puppy Tuesday! - Grooming Advice?
Reply #6 - Jul 23rd, 2009 at 7:32pm
 
Peter

I have a question about the comment you made about no stairs.

I let my chows go up the stairs but not down the stairs.  Have you noticed issues with chows going up stairs?



DutchChow wrote on Mar 13th, 2009 at 11:07am:
The Topic on grooming isn't new on our forum and with a good search one can find several subjects on this.
One of them:
http://www.netchows.net/cgi-bin/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1223152073

My suggestion is to read a lot about keeping in condition a Chow. Not only with respect to grooming (needs to be done regular and in fact consequent), but all other aspects too.
With a puppy you have to keep in mind it needs a step-by-step learning and you have also to be careful when walking (not too long in th beginning). Don't let it climb stairs and so on.
The training and socializing....
Nico...welcome.

Here a little video which I shared before about grooming:
Shadow being groomed

Peter

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Re: New (rough) puppy Tuesday! - Grooming Advice?
Reply #7 - Jul 24th, 2009 at 10:44am
 
Hi PurpleOne--,

In particular with a puppy you have to be careful to let them up- and/or downstairs.
The reason is hidden in the shoulder.
A dog has no collar bones. So each jump is not absorbed by these bones (like with humans) but directly stressed on the shoulder
A puppy is growing and all the bones and joints need to develop properly.
Also when you go out for a walk....
Don't walk to long with a puppy....
The rule is a 5 minutes the first month and each month you can add another 5 minutes.
(5 minutes per walk and counting 4 - 6 times/day)

Peter
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