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Laike - 2010-04-24
Yes, my dog is the same. He has urine problems since we got him, it started when the previous owner got him spayed... And he whines in the kennel after I put him back in from being outside. But I love him still.!(Spyder)

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  • ina - 2014-09-27
    Your dog should have been neutered not spayed. That is if your spyder is a boy. Spaying is for the female dogs and cats and neutering would be for their male counterparts. Bostons are very easy to house break. You just have to be consistent.
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Kathy - 2012-01-28
My chow chow is now one year and three months old...oh my...you have
your work cut out for you..unless you can devote 24/7 to your chow then
not a good pet for you..they need alot of attention..and training will
produce great results but you must start when they are puppies in a puppy
class then obedience classes..and keep them there...they are very stuborn
and want to do everything their way..so patience..if you have none then
your chow will take the alpha roll and dominate you..and this you do not
want..good luck...

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  • hello its me - 2014-05-28
    yup
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Steve Warner - 2014-02-10
I just adopted a 6 yr. old char pei/ pit bull mix. She is doing well in our household but we can't eliminate her odor even with a bath once a week, we even spray her coat once a day but that is only temporary. Have tried different dog food, now my wife thinks it was a mistake to bring this dog home. Any ideas to remedy this, the dog is very loving but if I can't solve this she will have to go back to keep peace at home!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-02-12
    Vacuuming regulary is one suggestion, and there are lots of products to help with pet odors and their elimination. Also sometimes extreme odor is allergy related. Keep researching,  reading, and learning... cuz yeah, having pets comes with its own set of adjustments... And be sure to tell us your story when you get it sorted out. Good luck to you and your sweet pup!
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Chloe - 2012-04-04
Hi everybody if you want a baby chow chow um contact me. My chow chow had babies and I want to give them away. I'm using my friends account so contact taylorme25@yahoo.com

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  • Carol - 2012-07-03
    Just wondering if you still have any chows remaining. Thanks
  • mbkapelus - 2013-10-22
    Did you find homes for all of them? We just had to put our second chow down after 12 years. She develope. lung cancer. They are such wonderful dogs.
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Anonymous - 2009-09-23
So cute!

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  • shamar - 2013-05-26
    i agree so cute and manly
  • sakira - 2013-05-26
    so cute not manly girly
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tammy - 2011-07-23
We got a 5 year old female boston who is the love of our life!! Previously we have only had rotts and mastiffs, but our baby has changed our whole outlook! The new boston will be ready to join our family in about 4 weeks, however am concerned about the ear cropping. The owner said it was cosmetic and I'm not sure if I want to have it done or not. This is going to be a part of our family for our children to play and grow with, not to take to dog shows and compete. And no I dont think that showing dogs is wrong, I just dont feel that is the right path for us to take. Does the ear cropping have any advantages or disadvantages???

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-23
    I know of no reason to crop the ears on a Boston. I had 3 dobies and the first one came with the ears cropped. The tape, the bandaids etc - The second one, the ears were not cropped and I asked the vet and he saidcropping was for cosmetic reasons for AKC onlky. No reason to crop. The dobies are shown in England without cropped ears. It was an AKC thing. Third dobie - did not crop. I had no problems at all - I sorta liked the no crop - They didn't look as ferocious and more cute. I wouldn't bother - not fun for the dog or the human and no reason to at all.
  • jerry Vinson - 2012-07-13
    Cropping to me is cruel. I certainly would not want my ears cut to size. And it is so much fun just to watch Baby turn her ears when you talk about her.
  • J. Bailey - 2012-08-18
    NOOOO!!! We have had a Boston in the family since the late 1800s = NO CROPPED EARS. Besides being CRUEL it is totally unnecessary. Once they lose their baby teeth their ears will stand-up naturally - barring any unusual circumstances breaking the fragile cartilege. Mine is happily sleeping under my desk - haven't been able to attach to any other breed. Only Bostons for me...
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Jo Ann - 2010-10-04
When you state "they are good with other pets", you better make sure parakeets are not included. Our bichon ate our parakeet WHOLE this Saturday in from of friends and family. He is 6 yrs. old and very jealous. I will never be able to have another pet in the house. This was very traumatic.

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Myra Micki Crimmin - 2012-01-19
My grandfather had several Boston as I was growing up. Each and ervery one was named "Punch"

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    Jennah - 2012-01-09
    Suprelby illuminating data here, thanks!

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    Jake - 2011-07-07
    There so cute and funky.

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    • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-07
      and active........
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