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Hi,

I've had my dog Kuma for about 2.5 years now [since Christmas of 2006] and many people say he looks really good, and I'd like some other opinions on that! Also, does he look like a Chow? My mom saw a picture of some other dog called Samoa or something and she says he looks more like that kind of dog. We got him as a purebred Creme Chow, he is tinged with cinnamon and his ears are cinnamon but he's mostly white, anyway, here are a few pictures:

http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/6233/olympus02test020.jpg
http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/1397/olympus02test021.jpg
http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/9798/outdoors030.jpg
http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/1952/olympus02test024.jpg

For the Chow thing, he kind of matches the Chow behavior. Protective of the family, hostile to strangers but he's never bit anyone, just barks and wags his tail, though, he's much easier to warm up to strangers than the little dog in picture #4, who pretty much groans and barks whenever somebody comes through the door.

Thanks for any comments and info you can give!

Thanks,

NeciFiX
 

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I suppose you mean Samoyed?

I guess he does look sort of like a Samoyed, but the black tongue definitely confirms Chow heritage. Do you have registration papers for him? Do you have reason to distrust the breeder you bought him from?

His ears are really close together....I've never seen that in a Chow. Otherwise he looks pretty good, but that little dog in the last pic is seriously obese. Poor thing.
 

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Actually, he just has really small legs and a husky body, his rib cage is huge. He's a Pug/Pomeranian. In fact, we had to bring him in because he wasn't eating enough because he is afraid of eating from a bowl [weird I know], still is, barely eats much. He's loud and moves around a lot too. But, he still does eat. I know he looks... disproportionate, but, he's not obese at all. He's a pretty light dog too, very easy to pick up [no real reason to pick him up though, but, just saying].

We do have papers stating he is a purebred Chow, but, the breeder was just selling them from his truck in the winter. My memory is foggy though.
 

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Yeah I'd say Chow. Looks like most Chows that I've seen. Defiantly BYB Chow.

I also thought the Pug looked overweight when I looked at the photo. Might just be the angle of the photograph.
 

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Yes, he's actually quite light.

Glad to know my dog is actually a Chow. Could he be a mix of some sort or is he [most likely] purebred?

He's not overweight, trust me, if anything he's a bit skinny. His legs are really small and his upper body is husky [not fat, his rib cage is pretty big, none of that is fat] and he doesn't eat a lot and he's the most energetic/oldest of the group.

Here's a better picture of Odie [the dog in the last picture, again, he still has a hulky rib cage for such a small dog but if you factor that in he really isn't fat]:

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/4403/kumaandpets002.jpg

Sorry if it's a bit blurry, didn't have the camera on the right mode.
 
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