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Breed Group: Non-Sporting
Chow Chow

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Weight
45-70 lbs
Height
17-20 inches
Color(s)
solid red, black, blue, cinnamon, and cream
Overview
The Chow Chow is an ancient breed that originated in China more than 2000 years ago. They were an all purpose breed used for hunting, herding, pulling, and protection. They are commonly referred to as "the Chow", and are now used primarily as a companion.
Character
The Chow Chow is a true masterpiece of dignity and beauty. They possess the unique characteristic of having a blue-black tongue. They are keenly intelligent, have an independent spirit, and display a dignified demeanor. The Chow is extremely aloof and discerning.
Temperament
The Chow Chow is most generally polite and patient. They are very loyal and friendly with their family, but exceedingly reserved with strangers. They most often will become attached and overly protective of one particular member of the family. They are bossy, serious, and obstinate. The Chow Chow is a very dominant breed that requires a dominant owner. They are stubborn and have a mind of their own. They are not good with other pets unless they have been raised with them from an early age. They get along well with older well-behaved children. The Chow expects to be treated with respect.
Care
The Chow Chow requires daily brushing. Proper grooming is essential to keep their coat in peak condition. Bathe or dry shampoo as necessary. They are prone to such health issues as entropin, heat prostration, allergies, skin problems, and hip dysplasia. They have a very low tolerance to anesthesia. The Chow does not do well in warm climates.
Coat
The Chow Chow has an abundant and profuse double coat that comes in two different varieties: smooth or rough. The fur is particularly thick around the neck area and resembles a lion's mane. The outer coat is coarse and is supported by a dense under coat. The most common coat colors are red, black, blue, tan, and gray. They are never parti-colored. The Chow is a heavy seasonal shedder.
Training
The Chow Chow requires intense, extensive, and ongoing training in both socialization and obedience. They are relatively easy to housebreak. However, they will only perform tasks that make sense to them. They need to be taught at an early age as to who the master is or they will take over. They require firmness, fairness, and consistency. They do not respond to harshness or a heavy-handed approach and will become aggressive if treated in a disrespectful manner. The Chow is highly talented as a watchdog or guard dog.
Activity
The Chow Chow has a tendency to be lazy. They prefer to stay indoors where they are relatively inactive. They enjoy a small securely fenced yard, but cannot remain outside for extended periods of time in hot weather. They benefit from short daily walks. The Chow is well suited for apartment dwelling provided they are given sufficient exercise.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Chow Chow puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Hartwell Kennels
Member Since: October 2004
Location: Greenville / Upstate, South Carolina
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Anonymous asked:

2/2/2015 8:31:53 PM

2/2/2015 8:31:53 PM

Chow Chow A woman I've been in contact with has the cutest puppy for sale but says she cannot give us papers because the breeder doesn't want the puppy bred. Is that legal? I'm not wanting to pay a ton without papers and it being registered.

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Anonymous

There are two HUGE red flags in your question, so my short answer, no, do not get the puppy. Dogs can be registered under a no-breed contract, so you can still have a registered dog, but not have the rights to breed the dog. The person selling the puppy should be the breeder, so if it is not, then the breeder doesn't want people to know who he/she is and/or where they are located/what type of facility they have their dogs in. Please look for a reputable, responsible and knowledgeable breeder somewhere else. Registration of a puppy does not cost more. Breeding rights would, but not simple registration.
2/3/2015 11:30:34 AM

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1/28/2015 8:32:58 AM

1/28/2015 8:32:58 AM

Chow Chow I had a male chow that lived to be 18 years old when I was young. I am a single mom and I am female. He hated men but was a very loving cuddly dog. I am thinking about getting another one but I am partly disabled because of back problems and will have to trust a trainer. How do you pick a trainer that is not ruff with the dog? What questions should I ask and trust that they will not be overly aggressive with a chow chow puppy?

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Anonymous

You want a Positive Reinforcement trainer.You want a trainer that is not going to use corrections on your puppy or anything like that. All training should be done with you present first of all, so that you can know first hand how the pup is being trained. But first, ask to sit in and watch a couple of sessions with the trainer, and then ask to call references and ask them what methods the trainer used with them.
1/28/2015 9:56:58 AM

Anonymous asked:

4/1/2014 12:00:43 AM

4/1/2014 12:00:43 AM

We had a female chow for two years, we have purchased a male. They dont seem to get along, will they Will my female chow 2yrs old ever get along with the male chow we just got?

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Anonymous

The Chow Chow breed is very territorial and can be aggressive towards other dogs. Since the female is already an adult and assuming the male is an adult as well, the two are clashing because of temperament differences. Contact a local positive reinforcement trainer that uses low-stress handling techniques to help you keep the peace. If you do not wish to work with a trainer, I suggest finding a new -only her as the pet- home.
5/1/2014 12:29:01 AM

Anonymous asked:

1/12/2014 11:04:39 PM

1/12/2014 11:04:39 PM

Are Chow Chow's prone to cancer? What health problems are Chows known for?

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Anonymous

Chow chows are prone to stomach cancer, entropion, hip dysplasia, hot spots, and ear infections.
1/14/2014 3:53:42 PM

Anonymous

The cream Chows are prone to pemphigus. An auto immune disease. Don't leave them in direct contact with the sun during spring to summer. It will start as a nose allergy but it could be more and it is treatable as long as antibiotics and steroid treatment works.
12/18/2014 11:20:06 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/11/2013 12:29:09 PM

7/11/2013 12:29:09 PM

What food should be given during shedding period of chow chow What food should be given to chow chow during their shedding season?

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Anonymous

The food that you feed your dog should not change with their shedding season. Feeding your dog a grain-free, high quality food will reduce some shedding. But the Chow Chow dog is a heavy shedding dog none-the-less.
7/9/2014 11:17:40 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/2/2013 8:38:55 PM

3/2/2013 8:38:55 PM

If a blue chow and a black chow are mated and have a red pup will any parent color traits transfer parents are blue and a black chow chow and they have a red puppy will any color traits transfer to the red puppy or will the puppys color be what it is "Red" Not like Red black or Red blue

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Anonymous

Black chows will have rainbow litters. So just because you breed a blue and black doesn't mean you will only have blue or black pups. You could have pups in any color!
2/19/2014 8:58:15 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/28/2013 5:54:39 PM

2/28/2013 5:54:39 PM

chow sheltie mix question on weight Hi I have a chow sheltie mix. She is very intelligent, protective, fun and my best friend. I was curious how much she should weigh? She is about 42 lbs now. Is that too big?

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Anonymous

Because there is such a huge difference in weight between the Chow Chow and the Sheltie, your dog is probably fine at the weight she is at now. But, like with all dogs, you can always do the 'feel test'. In which you play your finger tips on the dog's side against the skin and if you can feel her ribs without pressing inwards, then your dog is at a good weight. But if you have to press in to feel the ribs, then she can stand to loose a couple of pounds.
7/10/2014 9:21:29 AM

AbbyLisa17 asked:

2/22/2013 2:30:31 PM

2/22/2013 2:30:31 PM

Are most chow chows aggressive?

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Anonymous

well I am not a breeder but I grew up with chows all my life First off any dog can be aggressive in the manner it was raised. But no they are loyal to there family so they can tend to be protective by sitting between you and a stranger watching the strangers every move they are kinda aggressive with other dogs not all the time I had one chow run around with all the dogs in the neighborhood and loved cats. one time we got a adult chow and she was really aggressive it took us a while to earn her trust and she ended being a very loving dog and I never seen her try to snap at anyone after she gained our trust, the only other time I seen one of my chows snap at a person they jumped on his back legs and he was in pain with his hips being bad when he was old. but other then that I never seen them be aggressive in the way we raised them and we could trust them as long as the chow knew we gave permission for the stranger to be at our house
6/1/2013 12:58:05 PM

Anonymous

Dogs are like kids; it's all in the raising. If you raise the pup to be aggressive they will grow up to be aggressive. Early and ongoing socialization and training are key. You have to show yourself as the "pack leader" or the chow will not respect or listen to you, so if you don't have a dominant personality, then I wouldn't suggest a chow. Chows are known to be aggressive and not good with other smaller animals or children, but if you train them right, then you will have no problems. I have a chow, 4 cats and 7 nieces and nephews that are always here and have never had a problem with my dog being aggressive.
2/19/2014 9:13:06 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/21/2013 2:10:49 PM

2/21/2013 2:10:49 PM

when do Chow puppies develop raised ears

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Anonymous asked:

2/17/2013 8:52:07 AM

2/17/2013 8:52:07 AM

Stud what is the right age of a female chow chow to stud

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Anonymous asked:

2/16/2013 7:26:50 PM

2/16/2013 7:26:50 PM

my six month chow chow is having her menstrual is she ready for mating my six month chow chow is having her menstrual cycle - is she ready for mating?

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Anonymous asked:

1/27/2013 9:03:42 AM

1/27/2013 9:03:42 AM

Scratching and biting herself, Is shampoo the problem? I have a chow, cho pe mix. She scratches and bites herself till she gets sores. I have changed shampoo several times, and make sure I rinse well. What else can I do?

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Anonymous

no its cause of his/her environment and temperature
8/25/2013 3:16:20 AM

Anonymous asked:

1/20/2013 12:09:30 AM

1/20/2013 12:09:30 AM

my chow gets violently sick when she goes into heat. Will getting her fixed prevent this?

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Anonymous asked:

1/5/2013 5:06:17 PM

1/5/2013 5:06:17 PM

behavioral Problems on chow chow My chow changed she is 9 and all the sudden spends most her time outside even in the rain. I was told pain could be the cause because they do not like to show pain to their owner. I need answers. She dose have hip displasa and deteriating arthritis so she is on pain meds. If this is the Problem then maybe putting her down is the best but I have to know for sure.

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Anonymous asked:

1/2/2013 3:01:46 PM

1/2/2013 3:01:46 PM

newborn chows I have newborn chow chows and I want to know when they are born are their tongues black?

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Anonymous asked:

1/1/2013 4:37:22 PM

1/1/2013 4:37:22 PM

What physical problems does the chow have when he/she age. Do the chows automatically have problems because of the breed?

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Anonymous asked:

12/2/2012 3:23:25 PM

12/2/2012 3:23:25 PM

What is a good hypo-allergenic family dog?

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Anonymous asked:

11/21/2012 10:42:27 AM

11/21/2012 10:42:27 AM

I rescued a Belgium Shepard/Chow mix, what health issues do they have as a mixed breed?

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We also had the same breed and she lived for 18years dying 2 weeks ago. Hip dyplacia was her main problem
2/11/2013 10:48:37 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/24/2012 7:08:32 PM

10/24/2012 7:08:32 PM

I'm thinking about adopting two baby chows (boy + girl) from the same litter but I'm being told... I'm thinking about adopting two baby chows (boy + girl) from the same litter but I'm being told by the rescuer that two siblings will not get along. I've never heard or read this before. Is this true?

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Anonymous

I have four Chow Chows, Dad (13yrs) and Mom (8years) and two kids (male and female, 5 years old). For the most part they get along. The kids do fight each other at times but have never really hurt each other.
11/3/2012 8:28:02 AM

Anonymous

Please do not breed this brother and sister it delutes the breed by inbreeding
2/21/2013 2:13:17 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/11/2012 2:39:20 AM

10/11/2012 2:39:20 AM

I just got a baby chow chow 5weeks old, can I give her a bath now. And what food brand is good... I just got a baby chow chow 5weeks old, can I give her a bath now. And what food brand is good for them?

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Anonymous asked:

10/5/2012 12:05:27 PM

10/5/2012 12:05:27 PM

I have three children and the ages are 10, 4, and 8 months old. My husband wants to buy us a... I have three children and the ages are 10, 4, and 8 months old. My husband wants to buy us a chow. Will he get along with the kids and is they easy to manage?

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Anonymous

My suggestion would be to avoid getting a Chow until your children are old enough to understand the boundaries necessary for them to be safe around such a personality as the Chow.
10/8/2012 8:47:38 PM

Anonymous

I grew up with chows and so have all my children they are very loyal to there family and they are very protective with them. And they sleep most the day cause it is hot they are not hard to train but would get a puppy instead of an adult to be raised with your children
6/1/2013 1:00:56 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/29/2012 1:49:33 PM

9/29/2012 1:49:33 PM

My question is: Can a 3 yr old spayed Chow be merged into a family with a 4 yr old female Blue... My question is: Can a 3 yr old spayed Chow be merged into a family with a 4 yr old female Blue Nosed Pitt-Bull and neutered American Bull Dog? The circumstances are to much to relate in this box. But I have bonded with both females and need to merge two homes into one. The Chow's owner's have passed away but the Chow and I have bonded. The closest rescue for a Chow is hours away, but I love her and do not want to give her away. Ultimately, I just don't want her ruined, I want what's best for her.

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Anonymous

Two females will fight over food and your attention and hierarchy in pack. They did not grow up together so fight will be serious. If you can get advice by dog psycologist will at best. I have chow many years in past in mix pack. They would never give up to be Alfa , but in combination of bully it may be fatal to sunny. I just lost my chow boy to cardiac arrest. Miss him deeply, but having bully female I search for puppy boy.
10/1/2012 7:01:24 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/25/2012 10:32:09 PM

9/25/2012 10:32:09 PM

My 10 yr old male chow is getting very lazy and not displaying signs of arthritis. He has never... My 10 yr old male chow is getting very lazy and not displaying signs of arthritis. He has never taken to a toy despite many attempts. His life with me has been as a guard and shepherd. Any thoughts as to how to revitalize his activity level? A female aussie assists him with the sheparding and guard activities. Lately, she will sound the alarm whilst he just repeats it whithout even getting up to check things out.

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Anonymous

Your chow is 100 years old, the average life span is 12, give your dog a break!! Of course he never played with toys, they are much to regal to [play Fetch! lol.. its sad but true!! try now seeing your animal as a gourd/shepherd. Start treating her like a retired family member, hasn't he done his job?? I have owned and bred chows, and have had only 1 ever play with toys! But they all love walks, and car rides, and especially getting petted, try that!
9/30/2012 6:21:56 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/18/2012 11:28:36 PM

9/18/2012 11:28:36 PM

I want to see a picture of a blue chow chow with a purple tongue my daughter said they are out... I want to see a picture of a blue chow chow with a purple tongue my daughter said they are out there is that so?

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Anonymous

Look up blue chow chows. All chows have their signature blue/black tongue. Chows come in red, cinnamom, white, blue, black and fawn
9/29/2012 9:47:00 PM

Anonymous

ALL CHOWS have purple tongues!!! IF NO PURPLE TONGUE THEN NOT A FULL BRED CHOW!! I have owned 2 blue chows, they're a bluish-silver in color dark dog, like a blue Pitbull. I bred chows owned chows and am a L.V.T.
9/30/2012 6:23:50 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/5/2012 11:41:20 PM

9/5/2012 11:41:20 PM

i am thinking of getting a chow chow but i am out of the house a lot i work shifts and i live... i am thinking of getting a chow chow but i am out of the house a lot i work shifts and i live alone

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Anonymous

Having had Chows, I recommend that under your circumstances you pass on this breed. Like many dogs, the more you socialize with them, the better friend they will become. How about a cat? I wish you well.
9/11/2012 1:44:25 PM

Anonymous

I live alone and have worked various (yet consistent) shifts. Meaning sometimes I worked days (for a few years straight), graves (for a year straight) and swings (for a couple years straight). I've raised 3 chows and found them all to be adaptable to my various, yet consistent, shifts. They do not do well when left alone. They do better when left with a dog of equal disposition (not dominant or subordinate), ideally another chow. They are possessive, loyal, territorial and creatures of habit so you can use that to your advantage during training. Individuals whithin the breed can also be quite independent, making them ideal for a bachelor/bachelorette.
9/25/2012 10:11:12 PM

Anonymous

I have to agree, find another breed, where you can get 2 with pout fear of fights over dominance, while you are away, or cats!
9/30/2012 6:25:25 PM

Anonymous

I manage a nursery business to the tune of ten hours a day/6 days per week. I am a bachelor and my Chow has made it his "job" my hours away from home. He starts when I leave at 8am and protects my home until I return at 6pm. He has full access to the home, his water and when in the summer has a/c that keeps him comfortable at 67 degrees. When I am home or go anywhere he is always with me. Once you can get over the projection of your own issues about leaving your dog at home alone, you realize they adapt happily. He is not lazy, we walk at least three times a day and these beautiful creatures will not go to the bathroom in your home. Of course if circumstances were different for myself I would prefer to be with him than at work. But make no mistake my Chow knows no other way and is perfectly happy with the life he has daily and all the extras we do together. This breed is a true partner.
10/8/2012 9:00:31 PM

Anonymous

A Chow Chow is very affectionate but does like to keep his space. I have a chow/husky mix and she loves you oh so much but she does maintain her space. If you are out of the house a lot it is fine as long as you give her space, exercise, and love when you come back. I think its fine. They are very independent. if you want him to not feel lonely you could give her a buddy. But be careful you have to socialize him at an early stage or he could become aggresive to other dogs. Just do your research and think about it.
11/26/2012 7:11:21 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/5/2012 3:36:54 PM

9/5/2012 3:36:54 PM

The father of my dogs keeps fighting with his sons - what do I do? Is that normal?

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Anonymous

He may be asserting his role as Alpha male. The "leader" of the pack. Once domininace has been established the hostilities should subside. That is until Dad gets old.
9/11/2012 1:46:50 PM

Anonymous

All true about the Alpha male, you need to either keep them apart ideally, or sell to you only have one, unless your breeding, then keep separated if it keeps happening. Without seeing the dog, i bet its the alpha male, and you must have more than one of the sons, probably 2 and when the "Dad" Sire sees this, its going to always be a problem, or if one is injured, then the rest will gang up. so let one son and the sire out at a time. and the fighting should go down.Just and fYI when I had an Alpha female and 2 other females, this would happen to ours as well, and it can be frightening, they will not let go.. good luck!!
9/30/2012 6:29:07 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/3/2012 3:13:52 PM

9/3/2012 3:13:52 PM

Hi, I have two chow sisters they've lived in the same house for almost about 7 years now & there... Hi, I have two chow sisters they've lived in the same house for almost about 7 years now & there was not a problem now all of sudden they are fighting real bad to the point that my moms separates them, will we ever get them to get along again? If soo how?

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Anonymous

What do they fight over? Is one more aggressive than the other? I have been able to train aggressiveness out of a chow by pinning him to the ground by laying on top of him to the point of submission whenever he displayed agressive behavior. Not sure how that would work with 2 equally aggressive dogs (unless you had 2 trainers).
9/25/2012 10:20:48 PM

Anonymous

HA!( i disagree with the other comment) im sorry, but ive been doing this for YEARS!!! you don't lay on them for heavens sake, but you do hold them down, hips, shoulders and head, when you let go they should still be lying there, then they know you are the Alpha dog not them! they are pack animals and it sounds as if we don't have the whole story, something has changed and upset that order, once you find that out, and get rid of it, the behavior will go away. and just as an FYI, I tell all of my clients to hold their pups down like that , not just chows, because all dogs are pack animals. I just did thins with my sons Schnoodle, so its not the breed its the training!
9/30/2012 6:33:31 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/3/2012 12:14:13 PM

9/3/2012 12:14:13 PM

Do I have to add water to hard dog food? If so how much and for how many months? I read Chows... Do I have to add water to hard dog food? If so how much and for how many months? I read Chows will die of the bloat (sp?) if they eat hard dog food because of the way they are built. He eats Eucanuba for puppies.

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Anonymous

No, you do not. My Chow lived to 16 1/2 years and ate nothing but good quality dry food her entire life.
9/29/2012 1:17:47 AM

Anonymous asked:

9/3/2012 10:46:57 AM

9/3/2012 10:46:57 AM

CAN A 8 YEAR OLD TAKE CARE OF A CHOW CHOW WITH HELP OF MUM!? <3

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Anonymous

Chows (unless they have been raised with small children) may not do so well with a child because children misbehave and chows can have a short temper. Also, because of the similiar height to a Chows head and that of a child, face bites can be of concern. I would pass on having a Chow until the 8 yr. old grows a bit.
9/11/2012 1:50:37 PM

Anonymous

Training The Chow Chow requires intense, extensive, and ongoing training in both socialization and obedience. They are relatively easy to housebreak. However, they will only perform tasks that make sense to them. They need to be taught at an early age as to who the master is or they will take over. They require firmness, fairness, and consistency. They do not respond to harshness or a heavy-handed approach and will become aggressive if treated in a disrespectful manner. The Chow is highly talented as a watchdog or guard dog
10/3/2012 11:43:40 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/27/2012 2:35:48 PM

8/27/2012 2:35:48 PM

I have 2 female chow chows. They just turned 1 year old. They have gotten into fights a couple... I have 2 female chow chows. They just turned 1 year old. They have gotten into fights a couple times before this but last week and today they got into a fight. How can I stop this? And what do I do to get 1 another off each other when they are at it?

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Anonymous

If they've both bonded to you, consistently display extreme displeasure at their aggression towards each other. Loyalty to you can overcome jealousy towards each other. (be careful not to play favorites) If 1 has bonded to you and another to someone else, it will take a coordinated effort.
9/25/2012 10:25:56 PM

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