By now you certainly have
Are you certain that your entire family is enthousiastic about the new family member?
The Chow is a sensitive dog and will quickly sense wether he is truly welcome or not.
The next step will probably be the most difficult one - where should the puppy come from?
Stay away from pet shops!!!
Unfortunately pet shops are not the right partners to turn to when you are looking for a puppy.
The puppies are often separated too early from their mother and are not exposed to any further positive experiences when kept in the shop area.
The numerous scandals (in Austria, the dog magazine 'WUFF' regularly reports on them) have shown that often these dogs are 'imports' from puppy mills in Eastern Europe - brought over the border in the trunk of cars. Health certificates and pedigrees are of course forged.
This sad practice can only be interrupted when demand for such dogs is stopped!