Sheldon is a 2 year old male Chow Chow. He came to us as an unclaimed stray from the pound, I honestly don’t understand how or why people are buying these breeds and then discarding them without a second thought.

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The poor little guy had no idea what was happening! the Chow combines the nobility of a lion, the drollness of a panda, the appeal of a teddy bear, and the grace and independence of a cat.

Sheldon is a loyalty and devotion of a dog, dignified and aloof not fond of being hugged or fussed over, but a quiet, attentive companion to his favourite person, and his loyalty extends to other family members.

This is a highly territorial and protective breed, who’ll give a clear warning to anyone approaching without his person’s welcome. Chow Chows are very independent and aloof, and they need an owner who appreciates those traits but won’t let the dog take over.

Chow Chows may bond with just one person or with their immediate family. They’re suspicious of strangers. Chows need to be brushed two or three times a week to keep their coat in good condition.

Chows need daily exercise. the Chow Chow has limited peripheral vision; it’s best to approach from the front. Some compare the Chow Chow’s disposition to that of a cat: aloof, reserved, independent, dignified, intelligent, and stubborn.

Chows tend to mind their own business and don’t usually start trouble. They’ll play with their people, but strangers are of no interest to them unless they’re approaching the Chow’s home without an invitation from his owner — in which case he’ll challenge the trespasser. He will, however, let strangers touch him if introduced by one of his owners.

Sheldon is mad as a box of frogs, he is happy and bouncy and everything a puppy should be, however, Sheldon has no idea how to walk on a lead and this is a work in progress with him.

Sheldon is doing well on a harness but has a hear of things going over his head, perhaps he has been polled at some point or just had rough handling, he is doing very well and once he trusts you he is an amazing little lad. He is house-trained; he loves his food and his home comforts.

Sheldon will take or leave other dogs, he is happy to be around them but is equally happy with just his humans, he loves to play with his humans!

Sheldon is not destructive at all and is quite content being left for short periods. Sheldon travels perfectly in the car and is an absolute joy to have, he will make you laugh every day with his antics, I wish he could stay with me but he deserves his own family.

This lovely guy would make a fantastic addition to any family as he is a lovely cuddly loyal companion.

Due to not knowing his history he is looking for an adult-only home, we will consider homes with older children if they have experience and knowledge of the breed.

Due to his stubborn nature, we are looking for a home for him that has breed experience -THIS IS A MUST!! you must also be committed to his grooming needs as he will need regular grooming.

Sheldon is neutered, and chipped, he is flea and wormed. Could you give this beautiful guy the happiness ever after he deserves?

All Animals Rescue and Rehome Essex
All Animals Rescue and Rehome Essex

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