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Old 29.03.2015, 21:09
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any Chowchow breeders?

I've been looking for a chow chow dog in switzerland.
I haven't seen one. I've been thinking of importing my chowchow but I read all the requirements and finding it hard to accomplished.

I miss my chowchow
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you currently have a chowchow? what would you do with it?
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Old 29.03.2015, 22:06
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you currently have a chowchow? what would you do with it?
Chuck it away and get a new one, doh!



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Old 30.03.2015, 09:13
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Re: any Chowchow breeders?

what would I do with it? Of course it's my pet! i just miss her. How I wish I can find a chowchow here
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Old 30.03.2015, 11:19
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you currently have a chowchow? what would you do with it?
It's probably back in the OP's home country. I'd expect many expats have had to leave pets with relatives or friends, I know we did.

Is that unreasonable?
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Old 30.03.2015, 11:27
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It's probably back in the OP's home country. I'd expect many expats have had to leave pets with relatives or friends, I know we did.

Is that unreasonable?
Depends on how often you move. What would you do with the Swiss pet when moving back. You would run into the same problems.
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Re: any Chowchow breeders?

FilSwiss, when one brings a dog - or any pet - into one’s life, one takes on a significant responsibility, for the natural lifetime of the animal.

That you decided to leave your dog behind when you moved to Switzerland is worrying. The responses you have received so far may not be to your liking, but reflect valid concerns. You have one strike against you, so to speak; if you left one dog behind, the first question a breeder will ask is how can you prove that you won’t do so again to another dog? Perhaps you had valid reasons for doing so, for the welfare of your dog - but you need to understand why there is concern, and be prepared to address those concerns upfront.

An owner must make a forever commitment to his or her dog - no matter what expenses you face, no matter what global moves arisee, no matter how difficult the bureaucracy seems to be, no matter what family issues you may encounter, no matter what housing difficulties you come across, no matter what personal challenges life throws at you. If you cannot, hand on heart, make that commitment then you are not ready get another dog at this time.

(BTW, in your other post you say you are looking for a job. If you are not at home all day you could not properly care for a puppy unless you can also provide a full time carer while you are gone. A puppy needs someone at home 24/7 - especially a breed like a Chow. )

Have you done the SKN theory course? If not, and even if you are granted a technical exemption from the theory course you should do it - because what you have written so far suggests that you might not fully understand what is expected of a dog owner in Switzerland.

Dog ownership, especially an owner's responsibilities, is viewed differently in Switzerland than it is in many other countries - and dog ownership is indeed challenging in Switzerland. A potential dog owner needs to not only understand those challenges but also to prove that he/she is up to them.

Yes, this may sound harsh - but taking on a dog is not about what you want, but rather about whether you are able to provide everything needed to give a dog a good life.
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A potential pet owner needs to not only understand those challenges but also to prove that he/she is up to them.

Yes, this may sound harsh - but taking on a dog is not about what you want, but rather about whether you are able to provide everything needed to give a dog a good life.
I'd like to second everything you said, except for this small alteration

OP, please only get a dog here after making 100% sure that you'll be able to take him/her back to your home country if you ever were to return. If you're only about to stay here for a couple years and know now that you won't be able to take a dog bought here back to your home country, please only take on a pet with a shorter lifespan. Perhaps purchasing/adopting an older dog might then be an option?
It seems fairer to get a dog with statistically only e.g. 5-7 years left to live if you know that you'll be moving back out of Switzerland in, say, 7 years, than it would be to purchase a puppy knowing full well that you'll have to leave him when he's older.

Honestly, if you don't know at present if you'll be staying here long term, as long as you can't say that you'll be doing all you can for your dog, come what may (like a change of country in one, five or fifteen years), I don't see that you'd be doing the responsible thing by getting a puppy. Sorry.
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FilSwiss, when one brings a dog - or any pet - into one’s life, one takes on a significant responsibility, for the natural lifetime of the animal.

That you decided to leave your dog behind when you moved to Switzerland is worrying. The responses you have received so far may not be to your liking, but reflect valid concerns. You have one strike against you, so to speak; if you left one dog behind, the first question a breeder will ask is how can you prove that you won’t do so again to another dog? Perhaps you had valid reasons for doing so, for the welfare of your dog - but you need to understand why there is concern, and be prepared to address those concerns upfront.

An owner must make a forever commitment to his or her dog - no matter what expenses you face, no matter what global moves arisee, no matter how difficult the bureaucracy seems to be, no matter what family issues you may encounter, no matter what housing difficulties you come across, no matter what personal challenges life throws at you. If you cannot, hand on heart, make that commitment then you are not ready get another dog at this time.

(BTW, in your other post you say you are looking for a job. If you are not at home all day you could not properly care for a puppy unless you can also provide a full time carer while you are gone. A puppy needs someone at home 24/7 - especially a breed like a Chow. )

Have you done the SKN theory course? If not, and even if you are granted a technical exemption from the theory course you should do it - because what you have written so far suggests that you might not fully understand what is expected of a dog owner in Switzerland.

Dog ownership, especially an owner's responsibilities, is viewed differently in Switzerland than it is in many other countries - and dog ownership is indeed challenging in Switzerland. A potential dog owner needs to not only understand those challenges but also to prove that he/she is up to them.

Yes, this may sound harsh - but taking on a dog is not about what you want, but rather about whether you are able to provide everything needed to give a dog a good life.

This is very informative. Thanks. I got a clear idea now.
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