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DAMS & LAGOONS

 
  Chow Chows really do love water, at least in the warmer climes.
Like everything else, if they can see a reason for it, they will love to do it!
 
           
  photograph of chow chows in lagoon photograph of chow chows in lake photograph of chow chows in lake  
  photograph of chow chow swimming in lake photograph of chow chows in lagoon  
  Chow Chows make strong and efficient swimmers, even though their thick double coat is not really designed for it.  
  photograph of chow chow swimming in lagoon photograph of chow chow in lagoon photograph of chow chow in lagoon photograph of chow chows in river  
  photograph of chow chow in lagoon photograph of chow chows in lagoon

Water does not easily penetrate the undercoat. After a good swim, a vigorous shake is often enough to get quite dry again, especially on a hot day.

Great for short dips!

photograph of chow chow swimming with child in lagoon  
  photograph of chow chows in lagoon photograph of chow chows in lagoon  
 

However, once penetrated, that undercoat holds the water TOO well!
They may become water-logged and drown if they are unable to get out of the water.

And sometimes towel and blow drying may miss a damp patch against the skin and deep under the hair,
causing a "hot spot" to erupt.

 
         
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