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I can't get a dog right now, but I'm planning a few years ahead just because. I've really fallen in love with Chows. I think they're gorgeous and they seem to really suit my personality and lifestyle. I've also considered some other primitive spitz types, mainly Shibas since I might find a smaller dog is a safer option if I have to move frequently (since many "pet-friendly" apartments have a weight limit around 35 lbs) and because I live relatively close to a very good breeder.
Anyways, back to Chows; I think adopting a dog from a rescue is ideal, but some can be rather selective in the sense that they don't want young people, renters, or people with full-time jobs to apply. Plus, I just want a back up plan in case I don't find a dog that works out for me in the shelters. I've been trying to find breeders in the PA-NJ-NY area, I could also go further down to Maryland or Virginia potentially. I've looked at Domino Chows, but I haven't found much in the way of testimonials. Of course I've looked at the parent club's website, but it looks like it hasn't been updated in a while and I like seeing breeders with a website or Facebook that makes them a bit easier to reach out to.
Could anyone who has a Chow from a breeder or who knows of any good breeders help me out?