Living Teddy Bears
Chow Chows are
living teddy bears with a number of unique traits that
have enchanted the Foose family over the years. Ask Pat
any day and she'll tell you, "Chow
chows have given us lots to be proud of and be humbled by.
They have created opportunities for us to
make friends with like-minded people many of whom have the
same interest in the breed."
Dedicated to the Breed
When you have a passion
and are as involved as the owners, Dave
and Pat Foose, you
participate in endless hours of study and conversation
about the breed. Questions or topics that have frequently
been discussed can be found in the FAQ segment of the site.
Dave is the groomer/breeding program manager and handler.
He does the majority
of the physical stuff (feeding, grooming, training,
and exhibiting). Pat is the social-networker who maintains
the business/website and paperwork flow for the kennel when
she's not feeding the groomer and the puppies. Everyone does
poop detail. Because Dave and Pat collaborate so well on
all of the decisions made for our kennel, the kennel has
given them a great partnership.
Both Dave and Pat have day jobs because owning
a kennel like Pendleton is not a money maker — it's
more like a way to spend their discretionary
income — the
operative word here is to spend. However if you manage
kennel like a business, practicing ethics and common sense,
you can offset some of your expenses through a successful
breeding program and exhibition campaigns.
The most rewarding facets of being breeder/owner
- Having the ability to contribute to the traditions and
the sport of showing dogs,
- Making good friends,
recognition from your peers.
At Pendleton Chows, we usually have one or two litters
per year. Puppy inquiries are welcome.
If we don’t have a litter on the ground, we usually
know who does. The referral part of breeding is very rewarding
and also keeps us current on gene pool content. We
are active members in good standing of the local AKC dog
show community. You will find us listed on a number of Internet
sites under Colorado