I went to our local animal control shelter because they had a Lhasa Apsa. However, I was too late. The control officers knew a softie when they saw one and trotted out this 3 month old Chow. She was supposed to have been put down that morning but they couldn't bring themselves to do it. Of course, she came home with me! Ming is beautiful, well socialized and smart. She saved my older dog's life by recognizing a severe abcess he had under his ear that we did not see. She kept running to Jake putting her nose under his ear and running to us until we were smart enough to check out what was wrong. Our vet said she may have saved his life!