Animals: Mean Chowchow

Non-chowchow-breeders have long considered the chowchow the most vicious of domestic dogs. They are singleminded, leonine, black-mouthed, fiery-eyed beasts, interested only in their owners and sometimes surly even to them. Last week a chowchow leaped malevolently into the news.

When Mrs. Eleanor Maher of Oakland, Calif, went out of her house, she left her crippled aunt, Miss Charlotte Parker, 65, alone with her two dogs: Bootsie, a very old bulldog, and Chino, an 18-months-old thoroughbred chowchow. Presently Miss Parker grasped her cane and started to rise from her chair to go into the back...

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