Chow Chow Dog

We elaborate about Chow chow dog breed with Chow chow temperament aloof, training, appearance, weight, life spam and much more information about this breed.

Dog Breed Group:

Working Dogs
Chow Chow Weight

45 – 80 pounds

Chow Chow Height

16 – 21 inches

Chow Chow Life Span

12 to 15 years

Ideal Human Companions

Singles, experienced canine guides, TV addicts.

Chow Chow Appearance

A chow chow has a broad and robust body, medium in size and covered in dense fur that can be smooth or rough. They have large heads and snouts, dark triangular ears, widely spaced eyes, and a dignified and reserved expression. They have a deep chest and tall, hairy tails. They come in black, blue, red, cream, and tan some tan and gray can also be found. In general, the chow chow behaves in a powerful and dignified manner.

Chow Chow Temperament

Chow chows are reserved with (and sometimes suspicious of) strangers. This fact, combined with their fierce protective personality, means that they can be considered a formidable watchdog.

Not being especially active, these Chinese dogs make good apartment dogs, they are intelligent creatures eager to please their masters. Properly introduced and treated with respect, they can be very good companions for older children.

Chow Chow Temperament Summery

  • Aloof
  • Independent
  • Loyal
  • Quiet

Things To Know

A chow chow needs an owner who dedicates time and attention to his training and socialization. From puppy age, they need a steady hand to keep their rebellious and overprotective instincts from developing.

When walking with a chow chow or if you have guests in your home, instruct them to be careful with the dog, these dogs are not evil, but they do not look kindly on strangers. These dogs may look fluffy and fluffy, but they have to be comfortable with you before you are allowed to touch them. Also, chow chows have poor peripheral vision: Try to approach them head-on.

They need regular brushing and grooming, especially in fall and spring when they shed hair. Although not the type of dog to run around the neighborhood, the chow should be given a daily walk to maintain a healthy mind and body.

Chow Chow Health Issues

A healthy chow chow can live up to 15 years. Its most common health problems are hip dysplasia, hypothyroidism, and entropion (a condition in which the eyelids are inverted).

chow chow temperamentChow Chow  History

The Chow Chow originated in Siberia, more than 2,000 years ago. Some believe that it is a cross between the Tibetan Mastiff and the Samoyed, while others say that the Samoyed actually descends from the chow chow. In any case, the dog has been a prized companion and working dog in Asia for several millennia, pulling carts, pulling sleds, and hunting wolves. They first appeared in the West in the 19th century and were called the “wild dogs of China.” After becoming the pet of the royal family, like Queen Victoria, they rose in popularity. The AKC recognized the breed in 1903.

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