Chow Chow

Size - Large
Height - 17 - 20 Inches
Weight - 22 - 30 Kg
Life Span - 9 - 12 Years
Breed Group - Utility
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Colors - Red, Fawan, Cream, Black
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Chow Chows are one of the most beautiful and admired dogs. They have a leonine appearance and profound bearing. Chow Chows are a center of attraction for their blue-black tongue as they are the only ones with it in dog kingdom. As a puppy the Chow-Chow is most appealing, they look exactly like a  plump, furry, teddy bear. Sigmund Freud  an Austrian neurologist owned a chow chow named Jofi which attended all his therapy sessions and helped him in accessing the mental state of patients. Loyal and protective of their owners Chow-chows make great pets, better with adults but not that good with children.


Chow Chow is a very ancient breed and there is an evidence that they existed 2000 years ago in China their native land as a hunting dog. There are two theories on its origin. As per first theory, they are the result of crossing the Tibetian Mastiff and the Samoyed. The second theory states that Chow Chow is one f the original breeds and is the forebear of the Samoyed, Eskimo, Keeshond, and Pomeranian. In China chow chow had a really sad history as it is used for guarding junks and pulling carts. Its flesh was eaten and there was a market for its fur.


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Chow Chows are loyal courageous and independent dogs with strong aloof personality. They do not accept muzzles and leashes gladly but are polite, clean and patient. Chow Chows are excellent guard dogs, suspicious with strangers, aggressive with other pets but generally good with house pets. Early and firm training makes them good companion dogs.

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Chow Chows are not very active breed so apartment living is suitable if given sufficient exercise. They thrive in cold weather and are prone to heat strokes. Having a dense double coat and seasonal shedding, daily grooming is required.