Chow ChowChow Chow Information

Ever wonder what those dogs that look like a little lion are called? That’s a Chow Chow, an ancient dog dating back more than 2,000 years. His personality is similar to a cat’s: independent, a little stubborn and not all that interested in trying to please. His deep-set eyes and turned up nose add to the scowling look. The breed is well-behaved and rarely destructive, however.

Serious and slightly aloof, the Chow Chow does not need as much exercise as other breeds. Be sure to groom his fur regularly to show off his glorious coat, which can be cream, red, black, blue or cinnamon. Interestingly, the Chow Chow is one of two dogs (the other being the Chinese Shar-Pei) that has a blue tongue.

Average Size

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Height: 1ft 5in - 1ft 8in     Weight: 45-70lbs

Behavior

  • Affection
  • Children
  • Strangers
  • Other Dogs
  • Barking

Care

  • Grooming
  • Shedding
  • Easy to Train
  • Time Alone
  • Exercise Need

Environment

  • Apartments
  • Cold Tolerance
  • Heat Tolerance

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breeds stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

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