Chow Chow

Chow Chow

Breed Highlight:

The Chow Chow, an all-purpose dog from ancient China, resembles a powerful, deep-chested nobleman with an aura of incomprehensible timelessness. Chow Chow is a dignified, serious-minded and aloof,  one-of-a-kind breed.


Female: 20-27 kg

Male: 25-32kg


Male: 48–56 cm

Female: 46–51 cm

Life Expectancy:

Around 15 years

Litter Size:

4 to 7 puppies

Breed Appearance:

Chow Chows are large and strong canines. A lion's mane ruff about the head and shoulders; a blue-black tongue; deep-set almond eyes that add to a scowling, haughty face; and a stiff-legged walk are among their distinguishing features.


The ancient breed is believed to have originated in Mongolia and Northern China, slowly moving south with the nomadic tribes of Mongolia.Early depictions of dogs resembling the Chow Chow appear in pottery and paintings from the Han Dynasty.


Chow chow is an all-purpose dog used in hunting, herding, pulling, and for protection.

Currently Used As:

Basset Hounds are often used as advertising logos and in movies. The Basset Hounds are very popular especially in the US and are currently ranked 28th most popular dog breed.


Because chow chows aren't often eager to please, make training sessions exciting and high-value to teach the necessity of listening. To maintain their attention, use praise and high-value treats, and keep training sessions brief.

Health & Care:

Chow Chows are generally healthy, but like all breeds, they can get certain health conditions. The breed is prone to Canine Hip Dysplasia and Entropion. Like any dog, an adult Chow Chow needs daily exercise to stay healthy and happy.

Living Condition:

Chows can adapt to a variety of homes, from palaces to apartments. But they should always live indoors with their people, not stuck out in a backyard or kennel. They don't tolerate heat well, so keep them indoors when the weather is sweltering.


The Chow Chow is an energetic and alert dog who requires moderate activity. The Chow requires regular walks and moderate to vigorous play with toys, with no roughhousing or high-impact activity. Exercise should be avoided during hot portions of the day since the breed does not tolerate severe heat or humidity well.


Chows have a thick double coat that must be groomed on a regular basis. A thorough brushing at least twice per week and a monthly wash can help to keep the dog's skin and coat in good condition. Include eye and ear care in your grooming routine, and clip your nails on a regular basis.


Despite their small size and classification, these dogs make excellent watchdogs because they are hyper aware of their surroundings. If you're searching for a stern breed, this may be the one for you.  These dogs do not create a lot of fuss at home, so they won’t turn your home into absolute chaos.


These dogs can be violent at times, and they might be distrustful of strangers. Any disruption in their behaviour might cause these dogs to become violent. They require frequent grooming, so if you are not seeking a high maintenance animal, this may not be the best choice.

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