Chow Chow Dog Breed

The Chow Chow is a long-established breed from northern China that is regal in appearance, with powerful muscles and massive bones. He is affectionate but can also be obstinate.


The adoring Chow Chow is devoted to his family and loyal to them, but he is uninterested in outsiders. He would make a fantastic security dog, but because to his independence and obstinacy, he needs early socialisation and training.

A little daily exercise, such as strolls or toy play, will keep the Chow content and healthy.


The Chow has a relatively small physique with a robust, muscular build. His distinctive appearance includes a furry ruff that resembles a lion’s mane around his head and neck. His deep almond eyes, blue-black tongue, and slightly furrowed brow all contribute to his judging demeanour.


8 to 12 years

Colour Collection

The typical Chow Chow hues include cream, crimson, black, blue, and cinnamon.

Hair fall

The Chow’s double thick coat can be silky or rough. In either case, it needs routine grooming. Chows shed on a seasonal basis, so brushing them twice a week will do, and more regularly in the spring.


The Chow Chow is susceptible to hip and elbow dysplasia, ocular issues, patellar luxation, thyroid abnormalities, and extreme heat and humidity intolerance. Working with a trustworthy breeder will help you steer clear of these health issues.

Breed History

The Chow Chow may be the oldest breed in existence. Chinese relics going back to around 206 BC show images of chows. They served as companions to Chinese nobility for a large portion of their formative years.

However, over their lengthy history, Chows worked in a variety of occupations, such as guarding, transporting, and hunting. Even the northern Chinese may have eaten the forebears of the Chow Chow.

Chows were included in the London Zoo’s “Wild Dogs of China” display in the 1820s. The Chow didn’t become well-known until Queen Victoria purchased one in the late 1800s.

The American Kennel Club (AKC) registered the first Chow in 1903 after the breed initially arrived in the US in the 1890s.


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