Chow Chow

The Chow Chow is an ancient breed that originated in China more than 2000 years ago. The Chow Chow is extremely aloof and discerning.
Chow Chow Information

Average sizes and life expectancy of the breed


17-20 Inches


45-70 Lbs.


11-13 Years

Chow Chow Information

The Chow Chow is a large dog breed that originates from China. They are known for their lion-like appearance and their blue-black tongues.

Chow Chows are loyal and protective dogs that make great family pets. However, they can be standoffish with strangers and require early socialization to prevent aggression.

Chow Chow Exercise Needs

Chow Chows are a relatively inactive breed. A short daily walk is usually sufficient to meet their exercise needs.

Chow Chow Training

Chow Chows can be stubborn and independent, making them challenging to train. Consistency, patience, and positive reinforcement are essential to successfully training a Chow Chow.

Chow Chow Health Issues

The Chow Chow is generally a healthy breed with few health issues. However, like all breeds, they are susceptible to certain health conditions. These include hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, eye problems, and skin conditions.

Chow Chow Grooming

Chow Chows have a thick double coat that requires regular grooming. They shed moderately throughout the year and heavily during shedding season. Daily brushing is necessary to reduce the amount of shedding.

Breed Identification


Solid Red, Black, Blue, Cinnamon, And Cream



Breed Care


Every day


Up to 1 hour per day


Diabetes Mellitus Elbow Dysplasia, Cataracts, Myotonia, Hip Dysplasia, Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (Bloat), Patellar Luxation

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