Chow Chow Dog

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Chow Chow Dog

The Chow dog originated as long as 3,000 years ago. They came from a breed called the Chinese Shar-Pei. Both breeds point to China and have distinctive traits of the black and blue mouth.


Breeds closely related to this breed are the Keeshond, Damoyed, Norwegian Elkhound, and Pomeranian. Chabrador ( labrador retriever/ chow) and Chusky ( siberian husky/ chow) are both hybrids that developed from this breed.


This breed is a seasonal heavy shedder and extra care is needed when the dog sheds its dense undercoat. Regular brushings of the long coat is important to maintain the lifted, standing-out look. These dogs come in red, black, cream, blue, and cinnamon.


Bone: heavy bonedMuscle: strong muscular developmentAppendages: tail is set high, very straight hind legsEyes: almond-shaped, are deep-set and dark in colorEars: small, erect ears are triangular in shape, round at tipTeeth: meet in scissors bite, have 44 teeth

Average size

The average lifespan of a chow dog is approximately 15 years. Common health issues include hip/elbow dysplasia, patellar luxation, autoimmune thyroiditis, cataracts, glaucoma stomach cancer, and gastric torsion.


These dogs have moderate energy and require only moderate excercise. They can be lazy at times but also have an extermely high sence of duty.

Chow dogs are content to live in a small household or apartment if they are sufficiently exercised.

Energy Level

Their intelligence level is ranked 76 out of 79 dogs. They have the lowest degree of working and obedience intelligence

Chow Chow dogs are well-mannered, good with children, need firm authority and training. They are a dominant breed, loyal, and an excellent family companion.


Cannot be fed a lot of meat. Good source of protein would be eggs, rice, cottage cheese, and small spoonful of meat. Most eat 4 cups of food a day.


The average litter amount is around 4-6 puppies. There are no problems with reproduction.


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