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Chow Chow

A regal breed with strong muscles and heavy bone, the Chow Chow is an ancient breed from northern China. Though affectionate and devoted to his family, the Chow Chow is somewhat independent and stubborn. An excellent guard dog, the Chow Chow requires early socialisation, training and daily exercise. The breed’s thick double coat requires regular grooming and bathing.
Living Considerations
  • Not suitable for children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living if adequately exercised
Did you know?
Television personality Martha Stewart owns a number of Chow Chows, which often are featured on her morning show.
Also Known As:
Chow Chow
  • Size Medium/Large
  • Height Males - 50 to 55 centimetres at the withers
    Females - 45 to 50 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight Males - 25 to 30 kilograms
    Females - 20 to 25 kilograms
  • Coat Medium
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Red, black, blue, cinnamon, or cream
  • Activities Obedience, Rally Obedience, Conformation
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both