Chow Chow

About the Breed

The Chow Chow is a medium-sized dog breed that originated in China, where it was known as the Songshi Quan. With its unique and easily recognizable coat, the Chow Chow has become one of the most popular breeds among dog owners over the last few decades. This breed has a strong and loyal temperament, making them an ideal pet for many households. Temperament The Chow Chow is known for being independent, loyal and protective of their family. They have a tendency to be aloof towards strangers, but are very devoted to their owners once they get to know them. This breed can be very territorial and require firm handling in order to teach them proper manners. Because of their independent nature, the Chow Chow does best with experienced owners who understand how to properly train and socialize them. Ideal Owner Due to their independent nature, this breed is best suited for experienced dog owners who are willing to take on the challenge of training them properly. The Chow Chow may not be an ideal choice for first-time owners or those looking for an easygoing pet; instead they require patience and consistency when teaching them boundaries and manners. They are also not well-suited for homes with young children due to their tendency towards aggression when provoked or feeling threatened. History The origin of the ChowChow dates back over two thousand years ago in China where it was used as a working dog by hunters and farmers alike; herding livestock like sheep or pigs as well as pulling carts filled with goods from place to place. Over time this breed spread across Europe before finally making its way into North America by way of England in 1890s where it quickly became popular amongst high society families due its unique appearance and dignified demeanor. Healthy Weight & Health Checks The average weight range for an adult male chow chow is between 45 70 pounds while female adults typically weigh between 40 55 pounds; however this will vary depending on factors such as height, age and diet habits among others. In terms of health checks its important that they get regular checkups from your veterinarian including dental care since they tend to suffer from periodontal disease more than other breeds due their shorter snouts which makes cleaning difficult without professional help every now then being necessary here too! Additionally keep an eye out for signs such as any changes in behavior or appetite that could indicate something more serious going on inside so always contact your vet if ever concerned about anything else happening with your furry friend no matter how small! In conclusion, the ChowChow is a strong yet loyal companion that requires consistent training in order to thrive at home with its family members - especially those who have experience working with dogs before! This particular breed also has a distinct history dating back thousands of years ago when used primarily by hunters & farmers alike until it eventually made its way around Europe & North America during 19th century becoming quite popular along high society folks thanks largely due its dignified demeanor plus unique features that set apart from all other canine companions out there! Lastly dont forget about keeping up regular health checks including dental care since they tend suffer periodontal disease more often than others so make sure stay top things here too!

Healthy weight:

25-45 pounds

Recommended Food

Large breed dog food such as Royal Canin Golden Retriever or Hills Science Diet

Breed Colors

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Cinnamon
  • Cream
  • Red
  • Silver
  • White

Ideal for owners that

  • Patience
  • Calm demeanour
  • Consistent leadership
  • Love of grooming
  • Dedication to training

Health Considerations

  • Hip dysplasia
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Patellar luxation
  • Cataracts
  • Entropion
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hemolytic anemia
  • Gastric torsion

This breed may be cute, but these are some of their common health issues to be aware of.

Temperment & Skills

IndependentLoyalAloofConfidentSuspicious of Strangers

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