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Chow Chow
Photographer: Remigiusz Józefowicz
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Source: Wikipedia


Chow Chow
Photographer: Remigiusz Józefowicz
License: Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 2.5
Source: Wikipedia


UK KC Classification Utility
Country of Origin China
Date of Origin Antiquity
Height 46 - 56 cm (18 - 22 inches)
Weight 20 - 32 Kgs (45 - 70 lbs)
Life Expectancy 11 - 12 Yrs

Main Characteristics


Chow Chows are short, compact dogs and they have a unique stilted gait. They can either have rough or smooth coats that are thick and can be black, blue, fawn, red, cream or white in colour. They also have a distinctive blue/black tongue.

Temperament

Chow Chows are loyal and independent. Although they have a cuddly appearance, they are a one-person dog and can have a tendency to snap.

Suitability

If you are considering a Chow Chow as a pet, consider the following points:
They are suitable for urban living
They are unsuitable with children
They thrive in cold climates
They require a lot of grooming
They are not easy to obedience train
They are content to live and sleep outdoors

Interesting Facts

Chow Chows are also known as:
Chow
Songshi Quan (in China)

In Chinese Songshi Quan means "puffy lion dog"
 


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