| UK KC Classification
| Country of Origin
| Date of Origin
||46 - 56 cm (18 - 22 inches)
||20 - 32 Kgs (45 - 70 lbs)
| Life Expectancy
||11 - 12 Yrs
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.
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.
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
Chow Chows are also known as:
Songshi Quan (in China)
In Chinese Songshi Quan means "puffy lion dog"