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Chow Chow Info

Chow Chow Breed Information

Learn all about Chow Chows at Petstew.com. If you’re interested in adopting or buying a Chow Chow, or just a dog lover, you should research all details including the Chow Chow breed temperament, coat, colors, shedding, health, grooming requirements, and more.
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Lifespan: 12-15 years Height: 17-20" Shedding: Heavy Litter Size: 4-6 pups
Group: Non-Sporting Weight: 45-70 lbs Hair Length: Long Size: Large

Breed Overview

The Chow Chow is a Large dog breed, with a starting weight of 45 lbs that can reach 70 lbs. It is officially part of the Non-Sporting group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Chow Chow breed has a typical lifespan of 12 to 15 years, Long hair, and have Heavy shedding. Breeders interested in the Chow Chow should know that the average litter size is between 4 to 6 puppies.

Chow Chow Breed Characteristics

Group Non-Sporting Drooler no
Size Large Guard Dog yes
Origin China Easy to Train
Kid Friendly no Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly no Active Indoors no
Apartment Friendly yes Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly yes Yard Needs small
Intelligent no Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks average Dangerous yes

Chow Chow Temperament

intelligent, independent and protective dog breed who tends to be loyal only to a few people. The Chow Chow can be unfriendly to people and very dog-aggressive. The owner of a Chow Chow should be confident and patient since the Chow Chow could be aggressive at times and resistant to training.

Health Problems

entropion, skin disorders and hip dysplasia

Chow Chow Coat

Chow Chow Dog Colors

Red, black, blue, cinnamon and cream.

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Male Weight 0-0 lbs Female Weight 0-0 lbs
Litter Size 0-0 pups Lifespan 0-0 years
Yard Needs N/A Easy to Train
Guard Dog
Kid Friendly
Active Indoors
Apartment Friendly
Exercise Demands
Stranger Friendly
Pet Friendly
Brushing Requirements
Tolerates Cold
Tolerates Heat

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