Chow Chow – What To Know About This Fluffy Dog Breed?

Here are some details about Chow Chow, your lion-like dog breed.

CHOW CHOW has a lion-like appearance and it has this distinctive blue-black tongue, a dog breed that originated in China.

Among the most adorable dog breeds in the world is the chow chow. They originated in China and they have medium to large sizes. Based on the records, they used to be guard dogs and hunters for the emperors. This breed has a sturdy body and an appearance that is close to what a lion looks like. Their body is covered with thick fur and it is especially thick around their neck which gives them the lion-like appearance.

Apart from the blue tongue and the lion-like appearance, they also have a short snout with a nose that is either brown or black and heavy-lidded eyes in almond shape. One of the hallmarks of this breed is their unique scowling expression. Their coats can either be rough or smooth that comes in colors such as  red, black, blue, cinnamon, or cream. 

Chow Chow
Photo from The Scotsman

There’s really no mistaking when you see one!


  • A healthy Chow can weigh between 20 to 32 kilograms.
  • They can stand between 17 to 20 inches tall.
  • This breed can live for up to 8 to 12 years.
  • They have unique behavioral traits.
    • They can be left alone at home and they will do just fine, even better, compared to a lot of other breeds.
    • Strangers around a Chow must be cautious but they are very loyal to their family.
    • They are not hyperactive.
    • They are always calm and quiet and just bark when needed.
    • They are dignified and independent.
    • They are aloof, reserved, independent, dignified, intelligent, and stubborn. 
  • They require a lot of grooming. With their thick coat, a lot of grooming must be done to maintain the healthy state and the matting.
  • They are prone to some health problems, such as hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, and eye problems. They are also more prone to heatstroke.
  • This breed requires early and continual socialization.
  • The owner must be as strong-willed as this breed.

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Meanwhile, the other dog breeds that are famous in the Philippines are beagles, poodles, pugs, golden retrievers, Siberian huskies, shih tzus, chihuahuas, German shepherds, Dobermans, and labrador retrievers.

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