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Chow Chow


Chow Chow profile

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Lifespan: 8-12 Years

Avg height: 46-56cm

Avg weight: 21-32kg

Coat type: There are two types: Profuse, dense, slightly rough coat that stands out from the body. Smooth coat with short dense hair

Coat colours: Cream, fawn, blue, black.

Originally bred for: Hunting, guarding, pulling sleds.

Breed traits: Aloof, dominant, dignified, protective.


A little about the Chow Chow


The Chow Chow translates to "Puffy Lion Dog' in Chinese and is a powerfully built dog. Protective and devoted to its family, it can be aggressive with other dogs and strangers, but benefits from consistent training.



The Chow Chow may be predisposed to the following health conditions: Canine Hip and Elbow Dysplasia, Entropian, Patellar Luxation, Cataracts, Distichiasis, Stenotic Nares, Glaucoma, Elongated Soft Palate, Renal Cortical Hypoplasia and Gastric Torsion (bloat).

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.