The Chow Chow is a powerful and ancient Chinese dog breed that has been performing all sorts of work for at least 2,000 years. Their true origin is unknown, but they’re depicted on pottery and in sculptures dating back to 206 BC.
During the millennia they have been used for almost everything other dog breeds do, and the Chow Chow is a good hunter, herder, puller, and protector. Chow Chows have great scenting abilities, they’re quick, resilient, and smart.
This breed can be suspicious against strangers, but loyal and devoted to the family. They’re independent and moderately interested in obeying humans, and it’s a good idea to socialize and train the dogs from an early age. They’re very clever and can learn to do things just fine – the trick is to make them want to. They require daily exercise, and regular grooming and bathing.
A Chow Chow generally weighs between 45 and 70 lbs, and requires a Large PlexiDor dog door. They are sensitive to heat and prefer cooler weather.