Chow Chow – Facts You Must Know Before Adopting Chow Chow


The Chow is an AKC registered dog breed. The following article reviews the breed.

, often referred as Songshi Quan, with the literal meaning of “puffy-lion dog”, is a sturdy dog with square-shaped profile. They are medium , muscular breed of dog that weighs an average of 45-70 pounds, and stands 18-22 inches at the shoulders.


The has two types of coat namely: the rough and the smooth, both being double coats. The difference between these two varieties is the abundance and distribution of the fur on their entire body. But, they are generally thick, dense, off-standing and straight topcoat, while the undercoat is wooly, thick, and soft to touch.


The Chow Chow can be lazy, all the more reason to be taken for a walk daily. They need at least 80 minutes of exercise a day, and will enjoy a securely fenced yard.


are known to be intelligent, naturally independent, and dignified. They tend to be attached to one person only, and will snap if threatened. Frequently kept as a household pet, this breed has a sense of proprietorship over their homes. They are very loyal to their families, but suspicious of strangers. Bossy, obstinate and serious, the Chow Chow is a dominant dog that requires a dominant master.


Bred to hunt, pull, herd, and protect, the Chow Chows make a loyal and friendly additional member of the family. This breed originated in China and is a great companion dog.


The Chow Chow's long coat requires regular brushing as it is important to maintain the standing-out-look for their fur. They are seasonal heavy shedder, so extra care is required during this time.

Bathing should only be done when necessary by dry shampoo.


Chow Chows are generally difficult to train. It needs a great deal of diligence on the part of the trainer. It is important to establish authority at a very young age, with the human as the dominant in the relationship. Firm and consistent commands are needed for training to be successful. They do not respond to pleading, cajoling, or begging, nor are they responsive to harsh, inhumane, and heavy-handed methods. For them to accept a command, they should that there is a basis for what they are about to perform. Although it may seem that Chow Chows are inflexible and stubborn, they are actually a breed with a strong will power.

Bred as guard dogs, the Chow Chow has a natural aggressiveness when new situation arises. So, it is important for this breed to be socialized at an early age. While they do not really carry through with hostility, socialization may help them realize that not every new circumstance requires the same reaction. Chow Chows can be affectionate and full of love just as any other breed of dog.


The Chow Chow belongs to the non-sporting group with above average problem solving skills. An independent dog that is vigilant and calm, owners should beware for this breed is known to try to dominate other dogs.

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    • ZombehLette
    • April 6, 2013

    i spent the first several years of my life around chows, one seriously helped me learn how to walk and even broke through a glass door to save my mother from being attacked. not good family dogs? puh

    • Ronald Contreras
    • April 6, 2013

    Can I get a chow chow if I have a brother that’s 2 years old?

    • Chantel Ennis
    • April 6, 2013

    My first dog was a lab/chow chow mix. We got him when I was just a little tot. He was the sweetest dog and he lived a really long time! He passed when I was 16. My dad says he was the most obedient dog he ever had in his adult life. Although I won’t get another chow chow due to allergies they will always have a special place in my heart :]

    • BlackSheep1954
    • April 6, 2013

    The Chow Chow is the only “real” dog, everything else is a mutt.
    Anyone who disagrees is just jealous…………

    • mercse7enify
    • April 6, 2013

    It depends on where you get the chow, I got mine from a kennel that bred only chows and him and my son of 1 are same age and he lets my little one tackle and rough play without my chow reacting,but still very protective

    • mercse7enify
    • April 6, 2013

    P.S if your thinking about getting a male chow he must to be disciplined when little and you be firm. If not he’ll think he needs to step up for the pack and be dominant. Not so much for females. Males your turf is their turf.Females anyone outside the pack is a possible threat

    • oOPartyPandaOo
    • April 6, 2013

    I have a Chow Chow crossed with a lab.

    • RaphaRebello
    • April 6, 2013

    I have a 6 months Chow Chow and he is adorable, very protective of our home, he barks only if there is a stranger in front of the door, however if he’s introduced to anyone he’ll treat him with gently and even play with him.

    • nc70123
    • April 6, 2013

    This lady creeps me out.

    • Dasha Dostanko
    • April 6, 2013

    Ohhh,theyre like big,squishy teddybears! ^_^

    • Mindlabytinth
    • April 6, 2013

    Majestic as fuck

    • Puccakid4
    • April 6, 2013


    • TeamChesnutRice
    • April 6, 2013

    i feel that chow chows are the greatest dog breeds on earth.. i’ll never forget Eli… we had to let her sleep two years ago on February 10th.. i feel horrible about it because i was too sick to be able to go the the veterinarian’s office to be with her on her final moments :'(

    • Tsumefan2
    • April 6, 2013

    super dog

    • HUGEnarutofreak
    • April 6, 2013

    I miss my old chow buddy. 🙂 she hated every1 but me and i was a small child (12) and i wasnt the owner. We had our problems with her but she was kind. She loved me the most because i spent the most time with her.

    • sammybtx
    • April 6, 2013

    i love my nik-nik, she is cream and has protruding snout vs the squished in one

    • TheDenzer99
    • April 6, 2013

    Love them! :)

    • Shawn Palmer
    • April 6, 2013

    why do i feel like they were over exaggerating about their story with the bear??

    • MrValaras
    • April 6, 2013

    rofl that story 

    • Kenzie Smith
    • April 6, 2013

    I heard that chows are evil,, chows are not so good with kids but saint bernards love to protect them! no chow will live or step in my house, ADULTS SHOULD ONLY KEEP THEM. i don’t hate them, i just dislike them.

    • Kenzie Smith
    • April 6, 2013

    totally agree with this!

    • fuckshoestheclown
    • April 6, 2013

    So you just dislike Chows because you “heard” they’re evil? Sounds like you need to move beyond your misconceptions and actually go experience the breed for yourself. Go to a dog park and strike up a conversation with any Chow owners you meet.

    • Zack Welton
    • April 6, 2013

    That’s a lie because he is good with.

    • Naomi Perez
    • April 6, 2013

    After my pom died i went to the animal shelter and fell in love with my chow. She is extremely well with toddlers and super protective just like the video said. She even protected my chiuauas puppies when 2 pitbulls attacked them. So i can definetly see wat the vid was talking about.

    • NovaGirl8
    • April 6, 2013

    The fur is not a big problem, just groom them frequently. Our chow never smelled even if he sleeps near our big trash can that only gets emptied once a week. Our shih-tzu however, starts to smell a few hours after.his bath. Chow are intelligent – they just like to think things over before doing what you.want. If it benefits them, they’ll respond.

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