Chow Chow

Overview

The Chow Chowis a dog breed originally from northern China, where it is referred to as Songshi Quan, which means "puffy-lion dog". The breed has also been called the Tang Quan, "Dog of the Tang Empire." It is believed that the Chow Chow is one of the native dogs used as the model for the Foo dog, the traditional stone guardians found in front of Buddhist temples and palaces. It is one of the few ancient dog breeds still in existence in the world today.

Information

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Hypoallergenic
No
Litter Size
6.0
Breed Type
Crossbred
Breed Group
Working
Breed Coat Type
Medium

Characteristics / Temperament

Dogs have several different traits or characteristics which may or may not be right for you. Learn if the Chow Chow has the set of characteristics that are right for you.

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Coat Colors

The recognised colors of the Chow Chow are: black, white, and brown.

Life Expectancy

The Chow Chow has a life expectancy of 10 to 13 years.

Height and Weight

The Chow Chow typically weighs between 45 to 80 pounds, placing it on the heavier end of dog breeds. It's typically 18 to 25 inches in height.
Gender Weight Range Height Range
Male 55 pounds - 80 pounds 20 inches - 25 inches
Feamle 45 pounds - 70 pounds 18 inches - 24 inches

Food Consumption in Cups

The Chow Chowwill require on average 2.0 cups of dog food daily for proper nutrition.

Chow Chow Photos

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