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Chow Chow Home country: China

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The Chow Chow is a dog originally from China. Usually timid and calm with people they don't know, Chow Chows make excellent guard dogs. For centuries, Chow Chows, among others, were responsible for protecting temples and camps.

Chow Chows have the reputation of having a stubborn and complex personality. When a Chow Chow first enters a family, it will determine who is its real master, and will have trouble obeying others. Despite this, Chow Chows are not mean dogs, they are rarely angry, and almost never bite.



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The Chow Chow is a large breed of dog from northern China, and is thought to be one of the oldest breeds of dogs. Many ancient Chinese sculptures and pottery from the Han dynasty, which dates from 206 BC to 22 AD, have been discovered to have carvings and paintings of Chow Chows on them. Chow Chows are thought to be descended from Tibetan Mastiffs, and are related to Samoyeds, Norwegian Elkhounds, Keeshonds, and even the tiny Pomeranians. They were thought to be originally bred as hunting dogs and excelled at this task because of their speed and stamina. Their name is derived from the word “chow-chow”, which was used by the English to describe the assortment of items that were brought from the Oriental Empire during the 18th century.

Chow Chows range in size from 55 to 65 pounds (25 to 30 kg), and are well-known for their thick double coat. They have a thick “ruff” of fur around their necks that resembles a lion’s mane. Their ears are small and erect, and they have thick, square muzzles. Their tails are fluffy and are usually curled over the dog’s back. Chow Chows have thick, fluffy legs and sturdy, large paws. Chow Chows come in many colors, including red, blue, black, brown, tan, grey, and cream. One of their most unique feature is their bluish/black tongue, which makes Chow Chow mixed breeds easy to identify.

Chow Chows are highly loyal and intelligent dogs, and can be very protective of their owners. For this reason, they make excellent guard dogs. They are often wary and suspicious of strangers, however, and should be socialized and trained from a young age. They are better suited for experienced owners, as they can be difficult to train because of their dominant and independent temperaments. They are energetic and playful so they require daily exercise, but are not excessively hyperactive.

The Chow Chow breed is sometimes prone to eye problems such as glaucoma, cataracts, and a rare eyelid condition known as entropion. Additionally, Chow Chows have a high risk of autoimmune disease and melanoma (skin cancer). While these health problems can be very serious, many can be avoided or controlled by taking your dog to the vet regularly to make sure he or she continues to stay healthy. Chow Chows require frequent brushing because of their long, silky coats. They tend to shed a lot, particularly in hot weather.

Chow Chows are an intelligent breed of dog that make excellent companions, and will remain loyal to their owners for their entire lives.
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