Chow Chow dog breed

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  • Country: China
  • Group: Working
  • Weight: 25 - 32 kg
  • Height: 43-51 cm
  • Colors: red, Cinnamon (brown - dark brown), black, blue
  • Training: strong personality, it is hard to train
  • Grooming: double thick coat
  • Health: Beware of allergies
  • Litter size: 3 - 6 puppies
  • Lifespan: 9 - 15 years
  • Other names: Chow, Chowdren, Chow Chow dog

Chow Chow dog

Chow Chow is a medium sized dog with a very old lineage. Originally from China, Chow Chow is easily recognized by the appearance of puffy, purple tongue and face slightly wrinkled.

Very devoted to his family, Chow Chow is not very friendly with strangers. Chow Chow is one of the oldest recognized breed of dog in the world.

Dogs of this breed is believed to have originated in Mongolia, Siberia and Northern China. Based on extensive research, it is believed that the Chow Chow there during the Han Dynasty around 150 BC in

Translation of the word "chow" is also controversial. There are currently two theories. The first theory this breed name associated with the marine industry. Ships traveling in the Far East to Europe had to declare what were carrying. Most ships carrying various items and to facilitate their work consignor, the term "chow-chow" or "bric-a-bric" was used to designate the entire load. When these dogs have become part of the cargo transported by ship, the name remained. The other theory is not as agreed. Some believe that the name "chow" is a slang (slang) Cantonese / American food and refers to the unfortunate use of this breed in gastronomy.

Others dispute this race would have been used in this way and believe that there was some confusion between Chow Chow breed and a similar appearance to it, which was, in reality, used as a food source.

Even if the Chow Chow originated in North China, most dogs have been found in Canton region (city and port) in southern China, where it was called "dog with black mouth" because of its blue-black tongue feature. The breed was so popular that one kennel housed up to 5,000 copies in the same timp.

Chow Chow was first brought to England in the late nineteenth century and soon became popular after Queen Victoria and- He showed interest in this breed. After that, eventually reached the United States in the early 1900s, Chow-Chow site was quickly accepted into the American Kennel Club in 1903 as a member of Non-sporting group.

Food Chow Chow

One of the theories currently held by many breeders breed Chow Chow looks like it was grown in countries of origin, security, attack or hunt, but that, if necessary, the dogs were even eat Chinese in frequent periods of famine. And with time, Chow Chow turned int a dish of strange inhabitants of those areas. Incidentally, the word "chow" means, in Mandarin, "food", "dish", which says something about the name given breed "Chow Chow".

With hundreds or even thousands of years ago, the steppes of Mongolia, through the snows of Siberia or China's mountains, dogs were not fed almost no meat. Dogs ate mostly grains and vegetables, bones left over from the mass of people, plus sometimes (perhaps often) some meat over and some small animals that managed to hunt him alone. An indicator Chow's development as an omnivorous dog (mostly vegetarian, but sometimes carnivore) is front teeth structure of breeds strictly carnivorous. OF THE Chow-Chow teeth are incisors races payments than carnivores.

The bears, which are omnivores, Chow Chow born with 44 teeth, unlike dogs that have 42 teeth. Before matures, Chow Chow loses, however, the two teeth of a bear. Food with a low percentage of protein is usually the best choice for Chow Chow. A good meal should contain rice and lamb, rice and chicken, vegetables and chicken, vegetables and fish. In the countries of origin in the East, Chow Chow was a breed that was fed mainly rice remained at the table people.


It appears that corn is a food quite inappropriate for some Chow Chow, as it can generate severe allergies, watery eyes continue, moist dermatitis (so called hot spots), plus intestinal problems. Corn is a food that dogs have been fed thousands of years, like rice, so theoretically Chow Chow is not adapted to eating corn. It seems that many Chow Chow need to eat high fat, which is a food that contains fat and a large part of their lives, it can compensate for the low percentage of protein.

Obviously, not all dogs the same food needs. It should be noted that there are, however, Chow Chow breeders who feed their animals raw meat (BARF diet so-called) and their dogs live long and well.

Description Chow Chow

Chow-Chow is a medium sized dog with medium length hair with a robust constitution, short and stocky. The dog has a big head with a wide and flat skull, short muzzle and facial folds that give the appearance of animal permanently furrowed. The ears are small and round, being held vertically raised. The tail is curled and worn high over the back.

The most characteristic feature of dog is blue-black tongue, which is a rarity among breeds caini.Chow-Chow has a double coat consists of an outer hair thick and downy soft and woolly. The most common colors are red (rusty), black or brown. The height at the withers is 46-56 cm, and body weight is 20-32 kg.

Behavior Chow Chow

Chow-Chow breed dogs if well educated and socialized properly, they become excellent companions and family pets, but require understanding the strange personality of the owner. It is often described as having a personality like a cat, a dog is independent, who do not like expansive display of affection.

Chow Chow dogs are worthy and tend to be stubborn. This cold and sober behavior has its roots in the days that this breed has resulted in China and Mongolia, where they were used for their meat and fur, due to scarce resources in those areas. Therefore Chow-Chow breed dogs were not considered pets and they had the privilege of having a master because it hampered their killing attachment.

This somehow explains their nature to lead alone and that are quite difficult to train despite great intelligence. They become over time particularly useful as watchdogs of the temples, the temple closer to the master and rejecting aggressively unknown people and animals. Over the years, breeders have managed to uncover positive traits of these dogs, making them the ideal choice for those who want a family dog ​​and want to get involved in the education of this breed with an iron will, but refined and sophisticated.

Chow-Chow breed dogs can be extremely cautious with strangers, do not bind friendships, being rather indifferent to all except those you love. Although generally very quiet, a dog rarely hear him barking, it is still very territorial feature that converts into a reliable watchdog who will defend family and home with great courage.

Loyalty and affection for all family members is undeniable, but Chow Chow dog is the one person usually chooses one individual to which it will give absolute dedication. Intelligent, with an iron will, full of confidence, Chow Chow puppy needs a master to show them firmly but kindly who has permanent control over the situation.

Chow Chow dogs do not like the company of other dogs, not of the same household and seldom dogs will tolerate strangers of the same sex.

Training Chow Chow

Chow-Chow is known for his strong personality and unflagging determination and appreciates attention not exaggerated. Chow-Chow is aloof, withdrawn and sedentary, with a reputation for aggressive dog is not always attributed with good reason. Unfortunately, a small number of copies increased appropriately altered inappropriately and reputation nesocializate race.

Dreseaza is a dog that is hard enough, even one of the hardest breeds to train. Training should be done only by an experienced, calm, authoritative and balanced.

Training must be firm, consistent, echilibrat.Nu is a very energetic dog, has a low level of activity, but still likes walks. Does not support summer sun and be protected.

Characteristics Chow Chow

Due to its double coat, frequent, regular care is needed to prevent tangling and tarnishing hair. The dog should be supervised when they are around strangers or small children who is not familiar.

Health Chow Chow

Torsion (dilation) is a disease gastric sudden life threatening dog associated filling its stomach with air and twist.

Hip dysplasia is a malformation of the hip joint that results in pain, lameness and arthritis consecutive.

Diabetes is a disease of the pancreas insufficient production of insulin associated. Glaucoma is a serious and painful condition that causes increased intraocular pressure. Can lead to blindness if not treated on time.

Chow Chow is prone to entropion (eyelid turning to the eye), hypothyroidism and dysplasia cot.Durata average Chow's life is 9-15 years.

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