The Chow Chow is from an ancient breed of watch and guard dogs. This puppy can grow up to an average height of 18 – 22 inches (Males & Females) and its average weight can range from 45 – 70 pounds (Males & Females).
With a large, sturdy body built and broad chest, the Chow Chow has a dense coat that can either be very rough or silky smooth. The colors of the coat can be Cinnamon and Cream, Red, Gray, Blue, Black, Tan or even very rarely White.
Being by nature a very dominant dog, it is well advised to train the Chow Chow from early stage that the owner is the leader or the Alpha. If the puppy is not trained properly with a calm, confident and firm hand, it can grow up to be stubborn and strong willed. However, with the right approach, these dogs will make splendid companions, who are loyal, trustworthy and well mannered.
Although it is a large dog, the Chow Chow can live happily in small homes as long as it get sufficient exercise. This type of breed is also known for its sensitivity to heat.
Chow Chows can be vulnerable to eye irritations and regular vet visits are recommended. They also tend to snore often.