Their several distinctive features include a lion’s-mane ruff around the head and shoulders; a blue-black tongue; deep-set almond eyes that add to a scowling, snobbish expression; and a “stilted” (stiff-legged) way of moving. As magnificent as the Chow Chow is, it is not a dog for everyone.

  • Group: Non Sporting Group
  • Personality: Serious-minded, dignified, bright, and aloof
  • Energy Level: Not Very Active; Not particularly busy dogs, a couple of good walks a day will do
  • Good with Children: Better with Older Children
  • Good with other Dogs: Not Recommended
  • Shedding: Seasonal
  • Grooming: Weekly
  • Trainability: Independent
  • Height: 17-20 inches
  • Weight: 45-70 pounds
  • Life Expectancy: 8-12 years
  • Barking Level: Quiet

Dog Size: Large

Kid Friendly? Better with supervision

Genetic Dispositions: Low Energy

Known Temperments: Food Motivated / Loyal / Stubborn