Chow Chow: Some History, Some Facts & Some Info About Chow Chows

Chow Chow: Some History, Some Facts & Some Info About Chow Chows

The Chow Chow is a sturdily built dog, square in profile, with a broad skull and small, triangular, erect ears with rounded tips. It has a lifespan of 12 to 13 years. The breed is unique by their purple/blue-black tongue which no other breed has except Shar Pei. Chows have a little something extra in their mouths: Two extra teeth! Most dogs only sport 42 teeth, but the chow has 44. Unlike other breeds, such as the Samoyed, which always seem to be smiling, the Chow Chow has a unique scowling expression that’s a hallmark of the breed. Chow Chow is one of the oldest dog breeds. Unlike other dogs, the chow’s back legs are completely straight, which gives them a somewhat stilted gait.

Chow Chow Dog Breed Information

Charcoal Greyhound One of the oldest and largest breeds of dog, the Charcoal Greyhound has quite a history. Named after the color of their fur, the dogs were originally bred as a utility dog for the Civil War. They came from stock in Australia and are considered to be the ancestor of the modern Australian Shepherd and the New Zealand Sheepdog.

What Kind of Temperament Does The Chow Chow Have?

Chows have a friendly, but independent personality. Though dominant, they are not aloof. A Chow can be a loving companion but, should you consider the breed as a guard dog, you will want to employ a professional trainer in your house. Chows are a cuddly and affectionate breed and love to snuggle. They are quite intelligent and are very trainable. It is important for a Chow to have a loving family and be treated like a member of the family. Are They Good Family Dogs? They have good temperaments and are very eager to please. Their ideal home will have large living spaces and a “doggy door” that leads to outside runs. Are They Good with Children? They should never be left alone with children, no matter how confident the owner is that they will be safe.

What Should I Feed My Chow Chow?

Food for the Chow Chow should have enough nutrition for its general body condition, but it’s not very nutritious. All dog foods will have amino acids, but one to two-thirds of a dog’s needs will come from a diet that provides plenty of protein. Adding a source of high-quality fat is usually wise. In order to prevent diseases such as diabetes, make sure your Chow Chow is given a proper amount of carbohydrates. Avoid treats, as they can lead to obesity. (Be sure to check your Chow Chow’s breed’s size chart to ensure you’re feeding the right size or portion of food.) For extra energy, make sure your Chow Chow has a good amount of high-quality meat or tuna with a few vitamins and minerals.

How Much Grooming Does The Chow Chow Need?

Grooming the Chow Chow is pretty simple, in theory. A few brushing sessions every few months keep all the hair, dirt, and hairballs under control, plus its four-sided coat sheds like crazy. How to Care for a Chow Chow’s Fur Chows are one of the few breeds with a short fur coat, and thus sheds a lot. They need little grooming, however. A good bath and brush every few weeks, and you’ll be ready for winter. The Chow Chow has a unique shedding routine, though, which should be followed to a T: After washing, brush a little and clip the fur around their faces, legs, and ears. Each night for a week, trim about 10 to 20 hairs off their chins and between their eyes.

Is The Chow Chow Easy To Train?

Like most other breeds, Chow Chows can be difficult to train. This is because the Chow has a strict, single-minded focus. To successfully train a Chow, you must reinforce their natural disposition, and reinforce the goal of you training them. You have to treat them as a one-task dog, and train only one task. You can’t give them other jobs to do. Can I Train My Chow Chow To Be A Pet Husband? Like the majority of the breed, they are quite reserved. However, for the one occasion in which they are bonded with a person, they are loyal and affectionate companions. A Chow Chow will do anything for a person, except mate with them. Can I Train A Chow Chow To Search For Things? The Chow’s back legs are not quite straight, so it doesn’t stand on its back legs as much as other breeds.

What Health Issues Does The Chow Chow Have?

For the most part, the Chow Chow is a healthy breed. Of course, like every other breed, there are a few health issues that come up, particularly with Chow Chow having a rather large skull for their body size. As such, the breed is at a higher risk of developing a double craniosynostosis, a condition that affects the skull. Also, despite being a smaller breed, it is at an increased risk for developing hip dysplasia, ear infections, and blindness. Nonetheless, even these health issues are very uncommon. Where They Come From A Chow Chow was first recognized as a distinct breed in the mid 19th century, and is believed to have originated in China.

What Is The History of The Chow Chow?

The Chow Chow is a descendant of the Scottish Deerhound. The ancestor of the Chow Chow is a Deerhound, a dhole which was bred to hunt wolves. Because of this tendency to hunt in packs, this may be why the Chow Chow looks somewhat different than other dogs. Chow Chows first appeared in the states as puppy stock. Some of the Chow Chows were imported from China in the 1900’s. Although Chow Chow’s were called “Chinese dogs” for a long time, that was just a brand name. The original chows were indeed Chinese. They even say that they were once slaves for a royal household, and as such were cross-bred with domestic dogs from the time. They are still very popular in China today.

What Is The Breed Standard of The Chow Chow?

The Chow Chow standard outlines the general appearance, coat and color of the dog. There are two styles of chows; the straight-toothed (x & x.0) and the curly-toothed (x & x.5). The straight-toothed (x & x.0) variety of the Chow Chow has the face, head, muzzle, and ears of a sable and long-coated dog. This type is predominantly white, with the exception of the paws. These dogs can also be brown, black, or any other color of the white. The style that you’ll find in a well-known breed catalog or kennel is the curly-toothed (x & x.5). This is a class of Chow that has an unusually thick-set body. Also referred to as “dwarf Chow” or “short chow” in some dog shows, the curly-toothed Chow is much shorter than a standard chow.