Chow Chow

Everything you need to know about Chow Chows

Life Expectancytypically 10+ years
SheddingLong length with heavy shedding

Chow Chows are moderately active dogs. They are large with thick, fluffy, mane-like fur and a distinctive blue tongue. Chow Chows can be a range of colours including black, blue, fawn, cream and red. 

There’s lots of doggy behaviour that comes naturally to all breeds of dog, including Chow Chows, from digging and chasing to searching and retrieving. 

Thinking about giving a Chow Chow a forever home? Here are some Chow Chow facts that might help you decide.  

Caring for Chow Chows

Every dog is different with their own personality and needs. Here are some areas to think about when taking care of a Chow Chow. 

Caring for your chosen breed

Health issues

Before you give any dog a home, it’s important to know about possible health issues. Not every dog will suffer them but it’s good to be prepared.   

Chow Chows are brachycephalic, which mea...

How much food does a Chow Chow need?

The amount of food a Chow Chow needs depends on their:  

  • age  
  • size  
  • activity levels  
  • fitness  
  • weight.   

You can use the informa...

How much exercise does a Chow Chow need?

Chow Chows are usually moderately active dogs who need regular exercise and stimulation to keep them physically and mentally healthy. 

Chow Chows are also at higher risk of developing heat stroke. Take a lo...

How much grooming does a Chow Chow need?

Chow Chows have dense fur that sheds easily. They will need regular brushing and are likely to need professional grooming every few months. 

To help your dog feel comfortable with handling and grooming, int...

What size crate do you need for a Chow Chow?

When inside their crate, your dog should have plenty of space to: 

  • sit and stand up at their full height 
  • turn around without touching the sides 
  • lie down fully stretched out&...

Chow Chow behaviour and training

Even if you think you know about Chow Chows, it’s important to remember that every dog has their own personality.

Training your chosen breed

What’s the temperament of a Chow Chow?

Just like you, every dog is an individual with their own unique personality and prior experiences. So, every Chow Chow temperament is different. 

As dogs grow from puppies, they learn all about the world. They d...

Are Chow Chows easy to train? 

You can teach any breed of dog new tricks! It’s all about positive learning. Find out what your dog loves so you can use this to reward them after a success. Whether it’s small food treats, toys or lots of praise, tra...

Are Chow Chows good with children? 

Every dog has their own unique personality that has been shaped by their own experiences of the world. They’ll have their own likes and dislikes and will respond to situations in different ways. However, there are som...

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