The Chow Chow, A Real Little Lion!

The Chow Chow, A Real Little Lion!

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Discover one of the oldest breeds in the world!

The Origins

The origins of the Chow Chow are rather vague. According to records it is the oldest breed of dog in the world.

4000 years ago the Chow Chow was used as a war dog in China. They were also used as sled dogs not to mention as guard dogs. They arrived in England in the Nineteenth Century, generally considered as their country of adoption.

Its Characteristics

Its main attributes are its relatively average size, small snout and large sized head. Its ears are round and its tail seems to be curled the other way round against its back. It has an abundant coat of hair, whether it be short or long, the hair surrounding the neck is always thicker, giving us the impression it has a mane. Another one its distinguishing characteristics is it’s dark coloured almost blue or black tongue. The colour of its coat can vary from cream to red, white, black or grey. This pup measures between 46 and 56 cm and weighs in between 20 and 30 kg.

Character traits

The Chow Chow enjoys being the centre of attention. It is very demonstrative. The Chow Chow is not the most obedient of dogs. However, for what it lacks in obedience, it makes up for in intelligence. A strong personality couples with an apparent indifference towards others from time to time. Although you shouldn’t expect to regular hugs or tenderness, the Chow Chow loves his owner unconditionally. This makes him a very faithful companion that shows his affection in a different way to what we may be used to. An excellent guardian who truly loves being considered as a friend for life!

Good to Know

The Chow Chow’s coat needs to be regularly brushed to keep its smoothly flowing mane. You should also walk it 2, sometimes 3 times a day.

KIMO, our Chow Chow of the Month

Kimo was adopted at the age of 3 by his owners, who travelled more than 3000 km in search of him. It was worth the long trip and the anticipation because this Kimo has now become a part of the family, whose reputation of being a “ball of love” precedes him.

Find Kimo on Instagram with his username: «chow.kimo»