All About Chow Chow Dog Breed
Height: Chow Chow male 48-56cm, female 46-51cm
Coat: long or short hair, lush, dense, with long hair with pronounced mane and dense underwear
Color: black, red, blue, fawn, cream or white, shades allowed, but never spotted; Characteristic is the blue tongue
Common Diseases: HD, skin problems, entropium
Life Expectancy: 11-13 years
FCI Group 5: Tip and dogs of the Urtyp
Chow Chow: Story
The Chow Chow is a very old breed that originated over 2000 years ago in China. The word Chow means “food”, which gives information about its original purpose. The breed was used as fur and meat supplier, but also as a guard dog, zoo dog, and hunting dog. The Chow, unlike other Chinese breeds, was never a Luxury dog, but the more general-purpose dog of poorer population strata.
It is one of the original types of spikes, with speculations on whether or not it is closely related to bears. Unlike other dogs, he has 44 teeth instead of 42. He also shares with certain Asian bear species the short catch, the square physique and the blue tongue. In fact, a mating between dog and bear is biologically not possible.
The breed came to Europe in the 18th century, but it is still rare here.
Behavior and essence
The Chow Chow is an almost stoic dog that can hardly be put out of the rest. In other words, there is little value for reacting to it. He is regarded as very selfish, stubborn, incorruptible, but faithful to his human being. He is usually a one-man dog, who tolerates the rest of the family rather than just. For strangers and also for dogs, he is usually ignorant, repulsive and allergic. However, if he perceives something as a serious threat to his family, he can be dangerous to humans and animals.
He looks proud and dignified and has no submission to himself. In many respects, he may look more like a cat than a dog.
Posture and Care
In China at the time of the Emperor, Chow Chow said: “Only a strong Lord will be worthy of his king.” A consistent but caring and loving upbringing is needed, but the Chow Chow can not be compelled or subject to. Since he has a watchful eye and decides on his own to attack menacing, a very good socialization is imperative, so that he can react as calmly as possible to his environment. He is neither playful nor cuddly, so he is rather unsuitable as a child.
For dog sports is a Chow Chow not to inspire, walks, however, he estimates. Freilauf is difficult by his hunting drive.
The chow is quite suitable for partial outdoor maintenance in the garden (not kennels) and remains comparatively good alone. It is considered as quasi odor-free and is in the apartment mostly completely inconspicuous and quiet.
The lush coat of Chow Chow should be thoroughly brushed several times a week.
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