The Chow Chow is a medium-sized dog with small ears and a thick coat of fur. They were originated from Siberia or Mongolia, and according to many studies, they are a domesticated breed that has the closest DNA as wolves.
They were considered as ancient Chinese breed with the purpose of fulfilling roles such as herding, hunting, war dog and companion dog. They were also used in order to pull sleds and even for human consumptions.
Even though Chow Chow was bred as working dogs, they are not energetic and aggressive today. They can easily adapt to a smaller apartment, but you should at least walk them once on daily basis. They are good with children and loyal to owners, but still; they are territorial and possessive especially for specific family members.
They come in different colours such as:
- White coats
- Red Faun
A Chow Chow can reach up to 50 cm of height and 32 kg in weight.
Their life expectancy is approximately 12 years.