Chow Chows are one of the most popular breeds that are often chosen by homeowners these days. Fiercely loyal and overprotective of their owners, they are quite fun to have around the house especially with the kids. They are the kind of dogs that rarely show affection but will fight to protect you and your family when they sense danger.

Chow Chows are well built and with their overprotective nature can be good watchdogs to have around the house.

Chow Chows cannot be missed especially with their furry coats that are thick around the neck area. They are sometimes referred to as furry lions because of their thick coat especially when their fur is somewhat similar to the mane of a lion. Due to their short legs, they have a stilted gait which is quite endearing. Their purple/blue-black tongue is one of their trademarks as well as their tail that is quite curly. Chow Chows are known for their loyalty which makes them the best watchdogs for your home. They were also used as hunters and herders during their heydays.

Although Chow Chows can live with a big family, they are more suited for single homeowners who can devote their time and attention to them.


Chow Chows come in at 26 to 32 centimeters in height for female and 48 to 56 centimeters for male. It weighs about 20 to 25 kilograms for female and for males; they come in at 26 to 32 kilograms.

Coat Care

The Chow Chow’s thick coat needs regular grooming to keep their coat looking good for that majestic appearance. Brushing it for a few hours will help maintain its condition as well as trimming excess fur. Keep in mind that they shed a lot that is why regular brushing comes highly recommended.

Family Life

Chow Chows can be integrated into the household fairly easy with their temperament. Bigger kids know how to treat them right but with smaller ones, teaching them how to care for your pet will help keep your Chow Chow in its best behavior. They can still act as watchdogs at night for your peace of mind as well.


It is best that you train your Chow Chow at an early age if you want it to have the temperament you wish it to have as well as the ability to live in harmony with the whole family.


Chow Chows are known to live for 10 to 15 years provided that they are well taken care of. They are, however, prone to suffering from eyelid problems and are known to be allergic to anesthesia as well.


Moderate walking for 40 to 60 minutes is enough to keep your Chow Chow in good condition. Keep in mind that they are notoriously lazy but with proper exercise they will be less likely to become destructive in their behavior.


Training a Chow Chow can be tough especially when they are too stubborn to learn new commands. However, devoting time in teaching your pet especially while it is still young can be a good way to get it to follow you easily.