Chow Chow

History

The Chow Chow or Chow is a dog breed initially from northern China, where it’s known as the “Fluffy Lion-dog” in Chinese. The type has additionally been called the Tang Quan, “Dog of the Tang Empire”. It is thought that the Chow Chow is one of native dogs that were used as a model for the traditional stone guardians that are found in front of Buddhist temples and palaces, known as Chinese guardian lions. The Chow Chow has been recognized as a type that predates the coming out of the modern kinds inside the 19th Century. Later Chow Chows were bred being a general purpose working dog for hunting, herding, pulling (sleds), and guarding.

Physical Appearance

The Chow Chow is a very sturdy built dog. It is square in its profile, and has a broad skull. Its ears are small, triangular, and erect that are rounded at the tips. The breed is famous for a very thick double-coat that’s either rough. or smooth. The hair is very dense inside the neck spot, which gives it a distinct ruff or mane look. . The coat might be cinnamon/fawn, black, blue, red, or cream. Chow Chow eyes are typically almond shaped and deep set. The type is known by its unusual purple/ blue-black tongue as seen with the Shar Pei. It has very straight hind legs which results in the dog having a stilted gait. It has dense hair and lies curled on its back. The nose should be black, but a blue-coated type can have a sold blue or slate-colored nose.

Temperament

Most often held as pets, Chow Chows are inclined to present discernment of guests and will become fiercely protective of their owners and property. Chow Chows are not excessively active, and thus they could be kept in a house or apartment. Nevertheless, a Chow Chow residing in an apartment will require everyday exercise to stop restlessness and indifference. Upon noticing that exercise can be a daily incidence, Chow Chow may are generally become more assertive with its masters in expectation of such activities. This breed of canine has many strong faithful bonds with friends and family, although not occasionally becomes exceedingly protective of one or two major family member(s).

Health

The Chow Chow can suffer from the following ailments; entropion, glaucoma, juvenile cataracts, lymphoma, hip dysplasia, diabetes, pemphigus, and gastric cancer. This breed is also at high risk for autoimmune disease, and has a genetic predisposition for skin melanoma. Because a Chow Chow has such a thick coat, fleas may be a problem.

Chow Chow