Chow Chow Dog Breed
Chow Chow Dog Classification:
Chow Chows are now classified as companion
Other Names: Chow, Chowdren, Black-Tongue,
the Black-Mouthed dog, Lang Kou (wolf
dog), Hsiung Kou (bear dog), Hei She-t’ou
(black-tongued), Kwantung Kou,
Chow Chow in Foreign Languages:
Finnish: chow chow, chow
Malay: anjing chow
Vietnamese: chó su
Origins: The chow chow was initially
bred to pull carts, to hunt and as a guard
Description: Chow Chows are medium
sized dogs with a thick fluffy coat. Chow
Chows are powerfully built, and many have
a distinctive "black" tongue,
like that of the Shar Pei. Chow Chows
also have "curly" tails that
curl back over their back, and almond
Size: Chow Chows weigh between
45 to 70 lbs, they stand 18 to 22 inches
||55 - 70 lbs
||19 - 22 inches tall
||45 - 60 lbs
||18 - 20 inches tall
Coat: Chow Chow dogs come in a
variety of colors including: red (light
gold to deep red-brown), cinnamon (light
tan to brown) black, and rarely cream.
Disposition: Chow Chows are independent
and aloof, they are weary of strangers.
Chow Chows can be fiercely protective
of those they consider "theirs".
Chows are dominant dogs, and they are
difficult to train, they require consistency
and a strong hand.
Type Dog: Chow Chows are now viewed
as companion dogs, however they do have
some propensity towards guarding what
they consider theirs.
Litter Size: Chow Chow dogs give
birth to litters of 3 to 6 puppies.
Behavior: Chows can be impatient,
though they have a propensity to be lazy,
they require moderate exercise and may
get into trouble if they don't get their
Traits: Alert, independent, aloof,
Country of Origin: China
Life Span: Chow Chow dogs typically
live 9-15 years.
Club Recognitions: AKC, ANKC,
CKC, KC (UK), NZKC, UKC