Chow Chow

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Chow Chow
Chow-chow in Tallinn.JPG
Other names Chow, Chowdren, 鬆獅犬
Origin China
Weight Male 55–70 lb (25–32 kg)[1]
Female 45–60 lb (20–27 kg)[1]
Height 17 to 20 inches (43 to 51 cm)[1]:4–5
Coat Thick and coarse
  • Red (light gold to deep red-brown)
  • Cinnamon (light tan to brown)
  • Black
  • Cream
  • Blue
Litter size 4–7
Life span 11–13 years[2]
Classification / standards
FCI Group 5, Section 5 Asian Spitz and related breeds #205 standard
AKC Non-Sporting standard
ANKC Group 7
CKC Group 6
KC (UK) Utility standard
NZKC Non-Sporting standard
UKC Northern Breed standard
Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

The Chow Chow is a breed of dog that originated in China and is believed to be one of the oldest dog breed. It has a large head, a curly tail and a blue tongue. It has a thick coat of fur and can be either rough or smooth. Most Chow Chows are a reddish brown or black color. It stands about 17–20 inches (43–51 cm) and weighs 45–70 pounds (20–32 kg).[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Wilcox, Charlotte (April 1, 1999). The Chow Chow. Capstone. ISBN 978-0-7368-0159-1. 
  2. "Chow Chow Health & Care Information". AKC. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  3. "Chow Chow". Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Retrieved 2010-08-22.