Breed Profile

Chow Chow

Chow Chow
Chow Chow
Chow Chow
Chow Chow
This unique and fascinating dog is of Chinese origin and is steeped in oriental mystery. Chow Chows have retained their individuality and distinctive appearance since 150 BC and early records show it was used by the Emperors as guard dogs and hunters. The Chow Chow as we know it first appeared in England in 1781, but they did not gain prominence until a century later. Perhaps the most distinctive feature of this medium-sized dog is its blue-black tongue – a feature it shares with the bear.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

Chow Chows usually live to eight years of age, but will live up to 10 years if cared for properly and fed the right diet.

AVERAGE SIZE & WEIGHT

46cm to 56cm
23kg to 32kg

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

The Chow Chow has a characteristic scowl that is often read as a sign of meanness, but this is far from the truth. The Chow Chow is a happy, independent and devoted dog. It does not fawn over everyone who knocks at the door, but saves its affection and playfulness for its family. It is a quick learner and extremely intelligent.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

For maximum harmony in the home, this dog should be introduced to other animals at a young age. As with most breeds, an older Chow Chow should be supervised when introducing it to other pets to ensure there are no disagreements.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

For best results, the Chow Chow coat requires regular brushing and combing. Frequent brushing will help with housekeeping as the coat is shed several times a year. They are usually a very clean dog that has been known to wash their face after eating.

IDEAL OWNERS

Although the Chow Chow likes space to run, it will adapt to most homes provided owners are willing to take it for regular exercise.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that the Chow Chow is the dog for you and you are prepared to live with a dog that can shed its coat several times a year, contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders




Breeder NameKennelState 
Marlene De Lorenzo Sechari VIC Contact
Debbie Marshall Chienparadis NSW Contact
michelle norling leochow VIC Contact
Tricia Cumner Majestueux QLD Contact
Janette Mouroufas Touchofchow SA Contact
Scott Potter CHOWPRIDE NSW Contact
Bob Merle & Narelle Williams Chowleigh VIC Contact
Adam Bishop Empireofchow VIC Contact
Andrenina Youle Hauntdwolv QLD Contact
David and Susie Simpson Kuteaz NSW Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their puppies and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

Australian Capital Territory: New South Wales:
Dogs ACT
(ACT Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 815
Dickson, ACT 2602
Tel: 02 6241 4404
Fax: 02 6241 1129
Website: www.dogsact.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs NSW
(Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
PO Box 632
St Marys, NSW 1790
Tel: 02 9834 3022
Fax: 02 9834 3872
Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
(Details current as of 10/10/2013)
Northern Terrority : Queensland:
Dogs NT
(North Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 37521
Winnellie, NT 0821
Tel: 08 8984 3570
Fax: 08 8984 3409
Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Queensland
(Canine Control Council (Queensland))
PO Box 495
Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
Tel: 07 3252 2661
Fax: 07 3252 3864
Website: www.cccq.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
South Australia : Tasmania :
Dogs SA
(South Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 844
Prospect East, SA 5082
Tel: 08 8349 4797
Fax: 08 8262 5751
Website: www.dogssa.com.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Tasmania
(Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
The Rothman Building
PO Box 116
Glenorchy, Tas 7010
Tel: 03 6272 9443
Fax: 03 6273 0844
Website: www.tasdogs.com/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Victoria: Western Australia:
Dogs Victoria
(Victorian Canine Association)
Locked Bag K9
Cranbourne, Vic 3977
Tel: 03 9788 2500
Fax: 03 9788 2599
Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs West
(Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
Southern River, WA, 6110
Tel: 08 9455 1188
Fax: 08 9455 1190
Website: www.dogswest.com
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)

 

DR. CHRIS BROWN

Sign up to receive updates from OPTIMUM™ and brand ambassador, Dr Chris Brown.

Chris Brown