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Chow Chow

Size: Medium / Large

Weight: 45 - 75 lbs.

Height: 17" - 20"

Life Span: 10 - 12 years

Health Problems: Hip dysplasia; bloat; ectropion; entropion; hypothyroidism

Origin: China

Also Known As: No Nicknames.

Group: Northern Breed

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The Chow Chow requires short walks.

Grooming Needs

Daily brushing is recommended for your Chow Chow.


The Chow Chow tends to be independent and stubborn.

Compatibility with Kids

Will tolerate children when raised with them.


Dating back over 2,000 years ago, this breed was originally used for hunting and herding, as well as a food source and for its fur.