Chow Chow Breeders with Puppies for Sale

Chow Chow Breed Information

Breed Group: Non-Sporting
Chow Chow

Chow Chow Puppy Pictures

View More Chow Chow Pictures

Characteristics
Size:
Grooming Needs:
Exercise Needs:
Good With Dogs:
Watchdog Ability:
View Puppies

Get Matched with Chow Chow Breeders using PuppyMatch

Create your PuppyMatch profile in 3 minutes to save countless hours in your search. Get matched with up to 5 dog breeders based on your lifestyle.

Get Matched
Weight
45-70 lbs
Height
17-20 inches
Color(s)
solid red, black, blue, cinnamon, and cream
Overview
The Chow Chow is an ancient breed that originated in China more than 2000 years ago. They were an all purpose breed used for hunting, herding, pulling, and protection. They are commonly referred to as "the Chow", and are now used primarily as a companion.
Character
The Chow Chow is a true masterpiece of dignity and beauty. They possess the unique characteristic of having a blue-black tongue. They are keenly intelligent, have an independent spirit, and display a dignified demeanor. The Chow is extremely aloof and discerning.
Temperament
The Chow Chow is most generally polite and patient. They are very loyal and friendly with their family, but exceedingly reserved with strangers. They most often will become attached and overly protective of one particular member of the family. They are bossy, serious, and obstinate. The Chow Chow is a very dominant breed that requires a dominant owner. They are stubborn and have a mind of their own. They are not good with other pets unless they have been raised with them from an early age. They get along well with older well-behaved children. The Chow expects to be treated with respect.
Care
The Chow Chow requires daily brushing. Proper grooming is essential to keep their coat in peak condition. Bathe or dry shampoo as necessary. They are prone to such health issues as entropin, heat prostration, allergies, skin problems, and hip dysplasia. They have a very low tolerance to anesthesia. The Chow does not do well in warm climates.
Coat
The Chow Chow has an abundant and profuse double coat that comes in two different varieties: smooth or rough. The fur is particularly thick around the neck area and resembles a lion's mane. The outer coat is coarse and is supported by a dense under coat. The most common coat colors are red, black, blue, tan, and gray. They are never parti-colored. The Chow is a heavy seasonal shedder.
Training
The Chow Chow requires intense, extensive, and ongoing training in both socialization and obedience. They are relatively easy to housebreak. However, they will only perform tasks that make sense to them. They need to be taught at an early age as to who the master is or they will take over. They require firmness, fairness, and consistency. They do not respond to harshness or a heavy-handed approach and will become aggressive if treated in a disrespectful manner. The Chow is highly talented as a watchdog or guard dog.
Activity
The Chow Chow has a tendency to be lazy. They prefer to stay indoors where they are relatively inactive. They enjoy a small securely fenced yard, but cannot remain outside for extended periods of time in hot weather. They benefit from short daily walks. The Chow is well suited for apartment dwelling provided they are given sufficient exercise.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Chow Chow puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
Characteristics
Size:
Grooming Needs:
Exercise Needs:
Good With Dogs:
Watchdog Ability:

Featured Chow Chow Breeder

Geri McGhee Kennels
Member Since: October 2006
Location: N/A
I have Chow Chow puppies for sale! See My Profile
We are licensed by the State of Texas -- Our kennel has been inspected by American Kennel Club and we have been given the highest possible rating and Certificate of Inspection for going over and above AKC requirements. Only 20% of Kennels qualify for this award. We have been breeding AKC reg. chows...

Ask a Question
About Chow Chows

Share what you know. Answer a question.

Anonymous asked:

4/1/2014 12:00:43 AM

4/1/2014 12:00:43 AM

We had a female chow for two years, we have purchased a male. They dont seem to get along, will they Will my female chow 2yrs old ever get along with the male chow we just got?

1 Comment

Anonymous

The Chow Chow breed is very territorial and can be aggressive towards other dogs. Since the female is already an adult and assuming the male is an adult as well, the two are clashing because of temperament differences. Contact a local positive reinforcement trainer that uses low-stress handling techniques to help you keep the peace. If you do not wish to work with a trainer, I suggest finding a new -only her as the pet- home.
5/1/2014 12:29:01 AM

Anonymous asked:

1/12/2014 11:04:39 PM

1/12/2014 11:04:39 PM

Are Chow Chow's prone to cancer? What health problems are Chows known for?

2 Comments

Anonymous

Chow chows are prone to stomach cancer, entropion, hip dysplasia, hot spots, and ear infections.
1/14/2014 3:53:42 PM

Anonymous

The cream Chows are prone to pemphigus. An auto immune disease. Don't leave them in direct contact with the sun during spring to summer. It will start as a nose allergy but it could be more and it is treatable as long as antibiotics and steroid treatment works.
12/18/2014 11:20:06 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/11/2013 12:29:09 PM

7/11/2013 12:29:09 PM

What food should be given during shedding period of chow chow What food should be given to chow chow during their shedding season?

1 Comment

Anonymous

The food that you feed your dog should not change with their shedding season. Feeding your dog a grain-free, high quality food will reduce some shedding. But the Chow Chow dog is a heavy shedding dog none-the-less.
7/9/2014 11:17:40 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/2/2013 8:38:55 PM

3/2/2013 8:38:55 PM

If a blue chow and a black chow are mated and have a red pup will any parent color traits transfer parents are blue and a black chow chow and they have a red puppy will any color traits transfer to the red puppy or will the puppys color be what it is "Red" Not like Red black or Red blue

1 Comment

Anonymous

Black chows will have rainbow litters. So just because you breed a blue and black doesn't mean you will only have blue or black pups. You could have pups in any color!
2/19/2014 8:58:15 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/28/2013 5:54:39 PM

2/28/2013 5:54:39 PM

chow sheltie mix question on weight Hi I have a chow sheltie mix. She is very intelligent, protective, fun and my best friend. I was curious how much she should weigh? She is about 42 lbs now. Is that too big?

1 Comment

Anonymous

Because there is such a huge difference in weight between the Chow Chow and the Sheltie, your dog is probably fine at the weight she is at now. But, like with all dogs, you can always do the 'feel test'. In which you play your finger tips on the dog's side against the skin and if you can feel her ribs without pressing inwards, then your dog is at a good weight. But if you have to press in to feel the ribs, then she can stand to loose a couple of pounds.
7/10/2014 9:21:29 AM

AbbyLisa17 asked:

2/22/2013 2:30:31 PM

2/22/2013 2:30:31 PM

Are most chow chows aggressive?

2 Comments

Anonymous

well I am not a breeder but I grew up with chows all my life First off any dog can be aggressive in the manner it was raised. But no they are loyal to there family so they can tend to be protective by sitting between you and a stranger watching the strangers every move they are kinda aggressive with other dogs not all the time I had one chow run around with all the dogs in the neighborhood and loved cats. one time we got a adult chow and she was really aggressive it took us a while to earn her trust and she ended being a very loving dog and I never seen her try to snap at anyone after she gained our trust, the only other time I seen one of my chows snap at a person they jumped on his back legs and he was in pain with his hips being bad when he was old. but other then that I never seen them be aggressive in the way we raised them and we could trust them as long as the chow knew we gave permission for the stranger to be at our house
6/1/2013 12:58:05 PM

Anonymous

Dogs are like kids; it's all in the raising. If you raise the pup to be aggressive they will grow up to be aggressive. Early and ongoing socialization and training are key. You have to show yourself as the "pack leader" or the chow will not respect or listen to you, so if you don't have a dominant personality, then I wouldn't suggest a chow. Chows are known to be aggressive and not good with other smaller animals or children, but if you train them right, then you will have no problems. I have a chow, 4 cats and 7 nieces and nephews that are always here and have never had a problem with my dog being aggressive.
2/19/2014 9:13:06 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/21/2013 2:10:49 PM

2/21/2013 2:10:49 PM

when do Chow puppies develop raised ears

Add a Comment

Anonymous asked:

2/17/2013 8:52:07 AM

2/17/2013 8:52:07 AM

Stud what is the right age of a female chow chow to stud

Add a Comment

Anonymous asked:

2/16/2013 7:26:50 PM

2/16/2013 7:26:50 PM

my six month chow chow is having her menstrual is she ready for mating my six month chow chow is having her menstrual cycle - is she ready for mating?

Add a Comment

Anonymous asked:

1/27/2013 9:03:42 AM

1/27/2013 9:03:42 AM

Scratching and biting herself, Is shampoo the problem? I have a chow, cho pe mix. She scratches and bites herself till she gets sores. I have changed shampoo several times, and make sure I rinse well. What else can I do?

1 Comment

Anonymous

no its cause of his/her environment and temperature
8/25/2013 3:16:20 AM

Rate this Breed Information
Provided by

Saving...

4.5 out of 5 based on 274 ratings for the Chow Chow puppy breed profile.


Note: We provide the only safe marketplace for Chow Chow breeders to list puppies for sale to rehome their purebred dogs. Breeders listing puppies for sale on Next Day Pets are required to verify their identity for your protection.

Updated: 12/27/2014