Chow Chow

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Breed Group: Non-Sporting
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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.
Weight
45-70 lbs
Height
17-20 inches
Color(s)
solid red, black, blue, cinnamon, and cream
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

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How much do Chow Chow puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Chow Chow varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Chow Chow puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Chow Chows sold is $775.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Chow Chow with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,900 upwards to $6,000 or even more for a Chow Chow with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Chow Chows sold is $800.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $775.00
Average Price: $800.00
Top Quality: $1,900.00 to $6,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 1546 Chow Chow puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Chow Chow puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Chow Chows true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Chow Chow Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 1546 Chow Chow dogs.
  • 1. Bear
  • 2. Chow
  • 3. Tootsie
  • 4. Teddy
  • 5. Grizzly
  • 6. Max
  • 7. Princess
  • 8. Rocky
  • 9. Almond
  • 10. Brutus
  • 11. Big Boy
  • 12. Blue Girl
  • 13. Buster
  • 14. Cream Boy
  • 15. Dancer
  • 16. Puppies
  • 17. Reba
  • 18. Banjo
  • 19. Barkley
  • 20. Blue

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Featured Chow Chow Breeder

Featured Breeder of Chow Chows with Puppies For Sale
Valhalla Kennels
Member Since: November 2008
Location: Cookeville, Tennessee
I have Chow Chow puppies for sale! See My Profile
Experienced breeder of quality AKC Chow Chows... show puppies and pets... priced appropriately. We have beautiful chows with both coat types and all 5 colors. We have multiple lines in order to avoid inbreeding. Have a degree in biochemistry so our emphasis is on genetics not pedigrees. These are well socialized, good babies for good loving homes whether for show or pet. We have plenty references to validate our success. We breed chows and only chows. See website www.chowsofvalhalla.com for current availablity and pictures.

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Anonymous asked:
I recently rescued a large male Chow. Grooming was obviously neglected for long time. Mikey is 4 yrs old and constantly itching ears and there is some odor. Vet put on prednisone, I don't like using. I had 2 previous Chows with no such problem. Is this common for Chows? What should be done? Please advise.

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It is a common problem with Chow Chows as they need the hair from their ears dealt with on a regular basis. Mikey could also be a more waxy dog. However, you should do as your vet says. Get Mikey to a groomer and get his ear hair dealt with; keep his ears cleaned out and keep him on the medication your vet has prescribed.

Anonymous asked:
How much are Chow Chow's? Can they be black?

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The average price for a well bred Chow Chow puppy from a responsible, reputable and knowledgeable breeder is between $900.00 - $1,200.00. The Chow Chow breed can come in all black as well, yes.

Anonymous asked:
I don't have a chow chow but I might be able to get one and I wanted to know, I have 2 birds, 1 other dog, 2 rabbits, and a cat. Would the chow chow get along with them?

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Chow Chow's are not a breed of dog for everyone. They are prone to dog-on-dog aggression and can have a prey drive. It is best to get a Chow Chow when they are a puppy to ensure that you can socialize the pup to your other dog, and other pets. If the dog you are possibly able to get is an adult, unless the dog has been socialized with other dogs and pets; you may want to take a second thought. Make sure your dog and the Chow Chow meet on neutral ground and you have the means to keep the Chow Chow from getting too/possibly harming your birds, rabbits and cat.

Anonymous asked:
hi ~ I have a beautiful male chow...he's about a year old ~ I was trying to comb him real well and get all that falling out undercoat out this past Sunday that is all over the place...and noticed later that day that I had made a bald spot on the top of his back?? Will the hair grow back? Is this something anyone else has done? I feel so bad....

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Anonymous

If there is a bald spot on your dog, it means that there was no top coat or outer coat hairs there after you took the under coat out. That is not necessarily a bad thing, but it isn't a good thing either. His hair should grow back, but if you do not see any hair growing back within a week; it is time for a vet visit.

Anonymous

We shaved our Ruby girl twice a year for all of her 13 years. Her coat always grew out within a few months and looked so much better. She didn't appreciate the process but loved the results. We found her skin and coat were so much healthier by doing this. It really helped with the shedding as well.

Anonymous asked:
Hi I love this board so very informative! I have a three-year old unaltered female Chow raised with two male and female toy Poodle siblings. My Chow has poodle-like character traits and some of her behaviors are like a smaller dog. I don't mind at all she has learned to be gentle most of the time with the Poodles and they know how to dodge her. She, however, tries to play learned to but she tries to play more roughly with me. I'd like to get a male Chow pup as a companion and playmate for her. I have owned Chows much of my life and took a long break after my two 15 and 16 year old Chows passed. I'm please share any advice on how to integrate the new puppy into my household of 3 dogs. I am a first time poodle parent.

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Updated: 10/22/2017