Chow Chow Question

Are most chow chows aggressive?


    In Chow Chow - Asked by AbbyLisa17 - 2/22/2013 2:30:31 PM
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
    Answered by Anonymous - 6/1/2013 12:58:05 PM


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.
    Answered by Anonymous - 2/19/2014 9:13:06 PM