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Chow Chow

The king of the lion dogs

Breed
FCI-5
Spitz and Primitive types
FCI CKC KC AKC
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Original Name : Chow

Type : Lupoid

Other Names : Chow, chow

Male size : 19-22 inches

Female size : 19-22 inches

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : China

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These calm dogs – well suited to guarding – have a number of unique characteristics, one of which is their distinctive blue-black tongue. Another is their stilted gait, which reflects their loyal, but aloof temperament. Their independent nature does not prevent them from observing everything that goes on around them, though.

Head+

Flat, broad skull, well filled out under the eyes.

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Body+

Short, level, strong back, powerful loins, broad, deep chest.

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Coat+

Solid black, red, blue, fawn, cream or white, often shaded but no patches.

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Ears+

Small, thick, slightly rounded at the tip, carried straight, stiff and set well apart.

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Tail+

Set high, carried over the back.

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Hair+

Long or short, either very abundant, dense, straight and stand-off or abundant, dense, straight and fluffy.

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Chow Chows had long existed in China by the end of the 18th century, when European traders introduced them into Britain, where they started to be bred in large numbers. Active, compact, short-coupled, Chow Chows must above all be well proportioned. Their lion-like look is sealed by a proud, dignified carriage of the head and a well knit frame. The tail is carried over the back.

Did you know ?

The ears pointing forward over the eyes converge slightly, which gives Chow Chows their characteristic scowl.

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