Is a Chow Chow Right for You?
Chow Chows, also known as “the puffy lion dogs”, are an ancient and distinctive dog breed known for their thick, fluffy coats and distinctive blue-black tongues. These independent and dignified dogs have a rich history and are often admired for their unique appearance and personality. In this article, we will share 13 interesting facts about Chow Chows, including their origins, physical characteristics, and unique personality traits. Whether you’re a Chow Chow owner or simply a fan of this unique breed, these facts will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation for the Chow Chow and its unique place in the dog-loving community.
In Landmark Research on Modern Dog Breed
development, the Chow Chow has been shown to share the most DNA with an ancestor of the following breeds:
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The AKC Conducts Dog Racing Trials
each December in Orlando, FL. called the Fast CAT Invitational. This is a 100 yard race where dogs run individually chasing a lure. The average speed for Chow Chows was about 18 mph. The fastest recorded speed was by a Chow named D &M’s Gypsy Whirlwind Bailaat at 23.80 mph!
The CBARQ Dog Temperament Research
study, conducted at the University of Pennsylvania, is a giant study of over 300 dog breeds and 60,000 individual dogs. In this study, Chow Chow’s ranked very low (120th out of 124 breeds) in clingy, attention seeking behaviors.
While Chow Chow’s are a Robust
breed, with an average lifespan of 8-12 years, there are certain health conditions that effect them:
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