The Chow Chow is a beloved dog breed known for its loyal, independent, calm temperament and dense, thick coat. Classified as a non-sporting breed, the Chow Chow is a medium/large dog with an average weight of 45-70 pounds and a height of 17-20 inches.
This breed typically has a 8-12 year life span and requires low amount of exercise per day. As for grooming needs, the Chow Chow has high grooming requirements.
In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at the Chow Chow’s personality traits, exercise and grooming needs, as well as common health issues associated with the breed.
Chow Chow Breed Information
Breed Group: non-sporting
Average Weight (lbs): 45-70
Average Height (in): 17-20
Life Expectancy (years): 8-12
Daily Sleep: 12-14 hours
Chow Chow Appearance
Coat Type: dense, thick
Coat Colors: red, black, blue, cream
Chow Chow Temperament and Personality
Temperament: loyal, independent, calm
Trainability: requires early socialization and positive training
Exercise Needs: low
Grooming Needs: high
Chow Chow Health
Common Health Issues: hip dysplasia, eye problems, hypothyroidism
To learn more about this breed, visit our Dog Breeds category.