Chow is a combination of the nobility of a lion, the drollness of a panda, the appeal of a teddy bear, the grace and independence of a cat, and the loyalty of a dog. He exudes dignity and remains distant. Chows are believed to be the royal dogs of Northern China kept in aristocratic kennels.
Chow Chow is a breed of dog that has a Chinese origin. As everyone knows that a dog is a man’s best friend, likewise chow chow is also a great option to keep with yourself and befriend them. But chow chows are not a very easy-going breed, and they need proper attention and care from birth; otherwise, they turn out to be dangerous and ferocious. Chow Chow might scare people away if they are not trained to socialize early in their lives.
|Height||Male: 18-22 Inches & Female: 18-20 Inches|
|Weight||Male: 55-70 Pound & Female: 44-59 Pound|
|Lifespan||12 to 15 years|
|Price||INR 30,000 to INR 50,000|
|Color||Black, Fawn, Blue, Cream, Red|
|Exercise Requirement||Less than 20 minutes a day|
The Chow Chow is a sturdily built dog. It has a square face with a broad forehead, chow chow’s ears are triangular, and they are short and erect (standing). Chow Chow’s have deep fitted eyes. They resemble a big fluffy teddy bears because of their coat and fur.
Chow Chow is an adorable dog breed, but it needs expert trainers to train them. Amateur dog parents should beware of this breed. It is not as cute in behavior as it is in appearance. It has a severe personality. In short, it is not a cuddle baby.
An average chow chow grows up to seventeen to twenty inches in height, twenty to thirty kilograms in weight. They can live for eight to twelve years.
Chow Chow Price in India
The availability and demand of chow chow in India are low, and many would not even know its name. The tropical weather condition of India does not favor the preference of this breed. But it is not that they are not found in India at all. Usually, it is found in rich people who can afford a dog trainer. These dogs are somewhat expensive.
The price of chow chow differs from place to place, but the average cost of a chow chow puppy is around thirty to fifty thousand. If a chow is registered with the Kennel Club of India, it might be available for fifty-five to seventy thousand. A breeder can also demand more than one lakh for a chow chow as it has low availability, which makes it expensive. Usually, a show-quality dog is more expensive than the other dogs. A show-quality dog is one whose canine (teeth) adhere to the mentioned canine standards in the breed standards. They are helpful only if you plan to participate in dog shows organized from time to time. Otherwise, it does not make much difference.
If you want a fiercely loyal and dedicated companion in a dog, go for buying a chow chow. You can prefer it if you have a relatively quiet neighborhood and your kids are not too small; more than ten years of children are fine as they know how to treat a dog well.
In China, Chow Chow dog was considered an edible food source at one time. Chow Chow has a distinct blue-black color tongue. It was believed that the bluer the tongue, the better it would taste. It is also said that “chow” means a dog with great strength. Chow Chow is known by different names in China, such as “Kwangtung Kou,” “Hsiung Kou,” “Hei She Kou,” and several other names. Around 100 AD or the first century, this breed was known as “mang,” which meant a dog with too much hair.
Chow Chows do not like to be left alone at home. Many consider the breed chow to have a cat-like personality due to its lack of affection compared to other dogs. However, chow chow has a proud and independent look on its face, and it can also remain alone in a corner which is not the case with other dogs. These dogs require a lot of exercises, so avoid buying them if you live in an apartment or do not have open space at home.
Owning and keeping a dog is fun, but it also comes with responsibilities that one should be ready to fulfill if you are planning to get a dog.
Benefits of owning a Chow Chow
These dogs are ardently loyal to their owners. Thus they can make a good guard dog.
Chows look adorable, precisely like stuffed toys. You can bust your stress by hugging them and playing with them. Most people are dog lovers or cat lovers, but this dog is for you if you like both dogs and cats. Chows get along with cats very well (maybe because they have similar personalities). You can keep both pets at home without the fear of them harming each other.
Demerits of owning a Chow and who should not get a Chow
Chows are very sensitive and territorial regarding their place and owners. Thus, they can become unfriendly and rude. So if you are someone who has people coming over all the time, avoid getting a chow chow are very high-maintenance dogs. Their grooming requires various instruments. It is necessary to brush and comb chows’ hair almost daily because of their heavy furs and coat. They are prone to catching ticks and mats.
It is a bit expensive to take care of chow as it cannot tolerate much heat and will thus require an air conditioner at home to live. Since chows are not too friendly, they can scare people away from your house. If you do not have the time and money to take care of a chow, do not buy it; otherwise, you will trouble yourself and the dog.
In conclusion, if you want to bring home a chow chow, do not forget to consider various factors like temperature, neighborhood, frequency of people around the dog, etc.
Consider all the factors and if your condition ticks all the checkboxes, contact a breeder and get yourself this teddy bear in the form of a dog.