Chow Chow is very distinctive dog with lion's mane and bear muzzle. He is also specific
for its blue-black tongue. This aristocratic dog is well known for its devotion,but during the
growing process it can show traits of stubbornness.
Chow Chow hails from China. It is among the oldest dog-breeds of which exist credible
records,dating back in the 11th aristocratic circles, while the first Westerner who described those dogs was Marco Polo. This dog-breed was brought to Europe during the 15th It is believed that Chow Chow is one of the first, primitive breeds which evolved from grey wolf. Various studies assume that this breed was developed in Mongolia or Siberia.
In China, during the times of poverty,that breed was grown for meat and pelage, while its tongue was considered as delicacy. In 1928 consuming of dog's meat was prohibited in China, but its meat is still being eaten in South Corea.
Chow Chow is really special when it comes to its appearance. As regards its colour, it could be: black, blue, red, beige and suede, and as to its pelage, it could be with long and short pelage, albeit the breed with long pelage is much more widespread. Those dogs have double pelage, longer and more tight on the upper side of the body, and soft and woolly on the lower side of the body.
Males of this breed stand 48-56 cm tall, while females stand 46-51 cm tall. Its weight varies between 20-35kg. The tongue of whelped puppies is pink in colour,and after eight weeks it becomes blue-black in colour. It is quite interesting,that those dogs have 44 teeth, as same as bears. Other dogs' breeds have 42 teeth.
Chow Chow is very smart and vigilant dog, and it is also an excellent watchdog. However, if it doesn't understand the purpose of the certain command, it happens pretty often that it is not obeying it, so for that reason Chow Chow needs to have experienced and patient owner.
It is pretty cautious in the company of the unknown people,and it could be also dangerous in the company of the smaller dogs and other, different animals. It is well accompanied with the kids who knows, but it shouldn't be left alone with too playful youngsters.
Regardless, Chow Chow is very devoted and cuddly dog, very gentle with his owner and family.