The Chow Chow is a medium-to-large, muscular and powerful dog breed originally from northern China. The head is large and can be flanked by long hair, which sometimes makes the dog appear similar to a lion. Chows can have rough or smooth coats of red, black, blue, cinnamon, or cream. They are aloof with strangers and eternally loyal to loved ones. The Chow still makes an excellent guard dog, and when treated with love and respect. Chows are an aggressive breed, fiercely protective of their people and property and should only be adopted by experienced dog owners.
- Dog Breed Group: Non-sporting group
- Height: 28 to 28 inches
- Weight: 11 to 17 pounds
- Life Span: 12 to 14 years
- Other Names: Tibetan Apso