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The Chow has a rich and long history that makes it one of the oldest breeds in the world. Its structure is similar to that of fossilized dog remains that are millions of years old, and also appear on Chinese bas-reliefs that are over 2,000 years old. Chow Chows were reportedly part of the Mongolian Army that invaded China and swept westward, then down into the Middle East sometime in the 12th century. Over the centuries the Chow Chow has been prized for many things by people of all ranks in China. A sporting dog for emperors, it was also bred for its fur and meat,... (continued below)


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(continued) ...although contrary to popular misconception, it is not named Chow Chow because it was food. “Chow chow” was a pidgin English term for the odds and ends picked up by sailors in China, and the dogs were considered part of that. A strong dog, they were most often employed for carting, guard duty and hunting. The Chow Chow ranges in height from 18-22 inches at the withers, and may weigh 45-70 lbs. They come in five solid colors, which should be clear except for allowable shadings in the ruff, tail or feathers, that is a lighter degree of the body. Black, cream, and blue are single colors, while red and cinnamon encompass several shades. They are one of the two breeds that share the common trait of a blue tongue. The other is the Shar Pei, which may be related. Chow Chows are sometimes referred to as cat-like, meaning that they have an aloof and independent nature. While this is true for the most part, they can become fiercely attached to their owner. But that will not prevent them from trying to one up the master whenever they can. Strong willed and domineering, it takes a firm hand and consistent treatment as well as thorough socialization to make a well adjusted family pet. Not basically aggressive, they may react to strangers that push themselves at the dog, or to strange animals on their turf. They are not an overly active dog, but while they may remain content during the day at home, when you return they enjoy exercise and playtime. © DogDecor.com
 
 
     
 


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