The Chow Chow can be traced back almost 2,000 years when they were bred as hunting and guard dogs in China. Known for their cute, teddy bear-like appearance and a unique blue-black tongue, the Chow Chow is both independent but also very loyal.
|Coat:||Very thick and heavy shedding|
|Exercise:||Up to 1 hour daily|
|Life span:||10 – 15 years|
|Temperament:||Independent, loyal, aloof|
The Chow Chow is an extremely loyal, very independent and highly intelligent breed. They have a low-maintenance personality that means they can often demand little in the way of attention or affection. In fact, they can be quite aloof at times.
The strong-willed Chow can be challenging to train. However, in the hands of a patient and experienced handler, Chow Chows’ intelligence makes them quick learners.
Chows are known to be a very clean breed – almost cat-like in their approach to personal hygiene. However, because of their high shedding coats, Chows can be particularly high-maintenance when it comes to grooming.
As with most dogs, Chows will benefit from a balanced diet that follows a consistent routine. Be careful not to overfeed to make sure your dog maintains a healthy weight.
Choosing the right insurance for your Chow Chow can help keep them happy and healthy whatever happens. Conditions that we see they are prone to are not always covered as some other providers’ policies limit what they’ll pay for certain conditions, like cruciate ligament injuries. Others won’t cover your pet for dental illness or injury, or for congenital and hereditary conditions. With Petplan’s Covered for Life® dog insurance we have no additional limits for specific conditions or diagnostic tools.