Ten Most Interesting Chow Chow Facts

The Chow Chow is a distinctive-looking companion dog originating from northern China, where it is also known as Sōng Shī Quǎn (Fluffy Lion Dog), Lang Gou (Wolf Dog) and Xiong Gou (Bear Dog). This lovely canine will charm you with its fluffy appearance like a teddy bear, its panda-like sluggishness, flattened and rounded face with the cute appeal of a puffball, cat-like personality, and its lovely snore. This is a naturally aloof, reserved and stubborn dog that is well known after its couch potato lifestyle. He makes an good family companion that is very affectionate and loyal to all members of the household. However, the Chow Chow can be also aggressively protective of its owner and property to the point he would actually attack and even bite a stranger. This is the reason it is very important to socialize your dog as soon as possible. Being primarily an indoors companion, it is perfectly clear that this is not an excessively active dog, but that doesn’t mean he is some calm cuddly pet. On the contrary, the Chow Chow can be very unpredictable and intolerant if annoyed or abused. That’s why this dog is not recommended for families with small children unless they’re raised together. On the bright side, Chow is usually friendly with cats and other dogs since its hunting instincts are not so strong. With that being said, it’s time to take a look at ten most interesting Chow Chow facts. Continue Reading →

Chow Chow Dog Information And Characteristics

The Chow Chow dog or Tang Quan (Dog of the Tang Empire in Chinese) is a basal breed originating officially from Northern China, although there are some indications that the breed actually originated from the vast grassland regions of Siberia and Mongolia. Anyhow, it is one of the oldest canine breeds in the world. Archaeologists excavated bones similar in structure to this dog, and it was estimated that these fossil remains are several million years old. Also, there are paintings of Tang Quan dog, or at least they very much look alike, on the pottery dating back from the time of Han Dynasty, more than 2.000 years ago. Quite fascinating indeed! When you look at these facts, it’s quite understandable why this breed, which belongs to the Asian Spitz And Related Breeds section in the class of primitive dogs, is so precious and highly prized. Continue Reading →