Small Dog Breeds A-Z (over 69 dog breeds listed!)
The Chow Chow
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Chow Chows are a medium sized dog originating from China, with a shoulder height between 18 and 22 inches (46 - 56 cm). They are calm and watchful dogs, and are usually good with children, although they generally don't get along with other dogs and may even try to dominate them. For this reason, it is very important that they are introduced to other household pets early in their life. Chow Chows are quite independent, and are certainly not renowned as the most obedient dogs in the world, therefore training must always be firm and consistent. The short haired variety is believed by some experts to be a quicker learner than the long haired variety. They do tend to be cautious around unfamiliar people as well.
The Chow Chow comes in two varieties, the long haired variety, and the short haired variety, and also comes in various colors such as red, black, blue, and cream. Their coats require regular brushing, especially those of the long haired variety. Although they prefer to be outdoors, they do not require a lot of exercise. Be sure to provide a cool place for them to rest, as they are not big fans of the hot weather.