Chow Chow Puppy And Dog Information
The Chow Chow is a beautiful protective dog who has a bit of a mind of her own. She can stand very cold weather because of her double coat. She
can live in an apartment as long as she gets frequent walks but might prefer a fenced enclosure for exercise. She can tend to be a one person dog
and she needs a firm hand to be her master.
*Good With Children? She is generally good with children in the family as long as she has been socialized. As a reminder, never leave a young child
unsupervised with a puppy or dog.
*Good With Other Pets? She may do ok with other pets as long as she is socialized with them at an early age.
*Trainability: Very high in intelligence and very trainable but may lack in obedience. She is very strong willed.
*Approximate Adult Size. The approximate adult size (two years old or older) of the Chow Chow is 18 to 22 inches to the withers (highest point of
the shoulder) and 45 to 70 pounds.
*Special Health Considerations. Most dog breeds have certain inherited health problems associated with that specific breed and the Chow Chow is
no exception. Look for Entropion, (hereditary disorder where eyelid, usually lower one, rolls inward and irritates the cornea and can cause visual
problems. Surgery can correct this condition but may disqualify the dog from shows), canine hip dysplasia (genetic based looseness in the hip joint
that can lead to arthritis pain and lameness), ingrown eye lashes and hot skin spots. This disease list is an informative guideline only. Other diseases
may also be significant threats, please contact your veterinarian for a complete list.
She should visit the veterinarian several times in the first year for shots, boosters and check up. Then, as an adult, she should visit the veterinarian
yearly for shots and check up. As she gets older, six years and on, she should visit the veterinarian twice a year for check ups and shots. Remember;
avoid feeding your dog sweets.
*Grooming. The Chow Chow comes in