Routine Care,

Diet, and Exercise

Much of what you can do to keep your puppy happy and healthy is to watch their diet, make sure they are getting plenty of exercise, regularly brush their teeth and coat. Be sure to adhere to the schedule of examinations and vaccinations that are recommended by your personal veterinarian.


What should you

ask your potential breeders?

Getting a puppy is a big decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. When you’re looking for a dog, you want to make sure you get the right one for you—and that starts by talking to a responsible breeder. But how do you find a responsible breeder without getting scammed? The Better Business Bureau (BBB) estimates that 80 percent of sponsored search links for pet sales may be fraudulent, advertising animals the supposed sellers do not own. Here are some questions you should ask any potential breeder.

Chow Chows are sometimes bought without any clear understanding of what owning one is, and these dogs often end
up in the care of rescue groups, in need of adoption or fostering. Other Chows end up in rescue because their owners have divorced or died. If you are interested in adopting an adult Chow Chow who is already gone through the destructive puppy stage and may already be trained, a rescue group is a good place to start.

Here are a couple rescue groups in California

Southern California Chow Chow Rescue Network
Adopt a Chow in Los Angeles 

There are two coat types- rough and smooth- and a wide range of colors of black, red, blue, fawn, cream or white. The smooth-haired Chow Chow is a short, compact, squarely built dog. The tail is curled over the back. The inside of the mouth and the tongue are blue/black in color.  When physically measured, the hair in these areas must be longer due to the purpose they have to fulfill-protecting vital body parts in cold weather. Being a double coated breed, both coat types must have a coarse outer coat and an abundantly dense undercoat. 

Chows are famous for their dark-colored tongues, which can appear in shades of blue, black, and purple. easily recognized dog breeds throughout the world.

● Today, with his fluffy coat, small ears, and black tongue, the chow is one of the most

● In China, the chow was developed as a general purpose breed as well as a source of food. The first chows were not exported outside of China until around the late 1700’s, when they were initially smuggled out of the country.

● DNA evidence also suggests that the chow was first developed in the high mountains of either Siberia or Mongolia, and was later brought to Tibet and Mongolia and used to guard sacred temples.

● The chow chow is one of the oldest dog breeds in existence today. His ancestors can be traced back to the eleventh century BCE, with DNA studied suggesting that he belongs to one of the world’s most primitive breeds.

● Some believe that the original teddy bears were modeled after a chow chow owned by Queen Victoria. 

● Whoever came up with the saying “crooked as a dog’s hind leg” must not have known any chow chows, because their hind legs are often straight.

● Most dogs have 42 teeth, chows chows have a total of 44 teeth


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