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Chow Chow - Chows Puppies Dogs

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HEIGHT: 46 - 56 cm.
WEIGHT: 30 - 40 kg.
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 13 - 15 years.
CHARACTERISTICS of the Chow Chow
The call of the Chow Chow is to be a company and guardian dog. In order to dissuade the intruder, its middle size is compensated with its volume and, even if it doesn't bark, they are not any less significant their messages of alert.
ADVICE 649
Its love for independence is very strong. It is generally very calm, but this doesn't mean this dog doesn't have very quick reactions, and its reflexes can be very fast when necessary.
ADVICE 650
The Chow is not made for owners that demand very expressive affection, or for the ones who want to fulfill a maniac necessity of power, it is not recommended for someone with no character either.
Its kind appearance has nothing to do with its character, this dog thinks before obeying.
ADVICE 651
You can not be tough with this dog, which doesn't mean that you should have a permissive attitude in front of its natural rebelliousness; on the contrary, you will have to train it from 3 months of age or even earlier.
ADVICE 652
The Chow will never serve you, it will take some time to give itself but the giving will be total, up to the point that it will be difficult for the dog to get away from its master.
ADVICE 653
Living with a Chow for ten years is an unforgettable experience and only few of the Chow owners change breeds.
DESCRIPTION of the Chow Chows
Active, compact dog. With a short back and a lion like aspect, with an active appearance, well constituted. The tail is clearly raised over the back. Characteristics: this is a quiet dog, good guardian; its tongue is bluish black. Temperament: independent, loyal but distant.
HEAD AND SKULL:
Flat and wide skull. The stop is not very marked, full under the eyes. The snout has a moderated length, wide from the eyes to the extremity.
TRUFFLE:
It is thick, wide, black in all of the cases, except on cream and almost white in which the light truffle is admitted, and on the blue and tiger like ones in which a truffle of a uniform color with the coat is admitted.
EYES:
Dark, almond, pretty small; in blue and the lion ones, the eyes of the color of the coat are admitted. It will never be penalized if the eyes don't have the convenient color.
EARS:
Small, thick, slightly rounded on the tip, carried straight, rigid and well separated, directed to the front over the eyes.
MOUTH:
The teeth are strong and well placed; the jaws are also strong, they present an articulation of a perfect scissor, regular and complete; meaning, that the upper incisive covers the lower ones in a direct contact. The gums are perfectly black.
NECK:
Strong, full, not too short, well placed over the shoulders and slightly twisted.
FRONT EXTREMITIES:
The shoulders are muscular and oblique. The front members are perfectly straight, with a moderate length; they have good bones.
BODY:
Wide and well descended chest. The ribs are arched. Short back, horizontal and strong; potent lumbar region.
BACK EXTREMITIES:
Muscular rear members well descended hocks with a minimum angle, which is important to produce that affected air of the Chow Chow. The hock is never leaned to the front.
FEET:
It has cat feet, meaning, small, rounded and very firm.
TAIL:
Placed high and raised over the back.
MOVEMENT:
Small affected steps. The front and back feet are moved straight to the front in parallel.
HAIR:
On the dogs with long hair, the hair is abundant and straight. The hair is particularly thick around the neck where it forms a collar; it forms bags on the rear side of the thighs.
On the dogs with short hair, the hair is abundant, dense and thick; it is not attached to the body. An artificial cut of the hair that modifies the natural shape or the expression of the dog is allowed in none of the cases.
HEIGHT TO THE CROSS:
Males, from 48 to 56 cm; females from 46 to 51 cm.
COLOR:
The coat should have only one color that can be black, red, blue, lion like, cream or white, frequently with shades but no spots (the lower part of the tail and the back side of the tight are frequently lighter in color.

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