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Breed: Chow Chow
Country of Origin: China
AKC Group: Non-Sporting
Function: Guarding and hunting, used for food and clothing
Life Span: 12 years
Appearance: Blue-black tongue, fluffy
Color: Red, blue, black, cream
Coat Type: Dense lion-like mane all over, extreme shedding
Grooming: Daily brushing
Height: 16-20 inches
Weight: 50-65 pounds
Activity Level: High
Watch Dog: Yes
Protection: No
Intelligence: Medium
Trainability: May bite
Good With Children: Yes
Good With Pets: No
Good With Strangers: Friendly
Character: Protective, serious
Home Environment: Fenced yard
Best Owner: Quiet, strong
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Aggression, dominance, barking
Physical: Eye and skin problems, sensitive to heat
Recommendations: Puppy training mandatory