This fashionable breed is more than 2,000 years old and stems from ancient China. The Chow has had several well-known owners throughout the years, including Elvis Presley and Martha Stewart. Timeless and loyal, the Chow Chow has several distinctive features: a blue-black tongue, a stiff-legged "stilted" way of moving, and a snobbish expression, along with the large ruff around the head and shoulders. This medium-sized lion lookalike enjoys exercise, thrives in cold weather, and also can do well living in an apartment or a home.
This dignified and independent breed responds best to verbal rather than physical correction.
The Chow Chow is over 2,000 years old and is thought to have originated in Mongolia and Northern China.