8 Fascinating Chow Chow Facts

The Chow Chow is one of the oldest dog breeds, dating back over 2,000 years to ancient China.  

Ancient Breed

With their independent and aloof personality, Chow Chows are sometimes referred to as “cat-like” dogs.


The Chow Chow's trademark blue-black tongue is unique in the dog world. No other breed has this distinctive feature.  

Blue-black Tongue   

A Chow Chow's dense fur coat makes it hard for fleas to take up residence. It also functions as insulation in cold weather.

Dense Coat

Ancient Chinese royals and aristocrats kept Chow Chows as pets in royal palaces and noble houses.

Chinese Royalty  

Chow Chows come in five different colors: red, black, blue, cinnamon, and cream.

Many Colors

Chow Chows weigh 45-70 pounds and stand 17-20 inches tall, qualifying as a large to giant dog breed.  

Massive Canine  

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