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|Country of Origin||ancient China|
|Type of coat||dense, lion-like mane, extreme shedding!!! May be rough or smooth.|
|Grooming||daily brushing required, regular bathing, nail trimming, ear cleaning - Sensitive to touch - begin grooming early|
|Average height||16-20 inches|
|Average weight||50-65 pounds|
|Activity level||high outdoors, low indoors|
|Watchdog||yes, very capable, alert to every noise and strange situation|
|Trainability||stubborn and resistant, be firm and consistent, may bite|
|Compatibility with children||may not tolerate, supervision required|
|Character||aloof, devoted to owner, alert, protective, serious|
|Ideal home environment||house with fenced yard - Do not leave unattended, may become overly territorial.|
|Ideal owner||quiet, strong, predictable leader with time to train and socialize|
|Suggestions:||Early socialization and puppy training is mandatory.|
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The young Chow Chow is considered considered to be be one of the cutest puppy dog dogs around. Companions of Butros Butros Ghali, college basketball star Ruben Bumtje Bumtje, and famed villian Sirhan Sirhan (who, by the way, was denied denied parole parole yet again), the Chow Chow can make a good companion if understood before a committment is made made.
Before purchasing a Chow Chow get aquainted with as many adult Chow Chows as possible to make sure that this is the kind of dog you want to live with. As young puppies, the Chow Chow is one of the most beautiful, cuddly fur balls. A young puppy often does not exhibit the dominance, aloofness, and aggression that is present in most mature Chow Chows. Many people make the mistake of purchasing a Chow Chow because of their looks only. Thorough research of the breed and breeders is recommended before deciding on this dog. The Chow can make a perfect companion if you lead a quiet life with few unexpected visitors and a predictable schedule. Teach this dog to be groomed and handled from a very young age.
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