Dog Breeds

  • Chow Chow

    The Chow Chow is a compact, stout breed with a large head and a short, deep muzzle. Small, pointed ears and deep-set eyes make it appear as though the breed is scowling. The long fur and a "mane" around the neck earned the Chow Chow the nickname "lion dog."

  • Group: Asian and Oceanian
    Lifespan: 8–12 yr
    Height: 18–22 in
    Weight: 42–69 lb

  • Care

    Chow Chows are fastidious—often compared to cats for their lack of odor and overall cleanliness. But brushing them at least twice per week removes dead hair and helps control shedding. You should spend extra time grooming the fur around their heads, which can develop into painful mats if not brushed out regularly. And after a bath, use an air dryer (on the "cool" setting) to thoroughly dry your dog's coat. All grooming routines should also include trimming nails, cleaning ears, and brushing teeth.

  • Disorders

    Entropion, Hip dysplasia
    Cataracts, Cerebellar abiotrophy(ataxia) Cerebellar hypoplasia, Cervical vertebral instability ( Wobbler syndrome)colour dilution alopecia, Corneal dystrophy, Diabetes mellitus, Ectropion Elbow dysplasia - O C D of the elbow, Glaucoma, Growth hormone-responsive dermatosis; adrenal sex hormone responsive dermatosis, Hypo-/dysmyelinogenesis ("shaking pup") Hypothyroidism, Myotonia, Persistent pupillary membranes ( P P M)sebaceous adenitis
    Dermatomyositis and ulcerative dermatosis Pemphigus Progressive retinal atrophy

    Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.