8 Facts About Chow Chows

8 Facts About Chow Chows

• Chow Chows originated as a breed in China.

• The Chinese name for the breed translates as “Puffy Lion”.

• The Chow Chow is the dog most affected by elbow dysplasia.

• The Chow Chow was introduced to Europe and the Middle East by invaders from Mongolia.

• To this day it is not uncommon for some farms in China to raise Chow Chows for both meat and hides.

• It is believed that the Chow Chow was used as the model for the traditional stone guards outside of Budhist temples and palaces.

• Most every Chow Chow has a black-blue, or purple, colored tongue.

• The Chow Club, recognized by the AKC as the parent organization of the Chow Chow breed, was started in 1906.