So you’re looking to adopt an Chow Chow, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Chows are powerful, compactly built dogs standing as high as 20 inches at the shoulder. Their distinctive traits include a lion’s-mane ruff around the head and shoulders; a blue-black tongue; deep-set almond eyes that add to a scowling, snobbish expression; and a stiff-legged gait. Chows can have rough or smooth coats of red, black, blue, cinnamon, or cream.Owners say Chows are the cleanest of dogs: They housebreak easily, have little doggy odor, and are known to be as fastidious as cats. Well-socialized Chows are never fierce or intractable, but always refined and dignified. They are aloof with strangers and eternally loyal to loved ones. Serene and adaptable, with no special exercise needs, Chows happily take to city life. The Chow Chow, an all-purpose dog of ancient China, presents the picture of a muscular, deep-chested aristocrat with an air of inscrutable timelessness. Dignified, serious-minded, and aloof, the Chow Chow is a breed of unique delights.”
An Chow Chow typically ranges from 43.18cm to 50.8cm in height, and weighs from 20.41165665kg to 31.751465900000003kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Chow Chow breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Chow Chow insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.