Chow Chow Characteristics
The Chow Chow looks like a small bear from Tibet and Manchuria. The body is round and the head is large. The height is from 14 – 18 inches (40 to 50 cm), which is the same with the length from shoulder to hip (a square body), and the weight is from 50 – 75 pounds (25 – 35kg). The Chow Chow has very well developed muscles, especially muscles at their shoulders, chest, neck and thighs. Their front is large while the behind of their body is slimmer. With their heavy physique, they have a stiff and unnatural gait.
The Chow Chow has a large skull, a very big head, a flat forehead and a large nose. Their deep eyes and thick eyelids make their eyes look small. The mouth is wide and square. The teeth are sharp and the jaws are strong, with strong bites listed among top 10 in the world. Their tongue is blue or black. Chow Chows have a unique thick, long and rough coat.