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Chow-Chow - Fun Facts and Crate Size

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Chow Chow dog crate size


Quick Facts:

  • AKC recognized in 1903
  • Lifespan: 12-15 years
  • Size: large
  • Energy: medium
  • Recommended Crate Size: 42” dog crate*

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Chow- Chow has some unique characteristics such as a blue-black tongue, teddy bear coat, and the fur of a lion.

It is an active dog which is popular in the northern region of China.

His skills are hunting, herding, pulling a cart, and guarding.

It has a low to moderate activity level, which makes the Chow-Chow friendly with kids.

It is recommended for small homes and apartment-dwellers. Once a Chow-Chow learns his new home and has appropriate obedience training, he can be a good family dog.

Chows come in red, black, blue, cinnamon, and cream.


The Chow-Chow is a relatively less active dog.

The original dog breed comes from Northern China. The Chinese believe that this breed is one of the ancients. Chows were a model of the Foo Dog, which were traditional sculpture guardians in Buddhist Temples.

It is also known as Tang Quan in China.

This breed migrated to Mongolia, Siberia, and China about 2,000 years ago.

In 1903 American Kennel Club register this breed and classified it into the Non-Sporting group.


The Chow-Chow looks like it has a teddy bear face.

The breed has a variety of unusual colors such as blue, red, fawn, and black.

Other interesting features include its purple tongue, its curly tail, and sturdy hind legs.

There is also a bluish color that can be seen on its lips and oral cavity.

Its smooth and rough fur makes Chows resistant to cold weather.


The proper nutrition for feeding Chow-Chow depends on his size, age, metabolism, and activity level.

It is recommended to provide feed formulated to medium-sized breeds. It is highly recommended to discuss your dog’s feed with your veterinarian and/or breeder in order to determine the size and frequency of meals in order to ensure a healthy, long life. It is also important to ensure that clean, fresh water is always available.


With its straight and smooth coat, the Chow-Chow is not difficult to groom.

The fur is wooly, so a good comb is needed to brush.

Brushing and bathing can be done as needed, but not too often.

Check the ears by dabbing with soft cotton but do not rub the ears because you can hurt him.

Brush his teeth with a dog brusher three times a week.


The Chow Chow needs 15-30 minutes of exercise every day. A good example of this is a moderate walk with your Chow in the morning. 

Pet Crate Size

Pet Crates Direct recommends a 42” dog crate* for most adult Chow Chows.

Return to the main Dog Crate Sizes Breed Chart.

* Links for crate sizes will bring you to the most appropriate Amazon page.

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