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Breed Standards for the Chow Chow

 

 

General Appearance:

Powerful, squarely built, and sturdy with heavy bone and strong muscular development.

 

 

Head:

Blue-black tongue and black mouth; Padded button of skin above the inner corner of each almond-shaped eye; Broad, flat skull; Small, triangular ears carried erect

 

 

Tail:

Carried close to back

 

 

Color:

Solid red, black, blue, cinnamon, and cream

 

 

Size:

Weight:  45–70 lb;  Height: 17-20”

 

 

Coat:

It can have either a rough coat, which is straight and off standing or a smooth coat, which is hard and smooth.  Both coat types have woody undercoats

 

 

Temperament:

It is independent, stubborn, serious and protective and devoted to its family


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