Dangerous Dog Breeds: Chow Chow

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The Chow Chow and Chow mixes consistently made “Top 10 Most Dangerous Dogs” year after year.

About Chow Chows

Chows are arguable one of the cutest puppy breeds with round faces, short legs.  Their round fluff-ball appearances makes it easy to see why a growing number of people are making these dogs family pets.  But Chows grow into powerful dogs capable of causing serve injuries and rank among the top ten breeds that kill humans most frequently.

Poor socialization as puppies and inferior breeding are likely contributors to the reasons why Chows are known for their high rate of attacking humans and other animals.

The Chow Chow is recognized by the AKC and is classified in the group: Northern, AKC Non-Sporting.

Height: 18-22 inches (46-56 cm.)

Weight: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg.)

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Personality and Traits

According to DogBreedInfo.org, “They need firm authority and training starting at puppyhood. Whether you are adopting a puppy or an adult dog, owners need to set the rules in which the dog must follow and stick to them. This is a very dominant breed who requires a dominant owner. The owner of this breed of dog should be a calm person who is naturally firm, confident, and consistent. With such a handler, the Chow Chow can develop well. The problems arise when the dog lives with owners who do not understand how to be, and stay in the alpha position. If you allow this dog to believe they are the boss of your house they will become stubborn, protective and sometimes down right unruly.”

Most breeders recommend only an experienced dog owner adopt this breed. Chows tend to be dominant dogs that do not respond well to submissive or fearful handlers, or to abuse.

Their coat requires a fair amount of brushing due to a thick undercoat.

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Sources: www.dogbreedinfo.org

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