…especially, when it comes to the puppies! The pictures of these little fluffy dogs with cat-like personalities will definitely make your day.
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Originated in Siberia and Mongolia, Сhow Chow became a Buddhist temple guard in China and Tibet. Despite its kind and soft appearance, Chow is an excellent guard, shepherd, and hunter. Chow Chow is also very loyal and may fiercely protect its owner from any potential danger.
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Thinking about a nice name for your newborn Сhow Chow? Why not come up with something Chinese, like Moo Shu, Dumpling or Chen? Well, maybe you want to call your puppy Shampoo, or simply Fluffy the Fluffiest?
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A legend says that one Chinese ruler used to own five thousand Chow Chows! Probably, only an emperor could afford to feed the whole pack of these chubby dogs with outstanding appetite.
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The other legend states that a model for the original teddy bear was not exactly a bear, but the Queen Victoria's Chow Chow puppy. Actually, observing the baby Chow it seems to be a pure truth! If you cannot venture a real pet-bear, though you are longing to have one, this dog breed might be your best choice.
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Keep in mind that Chow puppies cannot really jump! So if you are planning that your dog will jump up on your bed to lick your face and cuddle next to you early in the morning, you have to wait until it grows up…
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Another weird thing the Chow Chow breed has is blue-black or purple color of the their tongue and distinctive bluish color of the lips. Maybe, this is an indicator of the royal blue blood? Blue spots on the tongue can be found on other purebred dogs too, but only Chow and Shar Pei possess that vivid and deep color. Does it have anything to do with the Chinese emperor roots?
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The fur of Chow Chow may also have some quite unusual tint: red, black, blue, cinnamon, or cream. The coat hair is very long and dense, especially thick in the neck area, which makes the dog look like a lion with a gorgeous mane.
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The dog’s experts suggest that Chow Chows should be adopted by the experienced dog owners only. Much time and energy are needed to the proper training and socialization of the Chow. In a few years, these little puppies will become somebody’s best friends and best guards.
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Do you know that many famous people followed the example of the Chinese emperor and also owned a Chow Chow puppy? Sigmund Freud’s Chow dog Jo-Fi attended his therapy sessions helping him to determine his patients’ mental state, as the scientist believed that dogs have a special sense to judge a person's character much more accurately than humans do. Elvis Presley also had one, named Getlow.
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