A regal breed with strong muscles and heavy bone, the Chow Chow is an ancient breed from northern China. Though affectionate and devoted to his family, the Chow Chow is somewhat independent and stubborn. An excellent guard dog, the Chow Chow requires early socialization, training and daily exercise. The breed’s thick double coat requires regular grooming and bathing.
Television personality Martha Stewart owns a number of Chow Chows, which often are featured on her morning show.