The Chow Chow It is a breed of dog originating in China. The origin of the name "Chow Chow" would come from the inscription Tangerine "diverse merchandise" which was marked on the boxes containing the first dogs of this breed exported from China to England. To derive the word of a redoblamiento of the term "Chow" which means "food" because this breed of dog was eaten in China, It is incorrect as the term to describe this dog in Mandarin is "sōngshī quǎn" meaning "swollen perro-león".
The Chow Chow is a dog of robust body that goes to the pair of its broad skull and his small triangular ears, slightly rounded at the tip and takes them separate with slightly inclined forward tip which are always upright. His eyes are dark, from Brown to black always small, almendrada form. The nose is completely black and wide except in color Chow cream and white, which supports the color pink. The mouth is wide and strong. They have a characteristic movement in “stringers”, due to the peculiar conformation of their hind legs, which lack angle, and it makes it look like walking on stilts.
It is a dog of agile and balanced movement. By joining the legs in parallel to two in the movement. This breed has a very dense fur that can be rough or soft, which it accumulates more around his neck, giving it its distinctive frill or horsehair. Its fur can be red, black, Blue and cream. Those who have spotted or multi-coloured fur are considered outside the standards of the breed.
The Chow Chow are distinguished by their unusual language of negra-azulada color or purple and strong legs. Negra-azulada or purple tongue gene tends to be dominant in this race, and so it also tends to be in from mixed races of a Chow Chow.
A legend that says, When the gods placed the stars in the firmament were falling pieces of heaven that Chow Chow was licking and since that day has blue tongue.
Today, the Chow Chow is commonly a companion dog. His strong sense of ownership of their homes with their - sometimes- intriguing approach to strangers may be misinterpreted by those who do not belong to his family. However, samples of shyness and aggression are not characteristic of this breed. Copies of the sex opposite usually coexist with less tension than with those of the same sex, but it is not uncommon to see Chow Chow of different sexes to live together peacefully.
The Chow Chow are extremely loyal to his family and find it hard to change master. Chow Chow typically shows affection only people you know, so visitors not should press them physically that it will not accept immediately to outsiders as fast as they do with their family members.
The Chow Chow is not a very active breed. Life in an apartment suits them, If they are given the opportunity to do enough physical activity daily. The owners must take daily walks with his Chow Chow, so in a small place, to preserve their physical and mental abilities in healthy way.
A regret that the Chow Chow shows little energy most of the time, you need a routine to explore their environment and thus maintain a loving character. The typical behavior of a Chow Chow resembles more of a domestic cat that a dog, for cleaning and its enigmatic nature.
The Chow Chow is a breed of dogs most affected by the Dysplasia elbow. It is also vulnerable to hip dysplasia, dislocation of patella, thyroid disease, Pemphigus Foliaceus and ocular disorders such as entropion and ectropion. The risk of suffering these disorders increases exponentially when a Chow Chow is purchased from “breeders of courtyards”, What are pet stores with unscrupulous carers you do not test their dogs to know if there is existence of genetic disorders. Like this, a potential buyer of a Chow Chow should ask about the State of health of the pet to buy. Caregivers of the animal must provide the customer a guarantee of safety of the dog. But despite his delicate health, the Chow Chow is an excellent companion dog for human.