The Chow Chow is ancient breed known for its lion-like appearance and frowning expression. They are loyal, independent and dignified and are typically good with children. They are also a medium-sized dog, which make them quite suitable to live in apartment in Singapore. Because of their independent character and thick coat which requires high maintenance, they might not be suitable for first-time pet owners. If you're looking to buy one, we have a wide selection of Chow Chow puppies for sale from ethical breeders that will make the perfect companion for you. All of our dogs are health checked, vaccinated and dewormed. By purchasing from us, you get a 1 month free of flee, tick, and heartworm prevention service. You will also get a free grooming for your pet before bringing it home for adoption. Below are the specific details about Chow Chow:
Size: They are a medium breed dog, weighing between 18-32 kg (40-70 pounds) and standing about 17-20 inches tall at the shoulder.
Shedding: yes, they shed moderately-high and they are not hypoallergenic.
Coat: They come in either rough or smooth coat, where the rough coat is seen as thick and soft whereas the smooth one is often smooth and hard on the outside.
Color: They come in 5 sheds of colors - red, black, blue, cinnamon, and cream.
Body: They are sturdily-built, with a broad skull, and small triangular erect ears with rounded tips.
Temperament: They are very loyal, over-protective of their owners, independent and tend to be aloof with strangers.
Trainability: They are highly intelligent but can be a bit difficult to train due to stubborn personality.
Exercise needs: Their exercise requirement is moderate. A 45-60 minutes per day exercise is required to keep your furry companion happy.
Life span: They can live up to 12-15 years if taken care well.
Apartment friendly: They are quite suitable for apartment life due to their size and lesser exercise requirement.
Chow Chow is one of the oldest dog breed in existence and is originated in Mongolia and Northern China. This Spitz-type breed was bred to be an all-purpose dog that was used in hunting, herding, pulling and for protection. It's also the preferred breed among the ancient Chinese emperors. Today, this canine is widely used as a pet and fashion dog. The Chow Chow come with 2 types of coat - rough and smooth. Both the coat types are available in 5 colors - red, black, blue, cinnamon, and cream. They have a sturdy body, broad skull with triangular erect ears. Besides their lion-like appearance, they also have a distinct blue-black/purple tongue that can be found in another dog breed called Shar Pei and almond-shaped eyes. They have a loyal, dignified, over-protective temperament that can make them don't get along well with strangers, unless getting enough social training from early on. Talking about their health, they are prone to eyelid entropion, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, allergies, and thyroid function. Overall, Chow Chow is medium-sized fluffy dog that comes with independent and loyal personality, which makes them not quite suitable for first-time pet owners. Their appearance resembles those of luxury dog and they are available in various colors. In general, this breed is relatively healthy but can prone to certain genetic diseases.
How To Buy From Us
On average, a Chow Chow costs between $9,000-$15,000 to purchase in Singapore. The price varies depending on the reputation of the breeder, the age of the dog and more. To buy a puppy from us, here are the brief steps:
Choose a wide range of puppies collection available in our shop, both male and female through our Instagram page or visit us in-person to find the most suitable dog for you and loved ones. We have a variety of puppies to choose from from different range of age, starting from 3 months old up to 1 year.
Once you find your match, you can make the payment right then and there and bring home the puppy. Payment method available are cash, Paynow, Bank Transfer, NETS, or Credit Card (extra 4% charge)
Shipping option is also available in case of need through GrabPet! To book GrabPet, select Car in the Grab app home screen, input addresses and scroll down to select GrabPet under Value Added.
NOTE: We will register the dog license with NParks before you bring the dog home. It is done online where we will transfer the dog ownership to you. The cost of the license is only $13.5 a year for puppies below 5 months old. For older dogs, there is a lifetime license fee of $35 for sterilized dogs or $81 per year for unsterilized dogs.
Chow Chow requires moderate level of exercise and mental stimulation to stay healthy and stress-free. We recommend at least 45-60 minutes of regular exercise and mental stimulation to keep your canine happy and cheerful. It's also important to adjust the exercise duration to suit your dog. For instance, a puppy requires significantly lesser amount of exercise compared to an adult dog. This canine enjoys a variety of activities, such as walking, fetching, agility training, and others, especially hunting games due to its hunting background and instinct. In summary, this breed needs daily exercise to maintain their health, wellbeing and to keep them stress-free. They are not highly energetic but loves small hunting game to keep their instinct sharp.
Chow Chow sheds heavily and even more so during the shedding season. Due to its thick and dense coat, regular grooming and fur maintenance is required to keep it healthy and free of mats and tangles.
Here are some grooming requirements and recommendations for Chow Chow:
Brushing: We recommend grooming your dog at least 2 time a week to maintain the coat health and keep them moist and untanggled.
Bathing: Despite its thick coat, this breed doesn't require a lot of bathing as it's a very clean dog. Also, over-bathing can lead to dry skin, in which this breed is prone to. Nevertheless due to hot weather in Singapore, we recommend bathing your dog at least once a week. Use a mild dog shampoo (we recommend Silky shampoo) and be sure to rinse thoroughly to avoid any skin irritation. Lastly, remember to blow dry to make sure the skin is completely dry to prevent skin issues.
Trimming: They also require occasional trimming or clipping, particularly around the pads and between the toes to prevent overgrowth and tangles and maintain a tidy appearance. Bring your kennel to a professional dog groomer every 3 months for a full grooming service to get the best result.
Nail Clipping: The frequency of nail clipping depends on the surface where your dog mostly walk on. Otherwise clip your dog's nails once every 6-8 weeks are enough. But whenever you do, be sure to use a sharp, proper nail clipper and avoid cutting too close to the quick. Leave the cutting to the Professional dog groomer to avoid traumatizing the puppy if nails bleed during cutting (which is very common).
Teeth Cleaning: Regular teeth cleaning is important for your dog to prevent dental problems. Brush their teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and use a dog-specific toothpaste.
Ear Cleaning: Chow's ears don't require any extra attention or cleaning because they are not floppy. In general, we recommend cleaning their ears every 2 to 3 weeks. For cleaning, be sure to use a gentle, dog-specific ear cleaner to prevent buildup of dirt and bacteria in the long run.
Overall, a Chow Chow is a high maintenance dog that requires regularly grooming and coat trimming. It doesn't require a lot of bathing due to its cleanliness nature nor ear cleaning due to its erect ears.