Chow Shepherd

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Chow Shepherd History

The Chow Shepherd is a cross between the chow chow and the German Shepherd. The Chow-Shepherd is a fairly new, hybrid, or designer, breed. The Chow-Shepherd is a combination of a purebred chow and a purebred German Shepherd. The Chow-Shepherd is relatively new, having been developed in the 1990s.

Time of Origin

Unknown

Country of Origin

Unknown

Chow Shepherd Physical Characteristics

The Chow Shepherd is a small, medium-sized, large, or giant sized breed of working dog that was developed in China during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). This breed has a long history of being a livestock guardian, as well as a companion and family pet. They stand between 19 and 24 inches tall at the shoulders and weigh between 65 and 100 pounds. They have a muscular, powerful body and a compact, athletic frame. The fur of the Chow Shepherd is thick, long and single. This breed has a head that is broad, strong, and wedge-shaped, and a body that is deep-chested and stocky. Their eyes are typically dark. The ears are erect, triangular, and pendant. This breed has a docked tail that is typically carried low. The Chow Shepherd has a calm, friendly temperament. They are intelligent, trainable, and devoted to their family. This breed is alert, agile, and courageous.

Eye Colors

Brown

Nose Colors

Black

Coat Colors

Brown, Black, Red, Gray, Cream, Fawn

Height Range

Male Height Range: 22 – 26 inches

Female Height Range: 22 – 26 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 45 – 90 lbs

Female Weight Range: 45 – 90 lbs

Chow Shepherd Health

Description of breed health.

Lifespan

10-14 yrs

Chow Shepherd Health Concerns

Hip Dysplasia, Degenerative Myelopathy, Myasthenia Gravis, Cataracts

Chow Shepherd Temperament and Behaviour

The Chow Shepherd is independent, inquisitive, and protective. They love to explore and are often found wandering around. They have a strong will, and are very intelligent. They tend to be shy around new people, but will become very attached to their families and make good guard dogs.

Chow Shepherd Activity Requirements

Chow Shepherds are a herding dog that originated in China. They are highly intelligent and loyal, and they are well known for being good with children. While they are not the most high-energy of breeds, they do require regular exercise. A daily walk or jog (on-leash) will help your Chow Shepherd stay happy and healthy.

Miles Per Day

14 miles

Activity Per Day

75 minutes

Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Chow Shepherd is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Chow Shepherd is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Chow Shepherd is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Chow Shepherd is part of the Unclassified group.

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