Dog Breed Group: Companion Dog
Life Span: 13-15 years
Weight: Male: 22-32, Female: 20.5-30
Height: Male: 18-20, Female: 17-19
Origin of Name: The Chow Chow is a dog breed originally from northern China.
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The Chow Chow, one of the world's most eccentric and possibly oldest breeds, is depicted in artifacts from the Han Dynasty of China (c. 206 BCE), but evidence suggests that the chow goes much further and other Spitz-type Breeds have ancestors. Norwegian Elkound to Danti Pomeranian.
Has played many roles during its long history. At times, he was the greatest companion of the Chinese nobles. An emperor of the Tang dynasty, around the eighth century, owned a kennel facility, which housed about 5,000 Chows and a permanent staff of that number twice. But over the centuries they also earned themselves as their keepers, hunters, and hunters. Their ancestors were a food source in the remote past of their densely populated, protein-hungry homeland. The surname of an ancient breed is Edible Dog, and there is a theory behind the origin of the name Chow that it derives from the Cantonese word for ""food"".
The more popular description of the breed's name concerns 18th-century merchant ships of the British Empire. At the time, the Pidgin-English expression ""Chow Chow"" described small, miscellaneous items within a ship's cargo that were not items. ""Chow Chow"" was just another way of saying ""et cetera"", and strange-looking dogs received by British merchants in China were included in the ship's display under ""Chow Chow"".
In the 1820s, Chow Choz was exhibited at the London Zoo as ""the wild dogs of China"", but they did not really catch on in the West until Queen Victoria, an unfamiliar dog lover, took over a century. Did not acquire later. Chicks were first exhibited in the US in the 1890s and were admitted to the AKC in 1903.