And my top choice of cutest dog breed is, drum roll please, chow chow! If you are a follower of my blog then you should know this already because it is listed in “Pawsome.” Ever since, Chow Chow is my favorite because of its bear-like figure. They’re walking teddy bear, I must describe. Definitely, this dog breeds are one of the most impressive of all dogs. It’s no wonder that most dog lovers out there have Chow Chow with them. And no wonder, our family, as a dogaholic family, has this very cute dog. Oh yes, and we named him Akira. No, the storekeeper named him Akira. We didn’t changed it because it seems that the dog is used to his name.
When people first see Chow Chow, I enjoy witnessing their reactions like “what kind of dog is that? It looks like a bear!” or “That lady’s got a lion on a leash!” or “How did that dog get a black tongue?” Their observations are all true because Chow Chow looks like a cross between a lion and a bear. Having a blue-black tongue is their distinctive feature. Their almond-shaped eyes, erect ears, black nose and high tail makes them admirable. They also have dense double-coat that commonly comes in solid red, black, blue, cinnamon and cream. Just look at the photos below and see that I’m not kidding here.
Since we are into dogs already, we knew the proper care to provide to Akira. Because of their thick coat, they thrive in cold places. If not, they may be prone to heat stroke. Aside from heat stroke, Chows may also have joint and eye issue so exercise is a must. They may be cranky at times when they don’t have a little walk for the day. We don’t like cranky dogs, right? Good nutrition is very important from their puppyhood to their seniority. For proper grooming, regular brushing should be done so his ruff behind will stand still. But never shave it. Remember, a beautiful well-groomed Chow Chow is one of the most beautiful dogs to look at. Training and socialization should start early so while they are young, let them meet other people and other pets. But the reminder we shouldn’t forget to remind to all the Chow Chow handlers is to be careful.
Did you know that Chow Chow is ranked as America’s one of the most dangerous dog breeds? They do not look like one, right? But for your information, they may be aggressive at first but when he knows you already, they will get along with you. With this kind of behavior, Chows are recommended as backyard dogs and they will take charge of your house against strangers. With their scowls, wrinkled face and lionlike ruff, for sure, they will be intimidated. Despite of their negative reputation, most trained Chows are wonderful loyal companions. Once you get along with their personality, you’ll realize their helpful spirits. In fact, Chinese claimed them as all-around working dog for they work as hunters, police companion and gardener. They really have a warm heart.
So, if you were to pick a dog, choose this protective, cute Chow Chow!