Height: 17” to 20” at the shoulder
Weight: 40 to 70 pounds
Lifespan: 11 to 13 years
They’re generally healthy pups, but like all breeds, some Chow Chows may have health issues like hip and elbow dysplasia or eye disease. Chow Chows don’t have very good peripheral vision. Their almond eyes are so deep set their vision is best when they look straight ahead.
Chow owners say they’re as clean as cats: they’re low-odor, completely dignified, and easily housebroken. Their abundant coat does need some pretty intense grooming—it should be brushed out fully every week, which will take about an hour or two.