Central Indiana Kennel Club
Non Sporting Group
Chows are powerful, compactly built dogs standing between 17 and 20 inches at the shoulder. Their several distinctive features include a lion’s-mane ruff around the head and shoulders; a blue-black tongue; deep-set almond eyes that add to a scowling, snobbish expression; and a “stilted” (stiff-legged) way of moving. Chows can have rough or smooth coats of red, black, blue, cinnamon, or cream. Overall, Chows present the picture of a muscular, deep-chested aristocrat with an air of inscrutable timelessness.
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