If you love canines, this post is for you! In it, we are going to introduce you to the Chow Shepherd. Chow Shepherds are a hybrid breed of dog, a cross between the Chow Chow and German Shepherd. They are medium-sized dogs with a large head and square muzzle with black coloring around their eyes and mouth.
Chow Shepherds have been used as military dogs, police dogs, therapy and assistance animals, hunting companions, and search-and-rescue partners.
The Chow Shepherd has a lifespan of 10 to 13 years. Most people believe that the Chow Shepherd should not be allowed to reach age 10, as old age is usually associated with many health problems. Senior dogs can be difficult to handle, and their reactions may be unpredictable and aggressive.
Interesting Facts about the Chow Shepherd
- The Chow Shepherds can grow up to 26 inches tall and weigh up to 40kg, so they are medium-sized dogs.
- The Chow Shepherds are carnivores
- The Chow Shepherds were bred in Germany, but they are native to China
- They are ideal for cold and temperate regions
- Chow Shepherd reproduce with the help of a breeder
- They need lots of attention, so they do not do well being left alone for too long.
- Chow Shepherds thrive on routine and mental stimulation, so they can be destructive if not properly trained.
- They have well-developed olfactory senses to assist them in communicating through sniffing.
- The Chow Shepherds are not recommended to be placed in households with kids because they are known to be very protective of their family and territory.
- If you have a Chow Shepherd that is destructive while on leash, you must be completely consistent with the walks; walking on a loose leash all the time may be to blame.