Essence of an Ancient Legacy

THE CHOW CHOW - RECORDED FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS AS:

* spitz type, powerful, square dog, possessing
* blue-black tongue
* apparently straight hock with pendulum rear movement
* lips just touching - not overhanging
* hunting dog - gamefowl, wolves, bears & deer of China
* harness dog hauling loads, herding, brave guard
* cautious with strangers, utterly devoted to it's own.

 

 

Preservation Breeder

Striving to breed Chow Chows true to historical requirements, not just a breed standard. They must be mentally & physically sound, functional.

    • MENTAL HEALTH :
  • PHYSICAL SOUNDNESS :
  • AESTHETICALLY CORRECT :
  • Stable family dogs
  • Health certified
  • Evaluation at dogshows

Champions

Multiple Group and 'in Show' Chow Chow winners & placers - 25 Champions, including 16 homebred champions - despite limited attendance.

Ciao Chows have attended NO shows since 2017. We typically attended less than 10 days at shows in a given year. There is no preference for coat colour or coat type - neither in breeding nor in showing.