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The Chow Chow: Weird Facts Did You Know?

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Here are some weird facts that might interest you about the Chow Chow breed:

  • Sigmund Freud attested that his Chow Chow, Jo-Fi, would give him a shot in the arm in terms of diagnosing his patients. In what way is this possible? Better consult your Chow Chow yourself if you are a shrink.

  • Martha Stewart's obsession for her Chow Chows has gone to such extremes that she would constantly feature them on her morning show with pride. (Blow your trumpet and announce it to Oprah viewers.)

  • The name Chow Chow was merely an English expression, pertaining to knick-knacks from the Orient in the 18th century. (What does junk or an ornament have to do with a dog?)

  • The Chow Chows served the Chinese natives in various ways - a lovely pet, a fantastic hunter… and a tasty meal.

  • A 7th century Chinese emperor kept over four thousand Chow Chows in his sporting kennel. (He must have dreadfully exhausted the dogs during his reign.)

  • The Chow Chow's horrifying scowl would frighten evil spirits away from temples in ancient China. (How would the Chow dog know if there were evil spirits looming around? Did he have to scowl all the time just in case?)

  • In Bret Easton Ellis' novel, American psycho, the serial killer buys a Chow Chow and drowns it. (Just to present how psychotic the character really is.)

  • The Chow Chow's tongue and gums transform into bluish-black color when he turns 2-month old. (The genius who might crack this mystery is still at large.)


  • Did you know?



  • Chow Chows originated from China. The name itself sounds a lot like it did.

  • Songshi Quan is the Chow Chow's Chinese name, which literally means "puffy lion dog." (Then how come Chow dogs look like bears?)

  • In the Han Dynasty (150 - 200 BC), the Chow was used as a hunting dog. (Could Chow Chows hunt wild animals then? Impressive! Why are they a bit lazy now?)

  • The first Chows were brought to England in the 1880's, then this dog breed made its way across the Atlantic. (Chow Chows were forced to change their nationality.)

  • The Chow Chows built a reputation as a sporting dog in ancient China. (Now the Chow Chows have a reputation for winning dog beauty contests.)

  • The Chow is the dog breed that possesses the most beautiful coat. In other words, it's the only dog breed that's really meticulous and strict when it comes to grooming. Now you know that even a dog has a great fashion sense as well.


  • The Chow Chow world is full of wonders. Some have only been created by nature. Others have simply appeared as they are. And the rest is still a mystery. No one knows how some facts always remain as such. Do you know?


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