Leo is a brand new Whiskers and Tails Client. He is 14 years old and is a Chow mixed breed.
Most commonly kept as pets
, Chow Chows tend to display discernment of strangers and can become fiercely protective of their owners and property. I know Leo likes me, however, when I come to his house to walk him, he still barks at me, still unsure of me. Leo's owner and I have been spending time together with Leo, so that he can get more familiar with me and feel safe.
Chow Chow's living in an apartment will need daily exercise to prevent restlessness and boredom.
Mikko is a beautiful Chow Mix.
TheChow is an imposing character thanks to his bellowing bark and scowling expression. They originated in China and were used to hunt everything from pheasant to wolves, were commissioned to guard boats and pull carts of cargo. Today the Chow still makes an excellent guard dog, and when treated with love and respect, is himself a loving and respectful companion who tends to attach deeply to one or two members of his family. Chows are an aggressive breed, fiercely protective of their people and property and should only be adopted by experienced dog owners who have the time and energy to devote to proper training and socialization.