There is no sugar-coating that the Chow Chow can be a dangerous dog.
Of course this does not mean that they do not have any redeeming qualities or that all Chow Chows out there are just teeming for a fight.
However, it is safe to conclude that this is not a dog you want to get as a first time dog owner, if you have other smaller dogs, or if you have young children in the house.
If you feel up to the task, here are a few key temperament features you have to look forward to.
Despite their reputations, Chow Chows are actually pretty laid back most of the time. In fact, Chow Chows only display aggressive behavior when they feel threatened or are frustrated for some reason or other.
Chow chows are quite independent and very much enjoy their own company. If you are away a lot for work or errands, Chow Chow is an independent dog breed that can very easily be left alone. Just make sure they have enough food, water, and their favorite toys.
However, you should also be prepared to be ignored by your Chow Chow at times when you may need them most. Chow Chows are not keen to please their owners as compared to many other dog breeds.
These doggies are also known for their fierce loyalty and deep affection for their owners. They love their human companions and will not hesitate to protect you if they feel you are threatened. It is no wonder that they still have a fan base.
Chow Chows are very smart. However, they are not easy to train. This is because they are often very aloof and disinterested. Professional training courses for the dogs start at about $100 with an extra $50 to $100 for toys and other training equipment.
If you choose to do it yourself, start early and stock up on rewards to keep their attention. You could also try out the Brain Training for Dogs program for simple yet effective guidelines on how to actually train your doggy.