The Chowsky is a hybrid of the Chow Chow and Siberian Husky. Both are large, energetic breeds. Combining the traits of a Chow Chow and a Siberian Husky meant they are sure to be fluffy, medium to large dogs full of energy. The Chow and Husky are dignified and intelligent breeds. The Chowsky hybrid is relatively new, originating in America in the last twenty years. The Chow Chow was originally bred as a temple guard in China. Stone ‘Foo dogs’ still sit at the entrances of palaces and temples across the country. Combine that with a Siberian Husky, trained to pull sledges and sleds in the Arctic, and a Chowsky is guaranteed to be a fierce and loyal companion. Both breeds are known for their cleverness and dedication to their owners. Discover more about our Chowsky puppies for sale below!
The Chowsky likes to be near their owner and is an extremely intelligent and protective guard dog. Chow Chows can be resistant to training and even aggressive in nature if left untrained, whereas the Husky is easygoing but incredibly energetic. Breeding these two dogs together creates a dog like no other, without the aggressive nature of the Chow Chow while mellowing out the boundless energy of a Husky. Chowskies are a great example of a highly intelligent dog that will serve you well if trained properly. Well trained Chowskys make excellent family dogs, but be sure to start training them from a young age to avoid unwanted, negative behaviors.
It is important to recognize that while the Chowsky has a large capacity to learn, it is not a breed for a novice dog owner. They require a lot of patience and care as they tend to suffer from separation anxiety. This nervousness can show itself in the form of nipping, barking, and howling. They like to be near their owners and that can manifest as aggression when they feel their attention is being stolen or they feel threatened. This is a brilliant guard dog trait, but ensuring your dog has enough attention and socialization will prevent this from becoming an issue with guests.
These fun-loving dogs can be great with children as long as the children know how to play properly. To ensure a success with kids, socialize your Chowsky well and supervise any initial visits. A well-trained Chowsky will be affectionate and protective towards children and will love playing and chasing kids around.
Chowsky puppies are very energetic, which derives from their Husky parents. For this reason you will want to make sure they have plenty of room to run around and plenty of people or pets to play with. They’re clever dogs, so along with exercise, they will thrive if you support that drive with training and tasks. This mental stimulation will be both fun and rewarding, as the cleverness can also manifest as stubbornness if they do not get enough attention.
A Chowsky will shed their long fur year-round. Invest in a good vacuum cleaner and dog brush when owning a Chowsky. Brush them thoroughly at least one a week. Though Huskys are not typically shaven, if you have ever seen a Chow Chow haircut, then you will know that it is important for them to feel cool in the summertime. Therefore, a Chowsky will do best when they are trimmed during the warmer months.
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Average Weight: 45-80 lbs.
Personality Traits: Independent, loyal, sturdy
Country of Origin: China and America
Coat: Double coat: Long/rough, Long/smooth, Wooly undercoat
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