Golden Chow Retriever

He is not recognized by the F.C.I.

Origin
Great Britain <> China -> U.S.A.
Translation
Francis Vandersteen

A brief presentation of the Golden Chow Retriever

Gentle, intelligent and protective, the Golden Chow Retriever is a hybrid breed developed from the combination of the Golden Retriever and the Chow Chow. This energetic hybrid is known for its perception and dedication. Reserved, they are known to be protective of family and friends, and need early socialization to get along with other dogs and strangers. The average Golden Chow Retriever weighs from 22.5 to 34 kilos and measures 51 to 63.5 centimeters.

History of the Golden Chow Retriever

The history of the Golden Chow Retriever is vague and poorly documented. Hybrid breeds have gained in popularity over the past two decades, and while the origins of the hybrid are unknown, it's equally important to review the history of its parent breeds. The Golden Chow Retriever is not recognized by the AKC due to its hybrid status.

 

        

A little of the Golden Retriever

        
Golden Retrievers are well known for their excellent companionship and gentle nature. The Golden Retriever breed needs a lot of human attention and makes an excellent watchdog. The Golden Retriever was developed in Scotland at the end of the 19th century as a hunting and retrieving dog for waterfowl. The aim of the breeding program was to create a breed that was unsurpassed in the field, but gentle, calm and loyal indoors. This was achieved by crossing a wavy-coated Retriever with a now extinct Tweed Water Spaniel. Only golden-colored dogs were chosen from subsequent litters for the breeding program, and by the end of the early 20th century, the Golden Retriever was recognized as a breed in England. The American Kennel Club recognized the Golden Retriever in 1925, and the breed has been the first choice of families for many years.
Standard of the Golden Retriever

A little of the Chow Chow

The Chow Chow is thought to have originated from the Samoyed and Tibetan Mastiff around 2,000 years ago. The breed was very popular as a sporting dog in China. The Chow Chow was a favorite among the wealthy, especially emperors. This large dog was used as a pointing and scenting dog that could protect, herd and pull carts and wagons. In the late 1700s, the Chow Chow was imported to England. In 1890, the breed was imported to the United States. In 1903, the Chow Chow was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club.
Standard of the Chow Chow

Appearance of the Golden Chow Retriever

The Golden Chow Retriever can inherit the coat of either parent breed in terms of length, and is generally dense, thick, wavy and non-water repellent. With a large build that requires a lot of space in the house, they weigh an average of 22.5 to 34 kilos and measure 51 to 63.5 centimeters. Its floppy ears hang over the sides of its face, and its long tail is slightly curved. The legs of this large canine are also massive. The Golden Chow Retriever's muzzle is of medium length, with a black nose and dark eyes. Their expression is solemn and protective.

Temperament of the Golden Chow Retriever

The temperament of the Golden Chow Retriever will vary according to several factors, such as genetics and training. If it inherits the dominant traits of the Chow Chow, it is more likely to be aggressive and, moreover, protective of its environment. On the other hand, the Golden Retriever is a lovable goofball in search of affection. Generally speaking, your Golden Chow Retriever will be protective of strangers and people he may not know. He'll need guidance and socialization when he's young to make sure he welcomes others. This hybrid is best suited to a family without young children, and is also not recommended for new owners as he can be stubborn to train. Working consistently and firmly with him will enable your Golden Chow Retriever to become more friendly, affectionate, social and playful. This dog can be kept in the presence of other dogs without proper instruction and encouragement.

Needs and activities of the Golden Chow Retriever

The Golden Chow Retriever has a moderate energy level, requiring 60 minutes of activity a day. Your well-built dog will enjoy swimming, playing ball games and joining you for a short jog. Take him for a walk at least twice a day. If he gets on well with other dogs, running with others in the dog park is a good way to expend energy and practice his social skills. Not a couch potato, he'll be ready to rest at the end of the day as long as his body and mind have been worked on throughout the day. Apartment living is not the place for this hybrid, he'll need a home with a yard where he can get out and get plenty of fresh air. It likes a cool climate and should not be exercised too vigorously in hot weather.

Maintenance of the Golden Chow Retriever

The Golden Chow Retriever is not considered a hypoallergenic hybrid and sheds a lot throughout the year. Brushing is a priority with this mix, and daily care is essential. Groom him with a firm bristle brush, a sighthound comb and a rake to remove loose hair. The Golden Chow Retriever will look its best with a professional grooming session every 4 to 6 weeks to avoid mats and to keep the coat trimmed and shaped. Teeth should not be neglected, and cleaning at least two or three times a week will prevent tartar build-up. Every week, check your dog's ears to make sure there's no build-up of dirt or moisture that could lead to odor or infection. Trim his nails every two weeks.

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