More About the German Shepherd Chow Mix

German Shepherd Chow MixDescription:
The German shepherd Chow mixed breed is a medium to big sized dog. Its features vary depending on the dominant breed. Typically these dogs’ faces look more like a German shepherd with a long narrow muzzle and distinct black mask and eyebrow coloring. Their ears usually stand half upright and are slightly floppy on the top. The Chow Shepherd mix usually is much hairier than a German shepherd with its downy fur and it takes its coat from its Chow ancestry. Its tail is busy and curves upright like a Chow. They have a typical red or tan coloring often with the German shepherds black saddle back. These dogs are known to be aloof at times but they are also fiercely loyal.

Chow Shepherd temperament:
These fluffy hybrid dogs can be very sweet at times and crave human attention. They will stay close to their owners rubbing up against their legs or jumping into their laps wanting to be stroked and admired. The Chow Shepherd mixes are dogs full of energy and constantly want to play and be the center of attention. These dogs are intelligent dogs and learn to adapt to different situations quickly. These dogs get bored easily so they need to be constantly challenged with new games like tug of war and fetch to keep them mentally stimulated. This dog can also be a little bit stubborn and sometimes has a mind of its own showing its mischievous Chow nature.

German shepherd Chow mix size:German Shepherd Chow Mix
The weight and height varies of the German shepherd Chow mix and they can weigh anything between 75-95lbs (34-43kg). Their height can be between 22-26 inches (56-66cm).

Chow shepherd health problems:
Generally this is a healthy dog with few problems, however it may be prone to hip dysplasia like the Chow and German shepherd. Chow shepherd mixes are also known to suffer from flea allergies which can be prevented by using topical flea treatments and good grooming.

Living conditions:
This dog’s boundless energy requires big open spaces and ideally owners need to have a spacious enclosed backyard. This is the perfect dog for young children as it loves to play and thrives on attention. This dog also needs to be around people otherwise it tends to get bored and into trouble. It is an ideal dog for young families who have a lot of time to dedicate to it.

Chow shepherd exercise:
This dog is one of the most energetic breeds of dog and it is constantly running around. It chases anything that moves and therefore when walking it, it needs to be on a leash until you can let it off in a big free open space. It needs to be exercised on a daily basis and it also needs to run about to get rid of some of its energy. It takes awhile to tire this dog out which is why it is a great dog for children who never get bored with playing outside.

German Shepherd Chow MixChow shepherd mix grooming:
This is an easy dog to maintain and should not need any form of professional grooming. Brushing the dog’s coat on a regular basis will keep it untangled and help get rid of dead hair.

Suitability:
This dog needs to be in a home with a family. As it is a big energetic dog it would suit young active families who like to be outdoors.



9 thoughts on “More About the German Shepherd Chow Mix”

  1. Ok so I think my dog is a chow shepherd mix but I don’t know she has short hair but when I looked up pictures of them one came up that looked just like her but she is exactly like the description about their behavior but she could also be an Anatolian shepherd we don’t know

  2. Ok so I think my dog is a chow shepherd mix but I don’t know she has short hair but when I looked up pictures of them one came up that looked just like her but she is exactly like the description about their behavior but she could also be an Anatolian shepherd we don’t know

  3. We’ve had Dixie for nearly 11 years. When we bought her as a young puppy at the Jockey Lot we were told that she’s a Jack Russell/Border Collie mix but she was so doggone cute we didn’t care what she was and we definitely wanted a mixed breed.. The vet disagreed with the JR/BC breed and as she grew she looked more and more like a shepherd, one of our favorite breeds, but with the extra hair at neck and flanks. FINALLY someone saw her recently and said she looks just like his Shepherd/Chow. I looked up pics of same and discovered that Dixie has a TON of relatives! The temperament you describe fits her to a T, but of course she IS the prettiest, smartest, friendliest, and most loyal of her kind. Two things I’m curious about are that she has had an off-and-on wheezing problem since she was a pup that the vet says may be allergies but seems to act a lot like asthma. The other thing is her toys. She only likes the soft stuffed toys (with squeekers, natch) and when someone she knows comes in the door — and she always knows BEFORE they come in whether they’re friends or strangers; I told you she’s smart — she brings them a toy as a greeting. She doesn’t give it to them, just shows it to them and then follows them around with it until acknowledged. Just wondered if those two things are breed specific or unique to Dixie. You’re so right about loving kids. She’ll let the grandkids hang all over her and take things out of her mouth. Fortunately (for her) they don’t live nearby because now, at her advanced age they wear her out! We wouldn’t trade her for a million bucks. I read somewhere that their life expectancy is 11-12 years. Sure hope that’s wrong!!!

  4. i have a geman chow mixed a male he follow me around the house waits outside the bathroom sleep in my room and will not let anyone walk him but me how can i break him from this or is this just his breed

    • Hi. I have a Chow and she also following me everywhere. And when I just got her, my husbend told me – this dog never will leave you along. So, I think, to this mix it comes from Chow. Now I want try mix her with Siberian husky.

  5. I forgot to mention that our shepherd chow Dixie is a fantastic hunter. –Everything from squirrels, chipmunks, possums, moles, even tackled a raccoon once and learned it’s not a good idea! Three times when we were on our walk with her she stopped, sniffed at a mole ridge/tunnel, and stuck her nose thru the dirt and came up with a mole. Also very much a “velcro” dog, like Charles’ (above),Wants to be near one of us at all times — but she walks well on leash with anyone, even our young grandson. P.S.: What happened to the pictures I sent you?

  6. So I think I have a german shepherd mix chow chow hes still a 5month pup hes black and brown and very furry also he loves chewing on stuff I dont know if thats normal for his breed or his teeth

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