chowHeight: Males: 18 – 20″″ ; Females: 17– 19″.

Weight: Male: 50– 70 lbs.; Female: 45 – 65 lbs.

Coat: Chow Chow breed has a very dense double coat that is either smooth or rough (course). The fur is particularly thick around the neck, giving the distinctive ruff or mane appearance. The coarse-coated Chow Chow has a wooly, dense undercoat and a straight, extended outer-coat that forms a teeming ruff encircling the head and neck. The smooth-coated Chow Chow lacks the off-standing outer-coat but is otherwise identical.

Color: Chow Chow coat is either red, black, blue, cinnamon/fawn, and cream. 

Appearance:

The Chow is a sturdily built dog that is square in profile with broad skull and small, triangular, erect ears that are rounded at the tip. The breed has a very dense double coat that is either smooth or rough. The fur is particularly thick around the neck, giving the distinctive ruff or mane appearance. The coat may be one of five colors including red, black, blue, cinnamon/fawn, and cream.

Their eyes should be deep set and almond in shape. Chows are distinguished by their unusual blue-black/purple tongue and very straight hind legs, resulting in a rather stilted gait. The bluish color extends to the Chow’s lips, which is the only dog breed with this distinctive bluish appearance in its lips and oral cavity (other dogs have black or a piebald pattern skin in their mouths). One other distinctive feature is their curly tail. It has thick hair and lays curled on its back. Their nose should be black (except the blue which can have a solid blue or slate colored nose).

Temperament: Described by some as lordly, the chow-chow is an intelligent dog that is not overly demonstrative. It is independent and can be somewhat stubborn. However, it is a devoted dog that is protective and devoted to its family despite its reserved nature. It is generally suspicious of strangers, and it has been known to be aggressive with other dogs. If socialized with children and other pets at an early age, the chow-chow will generally get along as an adult. Firm and consistent training from an early age is essential. While intelligent, the chow-chow is sometimes a challenge to obedience train due to its stubbornness. This breed has been known to guard its things, such as food, bones, toys, and areas of the house. Some do not like to walk on leashes. While not as affectionate as other breeds, the chow-chow can make a loyal family pet with the right training.

Health: The average lifespan of this breed is between 10-15 years. The Chow Chow is the dog breed most affected by elbow dysplasia. It is also prone to hip dysplasia, patellar luxation (slipping knee caps), thyroid disease, pemphigus foliaceus and ocular disorders such as entropion and ectropion

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Best Bully Sticks Announces New Lower Cost Shipping

At Best Bully Sticks, we listen to what our customers are saying and we are constantly trying to create new ways to save you money.  As such, we are proud to announce our newest initiative, which is lower cost shipping.  We are now offering new economy shipping on all of the bully sticks and other pet supplies that you shop with us for.  This means that any package that weighs between 0-10 pounds can now ship for $6.95.  No matter how large the box is, as long as it weighs 10 pounds or less, you qualify to choose our new economy shipping method.  This is one of the most exciting announcements that we have had recently, and we hope that it encourages you to shop with us more frequently.

Economy shipping is an option that can take a little longer to arrive to you than our typical UPS ground which offers a 1-5 business day delivery service.  The new economy shipping option can take between 3-8 business days.  This option is great for folks looking to save a little money and plan their purchases in advance.  You will still receive tracking information on your order delivered via email, the same way you always have.

We hope that you all enjoy this new option and use it to take advantage of all of the new and exciting new products that we are launching on a daily basis.  Our goal is to continue to provide you with healthy, natural, items for your pets, and we will continue working to find the best of best out there to add to our growing catalog.  We are committed to listening to your needs and concerns, so please let us know how we can continue to improve and serve you in the future.

Thank you all so much for your continued business and support!

The Best Bully Sticks Team

Refer-A-Friend now offering a 6% discount per referral

Many of you have taken advantage of our Refer-a-Friend/Family Member program, and we extend our heartfelt thanks for that-it’s the biggest compliment you can give us.

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Please make sure to check out our growing selection of dog treats, dog chews, and of course our bully sticks. Try our NEW Odorless Odor free all natural free range bully sticks!

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