Why do chows have so bad reputation?

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Knutodeg
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Why do chows have so bad reputation?

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I always hear people saying chows are agressive. I get that they were originally guard dogs, and that they’re confident and dominant but so are lots of different dog breeds too, and yet chows top the lists of agressive dogs. My chow is the most gentle, loving, cuddly dog. He loves all people and wags his tail when strangers approaches him. Where does this bad reputation stem from?
Mr Chow's Mama
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Re: Why do chows have so bad reputation?

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Hi there! I totally agree; my 6-month male Chow is super friendly with strangers, all dogs and cats. However, I wasn't even allowed to touch my Chow's dog mum when I went to meet Mr Chow at the breeder before I took him home as I was told she doesn't like to be touched and can snap very quickly! Obviously some breeds are just naturally more protective and have aggressive tendencies due to the breed's history, but I genuinely think it's pretty much all down to the owner. As long as the owner socialises the Chow properly from a young age and trains him/her, I think Chow's are just big fluffy teddy bears! Maybe lots of Chow owners in the past wanted them to be aggressive and protective rather than a friendly family dog and that's where they get this reputation from. All the best, Emily and Mr Chow x
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Re: Why do chows have so bad reputation?

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I completely agree with Mr Chow’s Mamma. I have a four month old Chow called Simba. He is great with strangers/children. Although when we first got him I was told he had been well socialised I don’t think he was. So me and my husband have been working very hard with this and he is now so loving and waggs his tale at everyone. It definitely depends on the owner. Mumma2Simba
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