Chowsky Breed Information
Description: The Chowsky breed is a mix between the Chow-Chow and the Siberian Husky. The physical appearance of this breed is best described as naturally lean with an athletic build and facial features of its Siberian Husky parent. The Chowsky has a gentle nature that makes these dogs kind, playful, friendly and very smart.
Other Names: Chowsky, Chow-Husky, and Husky Chow
Height: 17-26 in.
Weight: 40-65 lbs.
Colors: Chowsky dogs can come in the colors white, red, gold and black with light red markings.
Coat: The coat of Chow-husky is double coat which is generally soft, dense and thick.
Temperament: Chowsky dogs are considered to be the lovable teddy bear type. They are fun, energetic and can often be aloof which makes them a humorous addition to the family. They love being around others and socializing but can be alert and protective when they need to be. With Children: These dogs are very patient and playful with children and toddlers. Although they are large in size, they know when to be gentle with younger members of the family. With Pets: Chowsky dogs are good with other pets and animals in the family, as long as they are socialized as puppies.
Watch-dog: Chowsky dogs are very alert and protective of their family, which makes them a excellent watch dog.
Guard-dog: This breed’s ability to protect their family at all costs makes them a solid guard dog.
Care and Training: Chowsky dogs should be groomed regularly and have their teeth brushed on a weekly basis. Training should be exercise-centric due to this breeds high energy level. Chowsky dogs are in favor of long runs and trips to the dog park. Other owners recommend a fish die for this breed to help retain the oil in their skin.
Learning Rate: High. Chowsky dogs are known for their impressive intelligence. Obedience: High. Problem Solving: High.
Activity: High. A minimum of 30 to 40 minutes in exercise daily will keep this breed from becoming bored and restless.
Living Environment: Chowsky dogs thrive in a living space where there is freedom to roam. A house with a fenced in yard is ideal for this breed.
Health Issues: Chowsky dogs do not suffer from inherited diseases but some are prone to a rare dental condition that causes side teeth to be missing or fall out. This could be combated by brushing the dog’s teeth every week.
Life Span: 12 to 15 years.
Litter Size: 4-8 puppies.
History: History of the Chowsky breed, crossbreeding the Chow-Chow and the Siberian Husky, can only be traced back to the last 20 years. It is believed that this crossbreed originated in North America but that has not been proven. While the breed is in its infancy, the Chowsky history can be told through the lens of the parent breeds. The Chow Chow is an ancient dog breed from the Orient, with Samoyed and the Tibetan Spaniel as its parent breeds. The breed’s functions were herding, hunting and protecting. The Siberian Husky originated from Chukchi people of the Chukchi Peninsula in eastern Siberia. They were brought to Nome, Alaska, in 1908 as sled racing dogs.
Registries: ACHC, DRA, IDCR