Chow-chows are large-breed dogs from Northern China. In China, it is called Songshi-Quan, which means “puffy lion dog.” It is believed that Chow-chows guard the emperor’s temple. Chow-chows were also used to pull sleds in the old times.
The two unique characteristics of Chow-chows are its blue-black tongue and curly tail.
At present, Chow-chows are a popular dog breed in the whole world. People who own a Chow-chow say that it does not have a doggy smell and can also be choosy like a cat.
Chow-chows are considered gentle giants. They remain loyal to their owners. Even if they are big, they do not require so much space as they only like to sit, eat, and stare.
In Manila, Philippines, Chow-chows are one of the popular dog breeds like Shih-Tzu. You can see owners bringing their Chow-chow on shopping malls and parks. They quickly catch attention because of their beautiful and well-maintained coat.
There is a particular Chow-chow from the Philippines that has captured the hearts of the netizens all over the world. He is Chowder, a 6-year old dog, whose facial features resemble a bear.
Chowder has more than 400,000 followers on Instagram. People all over the world are crazy about Chowder’s bear-like features.
Chowder’s owner, who wants to be anonymous, didn’t expect that people would have that much admiration for Chowder. The primary purpose of creating Chowder’s Instagram account is to document his cute features and not to make him famous. Somehow, the owner felt good knowing that a lot of people admire Chowder.
His owner further shared Chowder’s favorite activities: eating, sleeping, going out, and watching people from the window while riding the car.
Apart from Instagram, Chowder also has a Facebook account and has 190,000 followers there.
Cuteness overload, Chowder!
Photos courtesy of Chowder The Bear Dog’s Instagram account