Though they appear to be detached and solitary, this breed of dog demands constant care from their owners if they are not to become belligerent and ill-bred.
The 50-70-pound Chow Chow, which originated in China, is also known as Songshi Quan, or puffy-lion dog. This dog is able to detect outsiders and can be passionately protective of its owners.
Considered high-risk dogs, they are deemed unacceptable and may necessitate insurance owing to 238 fatalities from dog attacks between 1979 and 1998.
They may be placed in residences, but they require regular exercises and workouts to avoid becoming dangerous as pets.