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Last updated: 22nd October 2022

The Lab-Chow is the offspring of the Chow Chow and the Labrador Retriever parents. This crossbreed is a well-built, stocky, sturdy new breed that relates to the size and temperament of both its parents. They are muscular dogs with a water-resistant straight coat, a broad neck, and a typical thick nose and a broad muzzle that ends in a pronounced stop. Their chestnut-shaped eyes and hanging ears add to the expressive glory of their faces. They have a strong, thick tail that tapers towards the end, and are completely covered with hair. Their webbed feet aids in swimming, and have a good bone structure.

Lab Chow Pictures

Quick Information/Description

Also known as/NicknameChow-Lab, Chowder, Chabrador, Chowbrador, Chab, Labrachow, Chow Chow / Labrador Retriever Mix
CoatDense, double, water-resistant, wooly
ColorsBlack, Brown, Light Brown, Chocolate, Cream, Golden, Fawn, Dark Brown
TypeDesigner dog
Group (of Breed)Crossbreed
Lifespan9 to 12 years
Weight8-18 pounds (full-grown)
Height (size)Large; 18-24 inches (adults)
TemperamentSweet, affectionate, friendly, alert, energetic
Good with ChildrenYes
Good with PetsYes
Country of OriginUSA
Competitive Registration/ Qualification InformationDRA

Lab-Chow Puppy Video

Temperament and Behavior

Because both the parents of this breed have completely different kinds of behavioral characteristics, it is tough to predict how the temperament of the lab chow will be. It mostly depends upon which of its parents your puppy will take after. On a general note, this new breed is affectionate and loving, that makes a good companion. They are calm and sweet-tempered, and are loyal to their owners and family. They are good with the kids and other pets of the household. However, if they mostly go by the genes of their chow chow parents, they are often wary about strangers and might not be too tolerant of other animals. In that case, they also have a highly territorial instinct.

Some lab-chows might display independent behavior, and might lead a life very aloof. They are large size dogs and need space to live in. Especially, if they are apartment dogs, they need frequent outings. But they love to play, and often expect that their owners would accompany them in their games. They also have a tendency to show some guarding behavior, when it comes to guarding their territory, or their family. Thus, lab-chows usually make a good guard dog as well.



This dog is enormous and it’s evident that they are need of a good deal of daily exercise like all other large breeds. Because of their size, they need to burn down their daily calories, for which, they need to be taken out. Let them accompany you for a long walk or a strenuous jogging session, without which they might end up being destructive and display independent behavior.

It is also good for them if you would allow them to play openly in an open space, or if you have a yard. Open their leash and see them run around in joy. Participate in different games like retrieving and fetching. Their potent instinct inherited from their lab retriever parent would surprise you.


Grooming them is also dependent upon their coat, as to which of its parents side your puppy has taken. If your dog is much up to the lab side, it needs comparatively lesser grooming than if it has taken the side of its chow parent. If it has taken mostly the side of chow, its thick hair needs regular brushing to prevent its thick hair from getting matted. Like both its parents, they are mostly seasonal shedders. However, they have some regular shedding as well, and weekly grooming would brush off the dead hairs. You can bathe them once every one or two months, depending upon how dirty your dog has been.

Health Problems

This breed is a cross, and has no known health problems that is specific to this breed, or is life-threatening. However, do keep an eye for general dog diseases, and those that are genetic, or did affect your puppy’s parents in particular.


Training this dog is very important. Considering its genetics, you should take the training issue very seriously. They tend to go astray easily if you wouldn’t spend some responsible time to educate them the dog way. As it is, those lab-chows that have taken after their chow parent might end being disruptive and independent-natured, and lack of proper training might enhance this behavior further more.

Begin socialization, obedience and housebreaking trainings when your dog is still a puppy, soon after you adopt it from the breeders, because once your dog gets older, it will become very difficult to break its old habits. This would ease your job. However, you can as well seek help from professional trainers. They must be taught how to behave properly, and how to show proper mannerisms to other pets and dogs. These dogs are attentive and devoted, and hence, shouldn’t take too long to practice and profess all that you teach them.


Provide your dog such foods that are normal to large dogs like its parents. The quantity should also be the same, and this depends upon the amount of energy your big doggie possesses. It is also advisable that, you should not compromise with the quality of your dog’s food. Pick up foods that are recommended for dogs of such a size and levels of energy.

Interesting Facts

  • These dogs are also said to be available in a rare silver-gray color referred to by the AKC as a shade of chocolate.
  • Lab-chows love swimming.

59 responses to “Lab-Chow”

  1. Robert Dawson says:

    We had our bear who lived a wonderful 12 years with us I am trying to locate where me and family can get another Lab chow mix looking to rescue

  2. Dippy says:

    We picked up a labradoodle chow mix and one of the best dogs I e ever owned. I can take him hiking all day in the mountains and he’s ready for more. Loves swimming and fetching rocks out of river. Very, very intelligent as well. Only drawback is he’s very needy, but that’s not a big drawback in my home, He has mellowed a bit after four years but still loves to run his butt off. Not a fan of leashes but does it when needed. Very protective over everyone in house, incredible with children. Weighs about 70 lbs. standing on feet to head he’s about 5’1

  3. zina kendrick says:

    Hello, my daughter rescued a lab-chow mix from a pound near her college in 2017, the dog was estimated to be a year and a half old. I don’t think they were correct on that he seemed younger. she brought him home to stay with us for Christmas and he did not like our schnauzer and schnauzer/poodle mix. She has since graduated from college in may 2018. They have been leaving with us since then, shortly after they moved in he attacked our 15 year old schnauzer. He had to get six sets of stitches, I had always kept the dogs separate in the house, a door was accidently left open to our bedroom where the schnauzer slept. The schnauzer/poodle has always been crated in our kitchen and the lab/chow crated in my living room. So every morning we play letting dogs in and out of a revolving door. It gets very frustrating to do this all day long. He seems like he could maybe get along with the schnauzer/poodle mix but I don’t want to take chances. While the little dog is in his crate the lab/chow mix will lick his ear and wag his tail. We do take them on walks together but the lab/chow mix has to be the alpha. We don’t think this dog was socialized and maybe mistreated. It is very sad no one knows a dogs history usually being rescued from shelters it would help if we did. He is a very loving dog towards humans but has issues with other animals. We are looking into getting him some training from a place close to us, I just hope after spending a good lump sum of money this works. My daughter has gotten a job about a 11/2 hours away from us, living in an apartment. He has been used to running in a big back yard for almost a year now. The apartment complex where she lives now has some little dogs around her, concerned about what may happen if we don’t get him under control. Any thoughts? I guess we should have gotten training earlier hope it is not too late.

  4. Kevin Smith says:

    It’s been almost 8 years now since my Zena passed. What a great dog. Mom was chow/lab and dad was shepeard/wolf mix. She was an only child. I had to bottle feed her while moma recovered from a c-section. Smartest dog I ever had or meet. Comletly voice comand-no leash needed ever/ I could walk her any where. Loved chalenges like obstacle courses and could go search for people. I’m ready for anothe one now.

  5. Exiledmoron says:

    I own a labchow mix. And she weighs more than 8-18lbs lol she is about 75-100lbs
    And is about 25-30inches tall.

  6. Tracie McDonald says:

    Researching this website for some insight. I have a 3 year old Lab/chow mix. Will be helping someone who is moving and taking on a 10 year lab. Both dogs are male and just wondering if they will be able to remain together. Wanting feedback anyone with experience in this situation.

  7. Bicki says:

    I am trying to find a place where I can purchase a lab-chow mix and I was wondering if anyone knew any breeders in texas or around texas. I wouldn’t mind adopting as well but I would have to find one who is still a puppy as I have two smaller dogs I would like the dog to grow up with. My first dog was a labchow mix and he was the greatest I had to put him down 4 years ago and I loved his personality and he was gorgeous I know I will never find another one exactly like him but they have became one of my favorite breeds

    • Walice Falcohn says:

      I reside near ur desired regional geographical area. Just the other day someone abandoned what seems to be a Labrador Chow mix 8 week old male puppy. I am currently takeing care of him now since whom ever abandoned him did so in my residence. It’s a shame they did so since he is very playful and intelligent. If you are still looking for a Labrador Chow mix I would kindly be of assistance.

      • Lisa H. says:

        Do you still have this lab chow mix for adoption? What color? My lab chow passed away after 12 years. Missing him, and would really like another. I’m in the Houston area.

    • Heather says:

      I have ome needing a home

  8. George Rudy says:

    We would like to adopt a black lab and chow mixed dog. Any help you can give us would be helpful.

    • Erica Leigh says:

      Hi George,

      I am reaching out because my family just had to give up a lab chow mix female we had adopted about 7 weeks ago. When we got her we did not know she was this mix but the vet informed us she certainly was part chow (purple tongue and her undercoat coloring / texture were clear signs!)–to the untrained eye, she looks more like a black lab. We absolutely fell in love with her over the short time we had her, but she was not the right fit. My mom adopted her at 68 years old and lives alone, and while she was the sweetest dog in the world inside, outside she was a challenge and my mom got hurt when she chased after another dog on the street.

      I wanted to let you know we brought her back where we got her – Wright Way Rescue located in Skokie, Illinois this afternoon. They are having an adoption event before Christmas so she may be adopted by a family who would be a better fit soon, but when I discovered this board of Lab Chow lovers I wanted to let you know she is available in case you may still be looking as well. She is about 15 months old now and is very well trained in that she knows commands (sit, stay), is housebroken, and seems to know English well! She comes when she is called. We renamed her Rory when we got her (which she responds to now), but when we adopted her she went by Raelynn.

    • Erica Leigh says:

      My mother adopted a 14 month old black lab/chow mix about 7 weeks ago. She takes after a lab more than a chow physically speaking and only learned that she was a lab/chow mix after taking her for her first vet appointment where the vet informed her she had chow in her due to her purple tongue and undercoat texture/coloring.

      While we fell in love with her over the past weeks, my mom took her back to where she adopted her from (Wright Way Rescue in Morton Grove, Illinois) today because she cannot handle her on her own. My mom lives on her own and is 68 and got hurt walking her last week. She is the sweetest dog who loves toys and cuddling more than anything. She is housebroken and knows basic commands like “sit,” “stay,” and “come,” but is a handful outside and in particular loves chasing after other dogs. If you or anyone else on this board is looking for this mix, I hope you consider her. She is listed on the website now under “Raelyn,” though we renamed her “Rory” and she responded well to the name!

  9. Todd Vanburen says:

    I rescued my chow lab mix in 2005 he was around 6 months old from what they could tell and he has been the best dog that I’ve ever had since childhood and now as an adult in my late 40s. He still is having a lot of fun he does have some arthritis and as many people have said here he has those lipomas and I went to have one removed because it was growing a little close to his genitalia but his liver enzymes were too high to put him to sleep so that they could remove it and I’ve got him on medication to help his liver enzymes return to normal. He’s still very Lively has a lot of fun at age 12 or 13 and I hope to have as many years with him happy I would recommend always from the time you get them to give them glucosamine and chondroitin with their food. When I moved to my current residence which is a house in his subdivision I walked him around the yard twice when we moved in and he’s always stays right around the yard he’s very protective and loving gets along with everybody and I always get comments on what a beautiful dog he is and how much personality he has. I’m so glad that he’s still having so much energy and love hopefully you’ll be with me for many more years because he has a such a special place in my heart

  10. Les says:

    I have had two of these amazing dogs. A female and a male. We got the male as a large puppy when the female was 7 years old. They shared the back yard for years and made a great team. They loved to confront other dogs! The male was very protective of the older female. She lived to be nearly 16! We finally had to put her to sleep about 5 years ago. Now, he is the “old boy” at 14. He loves to travel and accompanies me on my long walks every evening. He also loves to follow me around the kitchen and the wonder in his eyes never ceases. We love his “bear-like” qualities that make him adorable for such a large dog. His name is Rudy.

  11. Jessie says:

    I found a nine month old chow chow German sheperd lab mix no one claimed her so my family and me took care of her.She acted like she had been beat when we found he and she always army crawled to us but now she loves us.She is very funny yesterday I caught her licking the window

  12. Jacob Shipton says:

    I had one growing up her name was lady. Best dog! Very protective and loyal! When i was in grade school starting around 1st grade my parents never had to watch me in the yard lady baby sat me if i got to close to something i wasnt supposed to she’d back me up and always stood gaurd beside me. She also alerted us and scared away a group of robbers when my dad was away for a couple mounth working at power plants. She would wonder off for a little while from time to time but always came back. Sadly she passed away because of something with her hip at 12. I remember the way she looked at me i went to go get my family to come out and when i came back she was already gone. I would love to get anouther one! I saw a couple comments about fatty tumurs my current lab keeps getting one on her chest by her arm pit even after we get it removed it keeps coming back and getting bigger. Shes going to a differnt vet!

  13. Glenn Massey says:

    Amazing breed ! I had lost my buddy several years ago and had know idea this was a common breed. I highly recommend this breed to anyone. He was a great watch dog and companion.

  14. Michael & Stephanie Kelley says:

    We just recently lost our Chow-Lab (Shepherd?) mix on October 24th, 2017. He was a rescue puppy and we got him when he was about 9 months old. He was about 10 yrs 7 months old when he passed. He was so smart and sweet. A very calm demeanor about him. Loved to go for walks, rides, play with his ball, and especially being around us. He is the only dog I know that would wait for my wife and I to eat before eating and then thank us after he was done. He hardly wondered off, but when he did, he always came back. I could just leave him in the yard for hours and he would just lay there and watch the world go by. He loved that. Only disliked 1 person in his entire life and she turned out to be an animal abuser. He was subject to fatty tumors which we ad removed and he recovered from. His passing was unexpected as he was still alive when I went to work. I feel so guilty for being fooled into thinking he was just tired (I leave for work between 520-530 am) and leaving him to pass alone. So between 530-830a when my wife found him he moved to our lowest level and passed away. I have told that this is something dogs do, but I still feel I shoulda been there to comfort him while he passed. He was our big bear and we loved him all his life and we will now love and miss him the rest of ours. Wish I could post a pic of him.

    • Jess says:

      I love your comment! I adopted my chow/lab/shepherd/golden mutt in May 2017 and she just turned 7. She also has some fatty tumors (her lower front leg and arm pit). Felt good to hear someone else experienced this and it wasn’t a negative impact on the lifespan. Mine definitely got the wary of strangers chow protection genes though, but I live in a city so I like my “ferocious” fuzzy protector, she never lets me miss an amazon package drop off and knows when someone is at my house well before I do. Thanks for your comment!

    • andrew says:

      It sounds like you’re describing my dog Bear to a T. I dread the day when he goes, he’s such a great pal.

  15. Lj says:

    Hi there!!! My family owns a 3 month old chow lab… recently this afternoon, she suddenly had a siezure and her mouth froths with saliva. Is this natural for this kind of breed or should i take her to a vet? And one more thing we never let her out of the house or mingle with our other dogs outside..

    • Sergey Uhanov (Certified Veterinarian) admin says:

      Canine seizures can be life threatening, as it may indicate underlying health problems including kidney disease, liver disease, anemia, strokes, etc. Loss of consciousness, foaming at the mouth, stiffening, tongue chewing, or drooling are some of the common symptoms. If your lab-chow has them frequently, then it might be suffering from seizure disorder or epilepsy. If a seizure lasts more than 2-3 minutes take your dog to the vet immediately.

  16. Robin Miller says:

    I just rescued a 3 month old chow lab female, she is very smart,loving, and seems to have more lab traits. I exercise her 3 times a day with a good run I. The morning, long walks after lunch, and lots of play time after her nap. A long evening walk followed by a short run after supper. Training to sit,stay,fetch, looking for more info on training her. She is loving to my son and grand daughter who is 6. So glad I have her. Thank you for any advice to make her a happy puppy.

    • Sergey Uhanov (Certified Veterinarian) admin says:

      Lab-chows are usually eager to learn and play, so reward-based training methods using a clicker will help mark desired behavior. Since it is a chow chow cross, make sure that you establish leadership, but not with confrontational training means like yelling or hitting your pet. If your lab-chow pup shows signs of excessive fear or aggression, talk to an experienced trainer in your area.

    • cathy bair says:

      I had to out my chow Aubrey down because his stomach was 90% full of cancer. he was my best friend for 10 yrs. i am so lonely at home without him. Does anyone know where i can rescue a chow?

      • John Majewski says:

        I’m so sorry for your loss. I know how you feel. I felt compelled to reach out to you, because i had a lab chow too. In fact, i had two. When the first one i had, passed, it wasn’t long we got another one. On Oct 19, 2003, i got the greatest present i ever received. I was blessed to have had him for so long! On Tuesday, 9/26/17, i had to make one the hardest decisions i ever had to make. After 14 years of unconditional love, a lifetime of memories and a journey we shared together, i had to put him down, because he had a mass cancerous tumor on his hind leg. I am so lost without him. The house isn’t the same. The house feels empty and sad. My life without him is so different. I didn’t plan it to end this way. It’s not the way i wanted it to end…i miss everything about him. Even alot of the little things. Like him waiting for me at the front door everyday when i come home from work. My heart is broken…the thought of him alone kills me. I love him so much. I miss my Bear so much…i hope he’ll be up there waiting for me when its my time to leave. I really hope to see him again one day.
        It hurts but i always heard, that if you love something, let it go…it will come back to you.
        So, I feel your pain. Although they can never be replaced, i Hope we both find another bundle of love soon.

        Thinking of you.

    • Don Sabato0 says:

      I just lost my lab chow Duke. He was my best friend. I would like to find another one. Any ideas of where I can find one? I am not having much luck.

    • Cheryl H says:

      I lost my lab chow on June 6, she had just 14 yrs old on May 27. Feeling lost, she owned me. Looking for an other any help will do. She had in a year’s time liver cancer, 2 seizures and developed a cough. She was to come home but she had other plans, to be with the angels.

  17. Michelle Powell says:

    I have owned a collie, lab, chow mix for almost ten years. She has been wonderful. I love the way the breeds have mixed. Collie: when a puppy she would try nipping and herding but a stern “no” put an end to that behavior.
    Lab: She will not play fetch. Gives me a, “do I look that stupid” look. Incredibly food driven. Will allow a human to mess with her food all they want but not another dog. Happily, unlike many laps, if it’s not food she isn’t interested.
    Chow: For me some of her Chow characteristics have been great. She likes to be patted but not cuddled. She is not a lap dog. She likes to sleep at the bottom of my bed but gets out the moment I get in (I don’t take this personally anymore). She is independent but will stay close off leash.
    My biggest problem with her is that, when young, she was not great with small, barky, aggressive dogs at the dog park. Took me a long time to figure out that they don’t relax me either. Consequently, I finally figured out that I was the problem and learned to walk away from her in the park. Once my nervousness wasn’t a factor, the problem was resolved and she didn’t over react in an effort to protect me. I’ve met many dogs who are great off leash and aggressive on leash. My personal opinion is that on leash and close to you they may be protecting you. One person in the dog park drops the leash and moves away from their dog and that does the trick for them.
    Anyway, hope this helps. I will get another breed like this if I ever need one, which I won’t because she’s going to live forever.

    • Byron & Bonita says:

      our late black Lab/Chow W/a white tux (Wily) that we had to put to sleep late April 017 (internal bleeding) was just the opposite when it came to his food – he didn’t care if even our little (tea cup) pincher ‘Daisey’ate his food – she too passed in Jan this year, she was 15, Wily was 14 – my wife & i really miss him fore he went everywhere we did including our travels thru-out the states! I’ve got to say, anyone interested in this loyal breed will be hooked, line & sinker – very intelligent breed, they do have (O hum) attitudes & you can watch them manufacture their fur – so expect some maintenance & also, they prefer the cooler climates.

      Hey folk’s, i appreciate letting us post, we’re still grieving & yes, all our/your 4 legged friends loves us unconditionally – they are truly gifts from God!

  18. Questions says:

    I’m getting a. Labrador chow mixed today any tips would be great plz

    • Cheryl H says:

      Looking for a female. Please let me know.

    • Adrienne says:

      My 14 year old Lab Chow rescue died last year from a heart condition, but he was the love of my life, everyone who met him loved him. Everyone thought he was a puppy until he passed away since he was so fluffy. He was a great mix of Lab & Chow. The mother was pure Chow so I was prepared for a very Chow personality, lucky for me he ended up being 50/50. Advice: socialist your pup like crazy!! I was single when I got my puppy so I’d bring him to parties, puppy play dates, hiking, camping, traveling everywhere. Let everyone pet him/her, I even let friend take him for a weekend when he was a puppy so he was comfortable with other people. I noticed that his siblings who lead a more solitary life were very aloof & not freiwndly at all. Keep him well exercised, a tire puppy is a good puppy. Plus I think these breeds are prone to hip & heart issues so very important to keep them fit & active. They are super smart & food-motivated. Give him toy treat puzzles to keep them happy & alert. Finally brush & wash their coats often. They have a dense undercoat and mine had very sensitive skin & eyes -that’s a Chow trait. Keeping them groomed spreads the oils around and prevents matting. Enjoy! I so miss the puppy days w/my Lab/Chow.

  19. Michele Roger says:

    Please, I am looking for a male, lab chow mix. Mine Bear died in August at 16 years old. Please contact me if anyone hears of one.

    • Jeannette says:

      I am sorry for your lost, my be!over chow lab mix also name bear died a few days ago. She was 15 years old all black including her tongue. We found her when she was 6 weeks old. Most of her traits were of a chow,she was very protective with family and aggressive towards other dogs or people who appeared to be a treat or teased. We loved her dearly. I am now looking for another dog

      • Jeannette says:

        Oops speller alert – beloved not beloved and threat not treat. Sorry about that will never get use to the small type keys.?

  20. Jim Feltner says:

    Want to buy Chow Black Lab young dog

    • Michele Roger says:

      I am looking for a male lab chow mix puppy. I would like solid black and very fuzzy!

    • sharon says:

      where are you located? a Rescue in Lawrenceville GA has a few left out of a litter. i adopted one. Soo cute!

      • Todd Van Buren says:

        I have a wonderful chabrador and live in Peachtree city GA. I’m sure that the rest of the litter is gone but if not please let me know. My dog fits the description of the most loving dog in the world he is very protective but would not hurt a fly unless I was in danger he is one of the smartest dogs that I’ve ever had and I’ve had dogs all my life and I’m 48 years old now. I do volunteer at a non kill shelter a couple of days a week for a few hours but would love to give my wonderful companion another pal that’s similar to him someone to hangout with when I’m not around which is very rare. We spend a lot of time together and he has been with me for about 12 and a half years still going strong and has a lot of spunk. I would always start this breed with chondroitin and glucosamine which I have for the last for 5 years it has kept his joints healthy. Thank you so much and reading all these wonderful stories and seeing the pictures of the black furry dogs look just like my dog Dio.

  21. Daniel says:

    Hello Chow-Lab lovers! We rescued our dog Douggie about a year ago. He has many of the loyalty traits mentioned, but some other not so positive qualities. My guess is his breeding is in the following order: Lab, Chow Heeler. We do not know everything, but are confident he was owned by an older couple, was abused, not socialized well, and is now about 4 years old. For the first two months, he was a bit odd, but overall great. Super affectionate and loyal. Then, he began to “herd” and nip at the smallest, youngest member of our family. As time went on, his loyalty to us has grown stronger, but his protective jealous nature has become intense. It took him a while for him to come to trust me, but now that he does, he is very loyal and protective. Behaviours started where he would become anxious as people approached and he was on leash. He would whine, get a bit jumpy, and “muzzle punch then, then sit and wait for a pet. Then, he would begin to nip, then sit at their feet with his tail wagging. It was always sly and out of the blue. I have looked to repremand him for his behaviour, but little success. A while ago, he bit down on an older gentleman’s hand who I believe became a bit rough, and then sat at his feet with tail wagging. He has also become assertive with anyone who is not our immediate family, and will nip or sometimes aggressively rub them with his snout/head, and nip. We are now using a muzzle and other strategies such as having individuals hand him cookies (while muzzled) and heve them interact positively with him and reward him. After a great length of time, we can often remove the muzzle and he is good. He is almost like this with everyone. A few nights ago, a visitor (a woman, he seems to have more issues with older men), choose to ignore my warnings, wandered off into our room, reached over his enclosure (only put it up the odd time when visitors come over) and proceeded to pet him and show him affection. He let out purring like dog whimpers, jumped up to see her, and was very affectionate. We know he was abused and was not socialized properly. My guess would be older couple abused him for poor behaviour and took him out rarely and socialized him. We are committed to re-habilitation and hoping we may reach the point where we can trust him without muzzle and social situations. Any thoughts or advice? Thanks Dan

    • Donna Younker says:

      Hi daniel, i saw your post about douggie and was wondering how his behavior has been? We also rescued a 6 year old lab chow mix about two months ago. Your experience sounds very similar to ours! Wondering if you had any advice for the aggressive behavior? What seems to help? Also wondering if douggie is aggressive towards other dogs? Our bart is very! Thanks for any help!

  22. Lynn says:

    We are really interested in the puppy with the blue collar shown above

  23. Lynn says:

    We are looking for a male black chow and lab puppy.

  24. Tiffany says:

    and is it true not to bathe them that they bathe themselves?

    • Sergey Uhanov (Certified Veterinarian) admin says:

      Yes, this is true. Their preferences for water are poles apart from each other. While most Chow dogs detest water, Labs don’t (in fact, Labradors were originally bred for retrieving games in water)! So, the combination of both the genes can be interesting in the sense that, you might need to discover whether your Lab-Chow pup is more of a ‘Lab’ (that loves water) or a ‘Chow’ (that stays away from water). You should then decide how to get your dog accustomed to taking bath, accordingly.

  25. Tiffany says:

    is it a good idea to get a boy and girl . they are from the same owner, new borns. will they get along or try to have sex with each other. I’ve only had 2 dogs in my life and they were chitzus, so this will he different for me.

    • Sergey Uhanov (Certified Veterinarian) admin says:

      Both male and female dogs are good. However, when you get both a male and a female, it is quite healthy and natural for them to have sex when they grow up. There is no problem. However, if you don’t want more pups in future, you can always neuter the male dog when it is still young.

  26. Karen Rohr says:

    Very, very enlightening. We have a lab/chow mix but did not know of the new breed. Our boy looks exactly like the pictures and fits all of the possible traits. Thank you for the information. It answers a lot of questions on our dog’s disposition and traits.

    • Sergey Uhanov (Certified Veterinarian) admin says:

      Thank you very much for taking time in finding out what you needed to know, and that, you found our article helpful.

  27. francis eisenhaur says:

    I have a chow – lab mix she loves to dig and my yard is a mess can you help me I don’t know what else to do to make her stop digging up my yard she has a mind of her own and i’m having a hard time with training please help

    • francis eisenhaur says:

      I have a chow-lab mix she loves to di and my yard is a mess can you help me I don’t know what else to do to make her stop digging up my yard she has a mind of her own and I’m having a hard time with training her. I adopted her and they told me she was german shepard and lab mix only to find out now she is chow and lab mix please help

    • Rick Wright says:

      We had the issue when we first got dog from rescue . He trained very easy but needed daily play time and running or swimming. We found
      Some rubber like chew toys that helped also.

  28. Caitlin Waverley says:

    I’m the mom of 2 unrelated Lab-Chow rescues – a Chabrador & a Chowbrador.
    The more Lab-like dog likes to swim & has no problem with baths. The more Chow-like dog detests water & requires 2 strong adults at bath time. I’ve yet to know of a chow that likes water for anything but a drink.

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