Do chow chows like water?

No, chow chows don’t like water.

Their thick fluffy coat provides great insulation against the cold, but it creates a safety hazard once it becomes water-logged. It can become incredibly heavy – leading to exhaustion or even drowning.

Even if your chow chow seems intrigued by water or wants to go swimming, make sure you’re close by to help him out if he begins to struggle.