How much do chow chows shed?

Chow chows shed a lot. They are one of the top 5 heaviest shedding dog breeds.

Like other dog breeds in freezing climates, chow chows needed a coat thick enough to withstand the harsh winter temperatures. At the same time, they needed a coat that could adapt to the drastic seasonal changes of the environment.

With their thick fluffy double coats, they shed all year round. Then, twice a year, as the weather warms up, they’ll molt heavily.

To keep your chow chow’s shedding to a manageable level, brush him daily to remove loose hair, and stick to a regular bathing routine. Professional grooming will also help to keep it under control.