Is a chow chow a lazy dog?

Yes, a chow chow is a lazy dog. Compared to other breeds of a similar size, a chow chow doesn’t need a lot of exercise.

However, to keep him healthy and give him some mental stimulation, daily walks are essential. Around 45-60 minutes is enough, perhaps divided into shorter walks in hot weather.
Your chow chow may well let you know when he’s had enough exercise by just lying down and refusing to move. And as he’s too heavy to pick up and carry, you’ll need to figure out a way to persuade him to head back home.

A Chow chow’s calm energy means that he’ll be fine in an apartment with just one or two short walks daily.

Chow chows will generally be quiet and happy to keep to themselves indoors, leaving you to work in peace or get on with your daily activities. So if you’re looking for a breed that won’t be constantly clamoring for your attention, a chow chow may be a choice to consider.