Where are chow chows from?

Chow chows are from Northern Siberia. They are thought to have originated 3000 years ago and were introduced into China 2000 years ago, by Mongolian nomads.

The breed was originally known as ‘kou’ which means “dog of the barbarians.”

Chow chows are one of the oldest dog breeds in the world and are believed to be among the closest, genetically, to wolves.