The mix between a Golden Retriever and a Chow Chow can look quite good, as you can see below. Both breeds are medium in build, with a height of 55-60 cm for the retriever and 46-56 cm for the chow chow. The golden retriever is a very good family dog, friendly with both the members of the family and with strangers. The chow chow on the other hand can be protective when strangers are nearby. The official name for this hybrid dog is the Golden Chow.
Since the Chow Chow side of the mix might bring a bit of aggressiveness to the dog, it’s a good idea to socialize your puppy while he’s still young, so he can get used with people. Still, to make sure he doesn’t get you into any trouble when he’s grown up, consider getting the backyard fenced up, so he doesn’t get access to strangers.
The kind of personality that you’re going to get from the Chow Chow / Golden Retriever mix is not that predictable, since the breeds are different, so be prepared for surprises. If it’s your first dog, study the traits and needs of both breeds and try to address them.
Golden Retriever Chow Mix Health Issues
Both breeds tend to have problems with hip dysplasia, so you need to watch out for it and try to prevent it as much as possible. Ideally, you should know if the dog’s parents were tested for it, since genetics plays an important role with this health issue.
Another potential issue is the coat of the Chow Chow, which is thick, making it a target for fleas. Since Golden Retrievers sometimes have allergies to fleas, you need to watch out for them and make sure you deal with the problem.
Golden Chow Puppy
And as you’re probably curious how they look like when they’re young, here is a golden chow puppy.