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.