The gorgeous Chow Chow dog breed, simply known as Chow, is a unique looking canine.
They have an independent cat-like spirit that can be a handful, which is one of the reasons why they’re often mixed with other purebreds.
Are you curious which Chow Chow crossbreeds made our list? Keep scrolling and indulge yourself with some of these cuties for some good vibes.
What is a Chow Chow?
Chow Chows are mighty, ancient canines with a strong history as herding cattle dogs. Hailing from China, you can trace this fido’s ancestry back to the Han dynasty and the Chinese Emperors of old.
Not everyone knows about this purebred dog’s breed standard according to the American Kennel Club (AKC), but most of us know this pooch because of their double coat with their characteristic mane and sturdy, muscular build. And of course, their bluish-black tongue.
Don’t underestimate the Chow Chow and treat it as a cuddly bear. They’re hardy and stubborn doggos that can be challenging with inexperienced owners.
If you want this breed but you’re also aware of their quirks, crossbreeding them with another purebred you like will give you a Chow mix puppy that has the best of both parent breeds’ traits.
25 most popular Chow Chow mixes
Some Chow mix-breed dogs can make fantastic family pets, while others have the energy to be excellent companions for active owners. You may even find a working dog to help you on your ranch or farm!
Fair warning, though. It may be difficult to provide specifics when it comes to a mixed breed dog’s temperament and looks, but that’s the beauty of hybrids – they’re full of surprises! Just like these Chow crossbreeds.
1. Siberian Husky and Chow Chow mix (AKA Chusky)
Also called Chowski or Husky Chow, the Chusky is a designer dog that has a regal and bold personality.
As a mix between the Chow Chow and Siberian Husky, two canines bred to work, you can expect their hybrid offspring to require the same training, mental stimulation, and care that they do.
Chow Chow Husky mixes may be protective, devoted, and athletic for families with older children, but they’re also high-maintenance and heavy shedders.
2. German Shepherd and Chow mix (AKA Chow Shepherd)
Isn’t the Chow German Shepherd mix one attractive doggo? I do! With a height of up to 26 inches (66 cm), and weighing up to 95 pounds (43 kg), this large-sized mixed breed is an excellent guard dog.
If grooming isn’t an issue with you, then it’s fine to know that Chow Shepherds are double-coated fidos that have to be groomed regularly.
They’re also highly active, so be prepared to satisfy your Chow mix puppy’s exercise requirements.
Don’t be too confident having this intelligent and excellent guard dog, because mixed-breeds can also inherit their parent’s health problems such as hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, and entropion.
3. Labrador Retriever and Chow Chow mix (AKA Chabrador)
A gorgeous mixed-breed dog, the Lab Chow mix has a calmer and friendlier disposition compared to a purebred Chow Chow.
Chow Lab mixes still have that independent personality, but because of their Labrador Retriever parent, they have a temperament that makes them suitable for families.
Supervision is still needed whenever they’re around other pets, though. But, don’t worry. Your loyal furry companion is easy to train.
4. Golden Retriever and Chow Chow mix (AKA Golden Chow)
Look at that cute fluff ball! Golden Retriever Chow mixes might be your bet if you’re looking for a friendly and tolerant family dog.
Golden Chows can grow to be medium-sized canines or large dogs. They have floppy ears, big eyes, and a black nose that makes them look super cute!
Also, the Chow-Golden Retriever mix likes being challenged, so expect a pup that thrives during training.
5. Pitbull and Chow Chow mix (AKA Chowpit)
Also called Pitchows, Chow Pitbull mixes are large doggos who are playful, energetic, and require a lot of space and exercise.
Though they make great family pets, they may not be fond of other pets and dogs. You should also be cautious when it comes to small children.
As a cross between an American Pitbull Terrier and Chow Chow, they have a muscular build, a short muzzle with a wide haw, and can weigh up to 70 pounds (32 kg).
6. Shar Pei and Chow mix (Chow Pei)
This Shar Pei mix is a blend of two ancient Chinese breeds, both with herding history. As a result, Chow Pei needs plenty of exercise, but they can adapt well to life in various environments.
An intelligent, dignified breed, the Chow Pei also makes for a very loyal and protective watchdog.
The Chow Shar Pei mix will typically have the Chow Chow body shape and coat type with the Shar Pei’s characteristic wrinkly skin. They weigh around 60 pounds (27 kg) and stand about 20 inches (64 cm) tall.
7. Akita Chow
A cross between the Akita and Chow Chow, this hybrid dog is intelligent and devoted to its owners. They are so protective of their humans that the Akita Chow can dominate for attention and thus be the only pet.
Although a loyal breed, the Akita Chow mix is only recommended for expert dog owners.
Intelligent and independent, this active breed needs vigorous daily exercise and plenty of training. They also suffer from separation anxiety, so they shouldn’t be left alone for long periods.
This dog’s fluffy coat is not hypoallergenic and thus not recommend to anyone who suffers from allergies.
8. Chow Chow Basset Hound mix (AKA Chow Hound)
Cross the placid Basset Hound with a Chow Chow, and you will end up with a great family dog that, surprisingly for a Chow, is terrific with children!
A smart and friendly companion Chow Hounds are low slung, the Basset parent, with a long face, floppy ears, and a soft coat.
Due to the Basset Hound colors, you can find Chow Hounds in brindle or brown or possibly even a multi-hued coat color.
9. Chow Chow Poodle mix (AKA Chow Doodle)
The Poodle side of this Chow mix will add a friendly side to the personality, with an even-tempered and affectionate nature that does well in a family environment.
Do be warned, though, these dogs will have a high energy level and won’t just want to cuddle at the end of the day; they will want to be walked too!
Their curious, bounding nature does mean that you need to keep a close eye on them when out and about. They will do best when part of a pack and in a household where someone is around for most of the day.
Meet a super cute four-month-old Chow Poodle mix in this video: https://youtu.be/LfL4q-pQwpA
10. Pomeranian Chow Chow mix (AKA Pom Chow)
Mix a Chow with a Pomeranian, and you’ll end up with an alpha dog that likes to be in charge.
This dog will have a strong personality with an independent spirit, although they can be loving and affectionate when they want to be.
The tiny Pomeranian breed is a popular parent for various mixes, so just be wary when getting a Pom Chow as they could come from a puppy mill rather than a reputable breeder.
11. American Chow Bulldog
The American Bulldog Chow mix is a stocky crossbreed with a regal disposition. They can be a touch aloof and guarded, although the American Bulldog parent does lend a more playful side to their personality.
This hybrid dog will mainly resemble the American Bulldog parent with a short, smooth coat, large, square-set head, and stubby legs.
12. Boxer Chow
The Boxer Chow mix dog combines the playful, silly side of the Boxer with the Chow’s dignity.
This hybrid dog loves their family and will be very protective but with a sensitive side that doesn’t take well to negative or harsh training methods. Positive reinforcement is the way to go when training this breed.
This Chow cross will likely have the Chow’s silky fur with a curly tail but the goofy, expressive face of the Boxer parent.
With consistent training and a stable home structure, this breed is the perfect blend of playful companion and intelligent working dog.
13. Chow Beagle
The sweet Chow Beagle mix has a friendly personality. However, don’t be fooled by their small size. This spritely breed loves to take charge and will quickly establish themselves as the leader of your pack.
If well trained and socialized at a young age, they will get along well with all family members, including other pets.
14. French Bulldog Chow Chow mix (AKA Frenchie Chow)
The French Bulldog Chow mix is one breed that should never be kept around small pets as they may try and hunt these animals.
You may also want to keep an eye on them around strangers as they tend to be protective; however, once they warm up to new people, they can be loving and easy-going.
This hybrid will inherit the snub-nose of the French Bulldog parent as well as its small size and bat ears, but with the luscious fur of the Chow and possibly its long, curled tail as well.
15. Pekingese Chow Chow mix (AKA Peke-A-Chow or Pekichow)
The Pekichow is a super cute, super fluffy cross that will be highly devoted and loving towards its owners.
However, due to the small-dog syndrome picked up from the Pekingese breed and the Chow parent’s cat-like personality, this cross can have a distinct stubborn and independent streak.
16. Chow Rottweiler
Cross a Rottweiler and a Chow, and you’ll get a smart, confident dog that makes for a fantastic watchdog. Thie Chow mix will be fearless and alert but also very reserved towards strangers.
If not socialized correctly, you could even end up with an aggressive breed on your hands.
17. Bernese Mountain Dog Chow Chow mix (AKA Berner Chow)
A massive ball of fawn-colored fur, the Berner Chow is an affectionate and loyal cross. Like many other Chow mixes, this hybrid is also super protective of its owners and highly suspicious of strangers.
As both parent breeds have dense, thick coats built to withstand cold winters, you can expect the Berner Chow to be very fluffy with a good deal of grooming needs.
This dog will be a shedder. All this fur will sit on a heavy set, square body with muscular legs and a long tail.
18. Samoyed Chow
The offspring of two long-haired breeds with a history of working in cold climates, the Samoyed Chow mix, is likely to be very strong and muscular.
Best for experienced, confident dog owners, Samoyed Chows will want to be the household’s alpha.
That said, they don’t take well to being left alone for long periods and want to be around their humans as much as possible.
19. Border Collie Chow
Cross the popular Border Collie with the Chow, and you’ll end up with one high energy dog.
They will need lots of space to run around and an owner who knows how to give them the right training to control their boisterous personality. Without this, the Border Collie Chow can develop aggressive tendencies.
This cross will have a long coat that sheds heavily, so regular grooming is necessary with this Chow mix.
20. Australian Shepherd Chow Chow mix (AKA Aussie Chow)
With the snout of a Chow, the ears of an Australian Shepherd, and a robust and muscular build, the Aussie Chow is a gorgeous crossbreed.
As the puppy of two working crossbreeds, the Australian Shepherd Chow mix will need to be socialized early on, and this stubborn breed will require a consistent owner that is firm and authoritative.
As both parent breeds have long fluffy coats, you can expect this Chow Chow mix to be a heavy shedder.
21. Newfoundland Chow
Both long-haired Nordic breeds, the Newfoundland Chow mix does best in cold climates.
As a large dog, they also need a fair amount of space, and their powerful body combined with their headstrong personality needs an experienced dog owner to keep them in check.
22. Shiba Inu Chow Chow mix (AKA Chowba or Chow Inu)
While a fluffy bundle of cuteness, the Shiba Inu Chow Chow mix is a cross of two breeds known for their difficult personalities.
Thus this breed certainly isn’t suitable for first-time dog owners. They need consistent obedience training and lots of grooming.
Their serious working dog natures also mean they don’t love to play and can even be stubborn when it comes to regular exercise.
With the right owner, however, this cuddly dog can be a loyal and affectionate companion.
23. Mastiff Chow
This large crossbreed is a mix of a Chow Chow and a Mastiff. A powerful and robust dog, they make excellent guard dogs, with both parent breeds having a history of protecting their owners and their herds.
The Mastiff Chow is likely to have the shorter coat of the Mastiff parent.
24. Corgi Chow
The Corgi Chow Chow mix is an adorable dog but with a difficult personality. This cross is likely to be very territorial and can tend to bark a lot.
With both parent breeds having stubborn characters that are difficult to handle, these dogs’ puppy is no different.
However, with an experienced dog owner that will establish themselves as the owner and not their Corgi Chow, this dog can be an affectionate family-loving companion.
25. Pug Chow Chow mix (AKA Chugapug)
A muscular, little dog with a squished face, the Pug Chow Chow mix is a bundle of strength and energy.
A bundle of fun in a small package, the Chugapug requires plenty of exercises to stay fit; otherwise, they run the risk of becoming obese.
Due to the Pug parent, this cross can be prone to several health issues, including some severe breathing issues affecting their life expectancy.
Which Chow Chow mixes are your favorites?
It is difficult to predict precisely how any crossbreed will turn out, but certain Chow Chow mixe breeds can add a playful or friendly side to this beautiful dog.
Do you have a Chow Chow mix or one that is a firm favorite? Let us know all about your pup in the comments below.