Unravelling the Mystery: Why are Chow Chow Puppies So Expensive?

If you’re thinking about getting a Chow Chow, you might wonder why these fluffy pups cost so much. Chow Chows cost more than many other breeds, and there’s a good reason for that. This easy guide will help you understand why these cute puppies are so pricey.

Breeding Chow Chows Isn’t Easy

  1. Choosing the Right Dogs: Breeding Chow Chows takes a lot of time and care. Good breeders choose the right dogs to have puppies that are healthy and show off the best things about Chow Chows. This is a lot of work and costs money.
  2. Checking for Health Problems: Chow Chows can have some health problems, like hip issues and eye problems. Good breeders check the parent dogs for these issues to make sure the puppies are healthy. These tests cost money, but they’re very important.
  3. Caring for Puppies: From the time they’re born to when they go to their new homes, Chow Chow puppies need a lot of care. They need good food, shots, a chip to help find them if they get lost, worm medicine, and regular vet visits. All these things cost money too.

Chow Chows Are Popular

Chow Chows are special dogs that a lot of people want, both in the UK and the US. They have a big fluffy mane, almond-shaped eyes, and a proud way of acting that people love. When lots of people want something that there isn’t a lot of, the price goes up.

Owning a Chow Chow Costs Money

Having a Chow Chow costs money, too. They need regular grooming for their thick fur. They also need a good diet to stay healthy and full of energy. Vet visits can cost a lot, especially if the Chow Chow has the typical breed health issues.

Knowing why Chow Chow puppies cost so much can help people see what they’re getting for their money. But remember, buying a Chow Chow is just the first cost. These dogs need care and attention for their whole lives. But the love and friendship they give back is worth every penny.


When you’re ready to welcome a Chow Chow into your life, remember it’s not just about buying a pet. You’re adding a loving member to your family. Always choose a breeder who cares more about the puppies’ health and happiness than the money they make. This way, you’re supporting good practices and ensuring your new family member starts life in the healthiest way possible.

But, buying from a breeder isn’t your only choice. If the cost of a Chow Chow puppy is a bit much, consider adopting a rescue Chow Chow. Rescue organizations have many wonderful Chow Chows who are just waiting for a loving home. Not only is this option often less expensive, but you’re also giving a second chance to a dog in need. Please see links to find a Chow Chow to rescue below.

Dog’s Trust (UK) – At the bottom of the page, there is a list of Chow Chows available to rescue.

Chow Rescue (US) – On this page there are a list of available Chow Chows.

In the end, whether you buy or adopt, remember that a Chow Chow is a commitment of time, love, and resources. But the joy and companionship they bring to your life are priceless. By understanding the costs involved, you can prepare for a happy and healthy life with your new furry friend.

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