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Samoyed Chow Chow Mix: Info, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts

Rachel Giordano

By Rachel Giordano

Parent breeds of the Samoyed Chow Chow Mix

Hybrid dogs, which are a mix of two purebred dogs, have become popular in recent years. The idea is to mix two dogs with outstanding traits to produce one outstanding dog, and one such hybrid is the Samoyed Chow Chow mix. If you’ve ever contemplated getting one of these hybrids, you’ve landed in the right place.

In this guide, we’ll discuss these dogs’ traits, temperaments, and more so you have a better understanding of how to care for these wonderful dogs.

Height: 20–24 inches
Weight: 40–70 pounds
Lifespan: 12–14 years
Colors: White, brown, black
Suitable for: Active families, those wanting a large active dog
Temperament: Loyal, good-natured, intelligent, affectionate, playful, independent, stubborn, protective of their families

The Samoyed Chow Chow mix is a medium-sized dog, a cross between a Samoyed and a Chow Chow. When crossing two breeds, it’s almost impossible to determine what type of personality one will have, as one breed may have a few variations from the other regarding temperament. As for the Samoyed and Chow Chow mix, both parent breeds are affectionate, strong, obedient, energetic, and great protectors of their human families.

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Samoyed Chow Chow Mix Characteristics


Samoyed Chow Chow Mix Puppies

These hybrids are becoming more and more popular, but they are still not that easy to find. If you do find one, you’ll likely pay in the range of $3,000 to $9,000 due to the rarity of the mix and the increasing demand for one of these fluff balls.

These dogs are protective by nature, and they need early socialization to become well-behaved family members. You’ll need to start training your puppy as soon as you bring him home.

Parent breeds of the Samoyed Chow Chow Mix
Image Credit: Left – Nikolai Tsvetkov, Shutterstock | Right – Flower_Garden, Shutterstock

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Temperament & Intelligence of the Samoyed Chow Chow Mix 🧠

The Samoyed Chow Chow mix will have a strong-willed and independent side but is devoted and loyal to his humans. They are protective and can be a little stubborn, which makes training a little more challenging compared to other hybrids, but they are intelligent. They require someone who can be the pack leader and are not recommended for first-time dog owners. However, they are loving dogs with tons of energy, and they make excellent family companions with proper training.

Are These Dogs Good for Families? 👪

These dogs love their families and do very well with children, given their high energy, but early socialization and training are ideal to ensure they realize their own strength while playing with children. They are medium-sized dogs and will need to be taught how to play gently so they don’t accidentally knock a small child over, but they have an instinctive nature to be gentle around children and love children’s energy levels. Still, supervision is recommended while playing with small children.

Given their independent side, they may retreat to a quieter part of the home if children become too noisy, and children should be taught to respect the dog and grant his wishes if he chooses to take a break.

Does This Breed Get Along with Other Pets?

The Samoyed Chow Chow mix tends to have a dominant side and strives to be the alpha in a pack. Since these dogs are hybrids, there’s really no way to definitively say that they do well with other pets. For example, the Samoyed has high energy and loves to play with other dogs, while the Chow Chow is more aloof and reserved around other pets. It may take time to acclimate the Samoyed Chow Chow to another dog due to their dominant demeanor.

They are curious dogs and may come over to say “hi” to any pet you have, but take caution if you have small pets, such as a hamster, guinea pig, lizard, or the like; they may mistake the small creature for something to play with or as prey.

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Things to Know When Owning a Samoyed Chow Chow Mix

Before committing to bringing home any dog, you should familiarize yourself with the dog’s requirements, such as feeding, grooming, training, etc. Let’s move on to the next section to learn about these specific topics regarding the Samoyed Chow Chow mix.

Food & Diet Requirements 🦴

Due to their energy levels, these dogs require a high-quality, complete and balanced diet rich in protein and digestible carbs. It’s important not to overfeed to keep obesity away, and ensure you feed the proper amounts—generally, you can feed 1–2 cups a day for puppies and 3–4 cups a day for adults. You can always consult your veterinarian to ensure you’re feeding the appropriate amounts.

Exercise 🐕

The Samoyed and Chow Chow mix requires moderate exercise of at least 1–2 hours a day. They have tons of energy and can be destructive if they don’t have an outlet, which makes them less than ideal for apartment living. These dogs will happily engage in a game of fetch, a walk, a jog, or any other physical dog-friendly activity.

Training 🎾

Training is a bit of a challenge since these dogs are strong-willed and have a stubborn streak. They require someone that can be a firm leader to establish pack dominance. However, they are intelligent and capable of learning. They do best with positive reinforcement training (like any dog), and consistency is key. Remember, if you obtain a puppy, start training as soon as you bring your puppy home.

Grooming ✂️

If you’re looking for a low-shedding dog, the Samoyed Chow Chow mix is not the right fit for you. They have double coats that shed a lot, and be prepared to brush the coat 3 to 4 times a week. The coats tend to be fluffy, and given their thick coats, they do well in colder climates rather than hot and humid climates. Be sure to check the ears often and clean them when necessary, and don’t forget to trim the nails as needed.

It would be best to establish a dental hygiene routine early on to get your dog acclimated to having his teeth brushed. Dental hygiene plays an important role in overall health and will help keep expensive dental cleaning bills away.

Health and Conditions ❤️

These dogs can inherit specific medical conditions for either parent, but this doesn’t mean your dog will develop any of the medical conditions mentioned below. Samoyed Chow Chow mixes are an overall healthy breed, but it’s wise to be informed of the possibilities for future reference.

Minor Conditions
  • Skin allergies
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Progressive retinal atrophy
Serious Conditions
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Thyroid issues

Male vs Female

Males are a little bigger than females. On the Samoyed side, males tend to be a little more laid back and more playful than females. Regarding the Chow Chow side, males are slightly more aggressive than females and tend to be more stubborn and independent than females. It’s impossible to tell which personality your dog will have because it will depend on the dominant gene. However, spaying/neutering can decrease negative behaviors and is recommended for overall health.


3 Little-Known Facts About the Samoyed Chow Chow Mix

1. They make excellent watchdogs.

Since these dogs are protective of their humans, they make excellent watchdogs. They have a prominent bark that will make an intruder think twice. They will become more comfortable once they know the person is not a threat but will continue to be on guard until they feel you are safe.

2. They are excellent walking companions.

If you love to go on walks, the Samoyed Chow Chow mix will love to accompany you. Their high energy makes them up for just about any kind of physical activity, including hikes or runs.

3. They love to learn new tricks.

They are intelligent and love learning unless their potential stubborn streak rears its head. However, you can make it a fun experience for your doggie—just remember to be patient and always use positive reinforcement.

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Final Thoughts

The Samoyed Chow Chow mix is an intelligent hybrid dog but may not be for everyone. They can be stubborn and have a dominant trait that requires a more experienced dog owner. They are not ideal for apartment living due to their medium size and energy, and they do best in cooler climates due to their fluffy double coats.

However, they do well with children and, with proper training, can do well with other pets. They are loyal and protective of their owners and make terrific watchdogs. You may have a hard time finding one, but they have gained in popularity, so be sure to keep an eye out if you would like to add one to your family.

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