Adopting a Golden Chow Mix

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Golden Retriever-Chow Chow mixes can make great pets. Big, fluffy, and devoted, these dogs are adorable. This page has information about adopting a Golden Chow mix.


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November 1, 2006

Where can I find a golden retriever chow mixed puppy?

Nicole from Worcester, MA


July 12, 20090 found this helpful

My daughter has a rescue retriever - chow. It may be shiba-enu chow, but can't be sure without a DNA test. She is wonderful but a little strange at times, but I think that is from her prior life rather than her mix. The pic is right after a summer cut.

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August 16, 20091 found this helpful

I rescued this dog, "Purty" along with her 2 pups from a waste water treatment plant last week and they were in pretty rough shape. They were treated by Cape FearAnimal Hospital and she is up to date on all shots and vaccinations. Her pups have been placed in a home and she is now spayed. I've been working with Columbus County Humane Society which if the dog is adopted, it will be through them.


"Purty" is approximately 18-24 months old and super friendly. She was obviously owned by someone at one time because she's so sweet. My guess is someone dumped her when they found out she was pregnant. She is currently on an antibiotic due to her malnourishment and a developed bacterial skin infection. It is looking much better already in 2 weeks time. She is very mellow, but might act a bit timid at first.

Please call or e-mail if you or anyone you know could help by fostering/adopting "Purty." Thanks so much!
910-538-2983 Robin

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September 14, 20091 found this helpful

Just had to add my sentiment that this is a wonderful cross. My Golden/Chow mix is sweet, very affectionate, but just a bit stubborn like a Chow.


A wonderful dog, I would recommend this cross and only wish we could see more of them.

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September 20, 20090 found this helpful

Hi- our Chow Golden is Willie! He is 6 years old and an incredible dog. I will tell you as a puppy we had to do obedience as he was a reckless, stubborn, maniac who had absolutely boundless energy. We live on a lake and he loves the water, cars- and other dogs. He is very social and likes people- especially little kids. He loves to water retrieve and goes for hours. I also have a chow collie cross and he too is an incredible dog who is now 8. My third is a Chow hound cross who, a female who is an absolute sweetheart. She is 12. All of them were adopted as rescues from the shelter. I wouldn't get a dog any other way!

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September 25, 20090 found this helpful

This is my chow retriever mix, Pea` (payuh) which means bear in Hawaiian. He pulled the chow look but the retriever personality. He's 8 now but 4 in this picture and still looks the same. I love this dog like no other.


He is part of the family. He's very loyal. Friendly but protective when needed. I can't keep him out of the water or away from balls. He goes nuts for both. I personally think this should be a new breed, it's a wonderful mix!

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October 17, 20090 found this helpful

We adopted "canyon" from a shelter, he is golden/chow mix. He's the best. We don't know how old he is, but by far, best dog ever. He's not too active, talks by growling, won't venture far from us when off his leash. I recommend this mix breed highly!

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October 20, 20090 found this helpful

He is beautiful. I have a chow border golden mix and she's the best dog I have ever had.


She's very stubborn about stuff, but is extremely smart and loyal. She also talks by a growling, anoyed sound when she wants something.

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October 29, 20090 found this helpful

The animal shelters are the best bet for mixed breeds. Here is a picture of my Golden Retriever Chow mix. He is now 8 years old and one of the best dogs I have ever owned.

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June 25, 20100 found this helpful

This was Brady. We lost him about a month ago due to illness. He looks so much like these Golden Retriever Chow Mixes, I had to add him to this post.


He was my best friend, so good with my kids that he will be hard to replace. If I could find another one of this mix, I would definitely grab it up.

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July 11, 20100 found this helpful

The one on the left is Angela. I adopted her from a shelter at 6 months old. Great personality and obedient dog.

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Where can I find one of these dogs? It doesn't matter where, I can't even find anywhere to get this kind of dog! We rescued one years ago, best dog we ever had.


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June 4, 2009

Where can I find a Golden Retriever Chow mixed puppy?

Nicole from Worcester, MA


Golden Retriever Chow Mix Puppy

You should check with some rescue groups. They have lots of animals who need homes and they actually work with them to make them as adoptable as

possible. You can do a general search on the internet for ones in your area. I don't know why you want that particular mix. Just make sure, if

you haven't yet, that the breed's personalities are a match for your home. Also, know the dog's level of energy, whether he or she is kid

friendly, gets along with other animals, does or doesn't like to be held and a lot of other stuff if it's applicable. (11/01/2006)

By Me

Golden Retriever Chow Mix Puppy

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By sandra johnson

Golden Retriever Chow Mix Puppy

We have a Golden Chow and she is by far the best dog I have ever had. She is afraid of alot of men too, but follows me around everywhere I go.

She is very much a pack dog and thinks that my wife and I are the leaders of the pack. I love this dog. (07/29/2007)

By Dustin and Pookie

Golden Retriever Chow Mix Puppy

I found our Golden Chow at a local shelter thanks to Petfinders. She is highly intelligent, very obedient, friendly with people and other

animals. She has the best traits of both breeds. In the house she is calm and quiet, but outside she is fun and action, an all around great

companion. Is a deliberate mix, a "designer dog" or just fortunate accidents? Either way I would recommend this combination to anyone.


By Tara

Golden Retriever Chow Mix Puppy

I had a Golden/Chow for 13 years. He was the best dog ever. And I've owned several. We got him at 10 months from a guy who was moving to an

apartment and couldn't keep him. He joined my husband, 3 grade school age kids, an old German Shepherd, and a noisey Guinea pig. He was shy at

first, but once he "adopted us" everything was fantastic. I do a lot of hiking and have been unable to find as good as companion as Mr.Hobbes.

He barked very little, fell in behind me when we met a horse or bike, pointed deer for me because he knew I like to photograph them and even

pointed people if I needed to leave the trail for a pit stop. None of this was "taught" he was just helping, which was he's favorite thing to

do. (11/21/2007)

By Billie

Golden Retriever Chow Mix Puppy

I love my mix. He is 3/4 Chow 1/4 Golden with mostly Chow features and a Golden personality. He is the sweetest dog, very mellow, and gets along

great with my 8 pound Papillon. Here is a pic of him at 10 months. He is a year and a half now. (05/30/2008)

By Faye

Golden Retriever Chow Mix Puppy

I think the Golden/Chow mix dogs are the prettiest dogs out there. Too bad the AKC doesn't recognize them. They are beautiful, loving and very

intelligent dogs. They have the guarding instincts of a Chow and the companionship of a Golden. Here is my buddy, his name is Shepper. Love to

get another someday. Gotta love the black tongue. (06/10/2008)

By Janice

Golden Retriever Chow Mix Puppy

I have had 2 purebred Goldens and thought they were great. But then Beau came into our house. Just love this guy. He does not run off, sticks in

the front yard or campsite. Loves to let us know when something is not quite right. And has been very protective of my teenage daughter, just

ask her boyfriends, yet he is very loving, and loyal. He actually pushed one of the boys off the coach. Worth his weight in gold. (06/16/2008)

By Bodacious Bodega Beau the Boat Dog

Golden Retriever Chow Mix Puppy

My Chowtriever, as I like to call her is named Love, because I adopted her from the local pound on Valentines day '07. My friend has a Chow

Golden mix and I just absolutely love her dog so when I found Love I knew it was meant to be. I grew up with purebred Goldens, but I couldn't

have designed a better pet than her. She is about 2 1/2 now. The pound didn't have any back story on her and I searched for days to make sure no

one was looking for her. I just don't understand how anyone could have let her go. (08/04/2008)

By Minda

Golden Retriever Chow Mix Puppy

This is MoJo, his mother is a purebred black Chow Chow and his father is a purebred Golden Retriever. He is black like his mother but has the

curly hair like his father. He is such a sweet boy and everyone just loves him. He is now 13 weeks old and weighs 28lbs, he has massive front

paws and I believe he will be a large dog when grown (80 lbs possibly). Here is a picture of MoJo sitting in my daughter's car seat (he thinks it

is in the car for him.) (10/02/2008)

By Maggie

Golden Retriever Chow Mix Puppy

We adopted Summer from a local shelter. She had been adopted out once and brought back almost a year later, unbelievable. We are absolutely in

love with our "Chowtriever". She's so great with kids. She doesn't chew on anything and she only barks when someone approaches the house.
She looks like a Retriever but acts like a ChowChow. She is a bit aloof with strangers, she only does things that make sense to her (she only

does tricks for food ) and she can be super stubborn, but we love her for all her quirky traits. (02/27/2009)

By Janet

Golden Retriever Chow Mix Puppy

I had posted pics on here of my little Mojo when he was just a few months old and I figured I better post some more recent pics of him so you

can all see how big he has gotten. (Recap) Mojo's mom was a purebred black Chow Chow and his father was a purebred Golden Retriever, he now

resembles a black Golden Retriever, and he has a pink tongue with many black spots all over it. Mojo is now 8 months old and he weighs almost

80 lbs he is very sweet and very smart. He is eager to please and knows several commands.
Here is a picture of Mojo (on right) with our 8 year old Lab (on left, she weighs 65lbs)


By Maggie

Golden Retriever Chow Mix Puppy

This is Riley. We rescued him from a LA County shelter where he was scheduled to be euthanize. He likes to throw his toys in the air and

catch them. Sometimes he cries at them. He kicks things when he's frustrated, haha. He also makes Chewbaca like noises. Does anyone else's

dog do that? (04/07/2009)

By Jenny

Golden Retriever Chow Mix Puppy

This is Oliver he is about a year and a half old. He was found living under a car at about 4 weeks old. He is super sweet and knows a ton of

commands. Although he can be a little dense sometimes, he is a great family pet and I would recommend the mix to anyone. (04/07/2009)

By wade bowlin

Golden Retriever Chow Mix Puppy

Hey ya'll. This is my golden chow Buckley and he's the best. A friend found him wandering around and we adopted him. He's high energy, but just

the best dog ever. As you can see, my daughter loves him. He's awesome around my kids, my cats, and my other dog, a Jack Russell who's much

smaller than him. (04/24/2009)

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