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5 Undeniable Signs Your Chow Chow Loves You

Written by: Arlene Divina
Arlene A. Divina, a resident of the Philippines, is a devoted fur mom to two adorable dogs: a Shih Tzu and a Beagle. With a passion for animals and storytelling, Arlene has channeled her love for dogs into her career as a content writer at iHeartDogs. Her writing captures the essence of the bond between humans and their furry companions, offering insights, tips, and heartfelt stories to a wide audience of dog enthusiasts. Read more
| Published on May 22, 2023

Chow Chows, with their lion-like appearance and deep-set eyes, is a dignified and independent breed. These fluffy companions may not be as outwardly expressive as some breeds, but they harbor a unique, subtle way of expressing their affection. Here are five undeniable signs that your Chow Chow loves you.

  1. The ‘Chow’ Curl-Up

If your Chow Chow often curls up next to you or at your feet, it’s a significant sign of their affection. They’re independent dogs, and choosing to spend their quiet moments with you shows they trust and love you. It’s their unique, quiet way of saying, “I enjoy your company.”

  1. The Subtle Tail Wag

Unlike some breeds, Chow Chows aren’t known for excessive tail wagging. However, when they’re happy or excited, they exhibit a gentle, subtle wag of their bushy tail. If your Chow Chow often greets you with this subtle wag, it’s a sign they’re truly glad to see you.

  1. The Chow Chow ‘Check-In’

Chow Chows are known to be aloof and independent, but they do have their moments of affection. If your Chow Chow often comes to you for a quick ‘check-in’ cuddle or nudge before going back to their own business, it’s their way of showing their love and maintaining a connection with you.

  1. The Loyal Guardian

Chow Chows are known for their loyalty and protective nature towards their family. If your Chow Chow is always alert and keeps an eye on you, especially when strangers are around, they’re showing their protective love for you. They might not be in your lap, but they’re constantly watching over you because they care.

  1. The Eye Contact

Chow Chows are not the most expressive dogs, but their deep-set eyes can communicate volumes. If your Chow Chow maintains prolonged eye contact with you, it’s a sign of their trust and affection. Those few moments of silent connection are a profound indication of their love.

Each Chow Chow is an individual and may have their own ways of showing love. However, these signs are common in the breed, and understanding them will only deepen your bond.

Chow Chows may not be the cuddliest or most outwardly affectionate dogs, but their quiet, dignified love is uniquely endearing. Once you’ve earned their trust and loyalty, you’re greeted with a form of love that’s as steadfast as their guardian nature and as warm as their fluffy coats. The love of a Chow Chow is silent but deeply felt, a treasure to be cherished. Once you’ve experienced it, you realize that love isn’t always about grand gestures; sometimes, it’s found in the quiet moments of companionship and the subtle wag of a bushy tail.

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