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Introduction

Despite their almost irresistible cuddliness, the Chow Chow is not a breed to be underestimated. These regal fluffballs of delight are believed to have originated in Northern China where it was their job to act as noble guards of the temples. The Chow Chow breed is one of only a few of the ancient dog breeds that still exist today. 

With their obedient, clever and easy-going attitudes, Chow Chows have evolved from watchers of the temples, to working dogs – pulling and herding – to beloved and pampered pets. Even with their agreeable natures, they are fiercely protective of their humans and if not gently dissuaded, can become quite aggressive bodyguards. Once a Chow Chow’s stubborn little heart has been won, it will be yours for life.

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Chow Chow Dog Name Considerations

Believed to date as far back as 3000 years, these canine teddy bears derive their unusual name from a Chinese word, which roughly translates to “puffy lion” in English. It’s quite obvious why they were so named, with their king-of-the-jungle mane and stately demeanor. Known around the world for their distinct and distinguishing purple tongues and lips, they also stand out due to their curling, bushy tails and bear-like fur, which incidentally make them one of the best cuddling companions.

When naming your Chow Chow, it’s important to find a name that encompasses all of the above aspects of their quirky personalities. Whether you choose to focus on their ancient Asian origin, their furry fabulousness, or their sturdy work ethic, finding a name for these beautiful bear-like puppies will require some research. Alternatively, some Chow Chow owners choose to name their pooches based on the color of their abundant fur, which comes in five different shades of cute: black, blue, cream, red and cinnamon brown. Often, people prefer to name their dogs once they’ve got to know them a little better. For that reason, some new owners choose to wait until unique aspects of their new Chow Chow’s personality emerge, before providing them with the perfect title.

Male Chow Chow Dog Names

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Yang
The quintessential male force
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Tao
Meaning a balanced way of life in Chinese philosophy
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Ki
This is energy – pure and simple – the perfect name for a high-spirited pup
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Wasabi
A hot sushi accompaniment – great for a feisty Chow Chow
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Bonsai
The art of growing tiny trees (or dogs)
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Simba
Referring to the lion-like quality of the Chow Chow
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Digger
A rough-and-tough name for a rough-and-tough pup
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Teddy
To highlight the adorable, teddy bear-like qualities of the Chow Chow
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Orso
Bear in Italian
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Licorice
Cute and sweet
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Leone
The Italian word for lion
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Fluffy
Obvious, but fitting
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Duncan
Brown-haired, dark warrior (Gaelic)
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Bear
Representing the bear-like appearance of Chow Chows
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Butterball
Perfect for a cute and fluffy cream Chow
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Tofu
A cute name from a soy-based food used in Asian cuisine
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Dumpling
A staple Chinese food
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Reiko
Japanese for “beautiful child”
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Redd
An apt name for a red-coloured Chow Chow
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Jett
A bold name for a black dog
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Cinnamon
For the fawn-colored pups
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Duke
A name of royal origins
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Kai
A multi-cultural name with several different meanings
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Zen
A reflection of the calm spirit of Chow Chows
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Sake
A strong name, like the strong Japanese rice wine
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Occhi
Meaning eyes in Italian, with reference to the expressive eyes of the Chow Chow
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Akemi
Dawn of beauty
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Chi
Young
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Lucky
For the pup that has it all
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Bhaloo
Means bear in Hindi

Female Chow Chow Dog Names

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Yin
Representing the female vital force of the universe
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Quennie
A perfect name for these regal queens
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Kiki
A cuter version of “ki” meaning energy
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Pearl
As pretty as a pearl
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Mo li
Jasmine flower
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Mei ling
Means beautiful in Chinese
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Sushi
A Japanese dish
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Kala
Means black in Hindi
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Peluche
Means fluffy in French
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Dara
The word for “star” in Cambodian
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Princess
A regal name for a regal dog
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Empress
A leader of the puppies
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Roana
Reddy-brown, of Spanish origin
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Kimi
Means noble
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Chopstix
Utensils used to eat Asian food
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Chanyaka
Blackberry in Russian
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Dunia
Means “the world” in Malay
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Scarlett
A fitting name for a red-colored pup
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Sage
This is perfect for a wise old soul
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Tang
A powerful name referring to the Tang Dynasty
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Raven
For a beautiful, dark-haired puppy
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Yasmin
This name comes from Persian descent
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Aika
This is the word for “love song”
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Gigi
A cutesy name of Italian origin
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Reena
For a “gem” of a dog
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Honey
A sweet name, ideal for a cream-colored Chow
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Mia
A Latin name meaning mine
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Noa
From Japanese meaning “my love”
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Kaia
A name embodying the gentle side of Chow Chows
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Asia
A nod to the origin of the Chow Chow

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